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Nov
20
comment Why is the light in day 1 of creation not an 'it'?
.../cont'd] On language: וַיְהִי [wayəhî] occurs almost 800x! The construction is not ambiguous in Hebrew: it's very clear. I also don't understand what you mean by a "substantive construction", in spite of your kindly including a definition. There are no inferences required here of the kind you seem to be suggesting.
Nov
20
comment Why is the light in day 1 of creation not an 'it'?
If, and Only If--one thing was created on the first day--And If Also--only one act of creation occurred on the first day, then this argument would be valid. But this is precisely what Genesis 1:3-5 says, in a precisely "text only approach". On "Day One" of creation, Gen 1:3-5 depicts God as uttering one creative word, having one outcome. The other things you describe are not presented in Gen 1:1-5 as part of divine creating activity. As deep and profound as the mystery may be, that's how it is! ... /2
Nov
20
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
20
revised Daniel 7:27 translation
link to Driver; format; re-tag
Nov
20
revised Daniel 7:27 translation
a typo (!); and clarified word identified while I was at it
Nov
19
comment What does the vocabulary of 2 Peter indicate about its authorship?
FWIW, my £0.02: the question is fine. It operates within normal bounds of evidence and argument. Scott (if you're reading!): look at the number of times you've said "in my view" in the preceding comments. Just so. Most forms of orthodox Christianity do not include a dictation view of inspiration, and you're very close to this (in your first "enumerated" comment). I'm beginning to wonder, given your commitments, why you're more active on BH.SE than Xnty.SE! You know that not everyone on BH.SE aligns with the totality of your views. So perhaps no need to police questions here?
Nov
19
comment What does the vocabulary of 2 Peter indicate about its authorship?
See paragraph following the heading: "a. Some characteristics". Related, on Pastorals and Paul. It would be good to get some "density" and distribution stats, but no time to chase up just now. Some intrepid answerer will no doubt oblige! ;)
Nov
18
revised Why is the light in day 1 of creation not an 'it'?
fixed Day 4 in chart: can't believe noone corrected me on this! Oopsie!
Nov
18
revised Why is the observation that “it was good” missing on the second day?
made chart/images clickable for full-size (the difference is subtle!) ;)
Nov
17
awarded  Necromancer
Nov
17
comment Are there intra-textual supports for a politicized reading of Revelation?
@JonEricson (and anyone else watching) - I ran across this older Q&A, and have to add my favourite article on the theme of politics in the Apocalypse: Oliver O'Donovan, "The Political Thought of the Book of Revelation", Tyndale Bulletin 37 (1986): 61-94. It's in Kraybill's bibliography, but very much worth a read. (IMO) ;)
Nov
17
comment Why does John not participate properly in worship in the book of Revelation?
I think there is an interesting question here, that could be stated clearly and briefly this way: "In light of John's experience on Patmos (Rev 1:17), how can his prostration (equated with worship) before created beings in 19:10 and 22:8-9 be explained or understood?" Would that do it?
Nov
15
revised What is the meaning of the repetition of “holy” in Isaiah 6:3?
typo (grrr)
Nov
15
answered What is the meaning of the repetition of “holy” in Isaiah 6:3?
Nov
15
revised Why is the light in day 1 of creation not an 'it'?
added a "wayəhî kēn" statement in answer
Nov
15
revised Why is the light in day 1 of creation not an 'it'?
tweaking Joseph's tweaks for a "Davïd" answer house-style :) and refining for answer in this context
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
comment What are the “generations” in Genesis 2:4?
Thanks, curiousd. There's a reason why the Wikipedia intro finishes with this: "...but [it] otherwise remained without acceptance in scholarly circles." Outside of his son (who was one of the 20th Century's finest Assyriologists, it has to be said) and R.K. Harrison (who was somewhat cruelly known by students as "Archaic Harrison", I have been reliably informed) basically no one else believed it. The "Reception" section there reflects a more considered rejection -- but rejection all the same.
Nov
14
comment What are the “generations” in Genesis 2:4?
@curiousdannii Thanks for the comment. Can you supply a reference for "always a colphon"? Frankly, that sounds daft to me. :) (I did say "frankly"!) "Hinge" almost the same. I've given the full list above: how many lack a clear "ending" before the TF? Any? And actually, the DH is a bit of a "red herring" here. It's necessary to understand the scholarly literature, but if you ignored it completely, you would end up with something similar. The patterns of "openings" and "closings" tell their own story aside from putative sources - this is also true of other parts of the Bible, of course.
Nov
14
revised What are the “generations” in Genesis 2:4?
typo... (grrr!)