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Orthodox Christian, g33k, ham radio operator, musician, etc. This profile does not reflect my real age ;)


May
29
comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
my favorite is in the instructions for preparing the Passover lamb where in Exodus it says to cook it with fire and to not boil it, then in Deuteronomy it says they boiled it. Then the author of Chronicles realized this and reconciled the texts by saying they 'boiled' the lamb 'with fire' - a classic rabbinic way of handling such contradiction. I'll never forget that day in Hebrew class, it was used as a somewhat humorous anecdote.
May
29
comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
I think the documentary hypothesis might be onto something, but I also think Moses likely penned some of the Pentateuch for it to be attributed to him. But things like contradictions between instructions and differing accounts lead me to think Torah is a collective work/compilation.
May
29
comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
no problem, I just like learning new things and reading :P
May
29
comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
This question came about from some discussion in the Library.
May
29
comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
This question came about from some discussion in the Library.
May
29
comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
Good point and interesting answer (+1). I've heard the argument that Eve likely expected an immediate fulfillment from her son. So you think Moses recorded his own death account also?!? Any papers you can link to for more on that idea?
May
29
comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
Oddly, I was just adding the LXX to the question to encourage this observation. Looks like we were writing at the same time (I was going through some of the textual variances and decided only to include the base LXX text in the question). Great answer! +1
May
29
comment What arguments exist that would refute the theory concerning Aramaic primacy of the New Testament?
@ScottS I follow ya, that's why I don't run with it 100%. But I read their ideas, think about it - and keep trusting the Church. Same reason I tend to trust the Byzantine Greek texts passed down in the lectionaries (usually the Kr/f35 group) more than Alexandrian texts.
May
29
comment What arguments exist that would refute the theory concerning Aramaic primacy of the New Testament?
@ScottS very interesting. I vacillate between a similar position and the latest ideas from higher criticism.
May
28
comment Why did Jesus did not utter the whole phrase “ἐγώ εἰμι ὁ ὤν” in John 8:58?
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 don't know if we can speculate as to why Jesus did not say something, but I'll be interested to see what kinds of answers this attracts. See also Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?.
May
27
comment Date of appearance of the New Testament in Syriac (Peshitta)
no problem. It's not worthy of a DV, I was just curious if you had read Black's book and if you wished to add any additional sources. There is no need to do so.
May
27
comment Date of appearance of the New Testament in Syriac (Peshitta)
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 definitely a very biased field where little of the literature does a good job remaining neutral and presenting only the facts. Do you have any sources other than Wikipedia articles? Are you familiar with Matthew Black's An Aramaic Approach to the Gospels and Acts?
May
27
comment Jeremiah 21 King Nebuchadnezzar same as in Daniel?
Great edits and additions. Bounty awarded.
May
27
comment How is the Septuagint interpretation of Psalms 40:6 reconciled with the Hebrew text?
@PaulVargas I agree with Mark on this one - but answers are free to take a number of perspectives, including disagreeing with the source cited.
May
27
comment Who is the man in linen in Ezekiel 9?
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. Be sure to properly cite the text you're asking about. The chapter and verse numbers do not always line up between the Hebrew, Greek, and English texts.
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
In CCEL, if you go to the 'Study' a Scripture passage selection and select 'References' then go under Phillip Schaff you will find the Church Fathers on specific verses you search for - VERY helpful. For instance, here's John Chrysostom's homily on this passage.
May
24
comment Romans 8:28 translation
@David there is no need to update your answer (unless you want to); I just wanted to share some free tools that are available online that you may find helpful for future studies. First, there are tons of free books including commentaries at archive.org (e.g. Denney's Romans Greek commentary on this passage). Second, you can find TONS of free Christian works including the Church Fathers at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL). Just sharing some resources you might find helpful!
May
24
comment Is the word for 'helper' used to describe Eve in Genesis 2, also used for God helping Israel?
Haha, I was in the middle of editing that typo when you did. Good answer.
May
23
comment How old was David when he fought Goliath?
@JoshuaWilson I can follow your logic here. Looks good. +1
May
22
comment Why are thighs important?
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 all answers to show their work, which is a requirement on this site. Copying and pasting from an online site usually doesn't cut it here. Do you have any better sources? That article doesn't cite any sources for its claims.