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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.


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.
Oct
9
comment Did Jesus primarily use an exegetical or hermeneutical approach in explaining the meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures?
+1. I think you hit some of the major points that needs highlighting to begin to even think of a descent answer to this. The same ideas apply to the Epistles.
Oct
8
revised Does Leviticus 19:28 in the original text instruct not to tattoo for the dead or not to tattoo at all?
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Oct
8
comment What was the purpose of giving Jesus vinegar to drink?
Good question. This is not an answer as I have not dug up a reference in an early commentary but I think it was a little of both as i believe it was cheap sour wine but mostly to 'alleviate the pain'. see related post. hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/2334/…
Sep
28
asked How is the coming of the Lord in Malachi 3:2 like 'soap'?
Sep
27
answered Paul's knowledge of Jannes and Jambres the magicians of Egypt
Sep
27
comment How many people were struck dead at Beth Shemesh?
I think this is a corruption of the original text that is too deep into the Hebrew for me to understand the proposed reconstructions. I think those who can answer this question will reconstruct the original to say 70. The background pressure might be the feeling that the inhabitants would not have exceeded 50,000 and because there is textual corruption needing some kind of reconstruction. However due to the uncertainty one can probably argue the other way also.
Sep
27
comment Does Leviticus 19:28 in the original text instruct not to tattoo for the dead or not to tattoo at all?
ha! i just posted as you were, +1
Sep
27
answered Does Leviticus 19:28 in the original text instruct not to tattoo for the dead or not to tattoo at all?
Sep
25
answered In book of Revelation is the fifth angel the first angel to sound his trumpet?
Sep
19
answered When did the textual variation in Daniel 7:13 arise?