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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.
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?