Irony in Scripture

Irony in Scripture

Rhetorical features such as irony, sarcasm, and hyperbole are used in modern languages but also in Scripture. Recognizing them helps us to better understand the Bible.

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“He is Not God of the Dead, but of the Living.” How Should we Understand Jesus’ Saying?

Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead. For our study, only verses 26–27 are relevant: Jesus’ saying, extending from Mark 12:24 to 12:27, relates to the resurrection of the dead.

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“GLIMPSES OF THE SPIRIT” A Brief Linguistic Reflection on the Divine Person of the Holy Spirit

In his well-known work The Coming of the Comforter, LeRoy E. Froom expresses the following thought when speaking about the personality of the Holy Spirit: “This is not a mere technical, academic, or impractical question.

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Lessons from Matthew 13

Matthew 13 constitutes Jesus’ third major teaching block in this Gospel and lies at the center of the Gospel’s five discourses (the others are Matthew 5–7, 10, 18, and 24–25).

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Biblical Hermeneutics: An Adventist Approach (Newsletter Review)

The Biblical Research Institute (BRI) of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists has published a new landmark book: Biblical Hermeneutics. An Adventist Approach. It is the continuation and actualization of four other books on hermeneutics, previously published by BRI in 1974, 1985, 2005, and 2010.

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Evaluation of Egalitarian Papers

The issue of the ordination of women, which is part of a modern trend in society, is currently presenting a challenge to the unity of the Seventh-day Church. Competent theologians and faithful members are found on both sides of the issue.

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Evaluation of the Arguments Used by Those Opposing the Ordination of Women to the Ministry

In what follows we will examine arguments and opinions offered to build up a case against the ordination of women to the ministry. This is not about personalities but about arguments. It is obvious to me that those opposed to the ordination of women to the ministry are seeking to know God’s will for the…

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Interpreting Scripture on the Ordination of Women

The interpretation of the Bible is at the center of the current discussions of the Theology of Ordination Study Committee of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Various studies are shared presenting arguments for or against the ordination of women to the leadership positions of elder/minister/pastor in the church.

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Does the Bible Teach that the Earth is Flat?

There has been a recent resurgence in the belief that the earth is flat. Television documentaries, internet posts, and entire websites are devoted to the idea. This article examines the purported biblical evidence brought forward to support this view.

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Hermeneutics and Scripture in the Twenty-First Century

 The “Methods of Bible Study” document voted by the 1986 Annual Council, which affirms Scripture’s divine inspiration and authority, as well as how to study the Bible, is explained and contrasted with more recent critical approaches to biblical interpretation. The role of culture is also addressed.

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