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Jul
7
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
Also look how they treat John the B. Mark plainly states that John fulfills prophecy by coming before Jesus. Matthew adds the SP images of the vipers and the axe. Luke includes the birth of John and the sign of his father "no water/word" until John. And John includes the imagery of the firmament of Gen 1. Each a bit more sophisticated that n the previous authors.
Jul
7
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
I am very skeptical about Q. ;-) Under the assumptions of SP, the disciples were taught how to read the Bible by Jesus, not given omniscient knowledge of it. So each successive book, in the order above, shows a more in depth knowledge of the SP in the OT. Just look at where each author begins the story. Mark with John's preaching, Matthew with Abraham. Luke with Adam. John with Gen 1:1. As they each had more time than the previous author to practice reading as Jesus taught, they make a deeper application of OT scripture.
Jul
6
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
"But I would want to know if there's any connection between the Gospel of Thomas and the apostles." I would suggest taht many people had access to the apostles, and that GOT was produce FROM their teaching, not the other way around.
Jul
6
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
Some GOT researchers place an early date on GOT even preceding the gospels. If the gospels are the recorded "dog and pony show" (not meant derogatorily, but based on the repetion of the apostles, preaching the same thing in many places) then a contemporaneous origin is not out of the question. They would be sermon notes on how to read the OT. and the gospels would be the events that Jesus did that fulfilled the OT. This can be shown if the gospels are analyzed as if written in the order Mark, Matt, Luke John, each becoming more sophisticated in the use of SP.
Jul
6
comment Does the Gospel of Thomas help in reproducing the hermeneutical methods of the apostles?
THe GOT has been labelled as Gnostic by those who attempt to understand it literally. Philo is more tunes to Pythogreans, and Greek Philosophy. His use of numerology is completely different. Scholors say that it is likely he did not read Hebrew, without which there can be little tie to the gospels. I have shown that even the Logos is traceable to Gen 1:1 rather than to Philo.
Jul
6
comment How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
There is a bad hermeneutic rule that says an author uses the same word in the same way... this is obviously not true, in the examples you give.
Jul
6
comment How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
Great answer. I wanted to get it established as an answer so we can refer to it in answers to skeptics, who accept the contradiction at face value rather than look for the difference in time or way the language is used.
Jul
6
comment Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
The law is an aspect of Holiness. The Kingdom will be a Holy kingdom as will the church. "Be ye therefore Holy". There is one stone that was broken by the rod of God, from which came living water.
Jul
6
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
@Jas hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/460/…
Jul
6
comment Why isn't there a taxonomic distinction between clean and unclean birds?
@Jon, your instincts fit SP. The picture is that those birds eat either carrion, dead things, or they catch fish, which, like the lobster catching fish is not kosher (snatching those living in the world and dragging them to the earth)( And birds that eat other birds). The birds that are clean are those that eat seed (Christ) as a picture of the Eucharist.
Jul
6
comment “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
Drop the vowels, Ships also means sorrow, and they have the root 'I'. So he is saying, "Though at times you wished to return to Egypt, in this case I myself will take you back to Egypt in sorrow."
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
"recognizing the gradual unfolding of the redemption plan in it." this is an apriori assumption. I have shown that John Got John 1-1-4 from Gen 1.1 and that plausibly, by the meaning of the words themselves, Adam knew the skins were a symbol of the death of the creator Lamb of God.
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
I would argue that Paul did not appeal to "bare nature" but in fact was making the point that "the natural man says long hair is a shame" and knowing that for the Nazarite it was his holiness (the spiritual interpretation) produced a riddle which must be answered. Christ bore our shame on the cross (symbolized by long hair), but it was not his shame, he was holy.
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
@Jack No, but that's why I included the quote from an Eastern Orthodox site. The church has always believed that he primary purpose of the scriptures is to reveal Christ. And in practice, since I am finding that they all do, as it gets documented, it will become more difficult for skeptics to deny.
Jul
5
comment Where did Abel get the idea to sacrifice sheep?
@swashek "Which animal was sacrificed is left to speculation and is largely irrelevant," I added scriptural support for the animal being a lamb.
Jul
3
comment Is “puppies” a justifiable translation of κυναρίοις?
"Historically it was a term that the Jewish population used for Gentiles" This author claims there is no documentary support for the claim. marknanos.com/Phil3Dogs-Reverse-1-17-08.pdf
Jul
3
comment How many people were killed by violence in the old testament?
Everyone who was alive in the OT, except Enoch and Elijah, died. They were all killed by Adam's transgression.
Jul
2
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
I use the term 'orthodox' loosely. There is such disagreement on so many points that it is impossible for it to agree with everyone's interpretation. But it should be shown that the fundamentals are orthodox, and secondary issues do not place it outside of normative Christianity.
Jul
2
comment What are the strict set of rules followed by sensus plenior?
I started a room here chat.stackexchange.com/rooms/3959/sensus-plenior so we don't have to sort through other conversations.
Jun
30
comment Is Jesus giving the Spirit in John 20:22?
I suppose that considering them redundant terms is not a bad thing, since they are all one God. But it loses some of the depth of meaning when we blur distinctions that are made between Father, Son and Holy Ghost.