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What is 'hermeneutics'? Hermeneutics is the field of study concerned with the philosophy and science of interpretation -- especially the interpretation of communication. "Biblical hermeneutics" is specifically concerned with the philosophy and science of interpreting the Biblical text. So Biblical hermeneutics would cover all of the following sorts of ...


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This is a question on which it is difficult to be objective; I will attempt to offer an objective take (my own two cents in the conclusion only). I’ll probably fall somewhat short of any single person’s ideal answer. We all have preconceptions on this topic and they are pretty core to our beliefs. Let’s interpret this passage through the lens of the 4 most ...


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Jesus means none of the four things you noted Here is a slightly expanded context to the words you quote. John the Baptist had just sent messengers to confirm some things about Jesus (Lk 7:18-23). After they leave, Jesus says some very impressive words about John the Baptist (Lk 7:24-28). At this point is... Luke 7:29-35 29 (All the people, even the ...


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Jesus is being compared to John the Baptist by the Pharisees in that John ate sparingly and only things such as locust and honey and drank no wine. Jesus ate pretty much whatever he wanted to and drank wine, and was accused of gluttony and being a winebibber or drunken, because of this. They thought John the Baptist diet strange and too controlled, but when ...


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OP's interest in quantifying Paul's (or, if you like, the NT's Pauline tradition) most frequently used designations for "Christians" makes for a challenging question, and one that would take a long time to deal with definitively. Here is my best shot. Methodology: I have tabulated the figures for the thirteen NT letters in the "Pauline tradition", using the ...


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At the beginning the writing system for the Hebrew language only recorded the consonants. The vowels were remembered and passed on as oral tradition as one generation taught the next how to recite the scriptures. Much later, largely during the 10th century AD, Masoretic Hebrew scribes added symbols to show which vowels they were reciting. This was useful ...


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This answer is intended as a follow-up to fdb’s answer, with which I basically agree. OP: Is it a Greek-ism? Yes. Atticism might be another appropriate word. As mentioned, the phrase of interest is ἄνδρες ἀδελφοί (andres adelphoi; men, brothers). This appears to be modeled on the typical Athenian oratorical introductory formula, andres Athenaioi ("men,...


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The entire Torah consists of several parts such as - Largely historical sections like most of Genesis and parts of exodus The giving of the Moral law (Ex 19-23) and its expanded meaning (much of Deuteronomy) The series of copious regulations about the ceremonial law which included the religious calendar, regulations for the priests, regulations for ...


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From the Introduction to the NIV Exhaustive Concordance [NIVEC], with some interspersed commentary: Advances in biblical scholarship have made it difficult, if not impossible, to use Strong's century-old system. In the first place, Strong's system indexes only the vocabulary of the original-language texts that underlie the KJV. This means some words in ...


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Hermeneutics: Is the study and the right application of scriptures make man knowledgeable, acceptable, truthful, and serviceable. Purpose of Hermeneutics To avoid Biblical controversies. To correct Biblical heresies (if any) To establish the right knowledge to the hearer (Hos. 4:6) To equip the hearers with the right knowledge about the scriptures To avoid ...


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It seems to me that there are two interconnected problems raised by the formulation of the question. I think it would help to disentangle them: "meek" v. "humble" The question of contrasting "meek" and "humble" is bound up with changing English usage. "meek" tends to be somewhat quaint in usage, and certainly not so prevalent in English usage as it once ...


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Hermeneutics is the science and art of interpretation. So "after" one studies the principles of how to interpret (of which there are varying philosophies about what these principles are, hence various hermeneutics), then comes the application of actually doing interpretation of texts. One never really "finishes" learning about hermeneutics, and one never ...


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The Rabbis determined their answer based on Joshua 3:4 where the distance from the tents to the Tabernacle was about 2000 cubits (.5+ miles). So the Jewish people would have been allowed to travel at least that far in order to participate in Tabernacle worship, therefore the Rabbi's permitted the same for the Sabbath. This specific regulation applied only to ...


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In the bible, the word God (elohim in Hebrew or theos in Greek) is ascribed to more than one person. Some examples: The Father - John 17:3, John 20:17 Jesus - John 20:28 Moses - Exodus 4.16, Exodus 7.1 (ʾĕlōhîm, see this answer) Judges - Exodus 21.5, Exodus 22.8 (Judges translated from elohim) Davidic King - Psalm 45:7 Satan - 2 Corinthians 4:4 In John, ...


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The NT certainly asserts, using the precedents of the OT that Jesus existed before His incarnation. We see this many times in the Bible, especially in the Gospel of John, such as: John 1:1-3 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made, and without Him ...


