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Oct
13
revised What is the translation philosophy for tachash skins in Exodus?
Minor tweaking.
Oct
13
comment Hermeneutical Approaches vs. Inductive Bible Study
@Ray: Thanks for helping clear up my use of terms. I've tried again. Does the latest version use "hermeneutics" more appropriately?
Oct
13
revised Hermeneutical Approaches vs. Inductive Bible Study
But since the question is about hermeneutics, changing every instance to exegesis renders the answer off-topic. I've tightened up my use of terms.
Oct
13
answered What is Micah 5:5-6 talking about?
Oct
12
comment Understanding argument in Galatians 3:19-20
I'm sorry for the extreme length. (I just reread the answer and I barely slogged through it.) It's really a tricky question that gets at the heart of Paul's argument.
Oct
12
revised Understanding argument in Galatians 3:19-20
Small typo
Oct
12
comment Understanding argument in Galatians 3:19-20
@Richard: I'd love to see your answer since (as I just answered) I think it isn't related to the Trinity as much as I'd like it to be. ;-)
Oct
12
answered Understanding argument in Galatians 3:19-20
Oct
12
comment How does the Noah's Ark narrative relate to the Gilgamesh flood account?
Here's my suggestion to revive this question: grab a copy of Gilgamesh and the Genesis flood account and put them side by side (or on top of each other as is more natural to the site). Then post a few representative parallel passages to ask about. I'm not sure that will work, but I do think it will be a good next step.
Oct
12
revised What is the translation philosophy for tachash skins in Exodus?
More information about the Brenton translation.
Oct
12
comment What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
My point is that you already did. ;-)
Oct
12
answered What is the translation philosophy for tachash skins in Exodus?
Oct
12
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.
Oct
12
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
11
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.
Oct
11
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
11
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.
Oct
11
accepted What is the meaning of “encircled” in Jeremiah 31:22?
Oct
11
asked What did Isaiah intend with his unusual usage of “create” in Isaiah 45:7?
Oct
11
answered Hermeneutical Approaches vs. Inductive Bible Study