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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.


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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?
Sep
16
awarded  Revival
Sep
16
revised What does it mean to convict the world concerning righteousness?
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Sep
16
answered What does it mean to convict the world concerning righteousness?
Sep
15
revised What is the “profound mystery” Paul was speaking of regarding Jesus in Ephesians 5:31-32?
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Sep
15
answered What is the “profound mystery” Paul was speaking of regarding Jesus in Ephesians 5:31-32?
Sep
8
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
@Soldarnal - Yes I agree that 'during Jeremiah's lifetime' - some preliminary versions would been collected and distributed but the final version at the end of his life would have been the 'authorized' and more complete version. So yes maybe there was a short version originally written and the edited by Jeremiah later, or maybe someone made a shorter version because their copy was damaged in certain sections so they had to use what they had. Who knows? In the end I see the longer version, even if a few years older, to be the reliable one. Books collecting works of several authors are different
Sep
8
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
@Soldarnal - Why would prophets just write down things in piece meal, letting nobody's assemble it into a more rational order? That actually makes prophets seem irresponsible to me. I would think the prophet would keep all sections and in order, potentially re-writing them himself or through his scribe. I tend to think editors over time reduce the quality of the original inspiration but some might think human effort eventually improves the text. This is probably the very first presupposition each side makes and your question cuts to the heart of the matter which has no provable answer.
Sep
8
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
(+1) I added a long section on the Dead Sea Scrolls - thanks for clueing me in to that particular point. I still find the MT the one I trust, even more after review the Dead Sea Scroll claim but I have to say you brought more relevant info to the subject then I did on my first revision. Thanks I learned from you.
Sep
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revised How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
added Dead Sea Scroll info
Sep
8
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
@NoahSnyder - ok. that makes sense.
Sep
7
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
@NoahSnyder - this is a quote and conclusion on what was learned for Jeremiah "Significance: Although some readings agree with the LXX, the order of the chapters follows the proto-MT." So it seems in the main the Dead Sea Scrolls is MT based.
Sep
7
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
@NoahSnyder - actually found my answer. according to a book I have on the dead sea scrolls both LXX based fragments and MT fragments were found. In this case fragments of Chapter 25 and 26 were found in 4QJerC and chapter 46 (which the LXX puts together) was in a separate cave 2QJer. This seems to me to neither help the LXX case or weaken it. Besides the portions found are here and their so I can only imagine the speculation involved in making new generation arguments. I could be wrong just my opinion.
Sep
7
comment How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
@NoahSnyder - That is certainly relevant. Do you know if the Dead Sea Scrolls follow the arrangement that I quote above, i.e. break what appears to me as a smooth flow of thought in the MT?
Sep
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answered How are concubines different than wives?
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revised How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
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revised How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
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answered How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?