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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
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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Jan
11
answered Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
Jan
9
revised How are we to interpret the Moon turning into blood, in Joel 2:31 and Rev 6:12?
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Jan
9
answered How are we to interpret the Moon turning into blood, in Joel 2:31 and Rev 6:12?
Jan
8
revised How are we to interpret the Moon turning into blood, in Joel 2:31 and Rev 6:12?
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Jan
8
asked How are we to interpret the Moon turning into blood, in Joel 2:31 and Rev 6:12?
Jan
6
comment Is there a link between the Jewish expectation of a literal Messianic kingdom and the command to witness to the ends of the earth in Acts 1?
@Joseph - Wow, did not realize so many comments were running on this post. It seems it has even improved more. By the way your view is very traditionally accepted. Calvin said that Augustine thinks 'as the law was given to the old people fifty days after Easter, being written in tables of stone by the hand of God, so the Spirit, whose office it is to write the same in our hearts, did fulfill that which was figured in the giving of the law as many days after the resurrection of Christ, who is the true Passover.'
Jan
6
answered Are there any rules on which things in Revelation must be interpreted literally and which symbolically?
Jan
6
accepted Is there a link between the Jewish expectation of a literal Messianic kingdom and the command to witness to the ends of the earth in Acts 1?