Category Archives: Hermeneutics

The Trinity

The Trinity is like… ‚Ķnope, He’s not like anything else.

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Progressive Revelation

Having finished with 22 “figures of speech” in my June 30 blog entry, now we turn to the concept of “Progressive Revelation.” Just remember, when it comes to the Bible, it was written in the common style of its day … Continue reading

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Figurative Language (20-22)

Here is our final three types of figurative language. (20) Parable: to translate this literally, it means to lay one thing beside another. It’s an extended smilie. Jesus frequently taught this way. It’s a story that has parallels to real … Continue reading

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Figurative Language (17-19)

(17) Sacred Riddles: It may seem like Holy Scripture is so sacred to contain riddles, but it does. It is very important to be sure that there really is a riddle there, and it is intended in the text, otherwise … Continue reading

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Figurative Language (14-16)

(14) Irony: when we think of the Bible, perhaps we believe it to be of a much more “stoic” nature and thus doesn’t contain literary devices such as jokes or irony. An ironic statement is one that uses specific words, … Continue reading

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