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revised Does the communion cup emphasize the vessel or the drink?
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comment What about the noncanonical books quoted in Jude?
I am not sure that there is a basis to think that the concept of canon was well formed at the time of the writing of Jude. Folks quoted writings that were accepted as authoritative at the time of their writing. The author of Jude either accepted these writings as authoritative or did not but needed to address an audience that did accept them. The question, both in OT and post OT about what to do with references and quotes of material that is no longer extant or is, but no longer accepted as canonical is in some sense not hermeneutical. We can only deal with the texts that we have at this date.
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comment What about the noncanonical books quoted in Jude?
In what sense is this question hermeneutical rather than doctrinal?
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revised How does a less Messianic reading of Song of Solomon interpret 5:16 “He is altogether lovely”?
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answered How does a less Messianic reading of Song of Solomon interpret 5:16 “He is altogether lovely”?
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answered Does Rashi's interpretation of Jephthah's fate hold water?
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comment Satan: Stumbling Block or Accuser?
@BlessedGeek: The more you learn the language of the manuscripts and the more you study the texts in manuscript form, the more independent you can be of ad hominem worries and can cite good explanations when you find them, regardless of the persuasion of the writer. In this case, I found a pretty good English explanation of the words "set", "satan", "sitnah", with their OT usage davka on an accessible Christian site.
Oct
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comment Does Romans 13:8 include a prohibition of taking loans?
@BlessedGeek: Well, this isn't exactly what I had in mind. Paul lived in tumultuous times that were hard to comprehend and had himself witnessed miracles. He was by all accounts a responsible leader.