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Jan
31
asked Was Noah absolutely blameless or relatively good?
Jan
31
comment What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
Nice. I was going to look that up, but I see I won't have to.
Jan
31
comment Request for parallels between Psalms and Proverbs
I pulled in those examples, which are really interesting. Since Psalm 37 says it's "Of David" the natural reading is that it came first and Solomon copied it. But, of course, both could have relied on an even earlier source. Thanks for keeping at the comments.
Jan
31
revised Request for parallels between Psalms and Proverbs
I pulled in the OP's examples from the comments.
Jan
31
comment What is the order of events of Nahum and Jonah?
For reference, the question was also asked on C.SE. It got a pretty detailed answer there, for those interested.
Jan
31
answered What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
Jan
31
comment At what point did Abraham know he was talking to God in Genesis 18?
This is also the chapter with one of the Tanakh's funniest lines: Sarah lied, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was frightened. But He replied, “You did laugh.”
Jan
31
asked At what point did Abraham know he was talking to God in Genesis 18?
Jan
30
comment When the Bible says “the world”, does that only include Eurasia and Africa?
@Monica: My understanding of what it means that God is the author of Genesis is pretty convoluted. When it comes to the extent of the flood, I'm almost totally split--a coin flip might as well decide it for me. On the one hand, the text seems to say that even the Grand Canyon was submerged, but on the other, it seems far more likely that only the Fertile Crescent was flooded. In those days, either would have been a devastation to humanity. (All of which is to say, I see your point, but I'm not ready to change my answer. ;-)
Jan
30
comment Do any Hermeneutical approaches have a specific meaning for the number 11?
@kmote: I'm not sure what you think of my answer. 11 isn't exactly the richest vein to study numerology in the Bible as it turns out.
Jan
30
comment Are Job's friends the voice of the Accuser?
@Soldarnal: I took a shot. That really was some hand waving and weakens the argument. What do you think of my additions? I'm happy to field any other criticisms since I'm not fully convinced myself. If there are major problems with the interpretation, I'd like to know it. :-)
Jan
30
revised Are Job's friends the voice of the Accuser?
Trying to add more support to my accusation against Elihu as suggested by Soldarnal.
Jan
30
answered Do any Hermeneutical approaches have a specific meaning for the number 11?
Jan
30
comment What is the significance of '14 generations' in Matthew’s account of Jesus's genealogy?
Welcome to BH.SE. Thank you so much for including the final question, which really gets at the heart of what we are about here. Matthew makes a big deal about the number of generations, which is strange to us modern readers. Hopefully we can dig down to the way this was understood by the gospel's earliest audience.
Jan
28
comment What is the relationship between the “Adversary” in Job and the serpent in Genesis?
I plan to self-answer sometime next week since I think I arrived at a solution based on my answer to a related question.
Jan
28
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
Turns out I needed to provide this answer in order to address a related question. Yikes!
Jan
28
answered Are Job's friends the voice of the Accuser?
Jan
27
answered Interpretations of Elihu in Job
Jan
27
comment Request for parallels between Psalms and Proverbs
That's good advice. I did a chronological plan a few years ago and it was very helpful for getting an idea about when certain prophets were active and so on. If I recall correctly, all of Proverbs was placed in the same time frame as Solomon, who is the usual suspect for their authorship.
Jan
26
comment What does Jesus mean by generation when talking about the end times?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics--Stack Exchange and congratulations on your nearly one-year-old daughter! I have a strong preterist leaning on Matthew 24 especially and I think the case for a 70 AD fulfillment is quite strong. (I'm not opposed to a double-fulfillment in addition.) I take the birth pains to represent inevitability, pain with a purpose, and apparently uncontrolled anguish (but really controlled by a hidden force that will be revealed in time). I don't think the implication is that the pains will be quick. At least, I don't think we are compelled to read it that way.