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comment What were the roots Wellhausen's Rage? Prolegomena to the History of Israel
@C.StirlingBartholomew: On a more personal note, I have found some of your contributions here at BH.SE valuable. And if you have 45 years of experience in discussing heremeneutics, then I hope to hear more from you, as that is more experience than I am in age. But the questions and answers here do have to focus on discussing the biblical text, or the methods used to interpret it (of which Wellhausen and Historical Criticism is obviously one stream of that; a stream I largely do not agree with BTW). So I hope you are not "through" here, but I do realize we each participate here as we choose.
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comment What were the roots Wellhausen's Rage? Prolegomena to the History of Israel
Yes, in one sense this is a "bible study" Q&A, as the texts open for applying hermeneutic principles to are limited. Authorship of a bible book is on topic, as it is important textual history (on topic) for understanding a text. Questions about "Historical Criticism" are also on topic as one approach to the text, as would be how HC approaches a particular biblical text. But applying HC to Wellhausen's writings is not on topic, because his writings are not biblical texts.
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comment What were the roots Wellhausen's Rage? Prolegomena to the History of Israel
Direct analysis of individual views or commentaries about the text (i.e. "if we apply the principles of Historical Criticism to Julius Wellhausen himself") are off-topic.
Jul
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comment Morality of God's commandment to kill rebels
For another critique of "inversive-vav," but differing in some conclusions, this paper provides an interesting read. It still understands the construction as indicating a past-tense idea, but for different reasons.
Jul
30
comment Genesis 4:15- Why did God protect Cain?
@TimBiegeleisen It is not the length of this answer that bothers me (many answers on this site benefit from lengthy answers), it is the fact that the answer is almost exclusively just a series of quotes and citations, without making any connections, nor making any real argument for a specific answer to the question. I know Joseph can produce more reflective answers, as I've viewed a number of them.
Jul
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comment book of revelation written in code
By the poster's own admission, it is not a question, but an answer; it also would not even make a proper answer on this site.
Jul
21
comment Did Eli rebuke his sons?
You read BDB (HALOT) correctly. I'm just proposing that perhaps they are wrong, that the typical meaning recognized elsewhere would seem to fit just fine with my proposed reading of the text (and so no need to seek a homonym). However, I placed that secondary in the answer, since I do feel that the main point (even if it means "rebuke" or "restrain") is that Eli did not go far enough in what he should have done, namely, he did not call for his sons to be put to death.
Jul
14
comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
Regarding "other examples," the link I gave to Liddell and Scott gives many, and the quote from Harrison by Pentecost notes such within the context of John 4 and 5 elsewhere. But I'll point out some specific others when I can research it further.
Jul
14
comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
@JonathanChell: Agree about context sets meaning. But this context does not define the length of the "hour" here, nor does it necessarily define the same "hour" for each individual raised; like saying "the hour the judge calls all who are awaiting trial" would not be indicating each person awaiting trial in a prison is coming at the same time, but rather each has an appointed time, such that all will face the judge for trial. So each "possible meaning" needs to be considered as a potential "fit" for the passage, the greater context of Scripture helping determine what "time" Jesus meant.
Jul
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comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
@C.StirlingBartholomew: To add to Tau's point, Ryrie's latest Dispensationalism came out in 2007 (so not "ancient history"), and a number of "classic" or "normative" dispensationalists do not even see Bock and other "progressive" dispensationalists as being dispensationalist; or at the vary least not representative of the group in their writings (but that is another argument).
Jul
14
comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
@JonathanChell: the "possible meanings" of a word tie directly to a passage's "plain reading." I've updated the answer to clarify that further, as well as add some other dispenstionalist views.
Jul
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comment How does John 5:28-29 fit with the dispensational hermeneutic
@Susan: IMO, this question falls under "hermeneutical approaches" topic of the site.
Jul
7
comment Is there a Greek word matching the concept of “hate” (unlike Luke 14.26)?
@Susan: Nice find. I'll have to do a little study on that and incorporate into my answer a "third" option.
Jul
7
comment Is there a Greek word matching the concept of “hate” (unlike Luke 14.26)?
@Kelsey48 I've edited the title for clarity and the question for organization. If you prefer a different English translation, feel free to re-edit.
Jun
29
comment Is there a Greek word matching the concept of “hate” (unlike Luke 14.26)?
@Kelsey48: The word διχάζω does not carry (of itself) any emotional connotation. It simply means "to divide in two," or "to separate." Obviously, such could come about because of the "hate" of one for another, but the term itself (as best I can tell) does not carry any such idea without context adding that idea to what caused the division.
Jun
16
comment What is “the gift of God” in Eph 2:8
@JackDouglas: I do not believe John 6:29 (in the context of John 6) indicates faith is a work done by people there, either (and so does not contradict the statement made here about Eph 2:8). But that is another question...
Jun
10
comment Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
@Joseph: I totally agree with Davïd that you need to argue for a Hiphil Inf. Abs., not a Piel (follow the trail back from that comment). That matches the consonantal textform and forms of the other (disputed) uses of Inf. Abs. with a construct noun.
Jun
9
comment Which “house of the forest of Lebanon” had gold “shields” & “vessels” (1 Kg 10:17, 21)?
@JoshuaBigbee: That sounds like a good base passage to answer the question, though whether (2) or (3) may still need addressing.
Jun
9
comment Should different but synonymous words be translated differently?
@JoshuaBigbee: Well, what I mean is the fact of whether escalation is intended or not is the answer to the question of what word distinction (if any at all) should be done. I'll reword that sentence.
Jun
8
comment Are there two distinct words [‘lexemes’] for ‘fish’ in Jonah 2?
That was quite a change of direction, but an interesting addition to the discussion. Do you happen to know if any other scholars have taken this approach to the Jonah 2:1 passage?