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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
2
revised Was Barnabas ever reconciled to Paul?
you can revert this if you like, but it took me a couple reads to figure out the numbering scheme with the numbers inside the verse quote blocks
Apr
24
comment Who is the Prince of Tyre?
When you say "this is unsustainable from the text alone," are you referring to the local context of Ezekiel or the greater context of a whole canon?
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Should John 1:18 read “the only begotten God”?
Apr
24
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are the speeches in the gospels and Acts meant to be taken as literal renditions of the original speech, or general gists of the speaker's message?
Apr
24
revised Is this a figure of speech?
added 4 characters in body
Apr
24
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Meaning of (et)“את” and (v'et)“וְאֵ֥ת” in Genesis 1:1
Apr
23
revised What is a Busybody? 2 Thessalonians 3:11
moved info from comment to body of post (which you were prompted to do and neglected)
Apr
22
revised How can the 3 Questions be resolved with the math still correct?
cleaned up markdown formatting disaster, restored image url broken in sloppy previous edit
Apr
18
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
12
revised Time in first century Judaism
answers an this site will deal with this sort of thing as _they_ see relevant, in the mean time it does not help frame or clarify the question
Apr
10
revised How should 'evil' be understood in Ecclesiastes 2:18-26?
deleted 57 characters in body
Apr
1
revised How was the Apostle Paul a Debtor to the Greeks?
Removed comment that should never have been part of tho answer in the first place but is clearly not needed now.
Mar
29
awarded  Electorate
Mar
29
comment What was Malachi's meaning in “The sun of righteousness” vs the sun gods of his day?
@SamuelAppiah This is exactly the sort of question this site is for. Whatever you may think about the need to dig into what things actually do or do not mean, if you are going to do it this is a venue for that. On the other hand it is not a place to be critical of the practice of questioning or of the existence of hermeneutics. Please refrain in the same way that you wouldn't join a Harley club and then advocate 'why have motorcycles anyway' or go to a physics conference to say 'science is unnecessary anyway'.
Mar
27
awarded  Famous Question
Mar
25
comment Who is the woman in Revelation 12?
@JohnMartin Why? The answer I'm commenting on slips-up in ignoring the existence of Catholic commentators in suggesting that nobody could see it another way. I am pointing out that many somebodies do in-fact see it the way he suggests it cannot be seen. Rather than ignoring this large body of commentary, I think he should acknowledge that it exists — bring it into play and show (with hermeneutical reasoning) how it fits the pieces or how it fails.
Mar
25
comment Who is the woman in Revelation 12?
@JohnMartin That's not really how this works. Some things can be fixed by third party edits, but the sort of re-focusing I suggested would need to come from the author. I've given my suggestion for how the answer could me improved. It's up to Jas to try to implement it or not; he already has my upvote this is just a suggested for fixing one area where it is weak. If I was going to do it I would spend the time answering myself.
Mar
21
revised What is the meaning of 'said' and 'whispered' from Luke 12:2,3?
tweaked wording to better fit this site after migration from CSE
Mar
11
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
3
awarded  Notable Question