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Nov
3
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
I've just updated my answer with links to questions I asked on Judaism.SE - I'll be refining it further.
Nov
3
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
Hmm - what stood out from the first? There's some insightful updates on the second now.
Nov
2
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
Thanks! - I'm hoping to update my answer once I get more answers - but here are the links for now. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11040/… & judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11063/…
Nov
2
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
Thanks @JonEricson - I have asked a question about this on the Jewish site (2 related ones actually ;p). Could you expand on your first point? I get what you mean by saying that it was a different cultural setting - that does make sense, but I don't get what you're saying with "the brides are brought to the king one at a time". Thanks!
Oct
27
comment Why would God disapprove of rituals he ordained?
Great adage - lots of juicy details here, thank you!
Oct
27
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
These are good points. Right now, glossing over the answers, it still feels just like good points on both sides on the table. Finding a historic example of a groom marrying more than one "bride" at a time would seal the deal.
Oct
27
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
hmm - @Richard, maybe you're stretching the parable too far/reading into it? There's many analogies that illustrate one point, but if you take them too far they lose their meaning.
Oct
27
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
I think you meant "bride" when you said groom in a couple of places here, especially in "Then the groom would bring out the evidence of her virginity"
Oct
20
comment Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
This is a great topic in general - thanks for bringing it up, I've been looking into this for a while.
Oct
14
comment What is Micah 5:5-6 talking about?
I learned much from your answer about how prophets interpreted the first and second coming. Thank you!
Oct
13
comment What does the prohibition against women speaking in church in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 mean?
I think that this question is valid in so far as it's asking for interpretation of the verse. I am interested in this interpretation myself, and would love more answers from the community.
Oct
13
comment What is Micah 5:5-6 talking about?
Thank you Jon, that's an amazing and informed answer!
Oct
11
comment What is Micah 5:5-6 talking about?
Thank you for your answer @warren! I'm more unclear about verses 5 & 6 in specific.
Oct
11
comment What is Micah 5:5-6 talking about?
Thank you for your answer! To clarify, are you saying that verses 5-6 are talking about the first coming, or the second? The reason I ask this is because of the phrase: "they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword" - or maybe I'm reading too much into it?