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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.


May
1
revised Why is the Greek word ἀγάπη often translated as “charity” in the New Testament?
Formatted quoted block for clarity
Apr
29
awarded  Enthusiast
Apr
28
accepted Is dispensationalism a theological framework or a hermeneutical approach?
Apr
27
revised Where does the Tanakh differ from the Christian Old Testament?
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Apr
27
revised Where does the Tanakh differ from the Christian Old Testament?
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Apr
27
revised Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
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Apr
27
reviewed Reviewed What does 'Salt of the Earth' mean?
Apr
26
comment Do the Dead Sea Scrolls argue against Aramaic primacy?
Could you edit this down to something that directly addresses this question and selectively quotes your other content as relevant backup or links it for further reading?
Apr
26
comment Do the Dead Sea Scrolls argue against Aramaic primacy?
I realize that this is your original content, but as a generality across Stack Exchange sites we really like to see answers tailored to the exact questions asked. This is the same content dealing with the broader topic that you've posted on your block and on several other answers on both this site and C.SE. I understand that parts of it are directly relevant to this question, but each question is unique and one of the things that makes useful answers is how directly they speak to those unique issues.
Apr
26
reviewed Reviewed Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
Apr
17
comment What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
Um ... no you're not exactly making sense. At least I am having a hard time following the threads here or even quite clear on what your interpretation has this meaning. Perhaps it would be useful to edit this with more of the actual verses you think are related and show how the 1st Cor text is related. Maybe connecting the dots for us will make it easier to understand where you ended up.
Apr
17
comment What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
See the exchange on this answer of yours for more background, but you have quite a few other answers with this same issue. If there is some part of this you don't understand please feel free to bring it up in chat and we can discuss it. The requirement to show work is pretty fixed but we can help you work into it if you're willing. If you're not willing to work within these guidelines, all your time spent answering is going to end up wasted. Ball 's in your court. What do you want to do?
Apr
17
comment What is the referent of “body of Christ” in 1 Corinthians 11:29?
Mike before you go on putting time into answers, we need you to deal with the issues we've raised before. I don't want your time and energy to go to waste, but we do have very specific requirements for answers here involving needing to show your work. A lot of your previous answers are on the verge of deletion. If you keep posting more of the same, they are going to go the same route. I'm sure that's not what you want to have happen to your content, but we insist on answers here showing the interpretive process that they went through to arrive at a conclusion, not just the conclusions.
Apr
16
reviewed Leave Open Who is an authority on what can be called a “Bible”?
Apr
16
comment Who is an authority on what can be called a “Bible”?
@MonicaCellio What is wrong with answering this question in the scope of general biblical hermeneutics with "there isn't a central authority on the canon or what translations count but here are the generally used norms..." etc? This would not be considered a constructive question on C.SE because it is in itself not directed at any particular authority.
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?
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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.