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Nov
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comment What and where is the Kerith ravine?
In the parallels that Kings draws between Elijah and Moses that you mention, how does Elijah come out in comparison with Moses? What is the implication of God feeding Israel in the wilderness manna versus feeding Elijah by means of an unclean fowl in the revine of "cutting off"? How does Elijah compare with Obadiah in the continuation of the story?
Nov
12
comment What and where is the Kerith ravine?
Have you considered the possibility that the author of Kings might not be refering to a geographical location? How is the word "cherith" used in other places in this chapter? If Elijah is a prophet, why should he need to be placed at God's mercy? What is this supposed to teach him that he wouldn't already know?
Nov
2
comment What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
+1 for finding this in Luther.
Nov
2
reviewed Reject What are the “stones of fire” in Ezekiel 28?
Oct
29
comment Isaiah 1:18 white washing the scarlet?
@BlessedGeek Done
Oct
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revised Is Saul's insult intended to be incoherent?
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revised Is Saul's insult intended to be incoherent?
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28
answered Is Saul's insult intended to be incoherent?
Oct
28
comment Isaiah 1:18 white washing the scarlet?
@BlessedGeek Its not that sins contain anything pure, they definitely do not. It's that even if their guilt looks as permanent as scarlet dye, it can be removed. The cleverness of the metaphor is that it uses something positive to allude to something very very negative, sins. This language is intended to re-kindle faith. Certainly it's better to be whole in the first place rather than have to go through the cycle of punishment and repentance. Of course, some of us seek punishment ;-) but that is not what the prophet is talking about in this verse.
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answered Isaiah 1:18 white washing the scarlet?
Oct
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revised How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
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Oct
27
answered How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
Oct
27
asked What was Noah thinking when he sent a raven from the ark?
Oct
24
comment “My son” in Hosea 11:1 quoted in Matt. 2:14-15
@livingparadox I wouldn't call it weak reasoning in the context is the accepted hermeneutics of the time. In fact, its pretty strong for this type of claim.
Oct
23
comment “My son” in Hosea 11:1 quoted in Matt. 2:14-15
@Mike I do my best to answer questions on this site based on my understanding of the intent of the author of the text, based on my knowledge of history, similar texts, and the languages of the period, whether or not I sympathise with the author of the text. My assumption is that no one posting a question on this site is looking for a response designed to support any particular theological position but is trying to understand the intent of the original author in his historical context.
Oct
23
comment What do the days of Obadyahu's youth concern us?
+1, but specifically why "since my youth"? Wouldn't "I am a worshipper of the LORD" be sufficient? What does the "youth" add here that warrants mention?
Oct
22
asked What do the days of Obadyahu's youth concern us?
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