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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.


Oct
29
comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Yes, it would have to be after Hellenization (I had forgotten about the "ghost" references in the NT). Is there any evidence of aggelos being used as a synonym for phantasma?
Oct
29
comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Could you quote more from NT Wright about the state the dead would exist in until the resurrection (that's what holding off my upvote)? I have never found Jewish writings regarding shades, but also haven't looked it up specifically.
Oct
29
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
29
comment How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
That's it! I couldn't remember for sure without the memory jog.
Oct
28
comment How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
Dr. Nunnally (graduate of Hebrew Union) told us a story of being in Israel and seeing a sign. It took him by surprise that the one of the words was derived from Ezekiel's vision of God's throne with the cherubim and wheels.
Oct
26
comment How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
I almost posted this exact question today. And where do we count Mishnaic Hebrew in here (that of the Talmudic era)? It is between the two in time and different from Biblical Hebrew in several ways.
Oct
26
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
26
comment Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
Not a problem at all. I like it.
Oct
26
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Oct
26
comment Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
Thank you, @RonMaimon. I"m glad I could help.
Oct
26
revised Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
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Oct
26
revised Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
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Oct
26
comment Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
@RonMaimon, read the edit where I added section 146. The examples from section 146 are exactly of the same type as your examples. "Moses and Aaron" is a compound subject where the predicate is first. Genesis 9:23, 11:29, 21:32, 24:50, 34:20, and Judges 14:5 all have singular masculine verbs preceding several singular masculine subjects (such as "Abram and Nahor took wives for themselves" and "Shem and Japeth took the garment."). There is no difference between your examples and those.
Oct
25
comment Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
GKC is on wikisource! Section 146 has many examples of subject verb disagreement in compound sentences.
Oct
25
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Oct
25
comment Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
@MonicaCellio, might this be similar to the practice of a messenger delivering a message being seen as the person giving the message himself? Just a thought I had this morning.
Oct
25
answered Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
Oct
24
comment Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
There are other situations in the Hebrew Bible with what we would call subject/verb number disagreement. However, they are not. When a group acts in unity, the singular verb is likely to be used.
Oct
24
comment Was Ishmael a teenager or a child when he and Hagar were sent away by Sarah?
@B6431, you're welcome.
Oct
24
answered Was Ishmael a teenager or a child when he and Hagar were sent away by Sarah?