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Jun
10
comment Can Enoch's hermeneutical approach be determined?
God created serpents very good. In these passages, they are being used as symbols of evil. In any case, I think both of us are straying from the topic at hand.
Jun
10
comment Can Enoch's hermeneutical approach be determined?
You'll have to give me a reference if the serpent is something other than the one referenced in John 3, which was neither evil nor sinful. Further, Fairbairn does not say that nothing evil can be typical, but that it cannot typify a good that God introduces (p. 138). He states that such an evil can typify the evil that opposes the good (p. 142). In any case, I'm glad you're finding it profitable—read always with care, but hold fast to what is good.
Jun
10
comment What are the differences between allegorical and typological interpretation?
@Bob, not necessarily, but I think that position is, however, the basis of the allegorical interpretation. On the other hand, in Luke 24:25–27, Jesus berates his disciples for not knowing that the Scriptures spoke of himself, whereas, as Fairbairn often notes, the allegorical method is often dependent on fancy and does not lead different men to the same interpretation. In any case, this does not affect the definition I gave of the two hermeneutics.
Jun
9
comment Was there an eclipse just before Jesus died?
It sounds like you've already shown that it can't be a (natural) solar eclipse. What are you asking?
Jun
9
comment Can Enoch's hermeneutical approach be determined?
I'm a little busy to post any kind of answer, but in answer to some of your questions I would refer you to roughly the first hundred pages of the second book/part of Patrick Fairbairn's Typology of Scripture.
Jun
5
comment What are the differences between allegorical and typological interpretation?
Good catch. Allegorical interpreters could also allegorize Jonah and the whale. The difference would be that allegoricalists affirm the allegorical meaning as primary, whereas typological allegorists hold the literal sense the primary one.