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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?


Jul
19
comment What is the oldest existing copy of Genesis?
Are you looking to see Genesis as a distinct book from the other 4 books of the Torah, or just as the Torah being distinct from the Ketu'vim and Nevi'im?
Mar
19
comment Are there any Biblical scholars/textual critics who think the Gospels originally are in Greek?
This is actually a fairly common position. Aramaic primacy is a newer hypothesis.
Mar
11
comment Why didn't Joseph try to contact his father from Egypt?
One more observation: As wandering bedouins, actually tracking down where the family was currently grazing their sheep may have been much easier said than done.
Mar
2
comment The Hebrew word Yom
This really a doctrinal question, not a textual one, and one that has been dealt with over at C.SE: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/7476/…. This is a valid position, but it calls for a doctrinal rather than exegetical answer.
Nov
13
comment Based on Genesis 4:26, upon whom did Adam call?
I'd be lying if I said it wasn't inspired by yours - hadn't noticed that before. I figured this was a sufficiently substantive change to warrant a new question - and I apologize if it feels like "stealing" yours.
Aug
26
comment What is Yahweh's gender?
Yes, YHWH is masculine in gender, and no, Hebrew has no neuter pronoun.
Aug
4
comment How long did Job's tribulation last?
The answer is a little more than 30 chapters :)
Jul
14
comment Is there a modern English translation of the Bible that uses the second-person plural pronoun?
This is so funny- I remembered this from your blog, and was going to mention it. Major shout out here: If you haven't read Dyer's book "From the Garden to The City," you are missing out. This dude is one of the coolest people out the right now!
Jul
1
comment Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2?
(Not to say this isn't a great question - just, I get so wrapped around the axle on the earthly kingdoms, that it is easy to neglect the point - the ROCK (aka the Church or heaven) makes everything crumble!)
Jul
1
comment Which four kingdoms are represented in the statue of Nebuchadnezzar's dream in Daniel Chapter 2?
I remember preaching a sermon about this in which I had to remind both my church and myself - this vision is not about the statue - it's about the rock!
Jun
7
comment Why does Matthew include these women in Jesus' genealogy?
This was my answer on what is exactly the same question over at Christianity.SE christianity.stackexchange.com/a/13702/1039
Mar
18
comment God and Passive Hebrew tense and aspect
Gee, that's some great advice :)
Mar
18
comment God and Passive Hebrew tense and aspect
I would recommend using either logos or bible works to answer such a question. This is exactly the kind of query they excel at.
Jan
7
comment What language are people translating the Bible from?
This is totally dependent on the translation, and is almost always described in the Preface. The best ones go to the original Koine and Masoretic texts - older ones rely on the "Textus Receptus" or later Greek manuscripts.
Dec
6
comment Are kruvim also angels?
The difficulty is that angelos is a Greek word defining the job of a heavenly being (messenger), but has come to mean any heavenly being. Can we say that cherubim are heavenly beings? Yes. Can we say they are messengers? No. But in popular parlance, are angels just messengers or are they any kind of heavenly being? I would argue the popular notion of the word is that second definition - but that second definition doesn't come about until after the Scriptures are written.
Oct
19
comment Did the apostles travel with their wives?
Do I get to say welcome to BH, btw?
May
10
comment Lifted Hands in 1 Timothy 2:8
Although, the 666 reputation is tempting to keep :)
May
10
comment Lifted Hands in 1 Timothy 2:8
I remember this discussion from seminary, but I'll see if I can find a sourceable link
May
1
comment Pros and Cons of Barth's Commentary on Romans
Life is short, and Barth is long. (Wish I could take credit for that one...)
Apr
7
comment What is the 'cock's crow'?
As one who has chickens, I suggest that the miracle was that a rooster could be silent long enough for Peter to say three sentences! Those things are loud and unlike what you see in cartoons, they crow all night long.