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Aug
7
comment Does Song of Songs 8:6 contain a reference to YHWH?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics—Stack Exchange! I'm not sure it helps, but have you seen HebrewBooks.org? They might have a copy of the page you are looking for.
Aug
7
comment Is Deuteronomy 22:28 talking about rape?
Hi Brian. Thanks for the answer. We are more than willing to get new answers on questions no matter how old, so thanks. I've edited your answer a bit to improve some formatting. (We use Markdown.) Your points are very helpful and especially the note that actual rape carries a different punishment.
Jul
19
comment What is the meaning of “encircled” in Jeremiah 31:22?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! This isn't what we are looking for in answers. Specifically it relies on speculation and doesn't directly address the question. Please consider an edit.
Jun
11
comment To what extent is Psalm 51:4 poetic exaggeration?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics Stack Exchange! This is an interesting analogy and a useful perspective. The one reservation I have is that I don't know if that way of looking at the law might be anachronistic. Do you have a reference, by any chance?
Jun
9
comment Forgive us our “debts”? “sins”? “trespasses”? Which is the most accurate translation?
@Susan: Feel free to suggest an edit and one of us will very likely approve it. The Blue Letter Bible seems to agree with you. My guess (given only a small amount of understanding of the Greek language) is that this is was an error caused (somehow) by transliterating the word to Latin characters and back to Greek. φ => ph => πη
May
30
comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
@Susan: There's still a copy in the Wayback Machine.
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.
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 tour 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.