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Jan
15
comment Do any scholars argue a textual theory where the NT text was edited to make the autographa?
@ScottS I wrote a lengthy answer outlining the MT view of Textual Criticism, and then deleted it...as in the end I didn't think it answered your questions. I quoted several sources including Wallace, Burgon, Wesselink, and a James E. Smith who took Grisanti's arguments and definitions in his "Which Books Belong in the Bible"; in which he describes the OT 'Autographa' as being complete by 400BC; Ezra the scribe and prophet finishing the work, as Grisanti suggests.
Jan
14
comment Do any scholars argue a textual theory where the NT text was edited to make the autographa?
@ScottS Correction: Chicago STATEMENT-ICBI Commitee. Thanks.
Jan
14
comment Do any scholars argue a textual theory where the NT text was edited to make the autographa?
@ScottS I think you have broken the record for the longest question....whew! I understand what you are after, and I'm sure someone from the Chicago Committee has researched this. I don't know how to answer it short of writing a dissertation on the matter. You are correct that it is applicable and "On Topic", it's just that there are too many "moving parts" to respond to, unless you're looking for a paper to synthesize the various aspects you introduce. Maybe David knows????
Jan
14
reviewed Leave Open What was the tree of life in Genesis 2:9
Jan
14
comment What was the tree of life in Genesis 2:9
@Mark I would say that this is a perfectly good question IF you include 1 Word: "Meaning". If you ask,"What is the Meaning of the Tree of Life in Gen. 2:7, and add meaning in your next sentence-it "removes" the natural/biological quotient and I believe it gets at the heart of your question. Essentially, I agree w/James Shewey-I'm offering a 'fix' so it doesn't get deleted. Thank you!
Jan
14
comment Who was a greater king: Hezekiah or Josiah?
@John I agree w/James & Thaddeus-your answer should include your own interpretation and not just a 'link' to someone else, although a reference is certainly very valid(and expected) when answering a question-Thank you!
Jan
14
reviewed No Action Needed “Overcome” vs “comprehend” in John 1:5
Jan
13
revised Who is the little horn that 'has eyes' and is 'speaking' blasphemous things in Daniel 7?
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Jan
13
revised Who is the little horn that 'has eyes' and is 'speaking' blasphemous things in Daniel 7?
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Jan
9
comment Did Ezekiel warn the just in Ezekiel 3:20?
@WilliamHoza I found the Douay-Rheims and the KJV to be almost identical-hence my preference for the KJV. The Confraternity Edition(the precursor to the NAB) cleaned up the D-R, but had some glaring omissions. I found the NAB continuing down the path of the Confraternity, and when the NABRE came out with gender inclusiveness-that ended any affinity for NABRE. Thank you for your research!
Jan
8
revised How are we to take the fact that Lot offered his daughters for rape?
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Jan
8
revised How are we to take the fact that Lot offered his daughters for rape?
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Jan
7
comment Would כדבה mean anything in Hebrew?
@MikeBurke If your question could be posed as addressing the meaning of the text(Dan. 2:9), rather than a particular Hebrew word(or cognate), it might pass muster. Thank you!
Jan
7
comment Who laps and who kneels? Judges 7:5
@talmudist A Good Question: the Rashi says: "Set him (i.e., he who kneels) separately away from your group because they will not go with you since they are thus accustomed to kneel before idols.", but I suspect there is more to it than this.
Jan
7
comment Did Ezekiel warn the just in Ezekiel 3:20?
Good Question, and one 1 think that will benefit those using this site. The variance in translation is horrific; one wonders what textual variants they used to arrive at this translation. I looked up the NABRE site and the note says: * Mute: here the prophet’s inability to speak to the people in exile while Jerusalem was being besieged is seen as a consequence of God’s direct intervention (cf. 24:27).* But this still doesn't explain the translation....
Jan
7
comment Why didn't Naomi know Ruth? (Ruth 3:16)
@ScottS An example of a "10" answer; both liguistically, and contextually. Good Work!
Jan
6
comment The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
@JoshuaBigbee "One Version" of a Historicist model is one that you propose-I use the same 'methodology' to arrive at another conclusion. Christ will "rule with a rod of iron' during His Millennial Reign-"all things will be put under His feet" (1 Cor. 15:23-28). The Millennial Reign is a continuation of the future unveiling of the plan of God.
Jan
6
comment The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
You still the issue of "being caught up to the throne of God"-there's no way you can hang that 'figuratively' or 'literally' on Constantine. Actually, this should be the easiest to affirm from a Historicist framework: 1) Christ fulfills the prophecies concerning the one who will come to "rule with a rod of iron"(Ps. 2), 2) Christ "saw" Satan's defeat(Luke 10:18), 3) Christ was delivered from Satan (as Herod tried to kill Him), Joseph being warned. One cannot ignore the obvious to 'interpret figuratively' historical events.
Jan
5
comment The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
I do agree that the 'floods' were heresies, along with the constant persecutions the church faced up until Constantine. The church was "preserved" in the deserts(wildernesses), where out of the limelight of public view the scriptures could be transcribed and the life of the gospel could be imitated. All the major reformations up until the 14th century came from these 'monastic movements', which challenged Rome to live a simpler, holier life.
Jan
5
comment The manchild in Revelation 12 has a clear endtime setting, who is the manchild?
Now, if you were to argue that Constantine was the rider of the white horse of the 1st Seal, I would have a more difficult time refuting this argument. Constantine did set in motion the means by which Christianity was carried around the world, and that was through the aegis of Western Government. As Western Governments expanded their influence, they brought Christianity with them. Even the US in 1898, broke a promise to Phillipine guerillas who aided them, in order that the Phillipines might be "Christianized", in the words of Wm. McKinley, President at that time.