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The technical terms you're looking for are: Greek - proem from προοίμιον "opening, introduction"; Latin - exordium, the Latin equivalent of proem (see also Wikipedia) These are, essentially, the author's own "preface" to the following work which orients readers to its leading themes and aims. The much-cited study by B. A. van Groningen, "The Proems of ...


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There is a distinction. The Spirit Himself witnesses with our spirit that we are children of God (Rom. 8:16; cf. John 1:12). The Spirit witnesses to our most elementary relationship with God, that is, that we are His children; it does not witness that we are His sons or His heirs. The fact that the "begetting" Father wants His children to grow unto ...


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I think the Keil and Delitzsch OT Commentary gives a good explanation of what's going on. https://biblehub.com/commentaries/kad/psalms/82.htm What's important to note is what did Jesus say that caused the Jews to say that He was claiming to be God? John 10:30, literally says, "I and the Father, we are one." One what? According to the previous verses John ...


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"First and Last is one of Jesus' titles that He gives Himself in three places in Revelation: Rev 1:17, 18 - When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. But He placed His right hand on me and said, “Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last, the Living One. I was dead, and behold, now I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of Death ...


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The "My God" refers to Jesus' relation to God in His humanity. It was in His manhood as well as His deity that He restored the loss which came through Adam's sin. "Your God" at John 5:17 implies they had need of a mediator that God might become their Father. This is explained at Philippians 2:5-11. Vs5, "Have this attitude in ...


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I believe it's important to understand why people assume as a premise that Jesus is God, and whether this had always been the held belief. Was the belief that Jesus is God maintained in the oldest Christian dissertations? The Divine Trinity, p. 150 ... the Didache, or "Teaching of the Twelve Apostles," the oldest literary monument of Christian ...


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Under the Mosaic Law, in the tabernacle (and later the temple) there was a section named the Holy of Holies. It was the section furthest from the entrance. The ark of the Covenant resided here, in the tabernacle and in the first temple (the one build by Solomon). Entry into the place was forbidden to everybody but a single priest entering to make an offering ...


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Passages about Jesus as God's right shows he is now in heaven, but does come from heaven and from the Father mean he was literally in heaven before he was born? This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out ...


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In general different words are used to convey different meanings: Children (τέκνα) The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children (τέκνα) of God. (Romans 8:16 KJV) That is, They which are the children (τέκνα) of the flesh, these are not the children (τέκνα) of God: but the children (τέκνα) of the promise are counted ...


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The Idea in Brief The word “hand” in Is 57:8 appears to be euphemistic reference for the aroused anatomy of the male phallus. (The double-entendre also appears evident in Song of Solomon 5:4 and Song of Solomon 5:14.) Since the dual use of the word “hand” in the context of love is very explicit in Ugaritic texts, the same double-entendre for “hand” is ...


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There is no particular reason to shy away from the rhetorical aspects of the contents of the Bible. Yes, I'm a rhetorician (i.e., an expert in rhetoric), but any ol' Christian or Jew can appreciate any one or more of the following concepts: Thesis A "book" of the Bible, whether it comprises history, law, prophecy, poetry, proverbs, Gospels, epistles (...


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Rev 20:4 is the culmination of several anticipatory prophecies in Scripture that all point to this moment. Here is a sample: 1 Cor 6: 2, 3 - Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? … Do you not know that we will judge angels? How much more the things of this life! Matt 19:28 - Jesus said to them, "Truly I tell you, at the renewal of all ...


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It alludes to Isaiah 41:4 Berean Study Bible Who has performed this and carried it out, calling forth the generations from the beginning? I, the LORD—the first and the last—I am He.” In Revelation 1:17 Jesus points to himself as the LORD. It is a title of divine glory. Jesus is the first because he existed before the creation. He is the first cause of all ...


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1 John 1:1 English Standard Version That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen [3708 ὁράω horaó] with our eyes, which we looked upon [2300 θεάομαι theaomai] and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life The KJV translates Strong's G2300 in the following manner: see (20x), behold (2x), look (1x), look upon (1x)....


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The verb θεάομαι (theaomai) occurs 23 times in the NT for which BDAG lists three basic meanings: to have an intent look at something, to take something in with one's eyes, with the implication that one is especially impressed, see, look at, behold, eg, Matt 11:7, Luke 7:24, John 8:10, Acts 21:27, 22:9, 1 John 1:1, 4:12, Mark 16:14, Luke 5:27, John 1:38, ...


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