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comment What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
My point is that you already did. ;-)
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answered What is the translation philosophy for tachash skins in Exodus?
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comment What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
Well, here's one dissenting opinion: biblica.com/niv/study-bible/isaiah But more to the point, I don't know how much any of these theories on the date and authorship of Isaiah are required to understand the text. The one possible exception seems to be the idea that Isaiah is reflecting (or forming) Israel's rejection of the existence of competing gods. That's a good suggestion and worth thinking about, but the extra (not so easily accepted) bits of this answer cloud that insight.
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comment What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
It certainly makes sense to expand God's dominion to things like calamity in the context of oppression by a foreign power. If darkness is under God's command as light is, you don't have to fear the darkness itself. Isaiah 45:12 is certainly a reference to Genesis 1 and 2.
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comment What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
References would be nice, however. I believe there is some disagreement over the idea of Deutero-Isaiah, the dating of the text, and the idea that Israel was not monotheistic in its early history.
Oct
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comment Peter's Psalm quotations in Acts 1:20
This answer would be stronger if you quoted a gospel passage (especially from Mark) that shows the author thought of David as a prefiguring of Jesus. Mark 12:35-37 does the job well, I'd say.
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accepted What is the meaning of “encircled” in Jeremiah 31:22?
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asked What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
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answered Hermeneutical Approaches vs. Inductive Bible Study
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revised Is there a sacramentalism in the “Bread of Life” discourse?
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answered Is there a sacramentalism in the “Bread of Life” discourse?
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answered Why was Barabbas in prison?
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answered How can I identify puns in the Hebrew Bible?
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revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
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revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Back to the answer to make it address the question.
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revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
And the question is now about one passage in Mark.
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revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Moving a bit of the question into the answer in the attempt to rehabilitate the question.