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Jun
15
comment Does Peter intend to identify the Pauline Epistles as canonical?
Very nice! Your argument is very clear and seems to do justice to Peter's point of view. I especially appreciate that this question made you think more deeply about the issue
Jun
14
comment Does Peter intend to identify the Pauline Epistles as canonical?
Thanks for the thoughtful answer, Ignatius. What support is there that γραφὰς must always mean "sacred writings?" Isn't this the normal word for anything written down in Greek, outside of the new testament context? It seems a bit circular to say that each instance is meant in a technical sense because it is always meant in a technical sense in the new testament.
Jun
14
comment Does Peter intend to identify the Pauline Epistles as canonical?
Thanks for the comment and candor. Likewise, I don't doubt the inspiration of these epistles; I just wonder if this verse isn't abused a bit to defend it.
Jun
13
asked Does Peter intend to identify the Pauline Epistles as canonical?
Jun
12
comment Was there an eclipse just before Jesus died?
Bob, what do these maps show? Is there record of an eclipse around the time of Jesus' death?
Jun
9
comment What is the “Theological Interpretation of Scripture” movement?
Thanks for the follow up--and the interesting meta-analysis!
Jun
8
comment What is the “Theological Interpretation of Scripture” movement?
I appreciate the breakdown, but I think "Theological Interpretation of Scripture" is used as a technical term. Most of what I read about it from Googling around seems to be interacting with this movement, or talking about people who are doing so. The TIS movement seems to be trying to propose an alternative to the methodologies you suggest
May
31
asked What is the “Theological Interpretation of Scripture” movement?
May
21
comment How should ἱλαστήριον (hilasterion) be translated in Romans 3:25?
Propitiation and expiation have different objects, though the same act. God is propitiated, whereas sin is expiated. That is, propitiation means that God is appeased and his wrath is turned aside; expiation means that sin and guilt is taken away, covered up, or atoned for. So the two go hand in hand--when God's wrath is turned aside, he covers our sin; when he covers our sin, his wrath is turned aside. More specifically, when God's wrath is diverted from us to Jesus, his blood covers our sin; that act in turn reconciles us to God.
May
17
comment Twenty plus twenty-five plus fifteen in Ezekiel 45:12
If that were the case, I would just say "three twenty-shekels is a mina"
May
14
revised What does it mean to be “born of water”?
removed footnote mark; made "water" and "spirit" bold
May
11
comment According to Romans 5, is death caused by individual sin, or Adam's sin?
+1 for imputed righteousness (Christ to man) necessitating imputed sin (man to Christ)
May
8
accepted How can we understand “another gospel” in its historical context?
May
7
comment How can we understand “another gospel” in its historical context?
Thank you--this is a very compelling argument that Paul had the Judaizers in mind when warning against competing "gospels". I actually appreciate you stopping short of the modern parallel; although those are the occasion for my question, I'd see it as more of an application of this text.
May
7
accepted What is a Horizon of Understanding and how can it be applied to understanding the Bible?
May
7
accepted Is hermeneutics primarily descriptive or prescriptive?
May
7
accepted Who believes, is baptized, and is saved in Acts 16?
May
7
revised How can we understand “another gospel” in its historical context?
clarification of my question
May
7
asked How can we understand “another gospel” in its historical context?
Feb
8
comment What hermeneutical approach does Hebrews use on the Old Testament
It's reasoning by analogy, but it helps