Literalism upon Literalism

Literalism upon Literalism November 20, 2013

This is a literalistic depiction of a literalistic understanding of Matthew 21:7, which reflects the author of that Gospel taking Zechariah 9:9 literally.

 

"One last thought. The post on my blog also goes to the essence of humanity ..."

Theologies of Fictional Worlds
"I had to re-post the above comment a few times because the formatting went all ..."

Theologies of Fictional Worlds
"Thanks for posting that James! I like the quote from Octavia Butler! The related quotation ..."

Theologies of Fictional Worlds
"Yes, in addition to it being possible to narrate fictional worlds and then explore what ..."

Theologies of Fictional Worlds

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Progressive Christian
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment
  • Gary

    From post “dynamic duo”, Wayne Coppin,
    http://www.tyndalehouse.com/Bulletin/63=2012/07_Coppins-16.pdf
    I find it interesting. But I can’t help but think, “wow, 16 pages on a subject”. Perhaps Matthew mis-spoke, or the Monty Python hypothesis, cheese makers versus peacemakers. BTW, Monty Python reunion. I love them, but “old” is hard to recover from. I hope it is good, and not a reminder of “old”.

    • I just read this too! Following from James’ post including Wayne Coppins in the Dynamic Duo (see, James, we do pay attention). I found it very helpful, not just for Wayne’s interpretation of the verse, but also for the summary of previous scholarship.

      I do think that Wayne is being very generous toward “Matthew” when he says that the two animal prophecy is a product of his “exegetical practice, i.e. in his word-for-word reading of Zechariah 9:9”. It seems pretty obvious to me that “Matthew” didn’t understand the Hebrew synonymous parallelism in the verse and misapplied it.

  • Peter Kirby

    This is wrong. The colt, a young horse, should be on top of the ass.

  • edwardtbabinski

    This discussion of Matthew’s blooper is damn funny:
    http://www.landoverbaptist.net/showthread.php?t=73939

    • Andrew Dowling

      That has to be parody . . .right? . . . .RIGHT???

  • Charlie Rizzo

    Learn Koine…..grammar is a bitch.