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Nov
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comment Chronology of Jesus' ministry: John and the Synoptics
@ed: Hmmm... from that point, I could see arguing for either a very early date (because John's death could be "current events" like 9/11 is now) or a much later date (because the fate of John would be recorded elsewhere).
Nov
7
comment Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical?
Abraham is famous for being a "stranger and sojourner". I think if he had gotten involved in political loyalty it would have resulted skipping the time in Egypt and the Exodus. So it's helpful to have this story explain exactly why he didn't settle down at that point. (But the case for insertion is circumstantial as far as I can see.)
Nov
6
comment Where was the dinner in John 12?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics.SE! Thanks for the answer.
Nov
5
comment Chronology of Jesus' ministry: John and the Synoptics
A belated welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! From your profile, it seems you're more qualified to answer this than I am, so I look forward to your review of the book. ;-)
Nov
5
comment Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical?
+1. To play devil's advocate for a moment: most of these questions could be answered easily if the Melchizedek incident is a later insertion. The narrative with the kings is one of the few times that Abraham is portrayed as having a political claim in the region. In the narrative arc of the Torah, it's important that Israel have only God's promise to trust in until they reach the promised land at the end of the Exodus. Giving a tithe and refusing to take a portion of the plunder is important to the theme of the broad story.
Nov
5
revised Does Joh 14:26 speak to assumptions about hermeneutics?
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Nov
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comment Does Joh 14:26 speak to assumptions about hermeneutics?
@Bob: It isn't my site. It's our site. You are part of our at this point. (And I hope for a good long time to come.)
Nov
4
revised Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical?
I've added the shalom tag to indicate it's a question about peace. Any objections?
Nov
4
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Nov
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revised How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
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Nov
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answered How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
Nov
4
comment The meaning of “I” in Zechariah 7:3
I'd forgotten why I asked the question by the time you answered. ;-) But now I remember that I thought it interesting that the question didn't indicate there was any problem in the translation and I wondered if it should be retagged. Thanks for the feedback.
Nov
4
revised The meaning of “I” in Zechariah 7:3
It seems this question turns on a translation issue.
Nov
4
comment How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
I think you are mistaken about Enos being the same person as Enoch. The next chapter says that Enoch is Enos' great-great-grandson. So Hebrews really isn't speaking to this particular verse at all.
Nov
4
comment How did mankind's way of relating to God change in Genesis 4:26?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics!
Nov
4
comment Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical?
This is a question based on this week's challenge.
Nov
4
asked Should we read Melchizedek in Genesis 14 to be metaphorical?
Nov
4
comment What does “the assembly of the LORD” refer to?
Interesting article. My naive assumption was that the assembly had something to do with public worship.
Nov
4
comment What is the relationship between the “Adversary” in Job and the serpent in Genesis?
And I'm curious about the parallel story in 2 Samuel 24, which says God " incited David" rather than Satan. (But that's a whole separate question.)
Nov
4
comment What is the relationship between the “Adversary” in Job and the serpent in Genesis?
Oh. A fifth option is that the Adversary is not to be taken literally.