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I'm basically a self-taught, now inactive, web designer who still seeks to learn more about css (and some javascript) while pushing it to its limits: all as a part-time hobby between my Ph.D. studies in Systematic Theology. For those interacting with me on Biblical Hermeneutics, this meta question of mine will reveal a lot about where I come from regarding that topic.


Sep
19
revised Is the source text of part of 1 Kings 19 potentially from a corrupted copy?
Modified question to better reflect intent (I hope)
Sep
12
awarded  Revival
Sep
12
answered What does John 20:31 tell us about the intended audience of John’s gospel?
Sep
8
revised Matthew 10:28 - Is there anything linguistic to support eternal torment in this verse?
Corrected reference error and added links
Sep
8
answered Matthew 10:28 - Is there anything linguistic to support eternal torment in this verse?
Aug
28
comment How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
Good observation on clarifying "influence" in your answer. I can wholly agree that Genesis is in part a corrective of the other views existing at the time, and thus in that sense those views influenced the account.
Aug
24
comment Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
@Susan: I added a discussion about the article. The lack of article is not a barrier, but can complicate the discussion (however, see Gesensius' insights in my expanded note 6).
Aug
24
revised Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
Added Gensenius info
Aug
24
revised Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
Added discussion of attributive form
Aug
24
revised Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
added 386 characters in body
Aug
23
answered Does Isaiah 7:14 indicate that the young woman is already pregnant?
Aug
21
revised How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
Corrected some grammar and spelling
Aug
21
answered How credible is the theory that Enki and Ninhursag influenced Genesis 2 and 3?
Aug
20
comment What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
@Soldarnal I thought this question might have arisen from that exchange, and that compelled me to answer it. Glad I could meet your expectations.
Aug
19
revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Fixed typo
Aug
19
revised What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
Added disclaimer
Aug
19
answered What is the difference between a “literal” and “literalistic” interpretation of Scripture?
Aug
19
revised Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
Clarified my literal vs. figurative interpretation
Aug
19
comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
@Flimzy: I could word that better, thanks for pointing that out.
Aug
18
comment Was Adam created as a fully grown man or as a baby?
@Flimzy: It is a common misconception that a literal hermeneutic denies figurative language (it does not). Rather, it only moves to a figurative understanding based on context and after evaluating the text as a factual statement in its own right as a possible literal rendering. The Psalm passage, besides being in the Psalms (which as a genre uses much figurative language), is from David, which Scripture declares was born of a woman, so there is much more evidence it is to be taken figuratively. I cannot expound further in a comment, but that is the short answer to your question.