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reviewed Satisfactory Did Moses write Psalm 90?
Apr
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reviewed Satisfactory John 16:12 - What were the “many things”?
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Shema and Psalms 110: Is Mark making a case for Jesus' divinity?
Apr
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reviewed Excellent What does the phrase "ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ πατρὶ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοί ἐστιν” mean in John 10:38 as well as John 14:10?
Apr
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reviewed Excellent Is this translation of Genesis 1:1 accurate?
Apr
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answered What does Romans 10 have to do with Deuteronomy 30?
Mar
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reviewed No Action Needed Is Jesus Christ the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
Mar
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answered Why are there extra dots in Genesis 33:4?
Mar
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revised Is God still at war with Amalek?
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Mar
27
revised What is a “Pre-Christian” understanding of the Abomination of Desolation?
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Mar
27
answered What is a “Pre-Christian” understanding of the Abomination of Desolation?
Mar
24
comment Can the term “eisegesis” apply to the interpretation of Old Testament passages as prophecies specifically of Jesus?
Fred - can you focus on some particular passage? Our website is not intended to provide a fishing expedition of general questions (no matter how interesting such as the one you presented), because we focus on interpreting passages. If we opened the doors to generalized questions, the "noise" level (not to mention immediate doctrinal interference) would drown out the "signal" of hermeneutical interpretation. Can you restructure your question so that the question is "pegged" to a particular verse or passage of Scripture? Questions then are tied to the texts, and not the other way around. Thanks!
Mar
23
reviewed Close What is “the Lord's Day” in Revelation 1:10?
Mar
23
reviewed No Action Needed Understanding argument in Galatians 3:19-20
Mar
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reviewed Reviewed What did the blind man from Bethsaida see?
Mar
23
comment What did the blind man from Bethsaida see?
Jason - do you see any correlation of the uprooted trees with the people in Bethsaida, whom the man was seeing (and who had rejected the testimony of Jesus)? If you focus your analysis along those lines (as an example) there is more difficulty to disagree with you. This website is not about convincing others what you think, but of convincing others what the text says about itself. Yes, our opinions matter, but we have to start with the text. This self-restraint (or self-discipline) forces us to develop our explanation around that the text says about itself. Thanks!
Mar
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reviewed Reviewed What is “the stump of Jesse”?
Mar
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comment What is “the stump of Jesse”?
Dawn - thank you for your approach and robust explanation. The downvotes appear to come because the tone and content are more in line with what you and I would discuss over coffee at Starbucks. We want to delve into the passages and try to correlate passages with passages to align parallel meaning(s). In other words, your opinion is very valuable but only in the context of where and how you help to connect the dots. If you do not show the dots and how they connect, then I am no farther along that if I bought you coffee and we chatted for several minutes at Starbucks to catch up. Thanks!
Mar
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reviewed Reviewed How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
Mar
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comment How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
Perry - Thank you for the approach you have taken. Can you provides us more information (or detail) that would not just rest on what you would tell me if we were drinking coffee at Starbucks? Can you provide us something with more analysis? Otherwise with just the anecdotal thought we are no closer to understanding the passage than if we speculated and pondered together what the passage means... Thanks!