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I'm a born-again Christian, active member of the body of Christ, husband and father, and Bible teacher. I love to study Scripture, and firmly believe it is the only credible standard for truth.

Aside from my devotion to God, His people, and His word, I don't really have any loyalty to a particular doctrine or creed.

(The guy in the picture is Zhuge Liang from the movie Red Cliff.)


Nov
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revised How long were the Children of Israel enslaved in Egypt?
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Nov
8
comment How long were the Children of Israel enslaved in Egypt?
My hesitation with your approach here is that it seems (to me) like the NT authors were simply referencing information that was already available in the OT records, not adding new information about ancient chronologies. With your approach, if we didn't have Galatians we could never know how long they were in Egypt because Paul was essentially operating under Sensus Plenior and adding information that was never before available from the ancient chronologies. I think there is a simpler solution for those with a high view of Scripture. Looking forward to your feedback on my answer.
Nov
8
answered How long were the Children of Israel enslaved in Egypt?
Nov
8
comment Are the speeches in the gospels and Acts meant to be taken as literal renditions of the original speech, or general gists of the speaker's message?
Great question. I hope you stick around!!
Nov
8
comment Was or wasn’t Shem’s son Arphaxad born on the ark?
This seems like a reasonable question, and this is definitely the site for such questions. You've got a theory, you've supported it, and you're asking if it's plausible. +1
Nov
8
comment What is the significance of '7 generations' in Luke’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
A good question but I didn't appreciate the matter-of-fact assertion that he inserted his own fictitious people. I think that is an unnecessary comment. It would be more tasteful in my opinion to at least say "it seems" or something to that effect.
Nov
8
comment Was the Song of Solomon originally a series of unconnected love poems?
Great question! Keep up the good posts Niobius.
Nov
8
comment Is King Solomon the bridegroom in the Song of Solomon?
FWIW I thought this was a good question, well worded and researched, and worth investigating and attempting to answer. Time prohibits me from doing so, but I hope someone will.
Nov
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is there a difference between the “meaning” and “application” of a text?
Oct
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
31
revised Can John's Passion chronology be reconciled with that of the Synoptics?
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Oct
26
comment Who began his reign first: Jehoram of Israel, or Jehoram of Judah?
@Niobius In short, it is usually just by constructing a timeline and deducing this from the dates provided. There are sometimes extra-Biblical sources that can corroborate what the text says, but the Hebrew Scriptures are the primary source for the history of the Jewish kings. I would recommend Ussher's Annals of the World for details on the dates. It's an excellent work... probably the most reliable history available for the pre-Christ era.
Oct
25
answered Who began his reign first: Jehoram of Israel, or Jehoram of Judah?
Oct
2
asked Revelation: Before or after AD70?
Sep
18
awarded  Nice Question
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awarded  Custodian
Aug
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How can we determine when an image is a symbol?
Aug
26
comment What were the Corinthians doing when they “baptized on behalf of the dead”?
@JonEricson Perhaps because that was not his focus in this passage. He may have addressed it previously in one of his (non-canonical) letters or visits, etc. Since Paul was talking to the Corinthians and not to us, it stands to reason that (if I am right,) the Corinthians would not have missed his sarcasm. It would not be the first time we see Paul alluding to an interaction we are not privy to.
Aug
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awarded  Nice Question