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I am in my senior term at the Seminary of the Wilderness. My first ten years were spent as bi-vocational pastor/evangelist in Utah preaching of Christ how I knew best and trying to improve by learning theology from Reformed, Wesleyan, Pentecostal, Baptist and other sources. The second ten years were spent as a BVP/E and discovering that I didn't know what I thought I knew and reading the Bible without outside influence. At the beginning of the third ten I started seeing Christ in the OT, and tried to figure out how and why. I intend in the fourth ten to figure out how to communicate what I learned last term. After that I might be useful for something.

My bias in approaching the Bible is that I believe that it exists in a form today sufficiently intact to be considered infallible. That apparent contradictions are intentional riddles designed to guide us in focusing on different aspects of Christ. That sensus plenior exists in a form which is discernible in a verifiable, and reproducible manner. And that God is a rewarder of those who diligently seek him.


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comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@Caleb The problem is bigger than that. The answer already gave the connections. A handful of sheaves is to a field as the parents were to Israel. The five kings is to four kings what the flesh of Jesus is to his spirit. The problem is that now we must explain how we got 5 representing the flesh, which will require that we explain how fish represent the 'every word which comes from the mouth of God' which will require we explain how leaven is 'teaching'.
Feb
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comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
That's been the problem from the beginning @Caleb. There has not been an easy way to set a foundation in the methods of the Sensus Plenior hermeneutic. Every answer requires a full explanation of the methods and its justification or it is undiscernible from free-for-allegory (which it is not). Though this forum wishes to be the repository of hermeneutic knowledge, without a place for a systematic presentation of a particular hermeneutic, it can only be a repository of what is commonly known.
Feb
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comment Where did Abel get the idea to sacrifice sheep?
@David For as long as the first people lived, it would seem unreasonable to assume that Dad and Mom never told their Son what happened in the garden, or what God spoke with them about while he walked with them in the garden.
Feb
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comment What's the difference between “sensus plenior” and “inspired sensus plenior”?
@JLB One would think that once a hidden meaning is revealed truly, that it would be obvious to those who spoke and thought like Hebrews. Unfortunately, we mostly think like Greeks. The Hebrew hermeneutic was pushed out of the church by Augustine who said the Greek Septuagint was more reliable than the original Hebrew. It is no surprise for it to receive disdain from those who received their hermeneutic from Augustine.
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Jan
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revised What belief does Job refer to in Job 19:25?
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answered What does Paul mean by allegory in Galatians 4:24?
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comment Where does the “slippery slope” of allegorical interpretations start?
I'm not sure how you get Jerusalem on both sides. He makes it clear that there is Jerusalem which now is, and and Jerusalem which is above. These are two different Jerusalems. It is like mixing up Salem Oregon with Salem MA
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revised Where does the “slippery slope” of allegorical interpretations start?
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comment What's the difference between “sensus plenior” and “inspired sensus plenior”?
@jonI think you added a semantic question. Of course if God intended it, it is inspired. But in the context of Evangelical discussions, it is more than a semantic issue. Ichthydion did a great job with it.
Jan
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comment Does sensus plenior exist in the New Testament?
I think that is also an example. Thanks.
Jan
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comment What does it mean for Jesus to fulfill the law?
Heb 11.1 The law having a 'shadow'... the shadow of the law is being referenced, not the positive command. There was no positive command to be a leper, yet he fulfills the law of the leper.
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revised What belief does Job refer to in Job 19:25?
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comment What belief does Job refer to in Job 19:25?
"The two words which form the name Adam Kadmon allude to its paradoxical nature of being, on the one hand a created being--Adam--while on the other hand a manifestation of primordial Divinity--Kadmon." google adam kadmon site:inner.org changed the link above.
Jan
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comment What is the connection between manna and living on the Word of God?
Actually aleph is not always used to signify 'head' but is a metaphor for the firmament which divides the waters at creation, and references 'the beginning'in the hebrew equivalent of alpha and omega את. Two letter מנ means 'among'. When the aleph is added, it means to divide those that are 'among' which is where the idea of truth comes from the combined metaphor.
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revised Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
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