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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.


Dec
7
answered What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
Dec
7
comment What was the authorial intent of Genesis 1?
I am not sure what you intend by 'exegetical' support. Is it not obvious that it is intending to explain how everything came to be at the beggining? I think the intent of the author is almost always to communicate what children would naturally understand when reading it. Exegetical hair splicing is more needed when the passages appears incomprehensible. Cultural or historical investigation, where something commonly understood by the audience now lost in our language. More or less, Genesis Chapter 1 seems to be free of both complications apart from physical views of how the universe looks.
Dec
6
revised What do women do when they're “ministering” in front of God's tabernacle?
minor
Dec
5
answered What do women do when they're “ministering” in front of God's tabernacle?
Nov
17
comment What does Hebrews 9:4 mean by saying the Holy of Holies 'had' an altar of incense?
+1 - However it seems that the censer verses altar still begs the same question as the censer would usually be with the altar. However you last statement seems to approach the answer why, even though outside the holy of holies the purpose of the altar & censer seem to have their primary significance in their role in entering into the most holy place, thus the Apostle groups them together. At least this is what it seems to me and your answer does seem to imply.
Nov
16
revised What does Hebrews 9:4 mean by saying the Holy of Holies 'had' an altar of incense?
grammar
Nov
16
asked What does Hebrews 9:4 mean by saying the Holy of Holies 'had' an altar of incense?
Nov
8
comment Significance of the “naked man” who touches Jesus in Mark 14:51-52
several commentators think this might have been Mark himself, but only out of conjecture. At a minimum it shows how dangerous the atmosphere had become.
Nov
2
answered What does “purify your hearts” in James 4:8 mean?
Oct
26
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
12
reviewed Excellent How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
Oct
12
reviewed Satisfactory The Testimony And The Spirit Of Prophecy
Oct
12
reviewed Satisfactory What is the symbolism of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb?
Oct
12
reviewed Excellent Is it true that Luther intentionally mistranslated Romans 3:28?
Oct
12
reviewed Satisfactory Jesus and the cross
Oct
12
reviewed Satisfactory Who is Iscah in Genesis?
Oct
12
reviewed Satisfactory The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
Oct
12
reviewed Satisfactory Why are the words “darkness” and “light” in their feminine form in Psalm 139:12?
Oct
12
reviewed Excellent How does God speak to the whole community of Israel?
Oct
9
comment What was the purpose of giving Jesus vinegar to drink?
I have looked at several old commentaries from Church Father's and they do not seem to comment that much for any help. The best I could find is that one said it was what people 'typically gave criminals'. Maybe if you include how Roman Historical books would interpret it at the time someone will dig up a good reference that would actually illuminate the subject.