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Apr
14
comment Does Granville Sharp's Rule indicate that “God” and “Savior” share a referent in Titus 2:13 and 2 Peter 1:1?
I can't reverse my DV unless you make an edit.
Apr
7
comment Why did Abel keep flocks if man wasn't supposed to eat flesh til after the Flood?
They're also good for sacrificing.
Apr
1
comment What is “the stump of Jesse”?
@Schuh You'll have to help me out here, I'm not following... What is it about the historical setting that is at odds with my answer?
Mar
19
comment What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
Could you add some examples under Textual Evidence #1? Thanks in advance.
Mar
13
comment Did Mark intend to end his gospel at 16:8?
Matthew, you're clearly very intelligent and creative, and brought up a number of interesting points here. I'm just not sure the conclusions are reliable-- for a couple of reasons. First, this entire line of thought is nullified if the ending is indeed original, which is where the evidence seems to me to point. Second, a lot of these arguments rely on drawing lines between different passages based on a single shared word or phrase, and that method is highly suspect. It just doesn't work consistently. You have to prove that the author intended the link, and one word isn't enough to do so.
Feb
24
comment Background to the phrase “fall from heaven like lightning”?
@Davïd It could be. I was wondering if it was a common saying in His day, for instance, like we might say "another one bites the dust", and what the background on the saying was.
Feb
23
comment Who was Abram's mother?
Thanks for the answer. Can you expand on "daughter of Karnebo"? Would that make her a Canaanite? A Horite priestess? If you can address this I can accept the answer and vote it up. Thanks.
Feb
23
comment Who was Abram's mother?
@DickHarfield My point was simply that this question wouldn't make it very far on that site because they don't even believe Abram existed. The sources I've seen respected the historicity of Abram and suggested he was a Canaanite. I'm wondering if there's any evidence behind that assertion. Hope that helps...
Feb
22
comment Concealing & revealing in Proverbs 25:2
Interesting. So the king searching a matter out wouldn't have anything to do with getting to the bottom of legal disputes then.
Jan
24
comment According to 1 Corinthians 10:1-4, does the Red Sea in Exodus 14:22 represent Jesus' Blood?
You've got me curious now... which hermeneutics class are you in, if you don't mind me asking? If you don't want to say which school specifically, could you tell me whether it's undergrad or graduate, and what branch of the church it is associated with?
Jan
20
comment Was Elijah REALLY taken to Heaven?
Great question. Some factors to explore: (A) Does "ascended" have the idea of "returned" here? (B) Does "ει μαι" mean "if not" ("unless") here? (C) Does 2 Chronicles refer to the same "Elijah"? (D) Did 2 Chronicles 21 definitely take place after Elijah's death? (E) There is another NT passage that suggests Elijah was "transferred"; does the Hebrew actually mean that he "ascended" in the way Jesus did? ...anyway, I haven't studied this particular question in depth (yet), but these are some of the things I would look at before drawing conclusions.
Jan
9
comment What is the significance of the definite article in 1 Cor 14:2?
This isn't a complete answer, but hopefully it is helpful in pointing you in the right direction.
Dec
28
comment The Euphrates River Drying up?
You don't have to entertain the Mormon doctrine of people living on the sun in order to explain their teaching on it. Same with Preterism. I agree it's a flawed system, but I still think this question is interesting -- and useful. Maherlalhashbaz came before Christ, Antiochus Epiphanes before Antichrist, etc. Preterists tend to be good at the "local fulfillment".
Dec
28
comment Does Isaiah 11:3 involve smelling?
I think your answer is based on a strawman. The idea of "smelling" does not come from Christian theology, it comes from reading the Hebrew. "Delight" is an odd rendition of the word, but both Christians and non agree it fits better. That is why the Christian translations read that way. The question is how people (Christian and non) get "delight" from the Hebrew word for "smelling".
Dec
27
comment Does Isaiah 11:3 involve smelling?
You have said quite a bit about why you think Christians are wrong to take this as a prophecy about Jesus, but I don't see an answer to the actual question. What Hebrew word is used there, and what is the correct understanding of its usage? -1 for now.
Dec
27
comment The Euphrates River Drying up?
I don't disagree, but that comment would be a more relevant answer than what you posted. Just wanted to explain my down vote so you weren't wondering.
Dec
27
comment Is “revile the gods” (KJV) an accurate translation in Exo. 22:28?
@JimThio is that your down vote? (If this info wasn't useful to you I'll delete the answer; I might have misunderstood what you were looking for.)
Dec
27
comment The Euphrates River Drying up?
This does not answer the actual question. It's just a teaching on your perspective on the verse... The OP specifically asked about how Preterists would explain it.
Dec
23
comment Did Jesus subject Himself to the law of the land by paying the temple tax?
Ah, excellent line of inquiry in that case. I edited the title to try and fix the negative ring I felt it had, and focus it more on the issue you're trying to get at. Feel free to reverse the edit or notify me if you're not happy with the edit.
Dec
23
comment To whom does the Psalmist refer to in Psalm 2:6 as “the installed King of Zion”?
Great answer. +1. I was a little surprised by your statement that God did not appoint Saul to be king though... Was that a typo? I thought God appointed Saul to be king at the (foolish) request of the Israelites? If memory serves, he was anointed with oil, the Spirit came upon him, he had prophet and priest supporting him, etc.