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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


Jul
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answered What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
Jul
3
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."
Jul
2
answered What is the rock that dashes the feet of the fourth kingdom in Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream in Daniel 2?
Jun
29
comment How should we contextualize Paul's “Jesus is accursed” in I Co 12:3?
@rhetorician This is going to sound weird but one of Paul's literary conventions (found throughout the Bible) is to use the Tabernacle as deep structure. Based on what I've seen elsewhere, I'd say he's just finished with the Bronze Altar and the Golden Table and moved on to the Lampstand (the Spirit). So sudden changes in subject are quite common.
Jun
28
answered How should we contextualize Paul's “Jesus is accursed” in I Co 12:3?
Jun
25
comment How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
Good question. Symbols are also used to describe resurrection in Revelation, not just the plain word. Many time periods are symbolic, such as the "ten days" (referring to the time between Trumpets and Atonement). But the word "soon" can mean nothing but "soon." The events (to ch. 19) were about to occur. The book follows the Covenant structure, which ends with Succession. God gives the future to those who are faithful and persevere, so chapter 20 is about the future bought by the blood of the apostles. 1000 years of tents (Adamic skin), 1000 years of temples (Evian glory) and now the Church.
Jun
24
comment How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
1000 years - because the Revelation is entirely "sign-ified" to John. It uses the visual language that all the prophets use, that is, references to similar events in previous history. Likewise, 666 and "wisdom" are simply references to Solomon, his gold and his downfall. The man (Adam) of sin was a Jewish king, sitting in the temple of God (see Acts Acts 12:22).
Jun
24
comment How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
Yes, but think about it. The High Priest was the only man (the only Adam) with access to the Most Holy, which was a replica of the Garden, with its cherubim and the Law of God.
Jun
24
answered How many future resurrections are there in the New Testament?
Jun
24
answered Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
Jun
19
answered Are there any hermeneutics principles that can be related to scientific principles?
Jun
5
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Jun
3
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
@Soldarnal Here's an expanded answer (rewritten). Hope this helps.
Jun
3
revised What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
I have expanded the answer with background/methodology.
Jun
2
revised Does Paul counsel against marriage or remarriage in 1 Corinthians 7:27b?
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Jun
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answered Does Paul counsel against marriage or remarriage in 1 Corinthians 7:27b?
May
24
comment How does Peter fit the events of Acts 2 into the apocalyptic imagery of Joel?
It would be nice if down voters actually had to explain why they down voted, i.e. present a coherent argument for their disagreement (not you Monica, you are wonderful) rather than just hide behind a button. It's a bit gutless if you ask me.
May
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awarded  Fanatic
May
22
comment How does Peter fit the events of Acts 2 into the apocalyptic imagery of Joel?
@MonicaCellio Monica, that is exactly the connection we are supposed to make. We are to observe what is the same and what is different. When the glory filled the house at the completion of the Tabernacle and Temple, the priests had to vacate. Since this new dispensation of glory was an indwelling, those present were the house itself, the stones and the furnishings. The apostolic church, through its faithful prophetic witness, eventually led to the consumption of Herod's Temple, which by AD70, as Jesus predicted, was filled with demons. The symbology doesn't go astray. It's very consistent.
May
21
answered How does Peter fit the events of Acts 2 into the apocalyptic imagery of Joel?