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m.a. biblical studies (new testament)

thesis: the grammatical and cultural role of luke's portrayal of possessions in luke-acts


Jan
8
answered What are the limits to the Christological hermeneutic?
Jan
7
comment Are there any rules on which things in Revelation must be interpreted literally and which symbolically?
so far yours is my favorite answer but i'd like a bit of objective evidence to support it.
Jan
7
comment What language are people translating the Bible from?
to be even more precise, major translations are developed by cross-functional committees with a wide variety of expertise and translation issues are deliberated upon by these teams.
Jan
7
comment What language are people translating the Bible from?
I think that it's important to note that the major versions of the Bible are translated by cross-discipline committees.
Jan
7
answered Given the differences between Hebrew and Aramaic, how are the Aramaic sections identified?
Jan
7
answered Who led the people out of Israel in Jude 5?
Jan
7
comment Who led the people out of Israel in Jude 5?
Hiya @Joseph. Note the beginning and end of the of process of the interpretation committee. They start with the text and make a theologically informed decision only after having done a good deal of textual research.
Jan
5
comment Is there a link between the Jewish expectation of a literal Messianic kingdom and the command to witness to the ends of the earth in Acts 1?
@Joseph completely fair - i just want to see that in the answer :)
Jan
4
comment Is there a link between the Jewish expectation of a literal Messianic kingdom and the command to witness to the ends of the earth in Acts 1?
From the perspective of a Christian, prophecy usually is viewed through multiple lenses. As such, to flatly disregard the near interpretation is irresponsible. I've not really digested your full answer yet, but there's a lot of theological tradition littered throughout it and I see little evidence of an actual hermeneutical process. Would you mind editing to insert the research (rooted in the text) that you did to come to your conclusions?
Jan
4
comment Who led the people out of Israel in Jude 5?
I added source-criticism to this because I have a feeling that this is one of those contested readings. When I have a chance I'll look at the UBS 4 apparatus and look at the support for each and then try to formulate a rationale for each reading.
Jan
4
revised Who led the people out of Israel in Jude 5?
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Jan
2
comment What does 'Dominon' mean in Genesis?
not to pick nits here, but splitting infinitives is a style principle. hermeneutics is also more than just proof-texting the greatest hits of one's preferred tradition. i won't say "opinion," but your answer reads like a partial biblical theology of the concept of "dominion." hermeneutics supplies the substance upon which these theologies, doctrines, and even "opinions" are founded. i see no application of hermeneutics in your answer. i won't downvote you, but i will implore you to post a bit more research - and yes, that may mean parsing verbs
Jan
2
comment Do the “original texts” use fractional numbers?
Hi Dan. That's an interesting question. As for cussing, I appreciate your conservative estimation of boundaries. I'd not personally be offended, but good on you for considering it.
Oct
19
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
What do you understand the "normal meaning" of κατὰ to be?
Oct
1
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Sep
29
comment Does Romans 13:8 include a prohibition of taking loans?
Fabulous question
Sep
28
comment Are good works supposed to be seen or not?
@JackDouglas they're both plural
Sep
28
revised Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?
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Sep
28
comment Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?
Good answer, Mike. I'm going to edit it a bit but you're right - there's nothing in the text that would indicate any sort of difficulty.
Sep
28
revised Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?
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