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comment What, if any, is the significance of the color of the cord that Rahab hung out of her window?
+1 Very interesting answer. And of course it's true. I just never saw it before. Thanks.
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comment Why does John interweave the stories of Jesus' questioning and Peter's denial?
:). Well I guess you've given me a question to answer. Thanks.
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answered Why does John note the name of the servant whose ear was cut off?
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comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
I think there is an inclusio between John 1:35-51 and John 20:1-29 which extends into a larger narrative chiasm.
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answered What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
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comment Why does John interweave the stories of Jesus' questioning and Peter's denial?
Good answer. Do you think it's coincidence that Malchus' name means king or kingdom? Jesus says in John 18:36, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” But there's a problem with that statement. Peter has been fighting. And he attacked a man named kingdom.
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comment Signficance of name change from Saul to Paul
Did you think it had something to do with the proconsul, Lucius Sergius Paulus, also having the name Paulus?
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comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
+1 Welcome to Biblical Hermenutics SE!
May
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comment “which translated means…”
Good question. I have always taken the Aramaic to be evidence of Markan priority. But you're right. Why did he want us to hear the Aramaic?
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comment Who or what are the “no gods” in Galatians 4:8?
Good question. But why do you assume they are Jews and not Gentiles?
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comment What did Jesus mean by “be perfect” in the Sermon on the Mount?
+1 Good Answer. "Be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect" does double duty. It is both a summation of Jesus' teaching on love and his teaching concerning the law.
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comment Is the water jar in John 4:28 a symbol?
@Jas3.1 I also think "John expected his readers to see the water jar as an actual, literal, physical water jar." But that does not rule out symbolism. I asked did John intend his audience to see it as more than literal NOT less. As I stated in my original question, "a symbol is a tangiable representation of an intangiable idea." That definition says nothing about the literalness or historical fact of the symbolic object, action, charachter, or image.
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