Materials: Interpretation-Hermeneutics

Serpents and Seraphim

What were seraphim?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez - Retired

The Bible and Suicide

One of my best friends committed suicide. Since then I have wondered what the Bible says about the topic.

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

The Bible and the Church: Revisiting the Obvious

This hermeneutical reflection argues that only the Scriptures are capable of leading the church out of the maze of so many ethical options and theological points of view vying for acceptance. In a culture of relativism and consumerism, we should take seriously the self-authenticating claims of the Bible. By submitting to the Scriptures' absolute authority, will the church be able to solve her theological and practical quandaries and remain united under the lordship of Jesus Christ?

Author: 
Elias Brasil de Souza

The Biblical Understanding of "Spirit"

Thank you for your discussion on the meaning of “soul” in the Bible (Nov. 8, 2001). Please describe the biblical understanding of the “spirit.”

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Understanding the Adversary

Why does 2 Samuel 2:1 say that God incited David to take a military census, while 1 Chronicles 21:1 says Satan did it?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez - Retired

Was Jacob's vow and attempt to bargain with God?

Was Jacob’s vow an attempt to bargain with God?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Weren't sacrifices a type of animal cruelty?

Don’t you think that the killing of animals as Old Testament sacrifices was a type of animal cruelty?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

What the Biblical Text Meant and What It Means

Although we have to distinguish between the situation of the original hearers of the biblical message and the situation of the present listeners to the same message, the question is if the message is basically still the same or if it has to be adapted to the modern culture.

Author: 
Ekkehardt Mueller

Where Did We Get “Lucifer”?

The name Lucifer commonly refers to Satan, but I looked for it in my Bible and I couldn't find it. What am I overlooking?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

Why did God ask Abraham to offer his son?

Why did the Lord ask Abraham to offer his son as a sacrifice?

Author: 
Ángel Manuel Rodríguez

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