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Feb
20
comment What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
Good comment. I would also add that Jordan considers Ecclesiastes to be a kingly meditation on the Feast of Booths, or more literally, "clouds."
Feb
20
answered What is the meaning of Jesus' teaching about unclean spirits returning to a person after being driven out?
Feb
20
answered What does John 12:40 mean?
Feb
20
comment What is the judgment in Psalm 1?
Cool. No one can tell you what the matrix is. You have to see it for yourself. ;)
Feb
20
comment What is the judgment in Psalm 1?
It was formulated after listening to James Jordan's lecture series on the Revelation, where he notices the Creation week (tied to the Tabernacle furniture and feasts) as a common literary and historical pattern (I don't think it's original with him either, but he is an amazing interpreter). I gave the steps some names and started noticing it at a micro level, as 7 x 7 patterns. So it's really just Jordan formulated and treated as an all-pervasive "weaving" of the text rather than as an occasional or casual literary device. The other gent doing work on this is a Jewish scholar at www.chaver.com
Feb
19
answered What is the judgment in Psalm 1?
Feb
19
answered Contextually, which English translation/ Greek text seems more probable in Rev. 5:10?
Feb
19
answered In Matthew 14 Jesus walks on the water. What are the similarities between this account and the ancient Egyptian writings about Horus?
Feb
19
comment What does it mean to be a Nazirite?
Good question. I'd only be googling it. I think the most important analysis is the three "Nazirites-from-birth," Samson and Samuel (who ministered at the same time, which we can see if we take note of the chronology, one in the north and one in the south), and then John the Baptist. The other window is the liturgical structure of Numbers 6, which I have outlined here: bullartistry.com.au/wp/2013/02/18/rise-a-knight
Feb
19
comment Why are the Psalms broken into five books?
Thanks Jon. When I have some time I'll give it a go.
Feb
18
comment The splitting of the Mount of Olives
Hi Caleb - they come from the consistent sevenfold pattern of God's action, and the consistent architecture as it become more glorious over time. Israel's journey from Egypt to Canaan follows the feasts (with Jericho as atonement). A great place to start on biblical imagery (including the house of God as a microcosmos and a macrocosmic man) is Jame Jordan's Through New Eyes. It's free online in PDF at www.biblicalhorizons.com
Feb
18
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Thanks Jon. Sure, I understand that approach. But I believe the best way to interpret his actions concerning the house are found in the Torah and the Prophets. The act is a liturgical one. The reason is found in Leviticus, etc. which speaks of a leprous house. The commerce is just a symptom (Jesus ties worship to commerce in Revelation - fine gold). This also ties it to the sin of Miriam. With all due respect (and I have a great deal for you) the modern approach has failed us and will continue to do so. The process is much easier than we think. If we think like a Hebrew, the answers are plain.
Feb
18
answered How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Feb
18
answered In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
Feb
18
answered The splitting of the Mount of Olives
Feb
17
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Feb
17
answered What does “freedom of the glory of the children of God” mean (Romans 8:21)?
Feb
17
comment What's wrong with cooking a kid in its mother's milk?
Jacob Milgrom deconstructs that theory here: maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/books/…
Feb
17
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Feb
17
revised Is “breath of life” in Genesis 2:7 is the same as spirit?
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