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A qualified chemist who somehow drifted into web development. I've learned (to a greater or lesser degree of accuracy) PHP and JavaScript, and would like to learn something completely different for the sake of it. I'm a weirdo who actually enjoys reading (and sometimes writing) technical documentation.


Oct
28
comment What is the meaning of the reference to 'stones' in Ecclesiastes 3?
Why do all the fields in the west of Ireland have stone walls around them? Usually, there are open gates, and sheep have the run of three or four fields, so why have the walls? Well, because they needed somewhere to put the stones, of course. I wonder whether analogous conditions existed in ancient Israel.
Oct
27
awarded  Yearling
Oct
27
revised Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
D'oh!
Oct
27
comment Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
Claiming to be God may be one form of blasphemy, but it's hardly the only one, @FrankLuke. You can't get from "they thought it was blasphemy" to "he was claiming to be God".
Oct
27
comment Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
Reminder eventually heeded, @Wikis.
Oct
27
answered Is NWT's translation of John 8:58 reasonable?
Oct
27
awarded  Teacher
Oct
27
awarded  Excavator
Oct
27
revised Those who believe are “especially” saved?
Improved formatting: used a quote block instead of a code block. (Double spaces at the ends of lines preserve linebreaks.)
Oct
26
comment How is the New World Translation's usage of “Jehovah” controversial, and why would the name Jehovah convey the desired information?
Note: This answer was excerpted and very slightly rewritten from a something I wrote on Christianity Stack Exchange.
Oct
26
answered How is the New World Translation's usage of “Jehovah” controversial, and why would the name Jehovah convey the desired information?
Oct
26
suggested approved edit on Those who believe are “especially” saved?
Sep
5
revised What is the symbolism of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb?
Tidied grammar and formatting.
Sep
5
suggested approved edit on What is the symbolism of the Song of Moses and the Song of the Lamb?
Aug
27
comment Ezekiel 44:5 Mark Well
mark‌​, v.t. 5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard.
Jul
28
revised Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
Tidied grammar.
Jul
27
suggested approved edit on Are the Hebrew Scriptures in general to be understood as continuous discourses or fragmental remains of much larger collections?
Jun
28
awarded  Critic
Jun
25
comment How is the New World Translation's usage of “Jehovah” controversial, and why would the name Jehovah convey the desired information?
I actually think this should be split into separate questions, as the question for the Hebrew text is merely about choices of transliteration, while the question for the Greek text is significantly more controversial.
Jun
4
revised Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
Tidied grammar and formatting.