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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
reviewed Approve
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.)
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.