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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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revised How many animals is the King of Zion to ride according to Zechariah?
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Dec
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comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
Good answer. In the Exodus, they experience God as the great I Am while before they had heard the name. The difference is in knowing someone and knowing of someone.
Dec
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answered Wise son related to Father and Foolish man related to Mother?
Nov
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revised Was Jesus 'delivered from his fear' or 'delivered because he had fear' of God?
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Nov
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comment Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
"All translation is commentary" reminds me of Hillel the Elder in Shabbat 31a, “Do not do unto others what you would not have them do unto you. This is the whole of Torah; the rest is commentary. Go now and study the commentary.”
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revised Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
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Oct
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comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
even though you used Wright (a trustworthy source), I can't upvote because there is no link between aggelos and phantasmos. (I'm not downvoting either. :))
Oct
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revised Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
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Oct
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answered Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
Oct
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revised Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?
Clarified who the "he" was. I thought it was Daniel when I first read your answer, meaning I read it as "since Daniel refers to Michael..."
Oct
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revised Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?
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Oct
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comment What is the “fourfold sense of Scripture”?
Welcome to BH! I like how you addressed how we can apply it today. I changed your square brackets to parentheses (the two have different meanings and parens work with what you are trying to say). I also placed your example into the numbered list to show the four levels more clearly. I hope you stay around and answer more!
Oct
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revised What is the “fourfold sense of Scripture”?
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Oct
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revised Arguments for early/late date of authorship of Daniel
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Oct
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revised Who/what is Peter's angel?
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Oct
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comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Right. I'm suggesting studies in the Greek of the NT and the Greek LXX to determine the meaning of a word in question. How English translations have handled the word can weigh in but it is further down the list of authorities. I remember a discussion several years ago where someone argued from Strong's Concordance, "See. The word can mean X sometimes so it can that here." It was lost on him that Strong was simply showing the different ways the KJV had translated the word, not arguing that it was correct to do so.
Oct
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answered Who/what is Peter's angel?
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comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Once we start talking about biblical texts, the LSJ is of less importance than BDAG. When working out the meaning of a word in the biblical text, the most important question is how is it used in the rest of the Bible, starting with works by the same author. For an NT question like this, we also need to see how the word aggelos is used in the LXX.
Oct
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comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Do you know why the BDAG has "angel" as the second possibility and LSJ has it as the third? And what does it mean that the definitions are not first in the list?