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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
12
revised If Joshua can be translated why Is the name of Jesus translated “Jesus” but his name in hebrew was Joshua?
spelling
Feb
12
answered If Joshua can be translated why Is the name of Jesus translated “Jesus” but his name in hebrew was Joshua?
Feb
11
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
11
answered In the Peshitta NT, what was the original meaning of the word often translated “first day of the week”?
Feb
8
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
7
accepted Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?
Feb
7
comment Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?
Actually I think I haVe to switch my acceptance. I have enjoyed the many answers on this post and I do still have not fully made up my mind, but I did learn the most from your post. Thanks.
Feb
7
comment Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?
+1 - cool. Lots of interesting info. I researched you claim about lack of color mixing and I think you are right. Which kinda poo poos my won answer a bit, so I will not accept it as it stands. "The degree to which Ancient Egyptian artists and craftsmen mixed colors varies according to dynasty. But even at its most creative, color mixing was not widely spread. Unlike today's pigments which give consistent results, several of those available to Ancient Egyptian artists could react chemically with each other, for example lead white when mixed with orpiment (yellow) actually produces black."
Feb
7
comment Why did the tabernacle use the colors blue, purple and scarlet?
welcome to the site. For some reason the question has brought out all the creative people. (+1) It is refreshing in a way as often Bible students are more the detail oriented types who have a dislike, or at least mild aversion towards imagination.
Feb
7
comment What do pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet material look like?
Are you referring to the yarn designs in the pattern of a pomegranate, but wondering if real fruit wrapped in yarn was used instead? Exodus 39:24 They made pomegranates of blue, purple and scarlet yarn and finely twisted linen around the hem of the robe.
Feb
6
answered What does it mean when it is said that faith is given by the Holy Spirit? (1 Cor. 12:9)
Feb
4
accepted How can Psalms 68:18 be translated as in Ephesians 4:8?
Feb
4
revised Does Peter allude to the stones removed in the Maccabbean revolt?
grammar
Feb
4
revised How sure can we be that Archippus was a church leader?
add note
Feb
3
answered How sure can we be that Archippus was a church leader?
Feb
3
answered Does Peter allude to the stones removed in the Maccabbean revolt?
Feb
3
comment Should the title in Isaiah 9 be translated?
This is such an excellent question. It might seem rude of me but I find this kind of translation as more or less gibberish. It might seem rude but when I read an English Bible I expect English words. Can you imagine a Bible that had (which means God) or (which means Jesus) everywhere while preserving the original sounds of the Hebrew and Greek? That would be just plain silly. If one can't determine a probable English meaning then yes just make a transliteration and provide possible meaning in a footnote if that is feasible. Anyway the question was more informative than most.
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent Tribe of Benjamin Elite Corps of Slingers
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent Should the title in Isaiah 9 be translated?
Feb
3
reviewed Excellent Who does Jesus refer to by the phrase “another who testifies about me” in John 5:32?