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Dec
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asked What does Psalm 68:18 refer to in context?
Dec
18
asked Does Luke put the Twelve in a negative light in Acts 6?
Dec
18
asked Why are the Psalms broken into five books?
Dec
18
asked How does geography impact the interpretation of Galatians?
Dec
15
asked What does “The psalms of David are ended” refer to?
Dec
13
comment Who does Jesus refer to by the phrase “another who testifies about me” in John 5:32?
I read 33-35 as an interlude. The Jews probably thought that he was alluding to John when he said that another testified, but Jesus clarifies that yes John gave valid testimony, yet in fact Jesus is speaking of a greater witness than John. I don't think the idea of the gradation can hold for two reason: 1) Jesus already has appealed to the Father as a witness in 23-24, and 2) the gradation moves from John to the Father to the Scriptures and its hard to see how the Scriptures are weightier than the Father.
Dec
13
revised Who does Jesus refer to by the phrase “another who testifies about me” in John 5:32?
expanding from later in John
Dec
13
answered Who does Jesus refer to by the phrase “another who testifies about me” in John 5:32?
Dec
12
asked How does John use the Feast of Dedication in John 10?
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
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