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Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
I'm glad I asked. I'll have to re-think the passage. (But I wonder if a possible answer to the Sadducees would be that death does not annul the marriage. The first man was never "divorced" from his wife. (Jesus' response is exactly the opposite by the way.))
Oct
25
revised Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
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Oct
25
comment Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
The idea to ask this came from an answer to another question. (I just wanted to establish the link. ;-)
Oct
25
comment What is the difference between historical-grammatical and historical criticism?
Related (but not identical) is hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/231/… My answer there would be a good place to start, in my oh-so-humble opinion. ;-)
Oct
25
asked Does the Sadducees' question in Mark 12 imply polygamy was considered sinful?
Oct
25
comment How did the Greek “charis” come to imply “favor?”
Sounds plausible to me. I wonder if the book is in one of my local libraries...
Oct
25
comment Are the 'ten virgins' told in Jesus' parable multiple brides or just general wedding party?
s/roll/role/ (Great question, by the way. I've never thought the women could all be brides.)
Oct
25
comment Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
I cleaned up the question a bit and suggested some links to the terms you are using. But are you asking about Biblical literalism or historical-grammatical hermeneutics. (The later seems more accepted by Christians at least.)
Oct
25
revised Is there a scriptural warrant for the literal-historical approach?
Trying to clarify the question.
Oct
25
comment Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
The question sprung from a chat session.
Oct
25
revised Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
Hanging quote that will bug me the rest of the day if I don't fix it. ;-)
Oct
25
asked Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
Oct
25
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Oct
25
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
I see my comment was unclear: the Sadducees accepted the first five books of the Bible (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy). I don't dispute that Jesus could have used Scripture to answer the marriage question, but He didn't show us the reasoning for that half of His answer. As you point out, Jesus was an exceptional rabbi at a young age. How did he receive His semikhah at 12?
Oct
25
comment Who wrote the hymn in Philippians 2?
@Soldarnal: I was meaning to ask about that... Do you have the source for the Stephan suggestion at hand?
Oct
24
comment What role does the Holy Spirit play in hermeneutics?
There's an interesting thread on this question in chat.
Oct
24
comment What's wrong with cooking a kid in its mother's milk?
I don't have a problem with "different", but I do have a problem with asserting things that are not evident. Take "Boiling represents tribulation." Sure it can be a symbol for tribulation, but it can also mean a step in preparing food. Taken as a symbol, it could mean "purification" or "change" or "reducing" or whatever. Its fine if you don't or can't give us a clue where the interpretation comes from, but you can't expect us to understand what you are saying. (And introducing new symbols makes everything exponentially more confusing.)
Oct
24
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
They were familiar with those books, but rejected all but Genesis as Scripture. Jesus restricted Himself to the Pentateuch for that very reason. I also don't see Him using symbols (or anything but divine revelation) to answer the marriage portion of the question.
Oct
24
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
@Richard: I was! (In fact, I came up with the question from reading that very post. ;-)
Oct
24
answered Redaction criticism and grammatical-historical hermeneutics