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Mar
19
answered Why did God Take Zachariah's Voice?
Mar
18
comment Shema and Psalms 110: Is Mark making a case for Jesus' divinity?
@Davïd Very cool. Thank you. Just what I was looking for.
Mar
18
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Mar
18
comment Why did God Take Zachariah's Voice?
@JonathanChell it answers why God punishes Zachariah but that's not my question. Why the voice?
Mar
18
asked Why did God Take Zachariah's Voice?
Mar
17
revised Ruth's Vow to Naomi: Ancient Marriage Vow?
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Mar
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17
revised Ruth's Vow to Naomi: Ancient Marriage Vow?
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17
revised Ruth's Vow to Naomi: Ancient Marriage Vow?
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Mar
17
comment Ruth's Vow to Naomi: Ancient Marriage Vow?
@rhetorician Thank you. Parody is not the word I was looking for. I was thinking more of imitation.
Mar
16
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Mar
16
comment Ruth's Vow to Naomi: Ancient Marriage Vow?
@JoshuaBigbee forgive me, I'm not seeing the comparison. Both are vows but what exactly in Jonathan's vow suggests a marriage? Ruth vows to leave everything that she is to be united to everything Naomi is. I don't see the same thing in Jonathan's vow to David.
Mar
16
asked Ruth's Vow to Naomi: Ancient Marriage Vow?
Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@Jas3.1 I love you man! I really appreciate your thoughts.
Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@Jas 3.1 I believe that Matthew draws upon Mark's gospel and changes it in ways that cease to make sense in Matthew. In Mark's gospel the birds in the parable of the sower and the birds in the parable of the mustard seed have a clear synonymous meaning. They are related first and foremost through a chiastic structure. But both have ominious presence in taking away the seed or resting the branches of the tree.
Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@Jas3.1 I was teaching the gospel of Mark last fall and I was reminded of our discussions almost a year and half previous. You asked me if the word "bird" meant the same thing in both its uses in the context of Jesus parables in Matthew 13. I had no answer for you. But as I was teaching through the parables in Mark 4, the answer came to me.
Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@Jas3.1 I so enjoy your push-back! I don't think there's anyone who's caused me to grow more in my approach to scripture than you. I appreciate that. I truly do!
Mar
10
comment John: A lack of “wisdom” in Wisdom literature?
Are you asking specifically about john's intention concerning the word Sophia or are you wondering about the allusions to Sophia in the book of john?
Mar
8
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Mar
8
comment Why should an altar be made with uncut stone?
This would make sense of Daniel 2 where a stone cut without hands is the instrument that brings about the idols destruction.