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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
23
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
23
reviewed Reviewed What is “the stump of Jesse”?
Mar
23
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
23
reviewed Reviewed How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
Mar
23
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!
Mar
23
reviewed Reviewed Is it possible that the “name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” is “Jesus”?
Mar
23
comment Is it possible that the “name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” is “Jesus”?
Ron - Many, many people would agree with you, but this is not the framework of this website. We want to limit our analyses to explaining what passages mean; if we opened the floodgates to creeds and dogma, we would be overwhelmed by noise. Everyone comes from some doctrinal background (everyone); in order to eliminate any "noise" we limit ourselves to interpreting the passages. The hope is that we can focus on the "signal" and eliminate (or at least mitigate) the noise. Again, many many of us agree with you, but this website tries to maintain strict adherence to just what the Scriptures say.
Mar
21
answered Isaiah 7:15: to whom does this verse refer?
Mar
21
revised Did King Ahaz find a virgin mother?
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Mar
20
answered Why did God Take Zachariah's Voice?
Mar
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
17
revised Translation of “change” in Malachi 3:6
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Mar
17
answered Translation of “change” in Malachi 3:6
Mar
7
comment The Correct Meaning of Genesis 6:3 - Also Flesh or Is Flesh?
@PaulVargas - ¡claro que sí, señor!