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I am a Canadian, married with kid, and working in Hong Kong. I usually answer posts from a reformed / protestant / evangelical perspective.

People I have encountered on this site seem to be a ‘whole bunch of good people’. Even those who sharply disagree with my own point of view.

I am a huge sinner but am happy knowing God's grace will keep me in his grip.


Jan
31
answered Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
Jan
29
comment To what extent do deductive approaches consider authorial intent?
@MonicaCellio - David prayed the way I propose, but I admit its is more readily supported in the Christian NT. 'Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law' (NIV Psalm 119:18)
Jan
29
comment To what extent do deductive approaches consider authorial intent?
@swasheck - I don't think I disagree with any of your comments. I think I was using the term deduction and dogma slightly differently than how you are using them. I am not a fan of topical studies. What I mean is when I read a given text that might imply God is unholy I apply pressure from my faith (from texts that say he is holy) onto the difficult text, in order to help understand it. Cheers
Jan
29
revised To what extent do deductive approaches consider authorial intent?
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Jan
29
answered To what extent do deductive approaches consider authorial intent?
Jan
29
comment Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?
This is a short answer linking bruising alone to red, purple and blue, but as Christ was the tabernacle of God and his flesh was bruised and these colors are similar to bruising I think it is a excellent hypothesis (+1) I wonder if these colors can be argued to mean the same in other locations of the bible as well that would probably speak to swashek's comment? Welcome to the site!
Jan
28
comment Under a Christian exegesis, is the promise of 'a future Prophet' Jesus, or all prophets culminating in Jesus?
@MonicaCellio - What I am thinking is that maybe the concept of many prophets was already understood, but Moses was referring to 'a' single prophet, more 'like him', i.e. founder of a covenant. Christian's can go both ways on this and I am undecided. This would then tie in with...Deuteronomy 34:10 Since then, no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face
Jan
28
asked Under a Christian exegesis, is the promise of 'a future Prophet' Jesus, or all prophets culminating in Jesus?
Jan
27
asked Where should the Messianic application begin and end in Jacob's blessing to Judah?
Jan
26
answered How did contemporaries understand “a new song” in Psalm 149:1?
Jan
24
answered Who is speaking in Song of Solomon 8:6-7?
Jan
23
awarded  Informed
Jan
22
comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
@swasheck - btw thanks for asking the tough questions. cheers.
Jan
22
comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
@swasheck - you have some good points about subjectivity. I personally find Hebrews to dig deeper than any other book, competing with Romans. I subjectively think it is the most difficult to understand not because it is unclear, or the arguments would be unclear to the Hebrews but because the subject matter is so very deep and requires deep understanding of both OT and NT. The combined knowledge in Hebrews is very intimidating. If I encountered a human with the knowledge of the author of Hebrews I would personally be in awe and would feel ignorant. I feel this way about Paul.
Jan
21
comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
No, I don't think so. There has been nothing 'uncovered' just people re-hashing the same recycled arguments. Some liberal modern theologians think in that a woman wrote it, but as we enter our modern era we can only expect the more foolish conjectures.
Jan
21
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
Jan
20
comment What options did Mary have in mind with Gabriel's greeting?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 - I assumed the emotion you are adding but good you mention it. She was in disbelief while reverently pondering. It was not a 'Ha, yeah right' at all. That is casual, it is more like in front of a supreme court judge that hammers the gavel in her favor and she says 'What?!' please explain. The fear provides context to the reverent disbelief.
Jan
15
answered How do we reconcile the morality of Deuteronomy 5:9 with 24:16 regarding punishment of children for their father's crime?
Jan
13
comment Pre-Christian, Jewish interpretation of Psalm 22
According to Alfred Edersheim, the Jewish Historian..."Ps. 22:15 (16 in the Hebrew). There is a similarly remarkable application to the Messiah of this verse in Yalkut. The promise in Ps. 23:5 is referred in Bemid. R. to the spreading of the great feast before Israel in the latter days." It should be noted that there is never anything at stake in this type of question. I mean Christianity does not gain anything or loose anything in the answer, so when A historian like Edersheim concludes that it was, it probably was by some Rabbis. Also we can't expect every Rabbi to agree before Christ.
Jan
12
revised Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
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