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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


Dec
30
comment How can one determine that a passage is “programmatic”?
I guess the question then becomes "what clues factor into a theologian or scholars' perception"? This is a good start but I'm hoping for a more thorough treatment that covers that aspect.
Dec
29
comment Did Jesus ever write anything?
-1 because "This question does not show any research effort […]" (citation from the downvote tooltip)
Dec
28
comment How can one determine that a passage is “programmatic”?
I'm not saying these sources aren't relevant, but as far as I can tell they do not answer the question. The question is "how", but all these quotes do is pass the buck by in essence saying "because so and so says so". Even an expert saying "X is clearly so in this instance" doesn't answer the question of "how is X generally determined".
Dec
28
comment Was the 'Great Bible' a translation from Latin or from original Hebrew and Greek scriptures?
Given the telltale eccentricities of the Vulgate vs Hebrew/Greek manuscripts it shouldn't be too hard to reverse engineer how the translation was made. Indeed identifying the source path of most translations is usually easy enough to do as any intermediate language is going to leave its fingerprints.
Dec
28
revised Was the 'Great Bible' a translation from Latin or from original Hebrew and Greek scriptures?
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Dec
26
comment Does Nazarene Sect mean Nazarene Cult?
On Christianity we have a question about the modern term usage you might find interesting: In what different ways is the word "cult" used as a label inside Christianity?
Dec
26
revised What is James point about oaths in James 5:12?
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Dec
26
revised Is there any research that challenges the standard definition of 'προορίζω' (predestine)?
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Dec
26
revised What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
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Dec
26
revised What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
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Dec
26
revised Definition of Greek γενεά (genea)
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Dec
26
revised What was the purpose of giving Jesus vinegar to drink?
on SE were the order of posts can change use link instead of spacial reference to other posts
Dec
26
revised What is the “Light” of Genesis 1:3?
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Dec
26
revised Can the final compilation of the Psalms be dated?
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Dec
26
comment Why is Sarah the only woman with an age mentioned in Genesis?
This strikes me as rather speculative. For any given set of numbers it is usually possible to find some pattern that they all fit. Finding such a pattern doesn't actually mean the numbers were contrived to fit it. Where does this theory originate and who actually holds that it is part of the meaning of the text?
Dec
26
comment What does Jesus mean by “vain repetition” or “babbling” in Matthew 6:7?
This could do with some references. You mention having done some research and having found experts that agree with your analysis of the text. In the context of this site it would be a really good idea to actually identify said experts and cite their statements.
Dec
26
revised What does Jesus mean by “vain repetition” or “babbling” in Matthew 6:7?
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Dec
26
revised Do the Mari or Armana documents substantiate the Exodus account of wandering in the desert?
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Dec
26
revised Does Joshua 6:20 suggest an earthquake occurred at Jericho?
I don't think defending the text through digging up historical evidence is necessarily on topic here but the rest of the question is so I focused in on that.
Dec
26
revised Why did John take Mary, who was married, into his home?
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