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    Another point I'm trying to make is that the...

    Another point I'm trying to make is that the calculation isn't simple isopsephy or gematria. The type of calculation made by Philo and Irenaeus in this instance is done with a combination of...
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    Thanks again for your input. I now agree with part of what you are saying.
    "My point was simply that he doesn’t use the same terminology as we do." I agree with you on that. I have to think if most...
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    Here are some similar verses from Philo:

    (Q&A on Genesis I )(91)Thirdly, it is so because it consists of a combination of odd and even numbers, being contained by the power of the faculty of the...
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    Thanks for your helpful comments. Here are some questions.
    What difference does it make if they wrote 666 like we do or in Greek? They still used base ten even though they used Roman or Greek...
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    In the second century, Irenaeus said that was...

    In the second century, Irenaeus said that was probably a copyist error. Papyrus 115 dates back to the third century and shows 616. Nicholas Humphrey thinks it is related to Plato's number, 216.
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    One thing confusing about Philo’s statement is...

    One thing confusing about Philo’s statement is the idea that the third power of six is 600. The third power of six is 216, six multiplied by itself three times (6*6*6). Philo was a highly educated...
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    Thanks for your questions.

    Thanks for your questions.
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    I believe prophecy will be fulfilled and is...

    I believe prophecy will be fulfilled and is fulfilled every day in the hearts of believers (2 Pet 1:19, Isa 9:2). As far as some sort of earthly geo/political fulfillment? Probably, but it is better...
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    Premillennialism holds to a literal...

    Premillennialism holds to a literal interpretation of prophecy. I gave a link in #7.
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    Why do I understand Psalm 90 in a literal way? It...

    Why do I understand Psalm 90 in a literal way? It is a Psalm of Moses whom God spoke to without similitude or "dark speeches." It explains symbolism rather than being a prophecy. It is a psalm...
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    In post #9 I gave the definition of literal that...

    In post #9 I gave the definition of literal that I was going by and seadD didn't dispute it. In post #11 I took a look at X and concluded that X didn't occur in a literal way, and that wasn't...
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    Typology (19th century) 2. the study and...

    Typology (19th century)
    2. the study and interpretation of types and symbols, originally especially in the Bible.

    My position is that prophecy is given in allegorical language, although I use the...
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    The Greek word. allégoreó: to speak...

    The Greek word.
    allégoreó: to speak allegorically
    Original Word: ἀλληγορέω
    Part of Speech: Verb
    Transliteration: allégoreó
    Phonetic Spelling: (al-lay-gor-eh'-o)
    Definition: to speak...
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    You're saying it again. Now you're saying...

    You're saying it again. Now you're saying allegory is not a literal event.

    Gal 4:22 For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, the one by a bondmaid, the other by a freewoman.
    23 But he who...
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    Sean, You said: That's why I brought it up....

    Sean,
    You said:


    That's why I brought it up. Now it seems you're saying something else.
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    So are you saying the above is a fictional story...

    So are you saying the above is a fictional story just because it represents an allegory?

    Some Reformers provided a model for incorporating figurative language and prophecy within the literal...
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    Literal means taking words in their usual or most...

    Literal means taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or allegory.
    Maimonides' said the prophets used metaphors and analogies and, except for Moses, their words are not to...
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    It's not just me who reads the Bible that way....

    It's not just me who reads the Bible that way. Even some Jewish scholars who read the Bible in Hebrew agree.



    Some people try to change the meaning of words to support their theology. Here is...
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    Don't you believe God? You should read my...

    Don't you believe God? You should read my original post where I give the scriptures. You believe the scriptures, don't you?



    He said that to the Hebrews. There's no evidence He ever changed His...
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    What part do you not understand? Can you be...

    What part do you not understand? Can you be specific?

    1. Prophecy is not given to the prophets in a literal way.
    2. Moses is communicated to literally in a way simply understood.
    3. Prophecy is...
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    1. Prophecy is given by vision or dream to the...

    1. Prophecy is given by vision or dream to the prophet.
    2. Moses is not communicated to by symbolic visions or dreams like the prophets (Hosea 12:10). Not by riddles or similitudes, "dark speeches."...
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    Why prophecy can't be taken literally

    The prophets of Israel were communicated to in visions and dreams. Moses was spoken to plainly. That means the dreams and visions have to be interpreted, they are not literal, plain speech. There is...
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    I think the idea that the literal sense has...

    I think the idea that the literal sense has something to do with author intent was brought in by some of the Reformers who disliked traditional allegorical interpretation. It is part of some modern...
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    Premillienialism is founded on literalism. That's what you call plain textualism. When I Google plain textualist I get info about the constitution and legal terms. I didn't get anything about the...
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    You're supposed to be the literalist, not me....

    You're supposed to be the literalist, not me. Heaven and earth fleeing away don't sound like returning to a garden like condition. That's why the literalism that the pre-mill is founded on doesn't...
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