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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.


Jul
23
revised Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
formatted for poetry lines; makes it clearer that you are actually citing a text
Jul
22
asked Has the referent in Isaiah 53 ever been interpreted as anything non-human?
Jul
20
revised Ephesians 2:8. Was salvation attained and kept to the present through continued faith?
removed "thanks" (please express through voting/accepted answers/etc); formatted verse quote; added question mark
Jul
5
accepted What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
Jun
21
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
21
reviewed Reviewed What are the “shields of the earth”?
Jun
19
comment Are there any hermeneutics principles that can be related to scientific principles?
Yes, actually when I pick up anything I do think about the rules of interpretation. When I pick up Shakespeare I remember that it what century the vocabulary is going to be from. When I pick up a Turkish newspaper I remember the special language rules involved in compressing very long words into headlines. When I read a blog post I also check on who the author is and what perspective they are coming from to help me correctly interpret their writing. When I pick up a mystery novel I note the genre and absorb it in kind.
Jun
12
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
3
revised What is the meaning of “day and hour unknown”?
Removed parts that are likely to be doctrinal speculation not appropriate for this venue, concentrated on the hermeneutical issue making sense out of the wording.
May
8
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
In order to judge what you were saying here, I had to sort through your post and fill in articles -- both definite and indefinite as appropriate. How are we supposed to buy an unsubstantiated claim about the usage of articles out of a post that doesn't use them correctly? Beyond that, the verses you pick are terribly out of context. Colossians goes on to describe how all the fullness of God was made visible in the person of Jesus. I'm voting this down because I don't see how the argument holds water. Perhaps you can edit to fill in the gaps and make a full argument for us?
May
8
revised “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
Fixed basic usage of English.
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?
added 78 characters in body
Apr
27
revised Where does the Tanakh differ from the Christian Old Testament?
added 1 characters in body
Apr
27
revised Has the meaning of “Love” changed enough to warrant substitutions in Bible translations?
added 10 characters in body
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.