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I live and work in San Antonio, Texas.


Jan
26
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
@Bagpipes - The imagery from Rev 12:1 is another direct parallel to the Hebrew Bible, which is the dream of Joseph (Gen 37:9-10), and therefore represents biological descendants of Israel (faithful remnant). In my own opinion, the organic body of Christ will be removed from the earth. From that point, a cadre of believers will be saved, who will be biological descendants of Abraham who are in Covenant relationship with the Lord, and therefore are light-bearers once again. Please click here. That is, the New Covenant will continue into the Tribulation Period.
Jan
25
comment What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
Mary - I very much admire your desire to dig and fathom the depths. You indicate that the Feast of First Fruits "always" lands on a Sunday, which seems to be contrary to your argument that the "day" of the "date" of these festivals and feasts changes year-to-year. (Why then "always" Sunday?) Also, according to Lev 23:11, this High Feast Day of First Fruits occurs on the day immediately after the Sabbath, which in context is the First Day of Unleavened Bread (High Sabbath). What are your thoughts?
Jan
25
revised What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
Hope this works and decribes your views in contemporary English, Mary.
Jan
25
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
@Bagpipes - One more thought: in the context of this passage, the imagery of the "cloud by day and pillar of fire by night" is now changed to say "the fire that consumes Jacob" and the "cloud of wrath" enveloping the nation (Lam 2:1-2). In other words, the "clothing" is no longer an asset, but a liability. This clothing is the Glory of the Lord ("Shekinah"). Please focus on the parallel to the Garden of Eden, and even the Christian New Testament parallel of a hen "covering" her chicks with its wing (Luke 13:34).
Jan
25
comment What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
@Bagpipes - The parallel continues from the Garden of Eden, when the man (Adam) and the woman were stripped of their glory and found themselves "naked." The clothing of glory that was lost in Israel was the "Shekinah." That is, Israel was covered, or clothed, with this glory, which (up until this time) is what protected Jerusalem from foreign conquest. This removal also meant the end of the visible theocratic kingdom on earth, and thus the Virgin Daughter of Zion is now on par with the kingdoms of this world, which are described as animals or "beasts," which now menace the Promised Land...
Jan
24
comment Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
@rhetorician - one comment: There is a paradox in this passage. The "figurative" interpretation concerns the literal king of Babylon, who assumes the rights of heaven as a mortal man on earth... but the literal interpretation concerns the "spiritual" being Satan, who was in heaven. In other words, what is figurative in the Hebrew Bible does not necessarily mean or imply "spiritual" (but in fact the opposite, what is literal).
Jan
23
comment Are there any medieval commentators to mention the Lukan census (of Quirinius, Lk 2:2) in conjunction with the evidence from Josephus?
Please see the comment here for a wider contextual background of your question.
Jan
23
comment Was there precedent for John to link the satan and the serpent?
Please click here for the development of the serpent in the Hebrew Bible as typified by Leviathan, who is the same "monster" (serpent) in Rev 20:2.
Jan
23
answered What does the “splendour of Israel” has been hurled down to earth mean?
Jan
20
answered Why does the book of John include the story of the Greeks wanting to see Jesus?
Jan
19
answered Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
Jan
18
comment What is the literary funciton of Acts 1:15-26?
@Jas3.1 - Thanks - I added more reference to show that the 12 apostles were to be the foundation stones and judges of the 12 tribes (as was the case of Moses selecting the proto-Sanhedrin before the giving of the Mosaic Law), and thus to reinforce the literary argument of Luke when compared to the Hebrew Bible.
Jan
18
revised What is the literary funciton of Acts 1:15-26?
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Jan
17
answered Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
Jan
17
comment Judges 5:30 - The Hebrew word for womb or damsel translated as “two”. Why?
You are dealing with the Hebrew dual. For more information on the dual, please click here. The reference to the Hebrew dual is on page 117 of this reference, and indicates that the dual can be translated as "two" or better "a pair of."
Jan
16
answered What is the literary funciton of Acts 1:15-26?
Jan
15
answered Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
Jan
15
revised What does,“They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea” mean.? 1:Corinthians 10-2
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Jan
15
answered What does,“They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea” mean.? 1:Corinthians 10-2
Jan
13
revised What does “sit” mean in the scripture “The prostitute who sits on many waters.”
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