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Nov
25
comment Are the four profitable areas in 2 Tim 3:16 covering doctrine and practice?
Excellent question! The simplest answer is that Guthrie is wrong. ;-) But I would like to know what Paul intended to communicate with those 4 words.
Nov
25
comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! I appreciate this answer, but we aren't a "Christian" site, so not all of us take Jesus as our final authority. In addition, Jonah could be purely allegorical and yet Jesus could be right in saying that it is trustworthy and true. (I usually vote up answers to my questions, I find I can't on this answer since it didn't engage my question exactly. Don't be discouraged!)
Nov
25
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Welcome to Hermeneutics.SE! Thanks for the answer.
Nov
23
comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Inspired by a question on Christian holidays in general and our challenge of the "week".
Nov
23
asked Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Nov
23
comment Why is the logic in 1 Cor 2:15 when Paul says “the spiritual person…is himself to be judged by no one”
@Jack: I double checked with the NET translation notes, which are usually helpful, and yes: that's almost word for word how the notes explain the phrase. I think Paul takes for granted that everyone (spiritual or not) may be understood by God Himself, if that's what your question is about.
Nov
23
revised Why is the logic in 1 Cor 2:15 when Paul says “the spiritual person…is himself to be judged by no one”
Bringing in the NET Bible.
Nov
23
answered Why is the logic in 1 Cor 2:15 when Paul says “the spiritual person…is himself to be judged by no one”
Nov
23
comment Is Psalm 19 an example of the Teleological Argument?
I thoroughly agree. I would further say that Psalm 19 would be a circular argument if it were intended to be Teleological as the psalmist assumes God exists and has characteristics such as being perfect in goodness and power. (And I think the argument works best to refine our understanding of God--not to establish it, so I probably won't be interested in the answers I would get on Philosophy.SE.) Thanks for the answer.
Nov
23
accepted Is Psalm 19 an example of the Teleological Argument?
Nov
23
comment How can I identify puns in the Hebrew Bible?
@Bob: Interesting. I hadn't thought of that connection before.
Nov
23
comment What sort of disaster is Joel addressing?
Note: Joel has only 3 chapters in most English translations as the short, 5-verse chapter 3 in the NJPS is appended to chapter 2. (I just so happened to be listening to Joel today or I would not have noticed.)
Nov
23
comment Is the Hymn To Wisdom in Job 28 a part of Job's speech?
Good point about the chapter divisions. Another way to look at the start of 29 is that it's a really long speech. After a while, the reader (and any listeners) would start to lose track of who is speaking and so a reminder could be in order when the topic changes.
Nov
22
comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
@Monica: Good point. Here's how it would go if I had been in Jonah's sandals: Day 1: What the...? Day 2: It's really disgusting in here! Day 3: HELP! (There are textual reasons to suppose it was composed sometime later, but that will have to wait for my formal answer when I have time. ;-)
Nov
22
asked What happened to the 500 witnesses in 1 Corinthians 15?
Nov
22
comment Is the Hymn To Wisdom in Job 28 a part of Job's speech?
I know you know this, but for the sake of people reading this later: quotation marks represent an interpretation on the part of the translator. Neither ancient Hebrew nor Greek had symbols for demarking a passage as a quotation. So the question is about how the passage in question ought to be rendered using modern punctuation. (It's a great question that I don't know how to answer myself. +1)
Nov
22
comment When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Inspired by another question and conforming to the current challenge.
Nov
22
asked When did Jonah compose his prayer in chapter 2?
Nov
22
comment Did Jonah expect to die when he was thrown overboard?
Ah. I wonder when he wrote the prayer... (My theory is that the prayer was composed later based on his own thoughts in the belly, but informed by his eventual rescue. The "my prayer" in verse 7 would then be self-referential in a sense.)
Nov
22
comment Did Jonah expect to die when he was thrown overboard?
I liked your deleted answer too. ;-) At the point of volunteering to become a sacrifice, it's possible Jonah thought he might be rescued; in the belly of the leviathan, it's certain he considered himself dead.