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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.


Jun
11
answered Did Moses have a second wife?
Jun
11
reviewed Reviewed Why is the lesson of the fig tree a “parable”?
Jun
10
reviewed Reviewed Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?
Jun
10
reviewed Reviewed Is the ESV rendering “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever” in Genesis 6:3 accurate?
Jun
9
comment Psalm 34:20 applied to Jesus' crucifixion
@BruceJames, I know Kaiser is a Christian. I said he was a Hebrew scholar, which he is. As to the Rabbinic, I am sorry I got the source wrong. A hard drive crash took the file where I had this citation recorded.
Jun
9
reviewed No Action Needed What does the Old Testament phrase 'cut off from their people' mean?
Jun
9
reviewed Close Which is considered more reliable about Jesus' words, Mark or Q?
Jun
6
comment Psalm 34:20 applied to Jesus' crucifixion
@BruceJames Some citations were already in the link I provided. For example, Kaiser does so in The Messiah in the Old Testament, footnote 10 pg. 115 and 116 of my edition. It's in the chapter that covers Ps 22. For the rabbinic, I believe it was Midrash on Psalms, but it was a long time ago that I read it. Other sources (Aquila, Symachius, and the DSS) varied on what verb it should be, but they were consistent in using verbs.
Jun
6
comment Psalm 34:20 applied to Jesus' crucifixion
Hebrew scholar Walter Kaiser shows grammatically how ka'ari can be the irregular plural for ka'arim. The pre-Christian LXX and Dead Sea Scrolls also render 22:16b with a verb, as do some rabbinic interpretations.
Jun
6
reviewed No Action Needed Why did the Samaritans worship God in Mount Gerissim rather than Jerusalem?
Jun
5
comment How does the Septuagint differ from the Masoretic text for Isaiah 7:14?
@curiousdannii, Mitchell J Dahood often interprets with different vowel points in his studies. IIRC, he treats the consonants with great care, but woe to the points if they be in his way!
Jun
4
reviewed Reviewed Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed What does 1 Corinthians 9:27 literally say?
Jun
3
comment Explanation of Isaiah 40:12
Thanks! That kind of outline provides more bang-for-your-buck than any other analysis I've been taught.
Jun
3
revised Explanation of Isaiah 40:12
Corrected a dash. Changed "if" to "whether"
Jun
3
answered Explanation of Isaiah 40:12
Jun
2
comment Does the idea of being “born again” have a root earlier than John/Peter (or Jesus)?
Like when we say "skin a fish." We mean to remove the skin from it.
May
30
comment What is the meaning of “Place your bread on the grave of the righteous” in Tobit 4:17 NRSV?
I see that the Hebrew Tobit from Qumran conforms to Sinaiticus also.
May
30
revised What happened with the translation of 1 Samuel 1:24?
added 248 characters in body
May
30
reviewed Approve Have the sizes of the image of gold made of Nebuchadnezzar any significance?