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comment What is the author's purpose in writing Acts?
@JimLohse This answer is addressing Markian priority, and using historical criticism to arrive at a conclusion about the author's intent. While it is certainly a legitimate means of addressing the text, the OP isn't asking about the validity of the text; he is merely asking whether an actual person or a rhetorical device was used.
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comment What Does “Completely Destroy” or “Drive Out” Actually Mean?
This is a Very Important Question, and one that gets misconstrued/misuderstood. I hope there are some rabbinical references to this question also. The fact that God, and not man gave this commandment gives an entirely different understanding to this issue.
Feb
8
comment What is the author's purpose in writing Acts?
@RevelationLad I believe you attempted an answer, and offered a conclusion as to the 'why' of Theophilus. I think it's a start-but can you bring any conclusive proof as to whether or not Theophilus actually existed? Thanks.
Feb
8
comment What is the author's purpose in writing Acts?
I rarely DV, if I see that a logical conclusion(whether I agree with it or not) can be drawn. I find most of your answer is more about skepticism and less about the OP's question: whether or not "Theophilus" is an actual person or a rhetorical device. Your response addresses a different question(IMO) than what the OP is asking.
Feb
5
comment Conflicting locations for Rachel's burial
It may be any one the things you've mentioned; and it may be an 'anomaly'; just as in where was Abraham buried: (Sychem or Mamre)? The Truth was that she was buried "in the land"; the 'where' becomes a point of academic concern, which some who cite "inerrancy" get tangled in various nuances-and those who oppose "inspiration" use passages like these to discredit "inspiration". The Bible is a book of Truth, and it contains the words of Life. It is not a book of history, although historical facts are contained within it. That's where I'm coming from.
Feb
5
comment Conflicting locations for Rachel's burial
Wow! I think we've got an 'inerrancy' question here....?
Feb
5
comment Meaning of “ἄρτιος”(artios) in II Tim 3:17
Thank you for your response! I believe you've resolved the confusion regarding the translation of ἄρτιος. The 'perfect' usage is consistent throughout the KJV, although "artios" in this instance seemed strange. But your answer reconciles this, thanks.
Feb
4
comment Meaning of “ἄρτιος”(artios) in II Tim 3:17
@Susan It come from the "I missed one important word" translation :P.. Thank you for reminding me, I edited it to correct this error...;>)
Feb
4
comment What sort of sinner etc. is Nietzsche's madman?
@User3293056 I would love to answer this question-having absorbed "Thus spake Zarathustra" in my late teens.But unless you convert it to understanding a biblical text(you could cite the text, and ask if Nietzsche's understanding conveyed it's meaning), otherwise it is Off-Topic and likely to be closed. Thank you!
Feb
3
comment Was Isaiah familiar with the prophecy of Amos?
I looked extensively into the history portion of this question; Amos certainly came before Isaiah, and more important, Isaiah was a chronicler(2 Chr. 26:22), which would have given him access to manuscripts. The Jewish Encyclopedia is emphatic about Amos writing his book, therefore the scribal connection seems evident. What I was looking for is a literary and especially a linguistic comparison; I'm sure they're out there but I was unable to find. So I changed my answer to a comment...:>)
Jan
29
comment Why did Jesus fast in the wilderness?
@user11888 While I see that you have added some texts in your answer, could you expound on those texts(quote the texts and show from the wording how they support your conclusions). That way your audience will see "How" you arrived at your conclusions. Thank you!
Jan
29
comment Is Revelation 3:14 saying that Christ was created by God?
I believe you have a valuable answer, but it would benefit greatly if you would format it by: 1) Break it up into paragraphs, 2) Capitalize when needed, 3) Use the Blockquote icon in separating quotations from your commentary. The end result is that it is more "readable" and therefore more likely to generate positive responses. Thank you!
Jan
29
comment Is Revelation 3:14 saying that Christ was created by God?
Welcome to BHSE! We're a little different here, please take our Site Tour as it will help you in asking and answering questions. Thank you!
Jan
29
comment What is the Meaning of Gen. 37:10 ?
I extensively edited this question 1) To ask a question, 2) To refer it to a specific text. Feel free to change my edits, but consider our format in asking questions. You may also want to consider this question as a response to yours.
Jan
29
comment What is the Meaning of Gen. 37:10 ?
Welcome to BHSE! We're a little different here, please take the opportunity to read our Site Directives as it will help you in asking and answering questions, Thank you!
Jan
24
comment Do any scholars argue a textual theory where the NT text was edited to make the autographa?
@ScottS My reopen vote would include 1 caveat: to edit the question to include "an example" of Grisanti's methodology being applied: I believe James E. Smith's example of Gen. 14:14 would apply. The intent is to show that a scribal annotation which is clearly including in the text can pass the "Textual Criticism" application, and yet apply to "MT" Textual Criticism application. It also gives those who derive some other means an opportunity to express their view.
Jan
21
comment The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
@Bagpipes I agree-however "contextually" a little lamb's 'horn' is difficult to ascertain. In comparison; the Lamb of Rev. 4 has 7 Horns, but we are told what they are. For the record, I hold that the "2 Witnesses" are actual individuals, who come in the "authority" of Moses and Elijah. The context of the verses implies that, and we have the 'law' of Dual Fulfillment; especially in the case of Elijah.
Jan
19
comment What does Luke 18:8 mean, and how is “faith” used in this context?
Thank you for your response! I am assuming that you are taking a 'pre-trib' view, where the church has been 'parousia' and those remaining are lacking faith.Can you imagine an instance where the Son of Man may not find the requisite 'faith' in the church?
Jan
17
comment A thousand years is like one day
@WillianVictorLedger Hi, and Wecome to BHSE! I took the liberty to 're-format' your question to fit our Site Directives. You can certainly review, change, or reverse them, but as it stands it will probably be closed. You may want to review other questions as well regarding the meaning of 2 Pet.-Thank you!
Jan
17
comment Do any scholars argue a textual theory where the NT text was edited to make the autographa?
@ALL Questions regarding Hermeneutical Approaches are "On Topic" per Site Rules. I can quote numerous other questions which have passed muster and garnered fine answers in the same category. I think we all need to take a deep breath, re-examine the question without being paralyzed by the "inerrancy issue", and allow those experts who perhaps haven't come to our Site yet, but have examined the sources ScottS is referring to, and can posit a credible response. Closing this question isn't going to make it go away, it's merely going to move it to another venue-and those w/the resources with it.