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Mar
31
comment Is the “captain of the Lord's host” an angel or God Himself?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! This isn't what we are looking for in answers. Specifically we expect answers to start from the text in question and contain some detailed analysis of the exegetical issues. Please consider an edit.
Feb
25
comment What do we know about Paul's family?
Hi DrFry and welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics--Stack Exchange. I'm going to delete this answer for the moment, since we really are serious about attribution. If you edit this answer to show what you quoted and from where (and provide a little context explaining how the quotation answers the question), we can see about undeleting this answer for you. Feel free to flag a moderator when you're done editing.
Feb
2
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@Caleb: You twisted my arm. ;-)
Jan
31
comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@Sarah: I like my own answer, of course, but I quite like Frank Luke's too. So I don't plan on accepting either one for now.
Dec
31
comment Is there a sacramentalism in the “Bread of Life” discourse?
@metal: Thanks for the pointer. I have not noted Dr. Blomberg yet; I'll look into his work. (And thanks for stopping by the site again. I reread your answer here and appreciated it again a great deal.)
Dec
28
comment The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
@Dan: I think the current version is way too broad. The original might have been too broad as well. Asking about prophecy usefully almost demands asking about a specific interpretive framework.
Dec
28
comment The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
It seems to me the question is really too broad, but this answer is a valiant effort. It's certainly one (interesting) interpretation.
Dec
19
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@Bruce Alderman: That sounds a bit like what what N.T. Wright suggested in The Challenge of Jesus, if I recall correctly.
Dec
12
comment Who are the prostitutes in Deuteronomy 23:18?
@Dan, as I mentioned in the chatroom, I think it's ok to leave that in as long as the rest of the answer address the question itself. Part of proving one answer is right is showing that other answers are wrong. ;-)
Dec
9
comment What is the “first resurrection”?
Hi DeWayne. It sounds like you know a thing or two about the passage. But I can't help but notice that you didn't quite answer my question. (Or at least, I think you mean there is only one resurrection, but you don't come out and say that.) You might answer in your web page, but we are looking for complete and well-supported answers. Have you seen our about page? It might help you see where we are coming from here. ;-)
Nov
30
comment Is it possible to be unbiased when interpreting Scripture?
@Jas3.1: I find that argument distinctly uncompelling because it sets up a false dichotomy. People (including scientists) tend to change their worldviews based on a combination of factors. It's rare to find people who've changed their religious convictions via pure reason. Gadamer suggests for humanities as Kuhn says of science: progress does not proceed by strictly following methods, but by occational, perhaps revolutionary, insights.
Nov
5
comment Meaning of στοιχεῖον (stoicheion)
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics - Stack Exchange. It's absolutely no problem that the question is old since we are a little different than most internet sites. I like the idea that Paul is speaking against animism. Do you have a source for that? Please consider registering your account, which will give you access to more of the site's features.
Nov
1
comment Is the “captain of the Lord's host” an angel or God Himself?
Hi Raphael. Could you take a moment or two to edit your answer for spelling, grammar, and punctuation? As it is, I'm having a tough time reading your answer. While you are at it, could you read through what we are looking for in answers? It seems like you are skipping some steps in your exegesis.
Oct
22
comment Humankind divided up among the gods?
Welcome, Richard, to Biblical Hermeneutics! Could you summarize the argument you linked to? It seems like you have some very clear ideas about this passage, which we'd love to hear you share.
Oct
9
comment What are the limits to the Christological hermeneutic?
Thanks for researching the quote's source and for the very useful example concerning granularity.
Sep
24
comment Why does Jesus tell the disciples to buy swords?
@iconoclast: I've expanded on my answer. The immediate context does indicate literal swords, but it's impossible for me to fit that into the broad context of Luke's narrative. I'd encourage you to try your hand at an alternate answer if you disagree.
Sep
20
comment When did the textual variation in Daniel 7:13 arise?
I'm sorry, Joseph, but I just don't see how this answers my question, which had less to do with the meaning of the text and everything to do with the textual variation found in the translation evidence.
Sep
19
comment When did the textual variation in Daniel 7:13 arise?
Disappointing about the scroll. (Though I love the image of cave worms chewing through the prophecy of the a coming king whose kingdom is said not to pass away.)
Sep
11
comment What is the “first resurrection”?
@user2572: Absolutely. "Old [Stack Exchange questions] never die; they just fade away." ;-)
Sep
9
comment Was the Beloved Disciple the author of the Fourth Gospel?
Hi Jack. I edited your answer a touch. Please take a moment to read about our (rather unusual format) on the About page. Your last paragraph is far and away the best argument against John as the "Beloved disciple". But that's a slightly different question.