Questions related to Biblical Studies
is it derived from the hanging gardens?
Excuse the framing of the question, agnostic perspective, which may be wrong.
Cherish your expertise.
looking for comparative research regarding the respect for the concept of nature, animals, and plants for the major world religions. Differences between e.g. Abrahamic Religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and other religions seem to be there.
Cherish your insights.
I must write an article in which I have to compare contemporary understanding of oikology with biblical understanding of the matter but I had a really hard time finding bibliography. I could really use a little help if anyone has any recommendations on writings on the matter. It would be very helpful anything on biblical/ancient oikology written preferably in Romanian/English/German/Italian language.
In view of modern science, I realize that Adam could not have been the first human being. But was there still a historical Adam who served as the first theologically significant human being (i.e., the first one to represent the human race before God)? Or is Adam a purely literary character?
Dear colleagues involved in the subject of the use of for coupling antibodies onto surface of the gold nanoparticles, please, provide me the information of the biblical studies known to them, from which I could establish, how the number of antibodies coupled onto surface of the gold nanoparticle have influence to the sensitivity of the LFIA method.
It's easy to make an argument that particular claims recorded in a scripture are factually true (one just needs to use the standard historical criteria of authenticity). But a writing containing truth, even if it is completely error-free, isn't necessarily divinely inspired. So is it possible to successfully argue for divine inspiration? If so, how?
My research leads me to conclude that in Acts 2, xenolalia is focalized and then twice equated with the promised Spirit experience and finally prescribed as normative for initiation. I am looking for flaws in this analysis, in particular, in the equation of xenolalia with the promised Spirit experience. Any feedback would be much appreciated! The full argument is found in my Chapter 4 paper on xenolalia as a community boundary marker.
The 9th-century pandect BNF MS lat. 9380, produced under Theodulf's supervision, features rubricated chapter-numbers in the margins throughout. These marginal numbers are from the original scribe(s). But the prophetic books of the Old Testament seem to be the exception: no marginal chapter-numbers are evident there. Does anyone know why this manuscript would exclude the prophetic books from such marginal numbering?
The miniature is an illustration of a text written by Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179), entitled “Know the Ways of the Lord. Fourth vision, the stages of life. God is present when a child is born”. Interestingly, the golden romb is subdivided in three fields, two of them (the creation and annihilation operators?) being regularly packed with eyes, the symbols of testimony. Also remarkable: The romb is delimited from the sky, emphasizing that the ether is not to be confused with the levels of divinity.
And what was more important: the geographical place or the picture of Holy City - heaven on Earth? As we well know (see: H.E.J. Cowdrey, J. France) Pope Urban II's appeal for expedition to the East did not mention about Jerusalem. The City as a goal appeared several months later.
It is well known that there are three symbols of ancient Israel, i.e. the Ark of the Covenant, the original Menorah of Tabernacle, and the tablets of stone from Sinai where the Ten Commandments were supposedly written. All of these three symbols were lost since the Shlomo's First Temple was destructed by the Babylonian army. See http://www.torah.org/features/holydays/templemenorah.html. And perhaps the first Menorah was lost even since the Israeli crossed the Jordan river.
But considering a report by Bob Cornuke (History channel) that the Ark of the Covenant is probably located in the Church of Mary from Sion, in Ethiopia, then it seems quite possible to also find a clue on the present location of the ancient Menorah. Some years ago, I even read a fiction book suggesting that the original Menorah, made of a single block of gold, is located somewhere in an underground cave in an old city in Egypt.
I think the original Menorah is one of the most iconic symbols of archaeology, so if anyone knows possible locations of that piece of ancient Israel please kindly share here.
I am reading Mark Smith's "The Priestly Vision of Genesis 1" (2010) and finding it very frustrating. He is so convinced that P wrote the account in the 6th century he doesn't bother to tell us why he is so sure. I am not much disposed to believe in P, J JE, RJE etc etc considering the fiasco that is the story of Q. What is the evidence? Note that I say "composed", not "written"? One issue is the canonical text and its editor. Another issue is the set of sources the editor used. A third issue of great importance is how the editor used his sources, and what creative freedom he allowed himself.
The apologetic character of OT theologies came to my mind when I read G.L. Bauer's Theologie des ATs, Leipzig in 1796 and realized the context of it. It definitely is a reaction to the Enlightenment, there was not a single OT theology in the Middle ages. What is the agenda of OT theologies of today?