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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.


Oct
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awarded  Nice Question
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
25
revised Why does Genesis 28:12 note that angels were going up and down the ladder?
moved personal comment to comment, touched up answer to read better as a stand alone entry
Sep
25
comment How did the shadow move back ten steps in 2 Kings 20:8-11?
I second, no third, no fourth, make that fifth the sentiment. This is a fascinating factoid but it's useless here without some references. You're using secular history (without using any actual history to back it up) to suggest how a sacred text should be understood. I'm totally ok with that but you have to give us the history, then show how it's relevant to interpreting the text. Otherwise it sounds like you're just throwing out wild speculations.
Sep
25
comment Is “wept on his neck” a Hebrew idiom?
Now I'm curious. Do you have any sources for research done on this topic or examples of the mocking use you mention? Do any commentators knowledgable of its non-use in other Hebrew sources speculate as to how it came to be used in Biblical Hebrew? Could it have been something specific to the era (since we don't have other comparable written sources dating back to that time)
Sep
25
revised Was the tower of Babel a ziggurat?
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Sep
23
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
13
revised What does it mean to convict the world concerning righteousness?
copied content from comment into answer
Sep
13
comment What does it mean to convict the world concerning righteousness?
There are some interesting parallels here, but the whole answer feels like you are starting at the wrong end of the stick -- or like we're being shown the tail end of a whip without getting the perspective of the handle it's attached to. While the parallels are interesting, half of them seem quite tenuous and nothing actually shows how the connections are derived.
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
9
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
8
comment Why did Paul collect and deliver an offering for the Jerusalem church?
I think any treatment of this subject that should at least raise the issue of famine and other hardships referenced in various places. If if that isn't the direct answer here, you should address why it is not since that is the most commonly cited reason. Until you engage and either confirm or disprove the most commonly cited reasons, this comes off as a very weak argument. Would you be interested in editing to expland on that point?
Sep
8
comment At what time did Jesus rise from the tomb?
It looks like about half of this post should probably be edited into the question itself. Why you are asking, what points you are confused on and what lines you would like further explanation on should be part of the question. The other half where you self-answer a few of the points brought up and state your conclusion should stay as an answer. Can we ask you to do some editing on both this and the question to separate these two types of content? Thanks...
Sep
6
reviewed Leave Open What sort of “slave” is Paul referring to in 1 Corinthians 7:21-23?
Sep
6
reviewed Leave Open What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
Sep
4
comment What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
This mostly makes sense in light of the texts, but there is a bit of a curve ball when you talk about "change of the law". It's not clear textually how you fit that in and the soteriological conclusion it takes you to is A) not really called for by this question and B) not consistent with the interpretive principles you've allowed to be used on the other verses.
Sep
3
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
Even as somebody who strongly agrees with the conclusion that the text refers to one God in specific, I must point out that this argument is invalid for coming to that conclusion. Not only is there not a definitive case for a definite article from this sentence alone (one must look at the context of the passage and John's writing) but Greek at the wasn't even written with the capitalization and punctuation you are looking at in the bit of text you quote. Any deductions from such are bogus. Even if you happened to get to the right conclusion, this way of "proving" is invalid.
Aug
31
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
17
reviewed Approve In John 14:2, what is Jesus' Father's house?
Aug
6
revised What is a “quickening spirit” (1 Cor 15:45) and how is it different from a “living soul”?
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