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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.


Feb
23
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
Feb
21
comment What is the meaning of “violence” in Matthew 11:12?
Defering to doctrinal frameworks is great in principle, but you seem to dodge the bullet a little early here. Interpretation in not done in a vacuum, but it isn't pure 'spin' either. What are the possibilities and what factors have to be in place to interpret the word one way or another? It seems like there should be more groundwork done in the text itself before layering on doctrinal considerations.
Feb
21
revised What does “Do not arouse or awaken love until it so desires.” mean?
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Feb
20
revised Different versings of Genesis 32
edited tags
Feb
17
comment What exactly did Moses do wrong at Meribah?
@BobJones The solution if you think a better answer with combined perspectives could be posted is to add an answer that you think accomplishes that, not to pester an existing one to add something it did not set out to do. Please don't use the comment tool for that either. If you have something to suggest about the site Biblical Hermeneutics Meta would be the place to discuss it, but comments should be related to improving specific posts not the format of the whole site and not for adding content that you would have put in a post but not the author (we differ from most forums in this). Thanks for understanding.
Feb
15
revised Where does the extra information about Melchizedek come from in Hebrews 7?
doh! 'not' is important here
Feb
14
comment Was there an astronomical origin of the Star of Bethlehem in Matthew 2?
The article A Further Examination of the Gospel in the Stars touches on this as a tangential to another issue. You might find it interesting reading.
Feb
13
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@BobJones A lot has changed over the year you've been gone. Not everything is perfect but we have some more experience under our belt. While in some senses our posting guidelines have gotten more stringent, we've also learned to adapt them some for different hermeneutical approaches. If you were willing to work with us a little I think you'd find there are ways to address the problems that we saw before but didn't even have suggestions on how to resolve.
Feb
13
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@BobJones You say this can't work without a place to systematically present the hermeneutic. I agree, but I think this can be that place. Tell me: what exactly should I ask about the hermeneutical approach that would give answers a chance to do just that?
Feb
13
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
@BobJones We're willing to adapt as long as each answer shows enough of the process that somebody who understands SP could verify that it is being done correctly. The problem is we don't have a anybody besides you here that claims to know the rules. That and the main point of this site is not to have a bunch of answers but to have a bunch of things that teach how to get answers. Your goal when posting here should not be to give somebody the answer, but to teach them how to find it. I realize that's a lot of work for SP, but –you judge– is it worth it?
Feb
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on To what does the time clause connect in Revelation 13:8?
Feb
9
revised To what does the time clause connect in Revelation 13:8?
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Feb
9
revised To what does the time clause connect in Revelation 13:8?
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Feb
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What does grow up as calves in the stall mean in Malachi 4:2b?
Feb
9
asked To what does the time clause connect in Revelation 13:8?
Feb
8
revised What is the meaning of the bread of the presence being changed out on a Sabbath?
rewrote as an example of how to focus on the _question_, not on what you think the answer is; this leaves the question open to be answered by whatever perspectives that there are and gives answers something to build on rather than dealing with your frame of view
Feb
7
comment How did the widow have water for Elijah in 1 Kings 17?
@rhetorician Do you see how different a wavelength that comment is on? I stopped after resolving the perceived issue in the text, you are stretching my answer to apply to Californian politics. Even in comments let's keep the venue in mind. Why are we here? To examine the text and understand it on its own terms. What we do with that knowledge is the scope of a different venue.
Feb
2
revised When Samson posed his riddle, how were his companions supposed to guess it?
removed bad manners; please keep in professional and respectful around here
Feb
1
revised In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
1) applying the text to the 21st century is not in scope for this site. Since it had bearing on your main answer so I left part of that but without deliberately using application language. 2) removed gratuitous references to 'Jew' a term that has multiple meanings in a non-religious context.
Jan
31
revised What did Paul mean when he said, “work out your own salvation?”
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