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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
2
comment Does Titus 2:13 refer to one person or two?
Mod notice: Comments are for requesting or suggesting improvements to posts, not for debating the issues posts happen to be about.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
comment Is there any reason to think that Mark 7:19 has a later addition?
As someone who is fluent in a language structurally very different from English, this is utterly unconvincing. Just because there are not one-to-one matches for the words does not mean there was an "addition". I can easily compose sentences in Turkish with clauses that cannot be translated into English without adding a considerable number of words to describe the implication of the clause that are clearly not there in the Turkish. Without dealing with the actual Greek grammar and how the words that are there relate to the rest of the text, any accusation of things bing added rings hollow.
Sep
29
revised Is there any reason to think that Mark 7:19 has a later addition?
used blockquote formatting for parapraphs comprised entirely of quoted material and denoted list of related items for easier scannig
Sep
26
comment How best to understand the relationship between Exodus 20:3 and 20:4?
What makes you think the verse number annotations typically found in our Bibles are of any significance to translation/interpretation in the first place? I'm unsure what "evidence" you expect to turn up or on what basis you think a verse marker should or should not be in any particular location.
Sep
20
comment Does God have DNA?/ Sperma?
Now assuming the former would you please edit this to ask a question rather than make a statement about whether that word in that verse is referring to sperm or to something else?
Sep
20
comment Does God have DNA?/ Sperma?
Look man first of all, loose the attitude. I know I'm coming on strong here but this was a mess going down hill fast and I don't have time to beat around the bush. If you want to ask a serious question about the proper interpretation of a word in a verse and get it answered by experts who know what to do with the verse, then lets cut the nonsense and just do that. If you're trying to make a point in spite of what answers you get and plan to argue with everyone that tries to help you get this straightened out then we're just going to shut it down.
Sep
20
revised Does God have DNA?/ Sperma?
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
18
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
18
revised Would it matter if the ID of 'Auctor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
added 2 characters in body; edited title
Sep
7
revised What is the internal evidence that Peter provided source material for Mark's gospel?
included more information from external sources inline, namely names of relevant church fathers
Sep
7
revised What is the internal evidence that Peter provided source material for Mark's gospel?
mention what a sort of a source was being cited; the author Tim Henderson does not seem to be important enough to also add
Sep
5
reviewed Close How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
Sep
4
revised Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
fixed a couple spelling errors; typeset citations and a couple other features for easier visual parsing; added a couple relevant links
Sep
4
revised Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
fomatted citations as blockquotes
Aug
30
comment Why does the ESV use “surely” in Genesis 2:16 when all others say “freely”?
I have yet to hear any Calvinists make such an argument based on this translation or even the verse in general. I don't know why the word choice was made by the ESV translators, but the word they picked does not seem to carry the particular implication you are reading into it. A more modern expression might be 'of course' as in, "Of course you can go to the party, just come home by 10." The choice of 'surely' doesn't seem to have any different implications than 'freely', and the doctrinal case for whether the fall was predestined is surely not built on this verse.
Aug
26
comment What were the wise men?
This is good stuff and I'm all for editing to improve posts for almost any reason (I'm even down with minor edits), but bumping the question to the homepage 17 times now is a little excessive. Can we ask you batch edits in slightly larger groups? There is a fully rendered preview below the edit box so you can proof read the output and edit as you review without saving a bunch of in-between states. Thanks...
Aug
24
comment Is Paul quoting the “Apocrypha” in Colossians 1:17?
@Susan Oh right: Paul's habit of quoting from the LXX makes that quite relevant, my bad. Whatever the Hebrew source said is not that important if it can be show that he was indeed quoting the work using the Greek translation. Not enough coffee yet this morning ;-)
Aug
24
comment Sin vs trespass vs transgression
I cleaned this up a little bit, but it still needs some of the fixes Dan suggested. Can you edit to narrow this down to a couple specific words in specific contexts rather than being a nebulous "whole Bible on the topic of sin"?
Aug
24
revised Sin vs trespass vs transgression
removed un-necessary meta content from question to fit the QnA format (as opposed to what a discussion forum or social network might look like)