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Jeremiah 31:31-34
Passage Commentary : This two part psalm of ascent has long been a prayer of mine.
Psalms 126:1-6
Passage Commentary:: (soon to follow) Arc Commentary:: One of the clearest and most important relati...
Ephesians 1:3-14
Passage Commentary :: The concessive at the beginning of this passage has tremendous weight for inte...
Deuteronomy 17:14-20
Passage Commentary :: The two Ac/Pur clauses make clear the main point of this passage.
Ephesians 1:15-23
Passage Commentary :: A little context might help us here.
Exodus 20:20
Passage Commentary :: The logic of this passage relates in two main ways.
Ephesians 2:1-10
Passage Commentary :: This whole unit, perhaps even ch.
Ephesians 4:1-16
Passage Commentary :: Paul is entering into a prayer of intercession to wrap up the massive theology he's presented in ch.
Ephesians 3:14-21
Passage Commentary :: This is a powerful passage about God's reconciling work rooted in the peace-ma...
Ephesians 2:11-22
Passage Commentary :: Paul's desire in this passage seems to be two-fold.
Ephesians 3:1-13
A
Ephesians 4:25-5:2
Passage Commentary :: The main point of this passage is that believers are not to conduct themselves...
Ephesians 4:17-24
A
Ephesians 5:22-33
Arc Commentary :: There are two main units in this passage: vv.
Ephesians 6:1-9
Arc Commentary :: The major contour of this passage are two command/explanations grounded in a single truth that the days are evil.
Ephesians 5:15-21
A
Ephesians 5:3-14
A
Ephesians 6:10-20
Arc Commentary :: This passage breaks nicely into two larger sections: vv.
Ephesians 6:21-24
Exegetical Questions 1) How shall we best translate the datives of v.
Romans 9:1-5
1) Is the ὁτι in
Romans 9:6-13
As I'm currently understanding this passage, the core reason why God is righteous is that He works a...
Romans 9:14-18
Exegetical Questions 1) How is the argument functioning between vv.
Romans 9:19-23
    Text Critical Notes v.
Romans 9:24-29
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Romans 9:30-33
An Attempt at Capturing the Sense of the Arc :: "Brothers, (in light of Israel's massive rejection o...
Romans 10:1-4
(
Romans 10:5-13
Main Idea :: Paul is still unpacking his desire to see Israelites come to their Messiah back in 10:1.
Romans 10:14-21
Main Idea :: Paul's main question of concern in this unit, having just quote some scathing scripture...
Romans 11:1-6
Main Idea :: v.
Romans 11:7-10
Main Idea :: I see the central thrust of this unit coming out most clearly in v.
Romans 11:11-16
Main Idea :: The central point Paul is making in this passage is found in v.
Romans 11:16-24
MAIN POINT :: vv.
Romans 11:25-32
Main Point :: God's riches, wisdom, and knowledge are deep beyond comprehension ultimately because e...
Romans 11:33-36
God-dependent yields a gospel-displaying life.
Deuteronomy 4:5-8
Main Purpose: To lay a foundational paradigm in which Israel should live out love to YHWH, the supreme and only God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-9
Main Purpose : To illustrate the way in which parents should instruct their children in the purpose of the commandments.
Deuteronomy 6:20-25
Main Purpose: This passage is given to warn the people of Israel against temptations that are sure t...
Deuteronomy 6:10-19
Exegetical Outline Main Purpose: YHWH promises to bless Israel and clear away their enemies, but it ...
Deuteronomy 7:12-26
Main Purpose : Giving an illustration of the third unit of the שׁמע, this unit seeks to give clea...
Deuteronomy 7:1-11
Main Purpose: To offer Israel a warning, motivation, and means for dealing with the deadly temptations of experiencing bounty.
Deuteronomy 8:7-20
Main Purpose : To aid in the present generation maintaining fidelity to the covenant, Moses motivate...
Deuteronomy 8:1-6
The main point of the text is made emphatically and repetitiously in v.
Deuteronomy 16:18-20
Two main charges are given in this text: -Israel must only choose a King from among their brothers (Israel) whom God has appointed to lead.
Deuteronomy 17:14-17
Main Point :: Israel (the first generation) did not receive the ability to perceive the truth about ...
Deuteronomy 29:2-6
Main Point :: In keeping with the foundation of this covenant, YHWH will lead Israel and they will be careful to follow his lead.
Deuteronomy 26:16-19
Main Point :: YHWH will raise up another prophet like Moses who will speak the very words of YHWH; t...
Deuteronomy 18:15-19
The main point of this greater text, though 30:1-10 should be included, is that Moses is giving thes...
Deuteronomy 30:11-20
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Symmetry in the Soils
Mark 4:13-20
Passage Commentary : Perhaps I've overdone it, perhaps I've read into the text, but there seems to b...
