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revised What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
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comment What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
P.S. I am a member of an OCA parish that is part of the Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of America :)
May
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revised What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
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comment What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
Unfortunately, we don't allow Questions about interpretations of passages in other languages outside of the Biblical languages. However, you can translate it into English and discuss the implications in English, which may help you with the Romanian. I've edited the question to 'footnote' the Romanian to emphasize the English and original language translation of the text. This is the general pattern we've followed in the past with these sorts of questions as well. Hristos a înviat! ;)
May
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comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
This stuff is pure gold, @Davïd. Thanks
May
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accepted What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
May
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comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
of course there are always those who try to explain away the contradictions, so it would be fruitless to go back and forth. But the reality is that the text has been altered and clearly shows multiple stages of composition.
May
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comment What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
There's also of course the issue of anachronistic names of geographical locations and other obvious glosses.
May
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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revised What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
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revised What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
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asked What is the historical basis for viewing Genesis 3:15 as the 'protoevangelium'?
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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
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revised Why does sending Epaphroditus to the Philippian Christians make Paul less anxious?
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