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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.
Jan
26
comment Request for parallels between Psalms and Proverbs
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics.SE. This is a pretty broad question and there may not be any such parallels, so I wouldn't hold up much hope for an answer. Maybe you could help us out by letting us know why you are asking the question. Do you have some reason to suspect there are parallels?
Jan
25
asked Is there an implied connection between Abraham's circumcision and his fertility?
Jan
23
comment Could the usage of the word “fish” be considered evidence for a later and more figurative writing of the gospels?
I'm not sure why your Area 51 commitment to this site hasn't cleared, but I'd say you got a few good answers to your 10 questions. I wonder if you would consider accepting any answers since only you can perform that function? I think GalacticCowboy's answer below is exceptional and I wonder if it helped you.
Jan
23
comment Accurate translations of original scripts/text
Welcome to BH.SE! Your answer to the other question you tackled was excellent! Keep up the good work. Do you have a link for the New World Translation? Any particular reason you suggested it?
Jan
23
comment Peter's Denial and the Rooster Crowing
A belated welcome to BH.SE. Did you get the sort of answer you were looking for? There are lots of examples of Matthew "correcting" or "simplifying" Mark. In this case, the way Mark presents Jesus' words is a bit convoluted and Matthew gets right to the point: "you will disown me three times and then the rooster will crow." Was there something more you were asking about?
Jan
23
answered Why are fathers missing in Mark 10:30?
Jan
23
comment Why are fathers missing in Mark 10:30?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! I think this is the right place to ask. ;-) I cleaned up the verse formatting a bit (and switched to the ESV) so that I could more easily tell what you are asking. Feel free to re-edit the question if I screwed anything up.
Jan
23
revised Why are fathers missing in Mark 10:30?
Cleaned up the verse quotations so that I know what's going on. Feel free to re-edit.
Jan
19
comment What is the “first resurrection”?
The connection to John 5 is stronger if you include verses 25-29 or even more context. I'm not sure I agree with the answer, but you make a very strong case, so +1. Thanks for taking the time to refine your answer.
Jan
18
comment Accurate translations of original scripts/text
@Peter Taylor: Very true. I've done some translation of poetry from Spanish and handling ambiguity is nearly an impossible challenge. But I find the NET text tends to make firm stands where the text seems open to interpretation. Since we have the notes, which often explain the translators' reasoning, it's a valid approach. This is why I prefer to use the ESV for most quotations here.
Jan
17
revised Does Paul intend that what follows after 1 Corinthians 7:25a have less authority?
Added a link to the passage and a tag.
Jan
17
comment Accurate translations of original scripts/text
Welcome to BH.SE! I agree that the NET Bible is pretty good--especially the notes. But I find the translation choices tend to remove ambiguous language which is present in the original. For the general reader, that's fine. But if you are struggling with the text, as we do here, it's not always helpful to have interpretation problems "solved" by the translation.
Jan
17
reviewed Approve Accurate translations of original scripts/text
Jan
13
comment Which experts believe Paul “lost” his arguments in 1st Corinthians?
Welcome to BH.SE! It's exciting that you've started out by asking three great (and diverse) questions. Although it would be entirely tangential to the question, would you mind linking to the theory in question?
Jan
13
comment The beloved disciple vs Peter
That's a lot better. I hope to see more answers from you soon!
Jan
13
comment The beloved disciple vs Peter
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics!
Jan
13
revised The beloved disciple vs Peter
The first sentence was a bit disjointed so I cleaned it up. ;-) Feel free to re-edit if I changed your intended meaning.