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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.)


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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.
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comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
@Mike It depends on what you mean by "understanding the text." If the author intended for the reader to understand from the text that it was a diamond, then either (A) "the most precious stone" must already mean "diamond" to the author and intended audience, or (B) he should have written "diamond," and his text was flawed. If the author intended for the reader to make a connection once they saw the diamond, and then have an "aha" moment, then both exegesis and experience (working together) would be necessary for this to happen in the reader.
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comment How to separate exegesis from eisegesis in this example?
@Mike Following exegesis didn't lead Student 1 to the wrong answer, deviating from strict, careful exegesis led him to the wrong answer. Good exegesis may not answer all of your questions, but it will always lead you in the right direction.