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Nov
16
comment Definition of Greek γενεά (genea)
Heck, even in precisely defined languages (as in software) you can still have multiple meanings by overrides. ;-)
Nov
16
comment Definition of Greek γενεά (genea)
Studies in early childhood learning show that punning and riddle are critical for developing the use and understanding of language precisely because words have more than one meaning. Children who can only comprehend one meaning are considered stunted in development. It is doubtful that there is only one right interpretation even if you were speaking in the same language. But since words in different languages include different subsets of meaning, when translating it is even more unlikely that there is a single 'right' meaning in English.
Nov
16
answered On what basis is the name “Ephraim” given the etymology of “ash heap”?
Nov
16
comment Why is Israel referred to with a male pronoun in Jeremiah 31:10?
It should also probably include why Jeremiah says all men will become pregnant. His changing number and gender of pronouns is an intentional use of words to focus our attention on something specific.
Nov
16
comment Why is Israel referred to with a male pronoun in Jeremiah 31:10?
An answer might include why it is not feminine Jer 3:8 And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.
Nov
16
revised What is the significance of Methuselah's name?
Minor
Nov
16
answered What is the significance of Methuselah's name?
Nov
16
comment What else can “Fifteen cubits from above” in Gen 7:20 mean?
The word in question is used Ex 25:21, 26:14, 36:19 39:31, 40:19-20, and many more which only make sense in the conventional rendering.
Oct
25
awarded  Revival
Oct
15
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Revival
Aug
22
comment What is “Midrash” and how does it relate to Christian principles of hermeneutics?
@Jack "The awareness of general meaning is the secret of Jacob's dream. The stones, previously beneath his head, come to life and merge to become one, as lifeforce from the head of Jacob permeates them with meaning." inner.org/hebrew-letters/letters-words-light.php The rabbi interprets it as many stones which became one.
Jul
25
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
Several have attempted to criticize SP by using FFA as though SP is responsible for the failure of FFA, when their own supposed practice of SP produces FFA because they have not followed the rules. If anything, their attempts should demonstrate the necessity of the rules to produce verifiable results.
Jul
25
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
It is apparent that I have been unable to communicate the importance of the rules, since several people have asked me to explain SP without putting an emphasis on them. That cannot be done. The rules separate free-for-all allegory from SP.
Jul
25
revised What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
Added last paragraph.
Jul
15
comment Catholic explanation of the “spiritual sense” of Scripture?
or are layers and ways analogous?
Jul
14
revised Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
minor addition.
Jul
14
answered Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
It is the unspoken principle of popular typology where darkness is evil and leaven is sin and 6 is the number of man.
Jul
14
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
Where do you get this: ""If Scripture directly interprets a symbol, then that is the meaning it has everywhere in Scripture, with few exceptions." or is it just a hypothetical example?