Published June 1st, 2012
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2010-01-21 19:32:53
2010-05-19 15:52:40
Passage Commentary : Perhaps I've overdone it, perhaps I've read into the text, but there seems to be some pretty clear symmetry in Jesus' explanation here. Idea/Explanation - Situation/Response - Action Result. There is some consistency to this flow: the word is sown to a particular soil type, the people hear that word and respond, they are acted upon by some outside force. This last observation is perhaps the most controversial conclusion and needs more consideration. But look, 1) Satan comes to take away the word, 2) the World persecutes the new sprout of the word, 3) the Flesh chokes the developing stalk of the word, 4) _______________ (?) Who acts here? Well, it would seem that it is simply the combination of seed and soil. But I ask the question, how did such soil come to this state of readiness to receive? Was it not tilled? Was it not weeded? Was not there preparation that went into this good earth so that the seed might be received and not be stolen, squelched, or strangled? I say of course! The Spirit blows through and makes ready the soil to receive such a word. "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." (Mk. 4:9) Arc Commentary : 1/21 - I've chosen not to break up strings of nouns but to break strings of verbs when plotting my propositions. The nouns may be broken up for further emphasis but I've not chosen to do so at this time. 1/21 - I'm using Sit/R for the "when" statements of this passage because each result is somewhat surprising at first. Ac/Res is my choice for the further development of the seed within the greater (R). These Ac/Res generally seem to be some outside force acting upon the word/seed. 1/22 - I have left off the relationships of the initial propositions because the unit of study should really be Mark 4:10-20. The first few propositions relate more clearly to the former verses thereby making their relationship to the parable explanation more clear. In fact the whole unit should at least be Mark 4:1-20. In this arc I am mainly concerned with the relationships within vv.14-20.
10000000022935 22935 Notes 2010-01-21 19:32:53 2010-05-19 15:52:40 Passage Commentary : Perhaps I've overdone it, perhaps I've read into the text, but there seems to be some pretty clear symmetry in Jesus' explanation here. Idea/Explanation - Situation/Response - Action Result. There is some consistency to this flow: the word is sown to a particular soil type, the people hear that word and respond, they are acted upon by some outside force. This last observation is perhaps the most controversial conclusion and needs more consideration. But look, 1) Satan comes to take away the word, 2) the World persecutes the new sprout of the word, 3) the Flesh chokes the developing stalk of the word, 4) _______________ (?) Who acts here? Well, it would seem that it is simply the combination of seed and soil. But I ask the question, how did such soil come to this state of readiness to receive? Was it not tilled? Was it not weeded? Was not there preparation that went into this good earth so that the seed might be received and not be stolen, squelched, or strangled? I say of course! The Spirit blows through and makes ready the soil to receive such a word. "He who has ears to hear, let him hear." (Mk. 4:9) Arc Commentary : 1/21 - I've chosen not to break up strings of nouns but to break strings of verbs when plotting my propositions. The nouns may be broken up for further emphasis but I've not chosen to do so at this time. 1/21 - I'm using Sit/R for the "when" statements of this passage because each result is somewhat surprising at first. Ac/Res is my choice for the further development of the seed within the greater (R). These Ac/Res generally seem to be some outside force acting upon the word/seed. 1/22 - I have left off the relationships of the initial propositions because the unit of study should really be Mark 4:10-20. The first few propositions relate more clearly to the former verses thereby making their relationship to the parable explanation more clear. In fact the whole unit should at least be Mark 4:1-20. In this arc I am mainly concerned with the relationships within vv.14-20. notes
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καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς·
And he said to them,
οὐκ οἴδατε τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην,
[if] you do not understand this parable,
καὶ πῶς πάσας τὰς παραβολὰς γνώσεσθε;
[then] how will you understand all the parables?
conditional
ὁ σπείρων τὸν λόγον σπείρει.
The one sowing sows the word.
οὗτοι δέ εἰσίν οἱ παρὰ τὴν ὁδὸν ὅπου σπείρεται ὁ λόγος,
And these are those along the way where the word is sown,
καὶ ὅταν ἀκούσωσιν
and when they hear it
εὐθὺς ἔρχεται ὁ σατανᾶς
immediately Satan comes
καὶ αἴρει τὸν λόγον τὸν ἐσπαρμένον ἐν αὐτοῖς.
and takes away the word sown to them.
actionresult
situationresponse
ideaexplanation
καὶ οὗτοί ὁμοίως εἰσίν οἱ ἐπὶ τὰ πετρώδη σπειρόμενοι,
And likewise these are those sown upon stones,
οἳ ὅταν ἀκούσωσιν τὸν λόγον
when they hear the word
εὐθὺς μετὰ χαρᾶς λαμβάνουσιν αὐτόν,
immediately they accept it with joy,
καὶ οὐκ ἔχουσιν ῥίζαν ἐν ἑαυτοῖς
but they do not have roots of their own,
ἀλλὰ πρόσκαιροί εἰσίν,
indeed they are temporary,
negativepositive
concessive
εἶτα γενομένης θλίψεως ἢ διωγμοῦ διὰ τὸν λόγον
[therefore when] tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word
εὐθὺς σκανδαλίζονται.
immediately they give up their faith.
inference
καὶ ἄλλοι εἰσὶν οἱ ἐπί τὰς ἀκάνθας σπειρόμενοι·
And others are the ones sown upon thorns;
οὗτοί εἰσίν οἱ τὸν λόγον ἀκούσαντες,
they are the ones hearing the word,
καὶ αἱ μέριμναι τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἡ ἀπάτη τοῦ πλούτου καὶ αἱ περὶ τὰ λοιπὰ ἐπιθυμίαι ...συνπνίγουσιν τὸν λόγον,
and the cares of the world and the deceit of riches and the desire for other things,... [press in upon to the point of death by suffocation] the word
...εἰσπορευόμεναι...
