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I live and work in San Antonio, Texas.


Aug
21
comment Here are about 40 Biblical Scholars that hold to the Gap Principal of Genesis. How do you rate their exegesis?
Paul - these authors are very honorable scholars, but there is much disagreement among them (for example) as to whether or not Jonah died in the belly of the Great Fish. Many of these scholars disagree as to whether or not Jesus was crucified on Friday (or Thursday to align with the account of Jonah going into Sheol three days and three nights). In summary, this site is not about weighing which scholars-say-what-about-what (like voting), but explicating what the text says about itself.
Aug
21
comment What biblical figure was present during the dinosaurs?
@JamesShewey - the account of Genesis (1:1-2:4) appears in Exodus 20:11 and Exodus 31:17.
Aug
20
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. Please click here. In this post I relate how the authority of Deborah (in the Hebrew Bible) was correlated to Barak. Please read the comments in that post. So, yes, my hypothesis is that women may operate in tandem with men, but not independent of them.
Aug
20
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. I appreciate the magnitude of shame/honor in the Ancient Far East. We must not underestimate that our modern "eyes" miss these nuances in Scripture. However, the Greek believers in Corinth were dealing with sexual immorality and "power politics" in their congregation. One aggravating circumstance was the role of women (in general) in regard to speaking gifts, which had exercised authority over men (in general). Were women charged with the "glory" of wearing the crown of the authority of God? Or were the charged with the "glory" of wearing the crown of magnificence?
Aug
19
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. I checked the reference to Numbers 30, but that reference appears to relate to women and their relationship to their fathers and/or husbands. The issue in 1 Corinthians 11 appears to relate to women "praying and prophesying," which are speaking gifts relating to the authority of the Word of God. In other words, there are no daughters or wives in 1 Corinthians 11 making any vows, which are in turn overruled by the fathers and/or husbands. Also, there is no reference in Numbers 30 to the "glory" of the head (whether man or woman), which would help us to better understand 1 Cor 11.
Aug
19
comment What is the head covering referring to in 1 Corinthians 11:4-6?
@Onlyheisgood. I made a major overhaul to emphasize that headgear (hats) are not in view.
Aug
14
comment Why is Tamar “more righteous” than Judah?
David - quick honest, bona-fide, sincere, well-meaning question: In the Comparison of Exclusion, would the comparison between Judah and Tamar mean that Tamar was righteous when Judah was not righteous (that is, mutually exclusive)? Thanks!
Aug
11
comment Paul, apostle to the Gentiles, Peter, to the Jews… But Peter brought the gospel to the Gentiles?
Thank you for your comment, but your conclusion goes at odds what the Apostle Paul said about himself (and so you discredit the assertions of the Apostle Paul). Can you provide some explanation (which was the original question) as to why Paul would make such an assertion in light of the fact that the Gospel first appeared to the Gentiles through Peter?
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
@Sarah - Fifty days after the Feast of First Fruits (Lev 23:9-14) occurs the Festival of First Fruits (Lev 23:15-22), which is the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot or "Pentecost"). What is confusing is that Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are going on at the same time (14 Nisan onward). The fifty days tie the feast and festival of First Fruits together. Lev 23:15 states that the counting starts after the Sabbath (which was Passover/Feast of Unleavened Bread): 15 Nisan is the first day to count in sets of seven ("Sabbaths" in Lev 23:16), and thus you arrive to the 6th of Sivan.
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
@Sarah - I meant to say the 6th of Sivan was the Feast of Weeks (Festival of First Fruits). Anyway, every year the Passover falls on a different day of the week (like your birthday). Even so, that day is a Sabbath. So the Passover does not have to fall on a Saturday in order to be a Sabbath day; it could be any day of the week. The same is true with the Day of Atonement. Whatever day of the week that that day falls on is an automatic Sabbath. This misunderstanding is one reason that mainline Christian denominations believe that Jesus died on a Friday.
Aug
8
comment What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
Brian - your inputs are very valuable and appreciated, but we want to avoid any distractions since we all hail from different backgrounds (and carry different baggage). So we want to hear the text talk (with your assistance by connecting the dots for us). By providing us as an objective picture as possible, you will make us disagree with the text instead of disagreeing with you. We want to focus on the text with as little opinion as possible. Thanks and keep up the good work!
Aug
8
comment What is the meaning of τῆς παραγγελίας in 1 Tim. 1:5?
@Sarah - Okay, thanks for the suggestion (completed).
Aug
8
comment Does Peter suggest Jesus “descended into hell”?
@Sarah - Sarah, in Lev 26:15-16 the reference for the counting of 50 days starts on the day after the Sabbath, which was the day after Passover (16 Nisan). Thus the 6th of Nisan is the Feast of Weeks (Festival of First Fruits). Please click here for the illustration.
Aug
8
comment Why is the genealogy in Luke attributed to Mary?
@Sarah - Thank you for the reference. My question would be: How would Jesus receive legal title to the throne of David, were he (Joseph) descended from Nathan, who was not in the royal line of kings? That is, 1 Chr 28:5-6 is the initial fulfillment of the David Covenant (2 Sam 7:12), which identified Solomon as the exclusive heir to the throne. How would you otherwise see Jesus as inheriting the throne of David? I do not think that mere biological relationship to David was sufficient, but that one be in the line of those anointed through the line of Solomon. (?)
Aug
2
comment Defining Idolatry according to Col 3:5
@Susan - You are right. Thank you for the comment and suggested correction. I changed my wording to reflect "predicate nominative."
Aug
2
comment Defining Idolatry according to Col 3:5
@David - Thank you for the comment. You (and Susan) are right, it is not the predicate adjective but the predicate nominative. I went ahead and made the changes.
Jul
24
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Vince - I added some edits to focus on the texts and not worry about who added to them (Nicea or otherwise). The Hermeneutical question is Was there an addition made to the texts, and, if so, by whom and when?
Jul
23
comment What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
Matt - thanks. We want to be sure that we do not load the questions with implicit, pre-biased answers. We want to let the texts speak for themselves. Few of us are interested in opinions (whether from you, from me, or others) - we just want to know what the Biblical text says. Your re-phrased question looks good - thanks!
Jul
23
comment What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
Matt - we are going to have to rephrase your questions, because this site is deals with the texts and their meaning, and therefore excludes discussion of dogma. We do not defend or advocate (or judge) the religious views of others, but welcome the analysis of the Biblical texts.
Jul
23
comment Is Jesus Christ the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit?
Vince, welcome - I refined your question; hope I captured the gist of your question. Also, feel free to copy the formatting for future posts (for example, how to display and hyperlink the verses for easy viewing). Thanks!