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Nov
2
comment Does Genesis say where evil came from?
@JonEricson, as is this is a really big question, definitely something worth reading/writing a book about. I do like the idea of removing the question from Job and adding: "what started humanity on a downward spiral from the 'very good' of Genesis 1 to the 'great wickedness' of Genesis 6? Was it questioning God's goodness?" Limiting the question to good and evil in the book of Genesis would make it more manageable IMO.
Nov
1
comment Did King Hezekiah do something wrong in showing off his wealth to emissaries from Babylonia in II Kings 20?
thank you for your answer. Could you provide some textual support for this assumption? What verses imply that King Hezekiah was putting stock in his relationship with the Babylonian empire? What verses imply that Hezekiah wasn't putting stock in God? What prophecies in Isaiah might have informed the reader and/or Hezekiah that this was a bad thing to do?
Nov
1
comment Was Ezekiel 37 understood as a prophesy of a literal Resurrection?
@JonEricson, is this the kind of answer you are looking for?
Oct
28
comment What is the significance of “east” in the Scriptures?
Also, the Cherubim are stationed east of Eden because Adam and Eve are exiled to the east (Gen. 3:24).
Oct
28
comment What is the significance of “east” in the Scriptures?
@Soldarnal, To add to your question: When Lot departs from Abraham he goes east (Gen. 13:11), the children of Abraham's concubines are sent east (25:6), Reuben, Gad and half of the tribe of Menashe choose to dwell outside and to the east of the land of Israel (Deut. 29:8).
Oct
28
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
(I absolutely do not endorse the enslavement of animals)
Oct
28
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
@Flimzy, PETA has recently suggested that the 13th amendment of the US Constitution be applied to enslavement of animals in addition to humans. This reading of the constitution is absurd and sure to be laughed out of court. The verse is Exodus 21:13 is definitely addressing the killing human beings. Capital punishment and war plays a central role in many a Biblical narrative so it definitely doesn't include those either.
Oct
18
comment Which hermeneutical approaches support a literal interpretation of the Creation account?
@Smashery, I recommend editing your question as per JonEricson's suggestion. Also, the Biblical Hermeneutics chat room at chat.stackexchange.com is a good place to get advice on how to formulate your questions for this site and is also a good place for informal conversation about a topic you're interested in.
Oct
12
comment What is the tree of life in Proverbs 11:30?
See also, Proverbs 3:18, 13:12 and 15:4
Oct
10
comment Exodus 6:3 - what is the significance of God's different names in the Tanakh?
@Richard, then why would God tell Moses that he made himself known to the forefathers by one particular name and not another?
Oct
9
comment Understanding Numbers 11:25
Transliteration should be: "lo yasafu." But nice answer, +1.
Oct
7
comment What does “Jealous” mean in Exodus 34:14?
"So there is a sense that the root word looks back to the idea of zealous, but that would require interpretation and not pure translation." - I disagree. In Numbers 25:10-15 the root qanaa appears repeatedly, is translated differently in each of the various verses, but unambiguously means zealousness in verse 13.
Oct
6
comment How can we understand “fear”?
"T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear. / And Grace, my fears relieved..."
Oct
5
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
@blundin, we're in agreement. The word is ambiguous and using Richard's logic we rule out one of its possible meanings suggesting that in the context of 20:13 it most likely means "murder."