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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.


Jan
26
comment Why did Moses get away with intermarriage?
Re: your original post. If you have something you would like to discuss about the way this site functions you may do so on our Biblical Hermeneutics Meta site. Here on the main site answers are required to stick to directly answering the original questions. On the meta site you may solicit feedback form the community on issues concerning the nature of the site and the way we handle things here. I know the learning curve is steep, but we're willing to help. Before you come out of the gate swinging at the community here though you should read up on how we do things and what this site is about.
Jan
24
comment What is the context in Mark and Luke as regards the buying and preparing of the spices?
You make a number of allusions (e.g. to some stuff you say is in the Torah) but you don't actually give us references out quotes that can be verified. The same goes for historical and other assertions here. Sarah's edit is a big help to following your main point, but it is still nearly impossible to reconstruct your argument because you haven't given us all the pieces. With something that reads contrary to conventional wisdom, you will have to be more detailed in order for anyone to buy this.
Jan
23
comment Internal Evidence of Authorship of the Fourth Gospel
Textual criticism and authorship are definitely more suited to the hermeneutics site...
Jan
20
comment What does the phrase “son of the morning” mean?
See also Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
Dec
30
comment Was the 'Great Bible' a translation from Latin or from original Hebrew and Greek scriptures?
Hmmm I wasn't trying to criticize your question, sorry if that came over wrong. I migrated it here because I thought it deserved a look from this sites niche expertise! Even knowing quite a bit of Latin and using the Vulgate on a regular basis I may not be able to answer this myself, I can only say that this should be possible for the right expert to answer and confirm.
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
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
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
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
comment Why is Sarah the only woman with an age mentioned in Genesis?
This strikes me as rather speculative. For any given set of numbers it is usually possible to find some pattern that they all fit. Finding such a pattern doesn't actually mean the numbers were contrived to fit it. Where does this theory originate and who actually holds that it is part of the meaning of the text?
Dec
26
comment What does Jesus mean by “vain repetition” or “babbling” in Matthew 6:7?
This could do with some references. You mention having done some research and having found experts that agree with your analysis of the text. In the context of this site it would be a really good idea to actually identify said experts and cite their statements.
Dec
26
comment How can one determine that a passage is “programmatic”?
Just asserting the very issue being questioned doesn't get us anywhere. Saying the text is "clearly programmatic" does not answer the "how" part of this question.
Dec
24
comment Was only the woman to be scourged in Leviticus 19:20?
The main idea on this site is not so much to come to theological conclusions (which can be done without knowing languages using other tools) which is better suited to a site where theological frameworks are on topic but to do lower level textual analysis. You might consider letting some questions go when they call for something you can't offer, or at least do the research necessary to find the actual answer instead of speculating on things it might be.
Dec
24
comment Was only the woman to be scourged in Leviticus 19:20?
Not reading original languages is one thing (I for one can't) but in order to answer to answer something like effectively you should at least research and figure out where the translation differences come from in this specific case. A very small percentage of variations in translation stem from manuscript differences so that may be a complete goose chase in this instance.
Dec
24
comment Jacob's name is Israel. So why is he still called Jacob?
It appears that you intended to quote some source material at the end of this answer but it got posted unfinished. Could we convince you to dig this up again and edit it whatever it was you were going to continue with? Thanks!
Dec
24
comment Are “Christ” and “Son of God” two things or one in John 20:31?
You're argument is hard to follow here and it isn't clear how the connection to usage in other authors is being made. Can you include you're sources inline and expand on how you believe these to cast light on John's usage?
Dec
24
comment Does 1 Corinthians 8:5-6 favor henotheism?
@JanDvorak Then answer the question and explain the verse in context (and per site guidelines show your work).