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Nov
24
comment After He had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever (Hebrews 10:12)
As also pointed out by fdb, using texts by other NT authors to deduce the meaning of this text is methodologically dubious. You can do it here, but you'll need to show work for doing so and support the connections. This is not a religious website - we don't take it as a given that these texts are 'Scripture' nor that they are harmonious. You may, but state this as a presupposition (i.e. define your hermeneutic biases and approach).
Nov
24
comment Why does Matthew include these women in Jesus' genealogy?
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. You mention that 'virtually everyone has recognized [this] since antiquity.' Like who? Please cite sources for such assertions.
Nov
17
comment Judgement with or without the Law
This question is all over the place. What is the specific text being asked about? What is the specific question? I've edited the question to help myself (and others) by making it clearer what is part of your question vs. textual quotes but this more clearly shows the underlying confusion about what text you're actually asking about.
Nov
17
comment Why did Elisabeth remain in seclusion in Luke 1:24?
Welcome to BH.SE! Please take our site tour. and check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible. I removed the last sentence because it was a question rather than an answer. If you have another question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. I also made a slight formatting improvement (it seemed your original intent, if not feel free to edit).
Nov
16
comment The Statue of Daniel 2 Breaking?
@BenjaminHoogterp let's continue this discussion in chat.
Nov
16
comment The Statue of Daniel 2 Breaking?
@BenjaminHoogterp :)
Nov
16
comment The Statue of Daniel 2 Breaking?
Also, saying 'liberal' is a pet peeve of mine. It's meaningless -- especially in this context ;)
Nov
16
comment The Statue of Daniel 2 Breaking?
@BenjaminHoogterp there is no requirement to edit, you've requested specific hermeneutics and that's fine. Just be careful not to solely ask for Christian perspectives in questions. In this case the hermeneutic somewhat goes hand in hand with a Christian perspective, but there is nothing preventing an answer from offering another perspective that discounts the NT witness, so this is fine (had you said, "I only want Christian perspectives," that would be a different story).
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).