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Feb
1
comment Where should the Messianic application begin and end in Jacob's blessing to Judah?
Speaking personally, I like the question and the answer, though I think the answer in particular could be clearer. I presume your source is your own thinking on the subject, right?
Jan
30
comment To what extent do deductive approaches consider authorial intent?
Psalms 119:73 Yodh Your hands have made and fashioned me; give me understanding that I may learn your commandments.
Jan
25
comment Based on recent manuscript discoveries, is the LXX more reliable than the MT?
Do you know if it is possible to buy replica manuscripts?
Jan
24
comment Why is the Septuagint (LXX) significant?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 This is how I interpret 2 Peter 1:20-21: "knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone's own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit." Do you read that differently to me? It'd be great to say hello in The Library if you'd be willing to share your thoughts with me in there?
Jan
22
comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
+1 excellent all round, I particularly found the last paragraph a useful conclusion!
Jan
20
comment Reading the Bible via verse and chapter and not getting the intended meaning?
This is a great question, and I sympathise with your reasons for asking it. It's also on-topic as it is essentially asking about hermeneutics: techniques and frameworks for understanding the meaning of Biblical texts. But as Dan mentions the question is also broad: too broad for the site in my view as it lends itself to any number of good answers. If you'd like to discuss how we could edit the question to reduce it's scope, please drop by the site chat room
Jan
18
comment Coherence-Based Genealogical Method vs. Local Text-Types Theory
no, the site welcomes Jewish, Christian, Atheist and other viewpoints as long as they take seriously the process of understanding the Biblical texts.
Jan
18
comment Coherence-Based Genealogical Method vs. Local Text-Types Theory
+1, this is very useful and just the kind of approach we need on the site: good research and clear communication. Do you mean you can only ever access the site from your phone or just right now?
Jan
18
comment How should Sirach 3:17 be translated?
comment by anonymous user: "I want to add that the Cairo Genizah collection was demonstrated to be very reliable for Sirach by the Dead Sea Scrolls"
Jan
18
comment Is God still at war with Amalek?
+1 I find this very useful, thanks
Jan
17
comment Is there a sacramentalism in the “Bread of Life” discourse?
+1 useful and well researched answer: long time no see though, would you consider contributing here again?
Jan
16
comment How can I identify puns in the Hebrew Bible?
Hi Bob, do you know someone called 'hudson roper'? He posted a question directed at you about the progress of your dictionary (I assume because he doesn't have the rep to comment here): "how is this going Bob? hopefully well. hudson"
Jan
15
comment The beloved disciple vs Peter
Hi Remiel, there was a suggested edit from an anonymous user: was that you? Either way, it would be great if you could edit your thoughts into a more complete answer :)
Jan
15
comment Who led the people out of Israel in Jude 5?
@DanO'Day I encourage you to accept the best answer regardless of who answers—most visitors don't know about the community aspect of the site and we are really here to benefit them (we are currently getting 700+ visitors daily, most directly from Google!). Of course I agree this is the best answer (thanks swasheck) but I don't want anyone to get the impression from your comment that you'd choose it even if it weren't :)
Jan
14
comment Does Gabriel's initial announcement to Mary suggest the virgin birth?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 surely v34?
Jan
11
comment Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
+1 for a common-sense answer though you haven't really added much that hasn't been said already ;)
Jan
9
comment Given the differences between Hebrew and Aramaic, how are the Aramaic sections identified?
This related question: How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew? covers some of the same ground.
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between “sensus plenior” and “inspired sensus plenior”?
Well I don't particularly mind if you want it left just the way it is :) tbh I was wondering if it was deliberate irony given the question ;)
Jan
8
comment What's the difference between “sensus plenior” and “inspired sensus plenior”?
+1 but you have used the word 'particular' 5 times!
Jan
5
comment Is there a link between the Jewish expectation of a literal Messianic kingdom and the command to witness to the ends of the earth in Acts 1?
Thanks for the edits Joseph, I've changed my vote. Lucky I checked back though because otherwise I wouldn't have known you done it. As a courtesy please reply to comments from moderators (I promise not to spam you). This very short paragraph from the FAQ tells you how using the '@' symbol so we get messages.