Category Archives: Hermeneutics

Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, and fulfilment in Jesus (Pt 3)

[This is pt 3. See: Pt 1 : Pt 2.] Mark Driscoll is correct; Jesus fulfils the ritual system: the shapes and colours of the Yom Kippur festival are focused and made vivid in the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. … Continue reading

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Driscoll: Mis-Projected Metaphors, Yom Kippur, And Fulfilment In Jesus (Pt 2)

The previous post dealt with the misuse of metaphor and models when interpreting biblical texts. What follows is a reading of the Yom Kippur ritual found in Leviticus 16, in its cultural, social context. [Apologies for the length: It is … Continue reading

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Science of Biblical Interpretation: (2) Context Sensitivity

[This is Science of Biblical Interpretation Cognitive tool-kit article (2). The mini-series is explained here.] In his article for This Will Make You Smarter, Gary Marcus discusses Cognitive Humility (read online here). I will be focusing upon the idea of … Continue reading

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Science of Biblical Interpretation: (1) Nexus Causality

[This is Science of Biblical Interpretation Cognitive tool-kit article (1). The mini-series is explained here.] In his article for This Will Make You Smarter, John Tooby discusses nexus causality, moral warfare and misattribution arbitrage (read online here). I will be … Continue reading

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The Science of Biblical Interpretation: Introduction

Published this year, This Will Make You Smarter,[1] edited by John Brockman of Edge.org, contains 150 answers, by leaders in their field, to the question: What scientific concept would improve everybody’s cognitive toolkit? That is, what tools do we need … Continue reading

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