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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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revised How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
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Sep
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answered How do the traditions of the LXX and MT versions of Jeremiah relate?
Sep
5
revised The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
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Sep
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answered The Two witnesses and the Two Horns of The Beast
Sep
4
comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
Actually I really found this a difficult question and searched over 10 commentaries that did not directly answer the question to my satisfaction. I guess, yes, I arrived at the conclusion that it is slightly figurative based on a literal view of the sky. I mean it even makes sense to me today to think of the atmosphere of many arches of physical air holding up the rain, but this is not to be treated as my literal view. Actually a scientific account might not be very useful in describing what I see. cheers.
Sep
4
revised What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
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Sep
4
answered What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
Aug
28
revised What is the socio-historical significance of the “cup of cold water” in Matthew 10:42
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Aug
28
answered What is the socio-historical significance of the “cup of cold water” in Matthew 10:42
Aug
24
answered Did the Hebrews lift their right hand to take an oath as some translations of Psalm 144:8 imply?
Aug
24
revised What did Jesus mean in John 20:23 when he talked about his followers forgiving sins?
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Aug
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revised What did Jesus mean in John 20:23 when he talked about his followers forgiving sins?
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Aug
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answered What did Jesus mean in John 20:23 when he talked about his followers forgiving sins?
Aug
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
12
revised Is it true that Luther intentionally mistranslated Romans 3:28?
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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?
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Aug
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revised Does Hebrews 7 claim that Yeshu'a is Malki-Tzedek?
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