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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.


Feb
18
comment Why is Elohim translated as God rather than gods?
>"Shouldn't the translation preserve the grammatical error?" It's not an error. It's the way Hebrew works. To translate it the way you propose would be a failing. Would this also apply to verbs? Biblical Hebrew verbs don't have tense in the way that English verbs do. How would that be shown?
Feb
18
answered Is there bible translation that is more literal than Young Literal Translation
Feb
18
comment Why is Elohim translated as God rather than gods?
And the Hebrew for "water" is also in the plural but translated as singular. My Hebrew I prof used to make a joke about the Hebrew for "face" not being in the singular when referring to that of a person. He said, "So according to the Bible, all people are two faced."
Feb
17
reviewed Reviewed What does “born again” from John 3:3 mean?
Feb
17
reviewed Reviewed Why does Noah curse Canaan?
Feb
17
reviewed No Action Needed Who is Iscah in Genesis?
Feb
17
reviewed No Action Needed What basis do we have for defining Sabbatismos in Hebrews 4:9?
Feb
17
reviewed No Action Needed Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
Feb
17
comment Was there an astronomical origin of the Star of Bethlehem in Matthew 2?
Related: christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/12196/…. The event here happened in the right time period.
Feb
12
comment What is an “anachronism” in Biblical Hermeneutics?
@Davïd I'd still go with Heide's date. The scholars in the column only checked a few sites to make their determination. Heide used many sources and sites.
Feb
12
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
11
comment When did Joseph, Jesus's father, die?
The reference to "son of Joseph" says nothing either way about Joseph being alive or dead. "Son of" was the common identifier and often used well after the father was dead to distinguish between those with the same personal name. For instance, Joseph ben Matityahu and Simeon ben Gamliel are both referred to that way. ('Ben' meaning 'son of.'
Feb
4
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
23
comment A purported Hebrew translation of Deuteronomy 22:5; is it accurate?
Purporting to be clear, they dropped into Yoda-speak.
Jan
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
16
comment Does the New Testament quote extrabiblical writers?
do you have line numbers for those references? Particularly lines of the Greek? Not doubting, just wanting the reference. Thank you.
Jan
16
revised Does the New Testament quote extrabiblical writers?
verse reference
Jan
10
awarded  Yearling
Jan
9
comment Herod The Fox: Luke 13-32
@Daи, are you meaning support for Herod being an Edomite or fox a reference to Edomites?