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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.


Feb
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comment Where should the Messianic application begin and end in Jacob's blessing to Judah?
@JackDouglas - I added the last para and did clean up some of the text. My source is my own thinking after meditating on the thoughts of 6-10 commentaries for a few days. Actually I only answered my own question as nobody was taking a stab at it. My question is not so much about the literal aspects. Cheers.
Feb
1
revised Where should the Messianic application begin and end in Jacob's blessing to Judah?
added last para
Feb
1
answered Where should the Messianic application begin and end in Jacob's blessing to Judah?
Feb
1
revised What is socio-rhetorical criticism?
added ref to Witherington
Feb
1
answered What is socio-rhetorical criticism?
Jan
31
comment Should Matthew 27:6-7 Be Taken as a Demonstration of Hypocrisy?
I think Matthew was just trying to record a true account of the events. As the Chief priests were both wicked and hypocritical, then yes, that was Matthews intention? I have a feeling I still do not understand the question. Cheers
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?
grammar
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
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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.