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I hold an M.Div. from Mid-America Reformed Seminary (2000) and am an independent scholar-publisher. Primary fields of biblical expertise are in Pauline studies, but I have also done considerable work in many other biblical and theological areas, including sacraments, covenant theology, etc.


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answered Differences in Genesis creation stories
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comment Can the word translated as “messiah” be considered a title when referring to Jesus?
Agree with Frank. The notion that Paul uses Christos as a surname has nothing to do with the Greek text, and doesn't account for the fact that he places Christos both before and after Iesous. The truth of the matter is that Paul used the term just as one would expect from a 1st century Jew who believed something of eschatological significance had occurred. I.e. he used the term to refer to Jesus as the Messiah.
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answered What are the two bronze mountains in Zechariah 6?
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comment Did Jesus endorse tithing for all when addressing the Pharisees?
Some good stuff here, but (1) your answer appears to leap from what Jesus is saying in the text; and (2) strictly tying tithing to the temple would not seem tenable in terms of the Hebrew Scriptures, since Genesis indicates that Jacob vowed a tithed to Yahweh as well (Gen 28:22). Moreover, Hebrews 7:2, 4 says that Abraham paid tithes to Melchizedek.
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comment Did Jesus endorse tithing for all when addressing the Pharisees?
Mike, I think your answer would do better without the mention to churches which support the continuance of tithing, which neither addresses the exegetical question that was asked nor follow from your own biblical argumentation, since your reading seems to be that the Pharisees were not at fault for tithing per se, but for imposing extrabiblical rules and engaging in other practices.
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comment How can we understand 1 Corinthians 12 without contradiction
ζηλοῦτε in 12:31 could be translated as an indicative. I suggest that should be thought through as a possibility, although the occurrences in 14:1, 39 appear to be rightly rendered as imperatives.
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comment Why does Numbers 29:39 (LXX) refer to “your salvation” instead of “peace offerings”?
Good catch. This of course simply brings the question back a level. Why would the LXX employ σωτηρίοv to refer to peace offerings?
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answered Why does Numbers 29:39 (LXX) refer to “your salvation” instead of “peace offerings”?
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answered Is Paul speaking with sarcasm in Acts 24:21?
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answered Who are the Sheep and the Goats in Matthew 25?
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answered What is the meaning of “water and blood” in 1 John 5:6?
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answered Why does Matthew include these women in Jesus' genealogy?
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answered Why is δεδικαίωται translated “freed” in many English versions?
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answered Are Andronicus and Junia(s) apostles?
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answered Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?