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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


May
9
answered What is the significance of the young man who runs away naked in Mark's gospel?
May
8
comment Is there any exegetical reason for believing the seven churches of Revelation correspond to seven successive “church ages”?
@MonicaCellio I can understand that response to some things I write, but not this. The allusions are clear as day. Jesus is the new Tabernacle and Temple. The Gospels and epistles make this abundantly clear. I don't think you'd advise that we read each book or letter (or Testament) in a total literary vacuum. That's not hermeneutics. What else are we supposed to think when we see seven lamps, followed by seven flames of fire before the heavenly throne? The apostolic writings make it very clear that the Spirit-filled Church is Israel, the true Jews, Jews "in deed."
May
8
comment Is there any exegetical reason for believing the seven churches of Revelation correspond to seven successive “church ages”?
@MonicaCellio I used my eyes. Revelation is full of Tabernacle and Temple imagery. All the action takes place in the heavenly Tabernacle, the one Moses saw before he made the model. Except in this case, Israel is the sacrifice to be cut up (with the Gospel), displayed on the Altar, set on fire (at Pentecost) and turned into "bridal" smoke. The Bible is one book after all.
May
8
comment Is there any exegetical reason for believing the seven churches of Revelation correspond to seven successive “church ages”?
@Jas3.1 The feasts as they are listed also recapitulate the Creation week and the process of dominion. If outlined this on here before: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/4511/… or you can find a good intro here: amazon.com/Bible-Matrix-Introduction-Scriptures-ebook/dp/…
May
8
comment Is there any exegetical reason for believing the seven churches of Revelation correspond to seven successive “church ages”?
@Jas3.1 Thanks. The festal calendar in Lev. 23 lists the sabbath first, establishing the weekly feast as the basis of the annual feasts.
May
8
answered Is there any exegetical reason for believing the seven churches of Revelation correspond to seven successive “church ages”?
Apr
29
comment Where did the idea that the law was administered through angels come from?
@MonicaCellio The New Testament apostles and prophets, Stephen and Paul, would likely have gotten that revelation from God Himself.
Apr
26
answered Are the twenty-four elders of Revelation 4-5 angels or humans?
Apr
25
answered Who is being “taken” in Matthew 24:40-41?
Apr
22
comment Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?
@MonicaCellio I think he would be referring to the Creation week, where the "evening and morning" of Day 6/Day 7 was the judgment of Adam's sin, meaning he could not enter into God's rest. Jordan also sees the "Lord's day" in Rev. 1 as both the day of worship and a day of judgment, when Jesus comes to assess the churches, to discipline and encourage.
Apr
21
answered Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?
Apr
17
comment What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
Well, I thought this one was pretty self-explanatory and unfortunately I don't have the time. It's been fun and interesting.
Apr
17
answered What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
Apr
13
comment Before the Tower of Babel did all speak Hebrew as the original human language?
@MonicaCellio The biblical geneology connects Adam to Jesus, and no historian worth his salt denies Jesus existed. As far as I know, no historical figure is claimed to have been descended from the genealogies in the Lord of the Rings, but I am happy to be corrected. I believe that the Bible's chronology is trustworthy history.
Apr
12
comment Before the Tower of Babel did all speak Hebrew as the original human language?
@MonicaCellio The geneologies are evidence that the texts were handed down. Similar examples are found all over the world, one I am familiar with being Papua New Guinea. This does not exclude the possibility of later redaction. Secular archaeologists are prone to make mistakes because of their prejudice towards a non-biblical worldview, i.e. we evolved rather than being created, there was millions of years of history before Bible times, and the Bible's chronology therefore cannot be trusted.
Apr
11
answered What does “put the branch to their nose” in Ezekiel 8:17 mean?
Apr
11
answered What does λεστες mean in Mark 11:17?
Apr
10
comment To what extent is Psalm 51:4 poetic exaggeration?
Brilliant answer. Thank you.
Apr
10
answered Was John the Baptist confused or mistaken about the nature of Jesus' ministry?
Mar
29
answered Does the New Testament predict Jesus' return on Rosh Hashanah?