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Oct
16
comment What is “Midrash” and how does it relate to Christian principles of hermeneutics?
Do you have a source for the story of Jesus asking about the stones? It isn't in the Luke account and the other canonical gospels don't talk about Jesus' youth.
Oct
16
comment How does Jesus' being from Nazareth fulfill the prophets?
Great question. I hope someone has a satisfactory answer. :-/
Oct
14
answered Why is the Septuagint (LXX) significant?
Oct
14
comment Why is the Septuagint (LXX) significant?
I don't know why this answer was downvoted. It's a legitimate stance.
Oct
14
comment Who is being “taken” in Matthew 24:40-41?
Excellent parallel. That's a far simpler (and therefore better) answer than my own. ;-)
Oct
14
answered Who is being “taken” in Matthew 24:40-41?
Oct
13
revised Hermeneutical Approaches vs. Inductive Bible Study
Waxing poetic.
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.