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Jun
4
comment Was the LXX ending to Job written in Greek?
@JonEricson Added a link. The LXX version of Job indeed has some interesting differences compared to the MT.
Jun
4
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
Thanks, Mike. I'd read through The Bible Matrix and that helped me understand your position as well, and I already upvoted your answer from before, but I appreciate you taking the time to update it.
Jun
1
comment Why does John interweave the stories of Jesus' questioning and Peter's denial?
@MatthewMiller That's a good question, so I asked it. :)
Jun
1
comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
A lot of great stuff here. I see the allusion to Eve as an extension of the second theme: the release of the Spirit. There is a tight connection in John's writings between the Spirit, the bride and water, culminating in Rev. 22:17. Do you think there is any significance to the way John interweaves the resurrection narrative in chapter 20 between Mary and the disciples?
May
25
comment Is the water jar in John 4:28 a symbol?
Where would something like the twelve stones on the high priest's robe fit in? Do they symbolize anything in your view? Or do the number of stones match the number of tribes by coincidence? Or is there some eschatological truth behind them?
May
25
comment Is the water jar in John 4:28 a symbol?
I guess I assumed the standard definition of a symbol as something that stands in for or represents something else. What definition do you consider the OP to be using?
May
6
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@JonEricson Matthew's account is similar to Mark's and Luke's, but the literary structure doesn't make it quite as obvious and so it would take longer to explain. If you'd like I can add that in as well for completeness; I just thought it would stretch the length of the answer without adding much value.
May
4
comment Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 But also see 2 Cor. 8:1-2
May
4
comment Why does Mark provide two feeding accounts?
Hey Matthew, thanks for the answer and welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! Hope you'll stay around and continue to provide answers like this one.
Apr
22
comment Did 70 or 75 Hebrews go down to Egypt with Jacob?
@MonicaCellio Earlier in Genesis 46:27, the LXX has "nine children" instead of "two sons". There are also a number of name differences in the lists of persons. The LXX doesn't seem to reconcile Deut. 10:22, though.
Apr
22
comment What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
Thanks, Mike, for providing a more comprehensive answer here. Incidentally, I do hold the last view.
Apr
18
comment Does John distinguish between terms for love?
I will try to make these references interlinear later.
Apr
17
comment What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
Thanks, and welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics. It might help clarify if you explained what Paul intends the Corinthians to "discern." Does it mean to come into contact with the spiritual reality?
Mar
27
comment Why does the YLT render “thunder” as “voices” in Exodus 20:18?
@MonicaCellio Yeah, I just meant thunder vs voice. It's in the title, but I guess the body of the question is less clear.
Mar
26
comment Why does the YLT render “thunder” as “voices” in Exodus 20:18?
As an aside, John 12:29, Rev. 1:12 and Rev. 10:3-4 are interesting cross references.
Mar
16
comment What language(s) would the Jewish Christians in the various Macedonian cities have spoken?
When Paul is speaking Aramaic to the crowd in Acts 21, he is clearly speaking to the Jews in Jerusalem. Is there any evidence that the Jews in Thessalonica or Corinth would have spoken the same? That's what I'm interested in.
Mar
13
comment What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! Thanks for this answer. I've edited it slightly so that it is formatted better for our site, but I've hopefully left all your content intact.
Feb
22
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
Do you mean in terms of socioeconomic status?
Feb
19
comment Why does everyone in John misunderstand Jesus?
I think you're on the right track here. I'm trying to put together a compelling argument that this is the case from within John. 3:12 will be helpful.
Feb
14
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
Another interesting answer, but could you perhaps tease out more the narrative's correspondence to the festal calendar?