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Nov
14
revised How does the Noah's Ark narrative relate to the Gilgamesh flood account?
Added two links for further research.
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 Can Hosea 6:1-3 be interpreted as a prophecy of Jesus' resurrection?
Dur... Old Testament, not New.
Nov
14
revised Is Hosea 6:1-3 a quotation?
Clarify my clarifying section.
Nov
14
comment How many people were involved in the Exodus?
On #3: are there any hints this should be taken in a "mythological" sense? Genesis fits into the creation-myth genre, but is there an exodus-myth genre? It just seems like there's so many trappings of history in the majority of the Torah it would be hard to take it as anything but a historical account.
Nov
14
comment How many people were involved in the Exodus?
I see you don't actually answer the question, but provide three options. ;-) #2 is the one I'd be most interested in exploring, myself. #1 is the "safe" answer for most believers.
Nov
14
revised Is Hosea 6:1-3 a quotation?
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Nov
14
asked Can Hosea 6:1-3 be interpreted as a prophecy of Jesus' resurrection?
Nov
14
asked Is Hosea 6:1-3 a quotation?
Nov
14
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@Monica Cellio: 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
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Thanks for taking a risk to answer a New Testament question. Clearly the idea of "civil disobedience" is a couple thousand years anachronistic. ;-) Your answer brings up an interesting question: how much commerce was allowed in the temple?
Nov
11
asked What did the blind man from Bethsaida see?
Nov
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
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.)