...entering in,...
actionmanner
καὶ ἄκαρπος γίνεται.
and it comes to no fruit.
καὶ ἐκεῖνοί εἰσίν οἱ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν τὴν καλὴν σπαρέντες,
And these are the ones sown upon/among good soil,
οἵτινες ἀκούουσιν τὸν λόγον
such that they hear the word
καὶ παραδέχονται
and receive it
series
καὶ καρποφοροῦσιν ἓν τριάκοντα καὶ ἓν ἑξήκοντα καὶ ἓν ἑκατόν.
and bear fruit in thirty and in sixty and in one hundred fold.
discourse
10000000022935 22935 Arc 2010-01-21 19:32:53 2010-05-19 15:52:40 editing Mark 4 13 4 20 Mark 4:13-20 41 NT tisch mine i387410 i387386 καὶ λέγει αὐτοῖς· And he said to them, i387411 i387412 i387387 οὐκ οἴδατε τὴν παραβολὴν ταύτην, [if] you do not understand this parable, i387388 καὶ πῶς πάσας τὰς παραβολὰς γνώσεσθε; [then] how will you understand all the parables? conditional 2 i387413 i387389 ὁ σπείρων τὸν λόγον σπείρει. The one sowing sows the word. i387414 i387415 i387390 οὗτοι δέ εἰσίν οἱ παρὰ τὴν ὁδὸν ὅπου σπείρεται ὁ λόγος, And these are those along the way where the word is sown, i387416 i387391 καὶ ὅταν ἀκούσωσιν and when they hear it i387417 i387392 εὐθὺς ἔρχεται ὁ σατανᾶς immediately Satan comes i387393 καὶ αἴρει τὸν λόγον τὸν ἐσπαρμένον ἐν αὐτοῖς. and takes away the word sown to them. actionresult 2 situationresponse 2 ideaexplanation 1 i387418 i387394 καὶ οὗτοί ὁμοίως εἰσίν οἱ ἐπὶ τὰ πετρώδη σπειρόμενοι, And likewise these are those sown upon stones, i387419 i387395 οἳ ὅταν ἀκούσωσιν τὸν λόγον when they hear the word i387420 i387421 i387396 εὐθὺς μετὰ χαρᾶς λαμβάνουσιν αὐτόν, immediately they accept it with joy, i387422 i387397 καὶ οὐκ ἔχουσιν ῥίζαν ἐν ἑαυτοῖς but they do not have roots of their own, i387398 ἀλλὰ πρόσκαιροί εἰσίν, indeed they are temporary, negativepositive 2 concessive 2 i387423 i387399 εἶτα γενομένης θλίψεως ἢ διωγμοῦ διὰ τὸν λόγον [therefore when] tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word i387400 εὐθὺς σκανδαλίζονται. immediately they give up their faith. actionresult 2 inference 2 situationresponse 2 ideaexplanation 1 i387424 i387401 καὶ ἄλλοι εἰσὶν οἱ ἐπί τὰς ἀκάνθας σπειρόμενοι· And others are the ones sown upon thorns; i387425 i387402 οὗτοί εἰσίν οἱ τὸν λόγον ἀκούσαντες, they are the ones hearing the word, i387426 i387427 i387403 καὶ αἱ μέριμναι τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἡ ἀπάτη τοῦ πλούτου καὶ αἱ περὶ τὰ λοιπὰ ἐπιθυμίαι ...συνπνίγουσιν τὸν λόγον, and the cares of the world and the deceit of riches and the desire for other things,... [press in upon to the point of death by suffocation] the word i387404 ...εἰσπορευόμεναι... ...entering in,... actionmanner 1 i387405 καὶ ἄκαρπος γίνεται. and it comes to no fruit. actionresult 2 situationresponse 2 ideaexplanation 1 i387428 i387406 καὶ ἐκεῖνοί εἰσίν οἱ ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν τὴν καλὴν σπαρέντες, And these are the ones sown upon/among good soil, i387429 i387430 i387407 οἵτινες ἀκούουσιν τὸν λόγον such that they hear the word i387408 καὶ παραδέχονται and receive it series i387409 καὶ καρποφοροῦσιν ἓν τριάκοντα καὶ ἓν ἑξήκοντα καὶ ἓν ἑκατόν. and bear fruit in thirty and in sixty and in one hundred fold. situationresponse 2 ideaexplanation 1 series actionresult 2 inference 2 ideaexplanation 1 1 1 1 tisch 25 mine 25 a 50 discourse
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