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Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
Let's move this conversation to chat....
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
There are a variety of contexts: linguistic, historical, literary, etc.
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
Once you ask about "us", you're moving beyond the original audience of the text and applying this text to modern readers, which is best reserved for other places. Unless you're trying to understand a historical practice? If so, a slight rewording could clarify this.
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
the word will have specific meanings in specific contexts. A good answer will need to address the translation of the word in the contexts given.
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
you're right, that last part should be in another question, so why are you insistent on including it in this one?
Jul
7
comment What does “bless” [ברך] mean?
I refocused this on the text, you went in a different direction towards the end that would be best saved for Christianity.SE once you get an answer about the linguistic aspect(s) of the word here. Check out Why can't I ask my 'big question'?
Jul
1
comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites. We expect answers to be just that: answers to the question that explain their stance and show the work for that position. This falls short of that standard. Would you consider editing to expand this?
Jul
1
comment Who wrote the end of Deuteronomy?
I was curious, I think the Joshua argument is pretty good, but I'd like to read much more before being convinced. Even so, this has my upvote.
Jul
1
comment Why would Jesus look for figs out of season?
@empiric the view expressed isn't the problem. The failure to show work when answering is. This doesn't show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it. Had you at least backed your statements up with what you just mentioned in your comment (and cited sources to verify this information), this answer would fare much better.
Jun
30
comment What does the word “Sword” mean in Mathew 10:24
be sure to read what we're looking for in answers and about what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. Our community has different standards for participation than you may be used to.
Jun
30
comment What does “The Lord said to my Lord” mean in Psalm 110?
I've edited the question to focus it on the Psalm being asked about. Here on BH.SE we ask about the meaning of specific texts in their original context, language, etc. I've retained the NT portion of the question, but made it secondary to understanding the Psalm itself on its own grounds (i.e. when it was originally written, before the NT was written). Keep in mind that here on BH.SE we welcome all perspectives that take the text seriously, not just Christian ones.
Jun
29
comment Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites. This doesn't show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it.
Jun
29
comment What does the word “Sword” mean in Mathew 10:24
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites. This doesn't show its work, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it. Please connect the dots between these texts more.
Jun
29
comment What is the difference between St Thomas Aquinas and Abbot Suger's interpretation of the term “anagogic”?
@user4404 also keep in mind that in addition to marking this as accepted, you can upvote the answer as 'helpful' (as I have, good stuff user2479).
Jun
29
comment Who wrote the end of Deuteronomy?
it's better, but it still doesn't tell us which commentators, i.e. we can't see the work of the source itself. But I also recognize that may not be available to you, at least now readers can evaluate the source for themselves, and can see that it only reflects scholarship up until the 19th century. You still don't defend why the best answer is from Deut. 31:24, you just assert it (the text doesn't say Joshua wrote this so please connect the dots more. Are there linguistic similarities between the end of Deut. and Joshua? Any other external evidence?)
Jun
28
comment Meaning of Matthew 16:28
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites. This is a great question! However, it's already been asked here before. The good news is that you don't have to wait for answers! You can head over to the existing question and read them now :)
Jun
28
comment Who wrote the end of Deuteronomy?
"Modern critical scholarship...", "Some commentators..." -- who? These assertions mean nothing without citations of specific scholars, which is what we're looking for here. Show your work: support any and all assertions. The Joshua argument is a good one as it can be made from the text, but even so, do any experts agree with this argument? Cite them.
Jun
26
comment How to differentiate between message of verse?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites. I've edited the question to align it with our site guidelines better.
Jun
24
comment In 1 John 3:6, is “keeps on sinning” a good translation of ἁμαρτάνει?
This is where the joys of Koine Greek linguistics come into play, notably aspect vs. time. More later if I have time (no pun intended)! :)
Jun
24
comment What is the significance of the angel being on the right side of the altar of incense in Luke 1:11?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! Be sure to take our site tour to learn more about us. We're a little different from other sites. I just visited that link and did not find this information. Could you link to the specific place this is mentioned?