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Jun
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comment What can we infer from the different nativity accounts in Matthew and Luke?
@HenriqueSousa I sympathize and generally agree that the birth stories of Jesus are probably exaggerated/fabricated because of the reasons you point out and that there's no external verification (one would expect commentary on the mass-murder of young boys). Once you reach 20 rep we can use the chat room where this would be on-topic to discuss this. That's only 2 upvotes on an answer or four on a question. Here's five rep to get you started ;)
Jun
11
comment What can we infer from the different nativity accounts in Matthew and Luke?
Rather than one story being invented, it's much more likely that one is a source for the other or there is an earlier source that we do not have. Differences like this doesn't inherently mean incompatibility, but rather different perspectives. The guy who wrote Luke saw it differently perhaps. This kind of thing is very common when people recount events.
Mar
25
accepted What were the major objections that Augustine had with Jerome's translation of the Hebrew Bible?
Mar
24
revised Can the term “eisegesis” apply to the interpretation of Old Testament passages as prophecies specifically of Jesus?
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Mar
24
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Mar
24
revised Can the term “eisegesis” apply to the interpretation of Old Testament passages as prophecies specifically of Jesus?
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Mar
24
comment Can the term “eisegesis” apply to the interpretation of Old Testament passages as prophecies specifically of Jesus?
@Joseph I appreciate the effort to keep the site clean. I participate on C.SE where we get a lot of noise. But like Caleb said, I assumed this should be on-topic because of the existence and use (133 questions) of the hermeneutical-approaches tag.
Mar
24
comment Can the term “eisegesis” apply to the interpretation of Old Testament passages as prophecies specifically of Jesus?
@JonathanChell I thought that might be the case. You could probably turn that into a reasonable answer.
Mar
24
comment Can the term “eisegesis” apply to the interpretation of Old Testament passages as prophecies specifically of Jesus?
This seems like it should be on-topic, but I'm not sure. I also expected to find better tags, but that's all I could get.
Mar
24
asked Can the term “eisegesis” apply to the interpretation of Old Testament passages as prophecies specifically of Jesus?
Mar
24
accepted Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
Mar
22
comment Does the past tense in the suffering servant song (Isaiah 53) refer to Jesus?
I think the last and first sentences are a matter of opinion. The rest is pretty good.
Feb
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Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
The more I study the less I believe. Or rather, I'm at a state where the more I study the more I'm affirmed in my non-belief.
Jan
7
comment Why does Jesus say, “Very truly I tell you”?
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Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
That last sentence is probably the most helpful here. I thought, also, perhaps that the whole Lazarus resurrection story in John was a fabrication or at least exaggeration, but I didn't want to offend anybody here. You are saying that some scholars, even among believers, believe it is a fabrication? It does seem a bit Gnostic to me.
Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
Research is for this answer: What about the story of the "Rich Man and Lazarus" indicates whether it is a parable or not?
Jan
7
comment Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?
This was illuminating, but a little difficult to follow: What is Luke's purpose for recording this narrative and ultimately Jesus' reason to express this account of the rich man and Lazarus to those present?
Jan
7
asked Is there evidence that the name “Lazarus” in the story of Lazarus and the Rich Man is a later addition?