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Nov
16
comment How should graded numerical parallelism in Hebrew poetry be understood?
I'm sorry Bob, I really don't buy any of this. Plus the answer fails to addresses my question. Why does the author use progressive numerical parallelism? If it's about the Trinity, why are there four things, not three?
Nov
16
comment Does base-10 numbering in Genesis 4:24 argue against the Wiseman hypothesis?
It's clearly not literal, but I don't see how any of this answers my question. The passage doesn't say 70*7 for instance. For another, Jesus says exactly the opposite of Lamech. You have some good ideas, but this answer is a miss.
Nov
15
asked Does base-10 numbering in Genesis 4:24 argue against the Wiseman hypothesis?
Nov
14
comment Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
That's a lovely rabbit hole you made me jump down. ;-) The article mentions that to an engineer, π ≈ 3, which is a pretty good summary.
Nov
14
comment How does the Noah's Ark narrative relate to the Gilgamesh flood account?
Thank you for reference to the Wiseman hypothesis. I've read a variation of the theory, but did not know where the idea originated. Looks like a have some reading before me.
Nov
14
revised How does the Noah's Ark narrative relate to the Gilgamesh flood account?
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Nov
14
answered What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
Nov
14
asked How should graded numerical parallelism in Hebrew poetry be understood?
Nov
14
comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
This is a fine question, in my opinion. It's certainly different from my question, which just assumed Jesus would not have human authority to drive off the money changers and sellers.
Nov
14
revised Is Hosea 6:1-3 a quotation?
Clarify my clarifying section.
Nov
14
revised Is Hosea 6:1-3 a quotation?
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Nov
14
asked Is Hosea 6:1-3 a quotation?
Nov
14
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@GoneQuiet I've heard so many times that commerce at the Temple was corrupt that I assumed it was. But I'd like to have a source other then my Sunday School teachers (who are probably the best analogue in the Protestant tradition to midrash), but I haven't found any so far. I'll keep looking as I have time.
Nov
12
revised Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
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Nov
12
comment How many people were involved in the Exodus?
A related question exists on the Skeptics site.
Nov
11
asked How many people were involved in the Exodus?
Nov
11
asked Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
Nov
11
asked What did the blind man from Bethsaida see?
Nov
10
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Nov
10
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@GalacticCowboy: Right. I think both views would agree that Jesus was correcting injustice and disrupting commerce; those phrases could probably be swapped at will. (It's a hard question to ask neutrally and without bias. I tried not to use overly-loaded terms.)