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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.


Aug
28
comment How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
Good observation on clarifying "influence" in your answer. I can wholly agree that Genesis is in part a corrective of the other views existing at the time, and thus in that sense those views influenced the account.
Aug
24
revised Is there a possibility of a gap of time between Gen 1:1 and 1:2?
Modified description of the gap theory
Aug
24
comment Is there a possibility of a gap of time between Gen 1:1 and 1:2?
I've significantly edited the question. If others vote to reopen, then you can post your "answer" points (with additional argument to support them) as an answer. Please note that you will likely get answers that do not believe it is valid (and hopefully give their arguments as to why). That's one thing that makes BH.SE interesting, is each viewpoint can put its "best foot forward" in trying to represent an answer to a question. Again, the thought/argument behind the answer is what is important here, more so than the conclusion. We are trying to see how each other thinks regarding these issues.
Aug
24
revised Is there a possibility of a gap of time between Gen 1:1 and 1:2?
Formed it into a question without attempt to answer within the question, but still leading in a direction for evidence
Aug
24
comment Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
@Susan: I added a discussion about the article. The lack of article is not a barrier, but can complicate the discussion (however, see Gesensius' insights in my expanded note 6).
Aug
24
revised Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
Added Gensenius info
Aug
24
revised Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
Added discussion of attributive form
Aug
24
revised Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
added 386 characters in body
Aug
23
answered Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
Aug
21
revised How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
Corrected some grammar and spelling
Aug
21
answered How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
Aug
20
comment What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
@Soldarnal I thought this question might have arisen from that exchange, and that compelled me to answer it. Glad I could meet your expectations.
Aug
19
revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Fixed typo
Aug
19
revised What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
Added disclaimer
Aug
19
answered What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
Aug
19
revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Clarified my literal vs. figurative interpretation
Aug
19
comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
@Flimzy: I could word that better, thanks for pointing that out.
Aug
18
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.
Aug
18
answered Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Aug
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