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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.


Apr
10
comment Who is the captain of the Lord's Host spoken of in Joshua 5:13-15?
@SSumner Technically things across different SE sites are not duplicates. I've dropped your comment in favor of one that does't cause confusion about what qualifies as a "duplicate" since that is terminology we use when closing questions here.
Mar
20
comment Meaning of N .. N+1 pattern in Amos, Proverbs, Job and Psalms
I see there perhaps some non-overlapping aspects of these two questions, but most of it seems to be along the same lines. If you would like to see answers address the different aspects of this question, please edit it to be focused on just the non-duplicate parts, then we can reopen and not have people plagued with doubt on where to put their answer. Until this clearly takes a different directly, I'm letting it stand as a marker to the other other questions. We can re-open it as independent after an edit. Thanks for understanding.
Mar
5
comment Where does the Tanakh differ from the Christian Old Testament?
Variants of this question have also been asked here and here on C.SE.
Mar
1
comment New American Standard Bible vs English Standard Version: Which one's more faithful to the original text?
@JonEricson: Since Jack was the one to close this I think he should have some input on it's reopening. I went ahead and hit the button, with the qualification that this will need to be subject to the rules of Good Subjective Bad Subjective. Additionally, I'm concerned about the existing answer (esp the accepted check mark). And thoughts? trusktr?
Feb
18
comment The splitting of the Mount of Olives
Mike, can I ask that you cite some sources with your answers? You make a lot of claims about what things do or don't mean, but I honestly don't know where most of them are coming from.
Jan
25
comment Does Theophilus of Antioch's statement have any bearing on interpreting Mathew 5:28?
It looks like you got your wires crossed and ended up with two accounts. I have merged them for you. This way the reputation you earn will start opening up new privileges for you instead of being divided across accounts. Also, you should be able to edit your own posts without needing reviews. If you have any concerns please feel free to flag for a moderator or catch anybody in Biblical Hermeneutics Chat for help.
Jan
24
comment Who is speaking in Song of Solomon 8:6-7?
@swasheck: The reason I migrated here instead of just closing (it doesn't work any way you look at it on C.SE) is I was hoping it could be framed in a way that any gaps could be filled in. See my edits.
Jan
24
comment Does Theophilus of Antioch's statement have any bearing on interpreting Mathew 5:28?
Please take the time and effort to compose your posts using proper capitalization. This is a supposed to be a scholarly site with academic level content. You appeal to only wanting scholarly responses, but please make the effort yourself to make your question readable. Thank you.
Jan
24
comment Does Theophilus of Antioch's statement have any bearing on interpreting Mathew 5:28?
The plea for scholarly responses based on a knowledge of Greek should be unnecessary here, that should be all you get in the first place. If you don't, we can deal with that.
Jan
22
comment Jesus is both the good shepherd and the gate - Is it the same parable or two different?
I'd to see some actual history research on this too. I'd like to see somebody with some data explaining the shepherding habits of the 1st century the Nazareth area villages. I'm pretty sure from my own experience this is on the right track, but a Sunday School illustration doesn't help settle the matter.
Jan
22
comment Jesus is both the good shepherd and the gate - Is it the same parable or two different?
I don't know about the historical usage (and am interested in seeing answers here) but I've seen this physically done in modern day Turkey. Even if some preachers are telling it as an imaginary scene, it is also quite real and produces a ready image for the right audience.
Jan
22
comment Reading the Bible via verse and chapter and not getting the intended meaning?
Hmmmm. I agree that this question is too broad to be constructive as-is in the SE format. At the same time I have an answer rattling around in my head. Maybe if I can figure out what much more specific question could be asked to which my thoughts would be an answer...
Jan
10
comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
However the main gist of my question is about what implications different authors would have on interpreting the book. Would you mind if this answer got converted to a comment as it doesn't really answer the question but is valuable to keep in mind as people formulate answers?
Jan
10
comment Would it matter if the ID of 'Autor' was revealed and who are the potential candidates?
I'd be happy to see an entry or two on the list for people we haven't met but can sketch a profile for. If some of the evidence points to an otherwise unknown author, so be it.
Dec
11
comment How are we to take the fact that Lot offered his daughters for rape?
This has already been asked (here and here) on Christianity. I don't think the answers are very satisfactory but they do have some clues as to how Christians interpret the matter.
Nov
8
comment What is the argument against the authenticity of 1 John 5:7-8 in the KJV?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! I made a few small tweaks to your question, but no worries, overall you asked a great first question. While you wait for some answers, you might check out our faq and Biblical Hermeneutics Meta site that has lots of background about how the site works and why.
Sep
29
comment What are the proverbs about giving collateral for someone else teaching about loans?
See also: Does Romans 13:8 include a prohibition of taking loans?
Sep
29
comment Does Romans 13:8 include a prohibition of taking loans?
See also: What are the proverbs about giving collateral for someone else teaching about loans?
Sep
28
comment Comma? “Verily I say unto thee today, …” or “Verily I say unto thee, today…”
Merged hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/2471/… into this.
Sep
24
comment Who were the “poor among the saints” in Jerusalem?
@JackDouglas: The answer to this question may very well be that there is not anything going on here other than the obvious and the translations and commentators I ran across were pulling things out of their sleeve. That's what I am trying to determine.