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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.


Jun
5
comment What does 'Salt of the Earth' mean?
Interesting, pterandon... but I really don't see any exegetical demonstration there, e.g. usage in other biblical contexts.
Jun
4
comment Is John 16:31 meant to be a question?
Just a note that Augustine would be in Latin, not Greek.
Jun
4
comment Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
The Early Church thought of baptism as enlightenment. Why they did that would require an essay, but it readily explains the Peshitta.
Jun
3
comment What is the meaning of “day and hour unknown”?
Amos, I think one issue that would need to be addressed there is whether He speaks in more than one sense of His coming, i.e. of the possibility of multiple comings. So without necessarily disagreeing with you regarding this text, I would want to see a bit of work showing that in this case, He is actually talking in the close context of something about to happen.
Jun
3
comment What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
I find it interesting that people vote down my response without bothering to comment why.
Jun
3
answered What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
Jun
2
revised What analogy is Joel using to compare God's spirit to?
added additional material from another comment
Jun
2
comment Did the Jerusalem Council intend to replace the Torah?
No, certainly not. But the apostles weren't giving Gentiles a free pass, either.
Jun
2
answered Did the Jerusalem Council intend to replace the Torah?
Jun
1
answered What, if any, is the significance of the color of the cord that Rahab hung out of her window?
Jun
1
answered What is the difference in meaning between Χριστός Ἰησοῦς and Ἰησοῦς Χριστός?
Jun
1
comment Would the Pharisees go to Pilate and secure the tomb on the Sabbath?
Note: the term we translate "day of preparation" was almost certainly a technical term for "Friday." (Sorry, no sources here, but I've read a number of scholars make a good case for this.) In view therefore is not "the day before Passover," but Friday, the day before the weekly Sabbath.
Jun
1
comment When did separation between Israel and Judah happen?
It should be noted that Solomon's division of the labour force almost certainly contributed to the later political division, because it favoured Judah. This explains how Jeroboam (who was over the labour force—and "force" apparently describes it—for the tribe of Ephraim) had to flee until Solomon's death. Apparently, he began to agitate while in that role. See 1 Kg 11:26ff.
Jun
1
answered When the Kingdom of Israel split, what happened to Benjamin?
Jun
1
comment Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
For the sake of accuracy, it would be better to refer to Samaritans as having partial Israelite ethnicity; this would not have been primarily Jewish (if at all), but drawn from tribes of the northern kingdom. They were the remnants of the "people of the land," intermarried with the settlers from other nations whom the Assyrians transplanted among them.
Jun
1
answered Where did the idea that the law was administered through angels come from?
Jun
1
answered “Believing wife” or “sister” in 1 Corinthians 9:5?
Jun
1
answered Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Jun
1
answered What does 'Salt of the Earth' mean?
May
31
revised What does Paul mean by allegory in Galatians 4:24?
added further observations regarding connection of Hagar as Egyptian to Israel's release from Egypt, since Paul depicts redemption from Torah as new exodus