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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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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Also, you can read the JSTOR as a borrower. Sign up and you can read up to three articles per two-week period.
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
The Encyclopdeia Britannica s.v. (Mishnaic Hebrew language) states "From 1200 bc to c. ad 200, Hebrew was a spoken language in Palestine, first as biblical Hebrew, then as Mishnaic Hebrew..." Also Parallel Developments in Mishnaic Hebrew, Colloquial Aramaic, and Other Varaties of Spoken Semitic shows characteristics of MH seen in spoken languages.
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, because of where I am and time, scrounging up manuscripts is difficult. Wikipedia (I'll start there and upward), states MH was a spoken language up through the 4th century CE. The Hebrew academy likewise lists MH1 as a spoken language (cutting it off ca 200 AD). They cite Segal's work (above) as demonstrating it was a living language.
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, Yadin says there were Hebrew letters in the cave also. JSTOR offers a review of the book. The review mentions "detailed and useful grammatical surveys of the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Nabatean-Aramaic of the texts." The Greek docs are in a different volume.
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, like The Masada Fragments (from above)? 13 of the Bar Cochva letters are in Hebrew. But you aren't understanding what Josephus is pointing out. He shows that the common people (soldiers on the wall) used a pun that does not work in Aramaic or Greek, but does work in Hebrew.
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reviewed No Action Needed In Genesis 28:13, is the Lord above or beside Jacob?
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comment What language did Jesus commonly speak?
@e.s.kohen, you did notice the references and footnotes in the answer, didn't you? For example, Josephus (War 5:269-272) points out the common soldiers using a pun that works in Hebrew but not in Aramaic. More of the Bar Cochva letters are in Hebrew than in Aramaic (cited above). There are all kinds of work shown above.
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comment Does “Hebrew” refer to the language or the language family?
@e.s.kohen, there's lots of evidence for Mishnaic Hebrew as a spoken language. The evidence in that answer can be found in the sources footnoted.
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comment What is the difference between hope and faith?
@Tau, I'm looking into it and weighing all the answers.
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comment What arguments exist that would refute the theory concerning Aramaic primacy of the New Testament?
@e.s.kohen, we do things differently now. It's not that these had some Hebrew and then something else which was the common language. These had only Hebrew.
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asked What is the difference between hope and faith?
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reviewed Reopen Are the 70 sevens of Daniel 9:24 the fulfillment of Leviticus 26:18-33?
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reviewed Reviewed Is the “7th seal” opened before the “6th seal” book of Revelation
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reviewed Reviewed Why does Luke associate the birth of Christ with the census conducted by Quirinus?
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comment What are the “generations” in Genesis 2:4?
Fun fact: the LXX title "Genesis" comes from the word the LXX uses for toledoth.
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reviewed Leave Open In light of this scripture how does this fit in with a dispensational hermeneutic if this is the first resurrection?
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reviewed Leave Open How typical was the dedication of Samuel?
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reviewed Leave Open Was Noah the only blameless person?
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reviewed Reviewed What are the “generations” in Genesis 2:4?