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Author Topic:   Hast Thou ENTERED INTO the treasures of the snow?
ringo
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Message 34 of 66 (718909)
02-09-2014 2:00 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by Jaf
02-08-2014 12:36 AM


Jaf writes:

Question: How can you ignore this scripture as to God's REVEALING His knowledge of the wonders of snow 5000 years before the microscope?


By understanding it.

I like your poetic interpretation of the verse. It just doesn't seem to be what the verse is actually saying.


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ringo
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Message 39 of 66 (719332)
02-13-2014 10:46 AM
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02-13-2014 5:05 AM


Re: No "interpretation" is required or necessary.
Jaf writes:

But how can my "interpretation" be an "interpretation" per say, when a plain surface reading of the text confirm it's meaning?


Job 38:22 calls both snow and hail "treasures", so it is clearly not about the wonderful crystal structure. Verse 23 explains that God can use both snow and hail as weapons in wartime. That's the "plain surface reading".

As I said, I like your interpretation but it's only useful as a secondary interpretation. It doesn't suggest that the author of Job had any scientific knowledge.

Jaf writes:

Why is every one resorting to perversions of scripture and every form heathen gnostic text to wash over the plain reading of the text in my OP.


I, for one, am not. I know nothing about gnostic texts and I haven't mentioned them.
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ringo
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Message 65 of 66 (719474)
02-14-2014 10:42 AM
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02-14-2014 12:15 AM


Re: No "interpretation" is required or necessary.
Jaf writes:

Again, the words didn't say ENTER INTO HAIL....only snow.


quote:
Job 38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail....

So "entered into" means "observed" but "seen" doesn't?

Edited by ringo, : Fixed quote.


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