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Apr
3
comment What is a “hermeneutics of the letter”?
@Davïd Sure thing. I'm not sure the gloss he gives totally captures his methods; but hopefully it helps. Have you ever read "A Son to Me" or his essay on the typological structure of Matthew? They seem to typify the method he expounds in the book.
Mar
24
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@MatthewMiller For my own part, while I'm pretty convinced that the "long ending" is a later addition to the text, I have no strong convictions as to whether the gospel was intended to end at 16:8 or if there was another lost ending along the lines of what we find in Matthew (so James Edwards in the Pillar series).
Mar
24
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
@MatthewMiller Thanks for adding your answer. I do think Mark uses key words at points to link ideas (e.g. the "torn" heavens and the "torn" curtain), so I don't dismiss offhand a possible connection between the "young man" who flees and the one at the tomb (which Joel Marcus considers and rejects). That said, even if these connections are real, I'm not convinced they necessitate the conclusion that 16:8 ends the gospel, and preclude the possibility of a re-union in Galilee. I'm particularly leery of projecting modern techniques like an "open ending" back onto ancient literature.
Mar
10
comment John: A lack of “wisdom” in Wisdom literature?
About the intention concerning the word Sophia
Mar
3
comment Why did Jesus enter Jerusalem on a donkey?
It's interesting when Jehu is anointed king, people spread their cloaks out before him; but he seems to be on foot as best I can tell.
Mar
1
comment What is Jesus' purpose in asking about Psalm 110?
I'd been reading a couple books on Mark lately that assume a low Christology, indeed saw your recent question and it reminded me that I had wanted to ask about this. :)
Feb
28
comment Acts 16:16: Meaning of πύθωνος (Textus Receptus) and πύθωνα (NA28)
@Davïd Yeah, as well, Pervo sees πνεῦμα πύθωνα as redundant - πύθωνα already containing the idea of a spirit - and thinks that explains the correction to πύθωνος in D and P45.
Jan
8
comment What does “reconciling all things” mean in Colossians 1:20?
@JoshuaBigbee I'm in agreement with you. My question is aimed at escaping a facile understanding of that word/phrase.
Jan
8
comment What does “reconciling all things” mean in Colossians 1:20?
@JoshuaBigbee No, the "but" has nothing to do with it. The "contradiction" I perceive is between the apparent universal efficacy in verse 19 ("all things") and the apparent limitation of that efficacy in verse 23 ("if you continue in faith..."). In other words: Are all things reconciled to Christ - including those who do not continue in their faith - or not?
Dec
6
comment Why the close parallels between the story of Elijah raising the widow’s son, in 1 Kings 17:10-24, and Jesus raising the widow’s son in Luke 7:11-16?
There's an article by J. Huddleston in the Journal of Theological Interpretation (Vol. 5, Fall 2011), titled, "What Would Elijah and Elisha Do? Internarrativity in Luke’s Story of Jesus." He argues that the pervasive points of contact to Elijah and Elisha in Luke's narratives are designed to invite comparison and allow the author to overturn in some cases the expectations formed as a result (e.g. 9:54-55, cf. 2 Kg 1).
Nov
18
comment Why does John not participate properly in worship in the book of Revelation?
I'm unclear about what is unclear in this question. Seems pretty straightforward, similar to the question about why God is not mentioned in Esther.
Nov
8
comment What was the relationship in ages between Jesus and his disciples?
If the rewrite of the question doesn't get to what you're looking for, I've wondered if history.se would be an alternative place to post questions like these. Unfortunately "historical Jesus" questions do not seem to fare well over there from what I've seen so far.
Sep
3
comment Does James 5:12 begin a new thought or conclude a previous thought?
Exegetical reasoning is welcome as well.
Aug
3
comment What is “the Lord's Day” in Revelation 1:10?
@Bagpipes, At the time I answered this question, the question at stake was, "Is it possible that the Day of the LORD prophecied by Zephaniah is the same as the day of the Lord referred to by John in Revelation 1:10?" It appears to have since been significantly edited.
Jun
26
comment Would the Romans have known what Paul meant by “works of the law”?
Thanks, the addition of the actual Qumran reference is very helpful.
Apr
29
comment Does Luke show Agabus as errant in his prophecy in Acts 21?
@Daи In this video. Ian Hamilton asks Wayne Grudem to name an instance where a NT prophet is wrong or makes a prophecy that has some mixture of truth and falsity. Grudem says Agabus in Acts 21.
Apr
4
comment “ἐν Ἐφέσῳ” in Ephesians 1:1
See also: Do some of the manuscripts have a blank spot in Ephesians 1:1?
Apr
3
comment The value of the 153 large fish in John 21:11?
Similar, but on closer inspection, different question: hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/890/…
Feb
26
comment Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?
I don't see how any of this answers my question. "Why is Genesis careful to record the exact dates of the flood?" "Fatherhood can only begin at conception" feels like a complete non-sequitor. Am I missing something?
Feb
23
comment What is an “early catholicism”?
@JackDouglas Yes, that's the term I'm asking about.