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I'm basically a self-taught, now inactive, web designer who still seeks to learn more about css (and some javascript) while pushing it to its limits: all as a part-time hobby between my Ph.D. studies in Systematic Theology. For those interacting with me on Biblical Hermeneutics, this meta question of mine will reveal a lot about where I come from regarding that topic.


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revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
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revised What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
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answered What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
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revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
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comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
@Flimzy: I could word that better, thanks for pointing that out.
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comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
@Flimzy: It is a common misconception that a literal hermeneutic denies figurative language (it does not). Rather, it only moves to a figurative understanding based on context and after evaluating the text as a factual statement in its own right as a possible literal rendering. The Psalm passage, besides being in the Psalms (which as a genre uses much figurative language), is from David, which Scripture declares was born of a woman, so there is much more evidence it is to be taken figuratively. I cannot expound further in a comment, but that is the short answer to your question.
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answered Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
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awarded  Revival
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comment Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
@caseyr547 While my answer leaves "cousin" open from a linguistic stand point, I would be interested in seeing how a Catholic handles the contextual points to argue that cousin should be preferred over brother. Such varying arguments help the site. (I wouldn't mind seeing a Jewish perspective on what they would take the NT text to mean either).
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answered When was Job written?
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revised What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
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comment Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
@Susan: I tweaked the wording of the first bullet point and added a footnote describing what I meant. Basically, my bullet points ascend in the number of the group being included by the term.
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revised Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
Added explanation of Act 7:2 statement
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answered Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
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answered What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
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comment Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?
The Bible does not have many true runon sentences, but does have many compound and/or complex sentences. I've updated with a discussion of the sentence structure of the Hebrew in the passage.
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revised Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?
Added grammatical explanation
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answered Isaiah 46:10 and the implications of verse 11: Do any modern theologians dare pay attention to verse 11?
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answered Why does Matthew use the plural form of “Key(s)” as opposed to other singular references according to the original Greek texts?
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comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
Two things about the link you give: (1) it refers to Galilee/Palestine (which might apply to Galatia, but you must make a case); (2) it argues opposite your view, as the paragraph following your quote states: "However, the evidence showing that reading and writing were widely practiced in Jesus’ age grows with every discovery of a new inscription. Much ... comes from religious and governmental circles, but a great deal of it does not," and concludes "that writing and reading were widely practiced in the Palestine of Jesus’ day."