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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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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
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answered Significance of the “Son of Man” appellation in Ezekiel
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comment Genesis 3:13 Does the Hebrew actually say הִשִּׁיאַ֖נִי deceived ME?
I see now there's some question of ambiguity with Kate's question. I didn't catch that she was distinguishing between the presence of me or not, just whether the action was past or ongoing.
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answered Genesis 3:13 Does the Hebrew actually say הִשִּׁיאַ֖נִי deceived ME?
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answered What is the “weakness of God” in 1 Corinthians 1:25?
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revised What does Paul mean by allegory in Galatians 4:24?
Added new point 3 regarding Hagar seeing God, even as Moses had seen God at Sinai
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answered What analogy is Joel using to compare God's spirit to?
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comment Signficance of name change from Saul to Paul
The parallels are all excellent observations, and I think they are significant. In fact, I think that even more could be said, such as the fact that Saul was waging war against God's anointed king, David; "Saul II" was waging war against God's anointed (messiah) king, the Son of David. I don't believe, however, that there was a change of name; and given the early parts of Romans 11, I'm not convinced that Paul himself is concerned to "break" the connection.
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comment Signficance of name change from Saul to Paul
That's an interesting thought, Matthew. I don't really lean that way, though. I seems to me that since he was primarily working among Gentiles, he would have gone this route regardless. On the other hand, the fact that Luke is talking about Sergius Paulus may have prompted him to mention Paul's other name specifically at this point.
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revised What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
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revised What does Paul mean by allegory in Galatians 4:24?
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answered What does Paul mean by allegory in Galatians 4:24?
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