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Jul
15
comment Does Jesus address hermeneutical assumptions?
+1 Right. We must not understand "words" in our literalist, rationalist Western sense, but in the sense of the full, complete message of the Gospel. Also, Jesus' words are not merely the words he spoke on earth, but the entirety of the Scriptures. Once again, if we are overly literalistic, some jots or tittles have past away; yet not the smallest details of the Gospel as revealed have actually passed away.
Jul
15
comment What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
Good article; thanks for the link. +1
Jul
13
comment Meaning of “Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather.”
What was the downvote for, whoever did that?
Jul
11
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
@JonEricson Haha, even you Jon! What is this site coming too! ;)
Jul
8
comment Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
Well good work on your answers!
Jul
8
comment Who is the good and beautiful person in Zechariah 9:17?
Speaking biblical-theologically, this passage most certainly must refer to the beauty of Christ, regardless of which way it is translated. He makes his people beautiful with his own beauty.
Jul
8
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
+1. The heaven/earth duality is helpful and I think relevant to the message of Zechariah.
Jul
8
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
The more I've looked at this answer the more I've liked it. I'm going to mark it as accepted; this is the kind of question that is hard to give complete justice to in one answer. You noticed some things I didn't so I think that is a worthy reason.
Jul
7
comment Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
If they are the nations mentioned, what is the significance of them presenting themselves before the Lord before going out? Or as the KJV that Bob Jones has quoted, standing before him? If you can resolve that, I will probably accept this answer.
Jul
7
comment Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
+1 I was taking four primarily in terms of "the four winds of heaven." Good point with the connection to the beasts in Daniel! I want to note for future readers that this dovetails well with your answer to my two bronze mountains question and ought to be taken along with it. I have some form of preterist tendencies, and so that part of the post also peeks my interest.
Jul
7
comment What are the two bronze mountains in Zechariah 6?
+1 Very interesting answer.
Jul
5
comment Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
@JonEricson Duh. I should have linked to the same version I was reading in physical copy (ESV). I glanced over it briefly to make sure they were the same but missed that.
Jul
5
comment The two winged women in Zechariah 5
Note that this is one of many occurrences of the number two in Zechariah.
Jul
4
comment Who repents in Zechariah 1:6?
+1 Excellent answer.
Jul
4
comment What is the story behind mourning for Hadad-rimmon in Zechariah 12:11?
+1 helpful answer.
Jul
4
comment What is the significance of the names of the pillars in Solomon's temple?
I don't want to toot my own horn or beg for votes, but the voting system is an important part of this site, and so I would encourage you to Vote Early, Vote Often. In your short time on this site you have quickly become one of my favorite answerers because of the quality and Christology of your posts. However, as far as I am able to tell you haven't been doing much upvoting. If you can find the question compelling enough to make such a good answer to it, maybe you ought to upvote it. And anyway, +1...
Jun
30
comment What does Matthew 18:8-9 say about eternity?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics!
Jun
27
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
I'm also inclined to think that this may require a complex answer; the theme of two might be explained in a general way, and then each of the specific instances of two might each have different meanings.
Jun
26
comment The number two in the book of Zechariah
Good catch--I meant to include the the width versus length one but forgot. +1 for good and helpful discussion. However, I would be surprised if 2 can be a number for completeness, given that in various contexts 3, 4 and 7 already serve that purpose. Though I do see how "On the one hand... on the other..." could have to do with completeness.
Jun
24
comment How to interpret Genesis 25:1-2?
Sir, I'm afraid your answer doesn't really solve the difficultly raised by the question.