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


Apr
4
comment What does it mean for someone to be another person's “portion”?
When this questIon was on C.Se, the point was to read this doctrinally, not idiomatically.
Mar
25
comment Why did Abel keep flocks if man wasn't supposed to eat flesh til after the Flood?
Yeah, the sacrifice thingbis what's botheringbme too :). This helps a lot though.
Mar
16
comment Does 1st Kings say that pi = 3?
If it's good enough for the Indiana legislature it's good enough for me!
Mar
13
comment Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?
Yeah - I would have definately +1'd that as an answer... Hint, Hint :)
Mar
12
comment Per 1 Cor 10:8, when did God kill 23,000 for sexual immorality?
Thank you! I remembered Phineas and the spear, but hadn't remembered the context at all.
Mar
12
comment Who was a greater king: Hezekiah or Josiah?
My point is that people overuse superlatives all the time. My daughter will tell you that Lincoln and Washington are both our greatest President EVER! (She is, however, smart enough to realize that David Tennant is better than Matt Smith, but I digress).
Mar
11
comment Who was a greater king: Hezekiah or Josiah?
Not to be snarky, but the only objective answer to that question would be someone who lived through both kingships, a physical impossibility. It would be like asking, who is the greater ruler, George Washington or Gandhi. The bible is clearly pointing out both were good kings.
Mar
4
comment Why did the witnesses lay their coats at Paul's feet?
Could be as simple as they didn't want to get their outer garments dirty... With blood.
Feb
27
comment Was Moses the probable author of Genesis?
It may not have been Moses, but rather a different man of the same name ;). Seriously, the tradition of authorship is in the work, and even if we found out the scribes name, it would still be "historically ascribed to 'Moses'"
Feb
23
comment Does Genesis's creation account depict creation “ex nihilo”?
@FrankLuke Sadly, I know exactly the origin account of which you speak. I too liked it better, when I didn't know jack.
Feb
12
comment What does it mean for someone to be another person's “portion”?
It is not odd, btw, to say that we inherit the Lord, because what we really are receiving is the right to be called the Sons of God- John 1:18.
Feb
12
comment What does it mean for someone to be another person's “portion”?
He is our portion, yes We are told throughout the NT that we are"joint heirs with Christ," and that we can inherit the Kingdom, become Children of God, etc. That we are his inheritance is not so much, because we are simply his creation. He made us and by right owns us, so I'd be less inclined to use the latter.
Feb
2
comment Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
Brotherly Affection would imply philo whereas the passage is agapo Godly affection.
Jan
6
comment What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
Yup, it was that one. Because it was tagged Galations instead of Galatians, I didn't find it initially. Then I was too reluctant to delete my own :)
Dec
1
comment Did Ahaz burn up his sons in the fire or pass them through the fire?
I wasn't sure how to transliterate the Hebrew - its a bet ayin & a d. :) Indeed, AKOT is the Analytical Key to the Old Testament. Basically I just fired up Logos and summarized my results...