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I am a web programmer by day (PHP) and work on sermons and teaching material in the evenings.

I attended Assemblies of God Theological Seminary in Springfield, Missouri, for a Master of Arts in Theological Studies and a Master of Divinity. I am an associate pastor at a small church in Iowa. While in seminary, my emphasis was on Old Testament studies, but Dr. Wave Nunnally introduced me to the rabbinics. Those have become a special interest as well.

I also enjoy apologetics and was a very active member of the apologetics.org forum before it went defunct.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Inconsistent translations of Rv 13:10?
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@caseyr547, he doesn't need to be well traveled. Greek was the lingua franca of the Roman Empire, and Aramaic was spoken to the east (though not as much as it had been in the past). Literary and archeological evidence (see above and Jon's answer) shows that Greek, Aramaic, and Mishnaic Hebrew were all spoken in the Land.
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comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
@caseyr547, if you have good evidence against, you are welcome to post your own answer.
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comment What evidence exists to show that the Galatians could understand Greek?
@caseyr547, if you want to quote Kelber (while disagreeing with Millard), you should find the primary source where Kelber states this. That reading and writing were common in Judea and Galilee before, after, and during Jesus' day is well established by archeology and literary discoveries. That link deals mainly with what language was known in the time, but it also deals with the literary evidence that shows how we can determine that.
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reviewed Close A thousand years is one day
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reviewed Reviewed Why doesn't Jesus give away all his money?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What, exactly, counts as a “vain repetition” (Matthew 6:7)?
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reviewed Reviewed What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
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comment What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics. We're a little different than other sites. We do require sources to be cited, and it would help greatly if this answer were broken up into paragraphs.
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reviewed Reviewed What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
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comment What is Paul referring to in 1 Timothy 4:14?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics. We're a little different than other sites. Instead of just giving the link, could you add a short summary of the article explaining how it answered your question?
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comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@davidbrainerd, that is true. When I do the full answer, as Dan has requested (I planned on that as I edited the question to reopen it), I do intend to look at the dates of the manuscripts and not just the dates of the authors lives. And this conspiracy relies on the conspirators missing the writings of one of their contemporaries, Eusebius.
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reviewed Reviewed Hebrew Text Indicative of a Local or Global Flood?
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revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
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revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
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reviewed Reviewed Moses and the Rock
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reviewed Close Moses and the Rock
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reviewed Reviewed “Adultery in your heart” verse
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comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
ON BAPTISM For there has been imposed a law of baptizing, and its form prescribed: Go, [Jesus] says, teach the nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. Tertullian wrote that quote before his death c. 225. That's a century before Nicea.