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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.


Aug
12
answered Is it true that Luther intentionally mistranslated Romans 3:28?
Aug
11
comment How should we contextualize Paul's “Jesus is accursed” in I Co 12:3?
@rhetorician - yes, I agree that something along that line could/would have been going on in the background which necessitated the division of true utterances and teaching from false ones, in the context of a christian gathering with various elements of sharing, singing and the freedom of various religious expressions and gifts. They needed discernment in their charismatic experience.
Aug
9
comment Why does Psalm 103:8 use the dual form of אַפַּ֣יִם (anger)?
Actually you are exactly right on track...here is a quote supporting your concept..."An idiom for anger in Hebrew is חָרָה אַף. The literal translation of חָרָה אַפּוֹ is “his nose was hot,” which is idiomatically translated “he was angry.” A related idiom is “length of nose” > “it takes a long time for one’s nose to get hot” > “patient.” (Beginning Biblical Hebrew, Mark D. Futato, P131)". I have noticed the face is related to a lot of words. Just the other day I noticed the eye is also a spring cuz a spring is round with water flowing from it.
Aug
7
revised Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
final para
Aug
7
revised Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
grammar
Aug
7
comment Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
@JoshuaUtterback - Ok , I was not aware there are some who think he was literally the pre-human form of Messiah (I can only assume that is what they propose before the incarnation) and so I grabbed a quote from Owen to show the weakness of this view... as a priest for a human must be in human form which was the point of the incarnation, that Christ might atone for human verses angelic or sins from other races or forms. Assuming then that Melchizedek was just a guy, the rest plays out naturally and fits well into the original Greek by using the word similitude or likeness not actual. cheers
Aug
7
revised Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
added more
Aug
7
revised Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
grammar
Aug
7
answered Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
Aug
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
Aug
6
comment What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
@taurivalor - sure ok.
Aug
6
comment What is the meaning of 'Power of the Death'?
@taurivalor - Sure why not. In addition to those provided above I would starts with the obvious beginning. God said the moment Adam ate from the fruit he would die. This could not have been primarily physical (though including it) as he did not die. Also that they felt ashamed, hid from God ect., proves they did die inwardly. The bible does not treat physical death as serious as spiritual death anywhere.
Aug
3
accepted Why is Daniel Chapter 2:4 - 7:28 written in Aramaic?
Aug
3
comment Why is Daniel Chapter 2:4 - 7:28 written in Aramaic?
I like ypu last and simplets answer. Since the whole book is largley based on a vision that a Gentile King had, the use of the local language for those sections more directly related to the event in the native language of Babylon seems natural for Daniel to write in, that he might also use in own native tongue when encorporating the foreign story into the prophetic record is not hard to accept. Also, welcome to BH.SE, not everybody get's there first answer is an accepted one.
Aug
2
answered Interpretation of Psalm 45:14
Jul
28
comment What does sabbaton deuteroproton in Luke 6:1 refer to?
not finding the word anywhere else does seem to indicate the possability of a misprint and the option 4 does seem to be another plausable argument, if the misprint theory was untrue.
Jul
28
comment Who is the little horn that 'has eyes' and is 'speaking' blasphemous things in Daniel 7?
I can follow your argument but the ten has also been argued by many to be components parts of Rome itself, not pieces left over after its fall. Like ten toes on the statue. Still I see your argument and the biblical thought put into it.
Jul
28
comment Who is the “god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4?
@wilberteric - no, once he has the designation 'prince of the world' the matter is already settled. The Devil being driven out in this sense is commonly understood as the very significant weakening of the power of his kingdom through the death and resurrection of Christ. This is especially true over pagans who were now drawn into the church by the new post messianic age, where Satan is less powerful over them.
Jul
27
answered Who is the “god of this world” in 2 Corinthians 4:4?
Jul
27
asked Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?