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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.


Sep
12
awarded  genesis
Sep
12
answered What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
Sep
11
comment Jesus' command to hate your father and mother in Luke 14:26
We have a translation of the Greek Gospel of Luke into Aramaic. Examining the Greek of Luke shows a plethora of Hebraisms that do not exist in Aramaic and show that Luke's sources were Hebrew. Not having the original texts does not stop scholars from determining the original language from a translation. For example, even though the intertestamental writing of Tobit was originally only known in Aramaic and Greek, it was long theorized that it was originally written in Hebrew and translated. More recent discoveries have proven that correct.
Sep
11
comment Jesus' command to hate your father and mother in Luke 14:26
Only thing I disagree with here is invoking Aramaic Primacy when it isn't needed (but then it never is. Mishnaic Hebrew answers the same questions and so many more). Biblical and Mishnaic Hebrew use the word sone' with the same range of meaning.
Sep
11
comment What is the likely way in which ancient Hebrews would have understood “raqiya” in Gen 1:6?
Walter Kaiser addresses this in "The Old Testament Documents: Are They Reliable and Relevant?" I'll try to summarize his answer in the next couple of days.
Sep
6
reviewed No Action Needed As in Heaven so in Earth Luke 11:2
Sep
5
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
3
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
@Yasky, Links made the first comment long. If nothing else, the Dead Sea Scrolls showed that Mishnaic Hebrew was alive and well. However, there were good reasons to write the NT in Greek.
Sep
3
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
@Yasky The NT was originally written in Koine Greek. Much of the Aramaic primacy argument relies on the unfounded thesis that Mishnaic Hebrew was not a language of the common people in the time of Jesus.
Aug
30
revised What does it mean that Jesus was a priest like the “Order of Melchizedek” in Hebrews 7:11?
Changed formatting. Added an explanation to the first part.
Aug
28
reviewed Reviewed What does a mustard seed grow into?
Aug
28
revised What does a mustard seed grow into?
Fixed punctuation
Aug
28
reviewed Reviewed Why is the tribe of Dan missing from Revelation 7:5-8?
Aug
28
comment Why is the tribe of Dan missing from Revelation 7:5-8?
If you can source that, it'll be worth some up votes.
Aug
28
reviewed No Action Needed Why is the tribe of Dan missing from Revelation 7:5-8?
Aug
28
reviewed Reviewed Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
Aug
28
comment Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics. The only editing I did was a spelling error or two and spacing. Keep it up.
Aug
28
revised Does John 7:15 mean Jesus was untaught?
Spelling and formatting
Aug
27
comment Was casting the lot in Acts 1:26 a vote or a lottery?
Welcome to BH! Please share more of your knowledge with us. We all have much to share and learn from one another.
Aug
21
reviewed No Action Needed Was Jesus anointed once or twice on the feet with perfume?