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Apr
12
comment Implicit Biblical References in Popular Secular Works
This is an interesting question, but it appears to be off-topic because it is about literature. Unfortunately it looks like there is only a now defunct literature site on SE.
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.
Dec
31
comment Eat my flesh and drink my blood
possible duplicate of Is there a sacramentalism in the "Bread of Life" discourse?
Nov
10
comment Is there a difference between the “meaning” and “application” of a text?
@Niobius So if I agreed with your interpretation of Paul's command, but disagreed that #2 was a correct application, would you say we agree on the meaning of the verse?
Nov
9
comment Is there a difference between the “meaning” and “application” of a text?
Likewise, in your example of Leviticus 26:4, you arrive at the "correct" application by arriving at the "correct" meaning. I don't understand how you distinguish between the two.
Nov
9
comment Is there a difference between the “meaning” and “application” of a text?
In your final example, wouldn't I have changed the meaning of your post with such a reading? If you are arguing that there is a difference between meaning and application, you would need to show that two readers who agree on the meaning can disagree on the application.
Oct
17
comment What are the arguments in favor of Markan priority?
+1 for a thoughtful answer. Could you elaborate though how you're constructing Luke 9:18. Was Mark 6:45 missing too? And how did the mountain get dropped from 46?
Oct
8
comment When Job curses the day he was born in Chapter 3, does he curse God?
This is a good answer. To build on your answer, Jeremiah 20 might fit even closer than does Numbers 11.
Oct
5
comment Who bought the potter's field ? the Priests or Judas
See also: How did Judas die?
Sep
30
comment Who is being slandered in 2 Peter 10b-11?
I apologize Joseph; I should have responded to your answer before now; you obviously put a lot of work into it. What you've given me is a good exposition of the passage, but unfortunately what I was after was help doing the raw exegesis, which is why I haven't upvoted it. Maybe my explanation helps; maybe not. But I wanted to explain so that it wasn't as if you were typing words into a vacuum.
Sep
24
comment How should the first line of Judges 5:2 be translated?
Thanks for the response. Could you elaborate why you think the Israelites thought of hair as magic? Do you have any references for that? And if so, could you show why that supports a particular translation? Thanks.
Sep
23
comment Why does Genesis 28:12 note that angels were going up and down the ladder?
Verse 16 tells us how Jacob interpreted the dream as a whole. But did the part of 12b add anything in particular to this (spoken or otherwise)? Or are the three "beholds" all indicative of the same thing?
Sep
17
comment Is the rich man in James 1:10 a brother?
@HeathHunnicutt I don't know much Greek, but I can read it, yes.
Sep
8
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
@Mike Because they came to the prophet piecemeal. Look at the oracles - they have dates. Jeremiah wasn't written in one night. And likely Jeremiah didn't wait until he was finished with his career as a prophet before writing anything down (or having Baruch write anything down). His prophecies about the exile were timely and the people needed to hear them in his day. It would be the same thing with the Psalter. Who do you think organized that?
Sep
8
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
Thanks for the information, Mike. I'm curious why you think that a better flow indicates that that text is older. Wouldn't it make sense for Jeremiah's prophecies to be first collected, and then later edited into a more coherent flow, with similar prophecies grouped together, etc... Don't editors generally improve a text?
Aug
23
comment Did John know about the Synoptics?
@user5197 There is no speech in John that matches up with Mark 13, Matthew 24, and Luke 21 (i.e. the Olivet Discourse). Instead, there is an emphasis that in some sense at least eternal life has already begun for those who believe (e.g. John 5:24f, 11:25-26). Hope that makes sense. I'm glad you found this answer helpful.
Aug
20
comment At what time did Jesus rise from the tomb?
@Simons Yes, of course. I started to mention that at the beginning but then forgot to include it later. None of four canonical gospels describe the resurrection event itself as the Gospel of Peter does. I think there is evidence that resurrection is linked in early Christian thought with dawn, though. Off the top of my head, I think of Romans 13 and 1 Thes. 5. When I have time I will try to edit this in as well. Thanks for your remark.