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Mar
20
comment Are Psalms 23 and 24 both by David according to their prefixes?
Interesting find. See also: Who is “I” in Psalm 4.
Mar
19
comment Does Deuteronomy 12:21 reference a missing commandment?
Interesting. I see Rashi explains it was a portion of the oral law given to Moses. I assume you are looking for a more detailed analysis. ;)
Mar
19
comment What is the baptism of fire?
@Eli Rosencruft: For handy reference on one page. So you see the fire as a testing fire?
Mar
18
comment Did King Ahaz find a virgin mother?
Good point. In a way, your question is the inverse of the other one.
Mar
18
comment Did King Ahaz find a virgin mother?
Hi Bruce and welcome Biblical Hermeneutics! This is an interesting question. So interesting, in fact, that I think its been asked before: In light of Isaiah 7:15-16, how could Jesus be the promised child born of a virgin? Do the answers to that question help?
Mar
12
comment What is the proper translation of Hosea 11:12?
Hi Seeker and welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! I made a couple of changes to your question (see: the FAQ). These really are opposing translations aren't they!
Mar
12
comment Why is the Bible so repetitive?
Oh. Did you mean Leviticus 13-15? 16 is about the Day of Atonement and isn't quite so repetitive. (I always have a tough time getting through this portion when I read (or listen) to the Bible each year.)
Mar
12
comment Why is the Bible so repetitive?
Ok. I edited your question based on your comment. I've wondered the same thing myself! If you have any problems with the new version, you can always edit it again. (I also see that tautology has a rhetorical sense, which is probably what you meant in the first place. Sorry for being dense about that.)
Mar
12
comment What is the “worship of angels”?
Is this the verse you meant to reference? "On that day the LORD will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the LORD, going before them." (Zechariah 12:8 ESV)
Mar
12
comment How Is the Date of Composition of the Gospels Estimated?
As it happens, I lean toward the preterist view myself. But that doesn't mean the books were completed before the temple was destroyed; it just means Jesus prophesied the destruction before it happened. Why none of the NT authors trumpeted the success of the prophesy is a mystery, however. I still need to update my answer to address that point.
Mar
12
comment Why is the Bible so repetitive?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics, Sergey. Could you explain what you mean by "tautological"? It sounds like you are simply using the word to mean "repetitive". A tautology (in logic) is an argument that asserts it's own conclusion, which is a fallacy. Leviticus 13-16 isn't really an argument at all but detailed instructions.
Mar
12
comment Where does the Tanakh differ from the Christian Old Testament?
@contactmatt: Well, I mean the Hebrew text itself in that point. Obviously that requires knowing the language or having access to someone who does. (I gloss over the issues in #4, of course, and assume we can use the MT, rather than the LXX. Not everyone agrees about that.) But your question is so good it's been asked before: Which 'modern' English translation of the Bible is considered the 'closest' or most accurate translation?
Mar
11
comment What is Paul's advice on anger?
Psalm 4 really is the correct reference here. Checking another cross-reference system, I'm wondering if the online ESV has a bug or some such. (So I filed a bug report ;)
Mar
11
comment What is Paul's advice on anger?
Nicely done. The correct call-back Psalm helps immensely as does the details about the Hebrew words Paul may have in mind. Thank you.
Mar
7
comment Why were the Ten Commandments written on two tablets?
@Mike Bull: I've quoted a bit more of the article which addresses you final objection. As for which came first, it's hard to say. Genesis 1-2 itself seems to be polemic against the gods of Egypt and/or Babylon. However, since we are using different interpretive frameworks, it's not too surprising we get different answers. ;)
Mar
6
comment What were the major objections that Augustine had with Jerome's translation of the Hebrew Bible?
Hi fredsbend! I like the question, but I'd like it even more if it summarized the material you put in your answer on Christianity. Basically, the question is a lot of "inside baseball" and I think it needs to be sharpened to focus on the actual translation issue that Jerome and Augustine were in disagreement over. As it is, it's too hard to answer.
Mar
5
comment Literary independence of the synoptics
Hi jcoat and welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! Normally, I'd ask for a more detailed answer supported by other sources, but in this case, I can't think what they might be. ;)
Mar
5
comment What portions of the New Testament are purported to have originally been written in Aramaic?
James, I found a copy of your review and copied most of it here. Please review my edit since I likely copied too much. Edwards' compromise of placing the Greek translation of Matthew after Luke is ingenious. I'll have to think on it for a while.
Mar
5
comment Why does the Septuagint contain non-Tanakh books?
We see the conflict between the "Hebraic Jews" and the "Hellenistic Jews" in Acts
Mar
5
comment Why does the Septuagint contain non-Tanakh books?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics, Joan! That's a good answer. It would be a great answer if you backed it up with your sources. ;) I look forward to reading more of your work soon.