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Oct
24
comment Does 2 Corinthians 9:6 indicate a reaping of earthly wealth?
I'm not sure how to use biblical-theology, but the book should be tagged if possible. Good question.
Oct
24
revised Does 2 Corinthians 9:6 indicate a reaping of earthly wealth?
I don't know how to use the biblical-theology tag, but the book should be tagged for sure.
Oct
24
comment What does “guardian/tutor” mean in Galatians 3:24
Actually, I think guardian works perfectly. Just this morning, I was helping a friend think through the problem of finding a legal guardian for his children to designate in his will. The nuance of a slave being tasked with guardian duties is bit of a twist that does aid in understanding. Thanks for the answer.
Oct
24
comment Gift or slaughter
I don't think this is a particularly good question as it stands. It seems like you have an ax to grind about the particular hermeneutical approach you hold to and you don't really have a question here. Jacob describes his own motivations quite well in Genesis 32. There might be a question of whether he was trusting God as well as he ought, but that's not what you've asked. I could edit the question to work, but I'm not sure I can get across what it is you want to ask.
Oct
24
awarded  Critic
Oct
24
revised How did the Greek “charis” come to imply “favor?”
Adjusting the tagging
Oct
24
comment How did the Greek “charis” come to imply “favor?”
One point of confusion in Christian contexts is that grace is a technical term and favor isn't. It would be strange to say that Jesus increased in "grace" with God even though that's what the passage says. Substituting "favor" seems a good idea in this case.
Oct
24
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
The Sadducees would certainly reject this line of reasoning since it depends on a number of non-Torah passages and concepts. It's also not clear to me that Jesus used anything like the method you describe here. His reasoning is short, persuasive and direct.
Oct
24
comment What's wrong with cooking a kid in its mother's milk?
It would really help me to follow the argument if you (a) focused mostly on the text in question (the prohibition against lobsters is interesting, but a distraction here) and (b) included references to other people who interpret the passage the way you do. It seems your answer turns on the idea that mixing prohibitions are symbolic of not mixing law and grace or flesh and spirit. Do you have a place to point us to see that with you? Is there a list of symbols available to the average reader to use as a "cheat sheet"?
Oct
24
answered Who wrote the hymn in Philippians 2?
Oct
24
comment Structuralism's influence on Biblical interpretation
This question seems to be asking about structuralism first and hermeneutics second, which is exactly backwards. Perhaps if you started by explaining structuralism you would have a better chance of getting some answers.
Oct
24
comment What does “guardian/tutor” mean in Galatians 3:24
My answer to a related question may be of interest.
Oct
23
comment What does “word of God” mean in Hebrews 4:12?
I'd like to note quickly that capitalization is purely a translation and editorial decision. The original Greek was written in ALL-CAPs (and sans spaces or punctuation). So don't read too much into capitalization of words in English translations.
Oct
22
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
I didn't take them that way at all. They are good questions.
Oct
21
comment Is Leviticus 12 saying that giving birth to a child is a sin?
Is there an online version of the Babylonian talmud or did you have to type it out from an offline source? I've had the hardest time using Google to find anything from a talmud.
Oct
21
comment How consistent were Augustine's hermeneutics?
I hope you don't mind, but I added a couple of links that helped me get a start on understanding your answer. (I also italisized the book title so that it stands out a bit more.) Feel free to re-edit.
Oct
21
revised How consistent were Augustine's hermeneutics?
Added a few links and italisized the book title. Feel free to re-edit to your liking.
Oct
21
answered Are Andronicus and Junia(s) apostles?
Oct
21
comment Exodus 6:3 - what is the significance of God's different names in the Tanakh?
I edited this question because I thought it would be an interesting one to point out in a question on the Judaism site.
Oct
21
revised Exodus 6:3 - what is the significance of God's different names in the Tanakh?
I'm cleaning up the question a bit so that I can point to it on the Judaism site. Feel free to re-edit.