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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.


Dec
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revised What is the best translation of πᾶς ἀνὴρ in 1 Cor 11:4?
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Dec
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the best translation of πᾶς ἀνὴρ in 1 Cor 11:4?
Dec
30
comment Why does Moses change Hosea's name to Joshua?
@Anonymous editor: Please post your edit as a separate answer. (You can retrieve the content of the edit from here.)
Dec
30
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why does Moses change Hosea's name to Joshua?
Dec
30
revised What's the importance of Melchizedek from a Hebrew Bible-only point of view?
just a few tweaks
Dec
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
Dec
30
revised What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
minor grammar touchups
Dec
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
Dec
30
comment What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
I have asked a separate question for the secondary item asked about here so as to leave the focus of this question on the main question from the title. Where does the extra information about Melchizedek come from in Hebrews 7?
Dec
30
asked Where does the extra information about Melchizedek come from in Hebrews 7?
Dec
30
comment How can one determine that a passage is “programmatic”?
I guess the question then becomes "what clues factor into a theologian or scholars' perception"? This is a good start but I'm hoping for a more thorough treatment that covers that aspect.
Dec
29
comment Did Jesus ever write anything?
-1 because "This question does not show any research effort […]" (citation from the downvote tooltip)
Dec
28
comment How can one determine that a passage is “programmatic”?
I'm not saying these sources aren't relevant, but as far as I can tell they do not answer the question. The question is "how", but all these quotes do is pass the buck by in essence saying "because so and so says so". Even an expert saying "X is clearly so in this instance" doesn't answer the question of "how is X generally determined".
Dec
28
comment Was the 'Great Bible' a translation from Latin or from original Hebrew and Greek scriptures?
Given the telltale eccentricities of the Vulgate vs Hebrew/Greek manuscripts it shouldn't be too hard to reverse engineer how the translation was made. Indeed identifying the source path of most translations is usually easy enough to do as any intermediate language is going to leave its fingerprints.
Dec
28
revised Was the 'Great Bible' a translation from Latin or from original Hebrew and Greek scriptures?
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Dec
26
comment Does Nazarene Sect mean Nazarene Cult?
On Christianity we have a question about the modern term usage you might find interesting: In what different ways is the word "cult" used as a label inside Christianity?
Dec
26
revised What is James point about oaths in James 5:12?
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Dec
26
revised Is there any research that challenges the standard definition of 'προορίζω' (predestine)?
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Dec
26
revised What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
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Dec
26
revised What translation best translates the word “vanity” (in the KJV) in Ecclesiastes?
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