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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


Jul
8
comment Was Adam created as complete man containing both male and female?
Chiasm follows an A-B-C-B'-A' pattern. Inclusio is another thought that came to my mind, especially after you mentioned encapsulation.
Jul
8
comment What is “the hermeneutical circle”?
... assuming a Spirit-led, intellectually honest hermeneutical process by each of these. My objection is really with the phraseology of "free-for-all" with respect to hermeneutics. It's not because it's man-made and not sourced in the Bible, it's because there is tremendous variation within the population of Christians, and humanity at large.
Jul
8
comment What is “the hermeneutical circle”?
It didn't - I just thought that there was a misrepresentation in there. If we're talking about the hermeneutic process, your answer nails the question on the head. I was trying to explain the variation in conclusions. As such, a Latin liberation theologian is almost bound to understand Philemon differently than a white, middle-class, calvinist given the different biases. The lens that is overlaid upon the process is what causes different results. However, each of these bring an important voice that needs be heard as the Church as a whole attempts to apply the teaching of Philemon.
Jul
8
comment Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
Excellent answer
Jul
8
comment Are all major hermeneutical methods compatible?
i think that an edit that includes the specific hermeneutical principles that you're seeking to compare and contrast would be helpful.
Jul
8
answered 2 Cor 5:20: “be reconciled to God” translation
Jul
8
comment Was Adam created as complete man containing both male and female?
are you speaking of chiasm? it's not distinctly Hebrew
Jul
8
comment What is “the hermeneutical circle”?
@BobJones c'mon. you know better than that. that's a misrepresentation of my perspective. based on chats you'd know that i have a very strict (and high) view of hermeneutics. i'm objecting to your statement that we have "free-for-all hermeneutics." it has little to do with the fact that it is a human convention and more to do with the fact that bias is absolutely a part of the endeavor, even though hermeneutics is ideally implemented to remove as much bias as possible.
Jul
8
comment What is “the hermeneutical circle”?
I beg to differ. The reason that we have "free for all" hermeneutics is that the Spirit has not only gifted us differently, but we also bear varying degrees of characteristics of the nature of God through his image. As such, each person will approach the text through the bias of this relative strength (eg justification, lIberation, etc).
Jul
6
revised How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
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Jul
6
answered How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
Jul
6
comment How does the rule of non-contradiction differ between Greek logic and Biblical Hermeneutics?
[1] is also known as the fallacy of the excluded middle
Jul
6
comment Does Jesus always use the mustard seed to signify the property of “smallness”?
This seems in line with "everything characterized by a mustard seed is 'small'." An interesting follow-up would be to answer the question "is everything small, in Jesus' teachings, described by 'mustard seed?'"
Jul
5
comment Apparent inconsistencies in the vision of the four chariots
ב prepositions are local so it can mean "in", "by", "with", etc. So while the "in" preposition is possible, it's certainly less plausible than "with" which would make a bit more sense here.
Jul
5
answered Did God shut up Satan before he had the chance to accuse Yeshua?
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
Good answer. I would, however, push back on the "original languages" section as it is substantially more important than is credited. I would, actually, swap 6 and 2 since there are fascinating grammatical nuances that may remain unrendered in English.
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
Or perhaps the whole of the Timothy correspondence in which Paul exhorts Timothy to faithfully study and dispense the word of god.
Jul
5
comment According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
So you need a passage from Scripture to justify tha application of common sense? How about Genesis 1:27 where it is clear that God created humanity in His image. From there the applIcation of faculties that have been divinely transmitted may be justified
Jul
3
answered According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
Jul
3
comment Is “puppies” a justifiable translation of κυναρίοις?
Good point. Removed that sentence based on many other sources that I just found.