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Dec
5
accepted Who is speaking in Revelation 1:8?
Dec
5
comment What and where is the Kerith ravine?
@EliRosencruft Obadiah's character is interesting, and I'm having trouble figuring him out. On the one hand the text is emphatic that he is a devout worshiper of the LORD. On the other hand, he also has two masters (he calls Elijah his lord in 18:7 but Ahab is also his master in 18:10f) which is reflective of Ahab and the people who "waver between two opinions" (in contrast to Elijah and Jezebel).
Dec
5
asked Why is the blind man in John 9 sent to the pool that means “sent”?
Dec
5
accepted What is the function of the sandwich stories in Mark?
Dec
5
comment What is the function of the sandwich stories in Mark?
Two great answers in a row! Thanks. You took a broader approach to the book with this than I was expecting. One touch I like with the story of the bleeding woman is that Jesus calls her, "Daughter", such that on the way to heal Jairus's daughter, Jesus stops to heal his own.
Dec
4
comment Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
Thanks for giving a reasoned response. Even though it doesn't quite get me to a conclusion yet, I wish I could vote it up more than once. One quick note: if you compare Mark 1:6 and 2 Kings 1:8, it seems hard to argue that Mark did not associate John with Elijah.
Dec
4
asked Who is speaking in Revelation 1:8?
Dec
1
asked What is the function of the sandwich stories in Mark?
Nov
30
comment Is the rich man in James 1:10 a brother?
Hi Zorro, welcome to this site and thanks for the answer here. The two "characters" idea is interesting; there certainly are a lot of dichotomies in James. I'll have to go back and examine that; though it might make your answer more helpful if you developed that a little more here.
Nov
30
revised Is the rich man in James 1:10 a brother?
improving formatting
Nov
30
awarded  Custodian
Nov
30
reviewed Reviewed Why are the peoples of your house your enemies?
Nov
29
asked What is the purpose of Elijah's travels?
Nov
23
comment How ought we to take Paul's comments on getting drunk?
My pastor mentioned this too. He contrasted getting drunk with wine and being filled with the Spirit as things which control our thinking.
Nov
18
comment Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
So you're arguing then that in Mark the word order is insignificant, while in Matthew and Luke it was imbued with meaning?
Nov
18
comment Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
@BobJones I think even the most conservative interpreters recognize that word order is sometimes used to convey a certain emphasis. I don't know that Mark is doing that here, but the fact that he deviates from every other pair of "Moses and Elijah" suggests so to me.
Nov
15
asked Why does Mark mention Elijah before Moses?
Nov
13
comment What and where is the Kerith ravine?
@EliRosencruft I'm not done with this answer, but I'm done for this night. I'll have to think some more about the implications of the Mosaic parallels, and then probably there is something to do with Noah as well (so the Talmud tells me). Not sure what you're getting at yet with the reference to Obadiah, though. Obviously Elijah is provided with food, while Obadiah provides food; but not sure what the implications of that would be.
Nov
13
revised What and where is the Kerith ravine?
Updating answer after reflection
Nov
11
revised What and where is the Kerith ravine?
Updating reference