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How do I read your display name? Exactly as it sounds, of course :P (it says "My name is Dan" in broad, phonemic IPA transcription).


Feb
16
reviewed Reviewed What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
Feb
16
reviewed No Action Needed In Galatians 1:4 what does “this present evil world” refer to?
Feb
15
comment Was there an astronomical origin of the Star of Bethlehem in Matthew 2?
This doesn't show its work in several assertions, which is a requirement on this site. Don't just tell us what you know, tell us how you know it. I've added a post notice for now, but keep in mind that unsourced material may be edited or removed. Also, ideally provide the page number or a link to sources so we can verify your claims.
Feb
14
comment What is the “great mystery” in Ephesians 5:32?
@rhetorician in the interest of not only commenting on negative things, this answer has my +1 - good job!
Feb
13
comment What is the significance of the author of Genesis using two different designations for God?
Be sure to also check out the documentary hypothesis if you haven't already
Feb
13
comment What “filthiness of the flesh and spirit” is Paul talking about in 2 Cor. 7:1?
This is a good answer, but the reason for my downvote is the shift from discussing the Corinthian believers to talking about 'us' which *prescribes*/imposes your perspective on the reader (i.e. all of the 'we' language). This is not a Christian site nor all your readers Christians.
Feb
13
comment What “filthiness of the flesh and spirit” is Paul talking about in 2 Cor. 7:1?
This is a decent answer, but the reason for my downvote is the shift from discussing the Corinthian believers to talking about 'us' which *prescribes*/imposes your perspective on the reader. Also, no work is shown for explaining how James' letter is related to Paul's. Using other texts than the one being discussed and presuming that they agree is an assumption. Not all of your readers are Christians.
Feb
13
revised How many Greek words could be used to translate the Hebrew for day of rest?
messiah is an unqualified/unsupported assertion
Feb
12
reviewed Leave Open What is the proper translation in English, for Pi Hahiroth.?
Feb
12
awarded  Yearling
Feb
11
comment Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
But it would take so much time to aggregate all this in a post.... :P
Feb
11
comment Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
And then there is of course the critical perspective that would argue that this parable is not an authentic saying of Jesus because it seems to draw on later Christian theological themes (ὁ Λόγος) and goes against Jesus' own purpose of parables given in the immediate context, not to mention the presence of a Hellenism (πρόσκαιρος) with no Aramaic parallel etc. (Bultmann argues this, for instance). This is a weaker argument, IMHO since it brings with it the a priori assumption that Jesus would not interpret his own parable, but still interesting.
Feb
11
comment Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
Great stuff here. I also hope to have a chance to take a stab at this, but I feel like I could write a book on it. There is of course the exile and return language reminiscent of Isaiah 55 and psalms, this is the first of seven parables given in this segment of Matthew's Gospel, Jesus gets into a conflict with religious leaders in Mt. 12 and this represents the 'shift' from the 'clear(er)' teaching like the Sermon on the Mount to Jesus using parables to hide the mysteries/secrets of τῆς βασιλείας τῶν οὐρανῶν, and....
Feb
11
comment Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
A key to understanding this passage is the exile and return language used which is reminiscent of Isaiah 55 and various Psalms. Equating 'kingdom of heaven' with the modern Christian individualistic understanding of 'gospel' and salvation is very eisegetical. Hopefully I'll have time to answer in the next few days.
Feb
11
revised Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
modified title
Feb
11
comment Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
I've edited this question to place the emphasis on understanding the text rather than on Christian theology (which is moreso application of the text, which is off topic here). I should have retained enough of your conjecture to help others understand where you're coming from, however. It would be helpful for you to give the exact title of the books and page numbers where commentators have made claims so answerers can see the context of these claims for themselves.
Feb
11
comment Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
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. Please keep in mind that this is not a Christian site, so we welcome other perspectives on the text as well. Be sure to check out what makes us different from other sites that study the Bible.
Feb
11
revised Meaning of the Parable of the Sower
clarified to remove theological emphasis but still retain reason for OP's request
Feb
10
reviewed No Action Needed What is the meaning of, “I make known the end from the beginning” in Isaiah 46:10?
Feb
8
comment 1 Timothy 6:10: “For the love of money is the root of all [kinds of?] evil”
Well my preferred translation is that same wording with the root 'par excellence', but I ran to hyperbole or contextual referents rather than letting it stand. My search of the classics certainly would support that as well, but I wish I had more time to do all the analysis I know I should. Thanks for the insight!