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Mike Bull is a graphic designer who lives in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney Australia. He has written some books on the fractal nature of the literary structure of the Bible: http://www.amazon.com/Bible-Matrix-Michael-Bull/dp/1449702635 http://www.amazon.com/Bible-Matrix-II-The-Covenant/dp/1449723756 http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Kitchen-Theology-you-drink/dp/1449779409 His favorite theologians are James B. Jordan and Peter Leithart. Blog: http://www.bullartistry.com.au/wp


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answered What does it mean to convict the world concerning righteousness?
Sep
13
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
In other words, there is no non-allegorical answer.
Sep
13
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
@bmargulies That's a modern constraint on ancient literature. The only reason the number of oxen is mentioned is the liturgical significance, as I stated.
Sep
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comment The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
Historically that was the case. Those who make Rome out to be the enemy are mistaken - it was the Jewish rulers who sold their brother to the Gentiles, and the did the same to "my brethren" (Matthew 25). When Jewish persecution failed (Acts), and false Judaizing doctrine failed (the epistles), the Jews called on Rome (the Revelation). In AD64, Herod's temple was finished (proving Jesus "wrong") and Nero blamed the torching of Rome on the Christians. I was a Jew-Gentile conspiracy against a Jew-Gentile church (a la Herod and Pilate's friendship).
Sep
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answered The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
Sep
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comment The Testimony And The Spirit Of Prophecy
@user2572 It is the witness of his resurrection, a legal witness that the law has been satisfied and sin atoned for. But this witness began with the apostolic witness which brought about the judgment upon those who stuck with the Old Covenant, and their temple, which is one big support for a preteristic interpretation of the New Testament.
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answered The Testimony And The Spirit Of Prophecy
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Sep
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answered “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
Aug
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comment What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
Melchizedek was a priest-king who brought bread and wine. So was Jesus. The process of humbling also follows the harvest year, with grain ripening first and grapes (and olives) later in the year, taking longer to mature and greater wisdom to produce. The grape haul in Numbers was a promise of the vineyards of Canaan, which could be possessed if Israel was faithful, and humbled with manna (bread). The theme goes back to the two trees in the garden, life (priestly humble dependance - bread) and judicial wisdom (kingly judgment).
Aug
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answered What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
Aug
27
answered Which beast does the number 666 represent
Aug
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answered The two winged women in Zechariah 5
Jul
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answered Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
Jul
25
answered What are the two bronze mountains in Zechariah 6?
Jul
18
comment In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
Not at all. I can see the whole thing at once. It works like clockwork.
Jul
17
comment In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
That's how the Bible works. It's a fractal. I have a free ebook coming out soon which shows how it works. It's amazing. BTW, the animals the ark substituted for the people who were preached to. Animals also pictured the nations in Peter's vision. But all symbols do have an original physical referent.
Jul
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answered What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
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comment Who is the little horn that 'has eyes' and is 'speaking' blasphemous things in Daniel 7?
I don't have time for a full answer, but the best one I've read is that it is the Herodian line, manipulating Roman state power against God's faithful. Check out James B. Jordan's brilliant Daniel commetary, "The Handwriting on the Wall."