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Nov
10
comment What is the “clear sign” in Philippians 1:28?
I already gave you my +1, but I do appreciate the clarification.
Nov
10
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
I didn't at all initiate the conversation despite trying to think about how the Bible talks about peace this week.
Nov
10
asked How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
Nov
10
comment What is the “clear sign” in Philippians 1:28?
So to round off the answer: "[Your manner of life] is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God." I can see how the phrase after "but" works, but how is their manner a sign of destruction to their opponents?
Nov
10
comment What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! Good summation.
Nov
10
comment How does the Noah's Ark narrative relate to the Gilgamesh flood account?
Just so you know, the question was marginally off-topic and so this type answer, which doesn't talk about the text except in passing, probably wouldn't fly for other questions. We really would like to push the hermeneutics angle over the Biblical angle. ;-)
Nov
10
comment Why is “rega`” translated “peace” in Job 21:13?
I agree the context signals a good end for the wicked, but it seems to me that if all go to Sheol, which I think is the cosmology of Job, going quickly at the end of long, prosperous days is actually a pretty favorable fate.
Nov
10
comment Why is “rega`” translated “peace” in Job 21:13?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! And thanks for the answer.
Nov
10
comment What are the main tenets of the contextual analysis hermeneutical approach?
@GalacticCowboy: The link reminds me that genre is often important context. I'll need to update my answer after thinking about my framework some. Thanks for the pointers.
Nov
9
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
+1: Excellent work! I better not follow too many of those links or there goes my day. ;-) (This article makes me wish I had an army of sock-puppets to up-vote it.)
Nov
9
answered What are the main tenets of the contextual analysis hermeneutical approach?
Nov
9
comment Why is “rega`” translated “peace” in Job 21:13?
Even the NJPS uses "peace" in this verse. That shocked me.
Nov
9
revised What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
Do fancy quotes not work in `code` blocks? This looks a touch better.
Nov
9
revised Why is “rega`” translated “peace” in Job 21:13?
Italisize Hebrew transliterated words.
Nov
9
asked Why is “rega`” translated “peace” in Job 21:13?
Nov
9
answered What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
Nov
9
comment What is the meaning behind the parable of Children in the Marketplace in Luke 7:31-35?
¡Bienvenidos a BH.SE! Thanks for the question. I have some ideas, but they may be as shallow as what you already know. Let me poke around a bit to see if I can find anything else.
Nov
8
comment “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
+1: But what about the "ships"?
Nov
8
comment What does Jesus mean in Matthew 26:64 with “You have said so”?
Good call. Now I wonder why Matthew might have changed the wording of the answer to claim a bit less? (One answer is that he was working from a different source in the Passion account. The Synoptic connection starts to break down at the end of the various gospels as the authors turn to their own, unique narratives.)
Nov
8
comment What does “reconciling all things” mean in Colossians 1:20?
+1: I had to answer myself before I could be sure that I agree. ;-)