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Mar
22
awarded  Scholar
Mar
22
accepted Understanding the archaic grammatical structure of the Westminster Confession of Faith in Chapter 27
Mar
22
comment Understanding the archaic grammatical structure of the Westminster Confession of Faith in Chapter 27
You're right, adding semicolons helps to distinguish the parenthetical commas!
Mar
22
comment Understanding the archaic grammatical structure of the Westminster Confession of Faith in Chapter 27
Gotcha, thanks!
Mar
22
comment Understanding the archaic grammatical structure of the Westminster Confession of Faith in Chapter 27
I know about parenthetical commas, but grew confused because of their appearance in a comma-separated list. How is it possible to identify the parenthetical construct in this case?
Mar
22
comment Understanding the archaic grammatical structure of the Westminster Confession of Faith in Chapter 27
"he needs to show them the equipment so they'll know he's about to use it" +1, lol.
Mar
22
awarded  Supporter
Mar
22
comment Understanding the archaic grammatical structure of the Westminster Confession of Faith in Chapter 27
Thanks for the analysis! So your interpretation could be glossed as "the lifting them up--or carrying them about--for adoration, and the reserving them for any pretended religious use"? I think that your reading harmonizes with the common understanding and practice equally as well as my suggested reading. Would you agree?
Mar
22
awarded  Student
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22
asked Understanding the archaic grammatical structure of the Westminster Confession of Faith in Chapter 27
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22
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