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Sep
8
comment Was there some connection between barley bread and Gideon in the mind of the Midianites?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashi
Aug
22
comment Did Moses need a human guide in the wilderness?
@Mike Ok, that could be the fourth answer.
Aug
19
comment Temple in Psalm 138
Psalm is in future tense. Could be David's prayer to build the temple. The word for temple here is "heichal" or hall, usually a permanent structure, not the Tabernacle.
Jul
22
comment Does the communion cup emphasize the vessel or the drink?
Could be as you say. Hard to tell from I Cor 11.
Jul
22
comment Does the communion cup emphasize the vessel or the drink?
Because Jesus says that he is making a new covenant, so he is giving new meaning to the fifth cup and can do what he wants with it. It's a custom (minhag) anyway, not law (halacha).
Jul
15
comment Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
With comparative linguistics and archaeology we are in better position today to understand the texts than were the Rabbis of the Talmud, who in any event were not interested in hermeneutics. They used the text to define norms of behavior, the "halacha", reading into the text the messages that they wished to convey in accordance with their sensibilities. 2) Not in the case of Avshalom, and possibly but not likely in the other cases. 3) The Yemenite Taj pentateuch from the Hebrew University Bible. Grammatical analysis is my own.
Jul
10
comment Meaning of Daniel 2:43
Ask, ask, ask any question that you believe has merit. Don't be offended or put off by downvotes, here or anywhere for that matter. Remember that there are no particular tests that anyone has to pass to join this site.
Jul
3
comment How many people were killed by violence in the old testament?
This is a question that we need to answer, together with the meta-questions that it raises. I think that there are a number of good answers.
Jul
3
comment How many people were killed by violence in the old testament?
The list categorizes some of the obvious types of mortality that every reader already knows, but does not add any perspective. It answers neither the numerical question of the OP nor the meta question of why there were so many killed.
Jun
29
comment Why was there a Sabbath year?
Added new material for completion and to address comment.
Jun
28
comment Why was there a Sabbath year?
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shmita
Jun
20
comment Does the New Testament use of Abba to address God signify a more intimate relationship than found in the Tanakh?
The problem is that the OT is about Israel's relation to God. That's the viewpoint. There was no modern concept of the individual, or of individual redemption in the OT apart from the redemption of the faith community.
Jun
19
comment Does the New Testament use of Abba to address God signify a more intimate relationship than found in the Tanakh?
Hoshea likens the relationship between God and Israel to that between bride and groom. Do you want more intimate than that?
Jun
17
comment What is the baptism of fire?
Zak 13:9, Isaiah 48:10, Psalms 17:3, Psalms 26:2, 66:10, 105:19, Dan 12:10
Jun
16
comment Humankind divided up among the gods?
@MonicaCellio - The Qumrani version is למספר בני אלוהים and that is apparently how the NRSV is reading. The LXX has "angels of Elohim". Rachel Elior thinks the change in the Masoretic version was made in mid or late second century BCE by the Pharisees to de-Tsadokize the text. Would be interesting to compare with the Samarian text but I don't have one at hand.
Jun
11
comment Per 1 Cor 10:8, when did God kill 23,000 for sexual immorality?
Hint: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugo_Grotius
Jun
8
comment Is there an interpretive significance for nashak (kiss) and nasak (burn) being puns?
Not clear to me where this comes from. Can you cite specific verses in codex where this occurs?
Jun
6
comment Are the Psalms intended to be didactic?
According to the answer I gave below we would call 137 either elegiac or historical. However 137 is such a thorny issue in itself that I suggest opening a separate question.
Jun
1
comment Is Naaman impure?
@Kazark: TNX, I still have more editing to do. I would like to re-write and separate the translation issues from the particularly Jewish interpretation problems and add a third section with a translation of the Rif's universalist gloss which I think would be of interest to Christians.
May
31
comment Is Naaman impure?
Only Negaim 3:1 is relevant in this case, as we are dealing with persons, not clothing or houses. The Mishna clearly represents an opposing position to that implied in this passage from the Bible.