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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?
Nov
17
comment Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! This is a well-reasoned response. I too wonder why this explanation was so quickly dismissed in that article.
Nov
17
revised How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Oops. I decided to go with John's account, not Mark.
Nov
17
comment What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
The article by J. Hampton Keathley, III is quite enlightening. It also makes me want to read Irenaeus, who seems a very level-headed character.
Nov
16
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Nov
16
comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
@transistor1: You (and only you) can +1.5 it. ;-) (But I actually prefer Monica's answer be accepted, so please don't do that.)
Nov
16
asked What is the meaning of “calculate” in Revelation 13:18?
Nov
16
comment Is the person who “denied the faith” in 1 Timothy 5:8 still a believer?
@Richard: That seems all-to likely. I wonder if we could find a source for that...
Nov
16
answered Is the person who “denied the faith” in 1 Timothy 5:8 still a believer?
Nov
16
answered Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
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
15
comment Did Jesus have the legal authority to cleanse the temple?
I think you are correct about Roman law with the proviso that if Jesus threatened to start a popular revolution he'd be crucified.
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?
Added two links for further research.