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Nov
16
comment Why “Inn” for “Kataluma” in Luke 2:7
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 appreciate you sharing your personal experience, but as written it isn't verifiable in any way. We just have to take your word for it. We don't know who you are, what archaeological scholar gave the lecture, etc. Could you please elaborate?
Nov
16
comment The Statue of Daniel 2 Breaking?
@BenjaminHoogterp I would encourage not trying to force any model onto the text, including making the New Testament applicable to it. That will open the question up to more answers and perspectives. Keep in mind this is not an exclusively Christian site.
Nov
12
comment Why does Paul skip his usual blessing in Galatians, Titus, and 1 Timothy?
This is very broad, it may be a different reason in each letter. But I'll let others weigh in.
Nov
10
comment What is the context of Psalm 44?
Although the presence of the paul tag makes me think this may be a stump the chumps question.
Nov
4
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
Thanks a lot!
Nov
1
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
@Davïd do you see the Chronicler as attempting to harmonize these passages? I'd love to hear your thoughts on this :)
Nov
1
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
Good answer, +1, but could you check out this meta post on citing Jewish sources and expand your footnote a little?
Nov
1
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
And I won't lie, my motivation for answering this was threefold: 1) personal interest in the topic/debate, 2) a desire to test new features in my freshly-updated Logos Bible v6 software, and 3) the book referenced in the question intrigued me (I bought it on Kindle within minutes of reading this post).
Nov
1
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
@Davïd thanks for sharing, I'm tempted to add that as an option 3 (but I'll hold off to bait you into offering a better answer than mine) :P - but I'm also glad for the link, because I decided to start reading that book as a result of this post - and I've been enjoying it. The Leithart review seems to be a fair critique from what I've seen thus far.
Nov
1
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
@Susan I upgraded to Logos v6 immediately because they've had linguists semantically tag the Bible and have developed new features to visualize this data, which is quite impressive. Up until now we've had good morphological and syntactical tags (with semi-semantic-tagging keyed to Wallace, incorrectly labeled as 'exegetical syntax'), but v6 has introduced actual semantic tagging. Of course this makes the tools more subjective (often following Wallace in the NT), but in most cases there is little ambiguity.
Nov
1
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
@Susan that is a sense graph, not a standard word study one tied to a translation. It's a new feature in Logos v6. I can also tie it to a specific translation, but this is meant to be a composite/aggregate (it groups specific words from many translations into semantic domains as well). Normally I wouldn't rely solely on that, but since I actually went through every instance and created my own chart (and showed this chart in my answer), I feel confident in its results.
Oct
31
comment Was the Passover meal to be boiled according to Deuteronomy 16:5-7?
@Sarah you seem to be trying to reconcile the presence of such conflicting instructions with a theological idea about 'Scripture' and God, perhaps a belief in biblical inerrancy (which you're welcome to do). Whether or not the contradiction is of any substance is an issue for practicing faith communities in specific contexts to decide. My point here is merely to present the facts, devoid of such theological analysis (sticking solely to the text), and it appears that at least one Rabbi/scribe saw a need to harmonize these passages (for whatever reason).
Oct
31
comment Does Titus 2:13 refer to one person or two?
Conversation on this post moved to chat.
Oct
30
comment What is “Parousia”? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ?
@FMS glad to hear that you found them helpful - that's our goal :)
Oct
30
comment What is “Parousia”? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ?
@FMS here we can certainly answer that first question, but the second would be best for Christianity
Oct
29
comment What is “Parousia”? Does it have any relation to the second coming of Christ?
I've narrowed this down to focus it on one specific text and its application to the broader Pauline corpus. We don't have a clear definition of what constitutes 'the Bible', and that would be much too broad since παρουσία is a Greek term and 'the Bible' is written in at least two additional languages. I've also removed the secondary question which begins from a theological concept rather than from the text. You should be able to get a good understanding from the question as it is currently worded.
Oct
28
comment Does Titus 2:13 refer to one person or two?
In addition to not addressing the Greek text whatsoever (rather than treating the Syriac as an early translation that provides supplemental evidence for an argument from the Greek text), I also downvoted for what I believe to be erroneous information (commonly espoused by Aramaic primacists) in your dating of the Peshitta (had you said 'by the fifth century' rather than 'before the fourth century', it would be accurate).
Oct
24
comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
This is a question about a Greek phrase. It is expected that answers will deal with the Greek language and cite reliable lexical and other relevant resources.
Oct
24
comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. We value answers that show their work, which is a requirement on this site. I'm struggling to understand what a twentieth century organization that helps alcoholics has to do with understanding a first century text.
Oct
24
comment Does the miracle of the Woman with an Issue of Blood indicate that healing power flows spontaneously from Jesus?
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. As David pointed out, it is difficult to discern in here what the question is. This seems more like a discussion forum post asking for feedback/thoughts/comments rather than a clear question asking for an answer. We are a Q&A site, not a forum. Can you focus this more and make it clear what you are asking and which specific text you are asking about?