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Nov
21
asked What sort of disaster is Joel addressing?
Nov
21
comment Did Job believe in an afterlife where wrongs could be righted?
@Caleb: Does this edit help? No doubt there's more to be said, but I think this answer is starting to be too bulky.
Nov
21
revised Did Job believe in an afterlife where wrongs could be righted?
Providing more background.
Nov
21
accepted Does base-10 numbering in Genesis 4:24 argue against the Wiseman hypothesis?
Nov
21
comment Does base-10 numbering in Genesis 4:24 argue against the Wiseman hypothesis?
@UncleBens: I believe you are correct when it comes to Hebrew, but not cuneiform. So that's exactly the crux of the question. (And you also hint at Soldarnal's answer: whoever recorded it in Hebrew might have retained the rhetorical meaning at the expense of the mathematical meaning.)
Nov
21
awarded  Tumbleweed
Nov
21
answered Did Job believe in an afterlife where wrongs could be righted?
Nov
21
comment Did Job believe in an afterlife where wrongs could be righted?
For the next two weeks, we're thinking about how we can be in thanksgiving. The thrust of this question is, can we take hope from this passage?
Nov
21
asked Did Job believe in an afterlife where wrongs could be righted?
Nov
18
revised Does Genesis say where evil came from?
Why the question is closed and where to go for more help.
Nov
18
comment Does sensus plenior exist in the New Testament?
@GalacticCowboy: While I agree, I appreciate Bob putting in the effort. I rarely agree with his conclusions, but I admire his persistence. Sensus plenior isn't really mainstream (I don't intend this as an insult to Bob, but my personal observation), so it just takes a lot more work to use that hermeneutic on the site than the methods most of us use.
Nov
18
comment Does Genesis say where evil came from?
"`aruwm <06175>" means "1) subtle, shrewd, crafty, sly, sensible 1a) crafty 1b) shrewd, sensible, prudent" I think it's a misreading to imply the opposite of this word is "obvious". Regardless of method, don't we at least need to agree on the non-symbolic, bare meaning of words before going on to the higher meanings?
Nov
18
comment Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
For some more information about how pi was estimated in ancient times, see this article. The Egyptians apparently used an estimate of 22/7 (which I learned in grade school myself). Details of how they might have applied the knowledge to building pyramids can be found here. Of course, there are lots of strange theories about how the Egyptians might have learned to build the pyramids and most of them are bunk. ;-)
Nov
18
comment Does Genesis say where evil came from?
You lost me at: "This means that they also were tempting Eve in a more obvious fashion." That seems an unwarranted jump as you could also understand the meaning of the phrase to be that the other animals didn't think to tempt Eve at all, for whatever reason. Or perhaps he was more subtle because none of the other animal were clever at all. Or perhaps it's the author's way of introducing a new character.
Nov
17
comment Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
+1 for the conclusion alone. Pointing out the difference in genre between what was written and how some people try read it is also very appropriate.
Nov
17
answered How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
Nov
17
asked How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
Nov
17
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
discussion in chat
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
In textual criticism, it's not unusual to reject the "easy" reading because it's more likely that a scribe altered a passage to make it more understandable than that he would make it less understandable. So if a scribe noticed that Nero satisfies 616, he might "correct" 666. It sounds like Irenaeus used that principle too, which make me all the more interested in the man. :-)
Nov
17
accepted What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?