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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.


Apr
16
comment Is the Valley of Hinnom adequately translated as hell?
Even after your edits, I am rather confused by what your issue is here. Most of this doesn't seem to be a question so much as a ramble through philosophical and doctrinal issues. Perhaps you could start over with an edit that just features the text and word issue you would like to see analyzed and possibly shown some interpretations for?
Apr
15
reviewed Reviewed Does Paul refer to his past or present evil/sin in Romans 7
Apr
12
reviewed Reviewed How should James 2:18 be translated?
Apr
12
revised How should James 2:18 be translated?
Quoted passages inline to make argument easier to follow, formatted for clarity.
Apr
12
comment Before the Tower of Babel did all speak Hebrew as the original human language?
@Jas3.1 I'm not sure if this is strictly on topic or not, but if it was, here would be the best place for it because the most relevant experts are those in the ancient languages of scripture and matters of textual criticism. I'm inclined to let it be. Certainly the religion specific sites don't seem like a better home to me. There is also History and Linguistics, but seems like the best fit to me.
Apr
12
revised What are “the lines”?
edited tags
Apr
11
comment Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
Whatever doctrinal points the author might have been trying to make are kind of beside the point, the take away value from a question like this on this site should be how to make the connection in the first place based on whatever clues exist in the original text. Does that make sense?
Apr
11
comment Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
Welcome to Hermeneutics SE! I think you've got a good start on an answer her and I agree with your conclusion, but I think you're missing part of the point of this site. We're not so interested in just the conclusion of questions but in the process of getting here. You jump straight for the question to "I suggest the answer is X". Can you edit your answer to show, working from the text up, on what basis you think those verses are the correct reference here?
Apr
11
reviewed Reviewed Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
Apr
11
revised Where is the citation of John 7:38 taken from?
Expanded abbreviations not appropriate for an academic context, formatted an rewrote parts of post for clarity.
Apr
11
reviewed Reviewed Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
Apr
11
reviewed Reviewed Who are the soldiers in John 18:3?
Apr
11
revised Who are the soldiers in John 18:3?
Formatted quotes and links, fixed some English mistakes.
Apr
10
comment Who is the captain of the Lord's Host spoken of in Joshua 5:13-15?
@Tony Jewish original interpretations are definetly off topic for Christianity.SE. I have migrated your question to the site where that would be on topic and marked it of a duplicate of the question that already asks about that issue. If you have a more specific question, feel free to ask again about whatever issue isn't covered by the original question, and if you have something specific about Christian doctrine feel free to ask back over there.
Apr
10
comment Who is the captain of the Lord's Host spoken of in Joshua 5:13-15?
@TonyJays: The Biblical Hermeneutics site is part of the same network of QnA sites, and were are lots of crossover users, but the scope of the site is rather different than here. Over there, Jewish as well as Christian exegetical work is in scope and questions do not have to be directed at specific doctrinal traditions. Instead they must be rooted in a specific textual issue. Some questions could be asked either place, but the kind of answer you'll get is rather different. Do you want to know how the text was originally understood or whether Christians have any doctrine related to this text?
Apr
10
comment Who is the captain of the Lord's Host spoken of in Joshua 5:13-15?
@SSumner Technically things across different SE sites are not duplicates. I've dropped your comment in favor of one that does't cause confusion about what qualifies as a "duplicate" since that is terminology we use when closing questions here.
Apr
8
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
6
reviewed Reviewed What else can “Fifteen cubits from above” in Gen 7:20 mean?
Apr
6
reviewed Leave Open Should Q be considered a Gospel?
Apr
6
reviewed Reviewed How do Jewish scholars differ from Christian scholars in their approach to the Tanakh?