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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.


Aug
14
comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
That is exactly what I (and Wallace) addressing. Not his stance, but his methods.
Aug
13
answered Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
Aug
6
revised Was Greek Mark's second language?
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Aug
6
comment Was Greek Mark's second language?
Good thought. And just because a translator isn't mentioned as being present doesn't mean there wasn't one. The only times translators are mentioned are when their presence or absence is important (e.g. Joseph uses translators with his brothers before the reveal Gen 42:23).
Aug
3
answered When a new translation of the Bible is created
Aug
3
answered Was Greek Mark's second language?
Jul
22
awarded  Necromancer
Jul
15
comment Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
The example makes me think of a qal vkomer in reverse. This shows us "as does the greater, so must the lesser." QvK says, "If the minor is true, the major must also be true."
Jul
12
comment Did Jesus wear pants?
@TRiG, yes, he did.
Jul
11
comment Meaning of Daniel 2:43
It's also possible that the translators are taking the hithpael as an intensive form instead of a reflexive. It can be used as an intensive (so it wouldn't be flat-out wrong), but this is rarer in my studies. Intensive can sometimes be seen from context. One of the links gives an example along the lines of "I married a wife" where "married" is in the hithpael. Obviously, you don't marry yourself (reflexive), so it must be intensive.
Jul
11
revised Meaning of Daniel 2:43
fixed points after I got to a pointed text
Jul
10
answered Meaning of Daniel 2:43
Jul
9
revised According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
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Jul
3
answered According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment Does the New Testament use of Abba to address God signify a more intimate relationship than found in the Tanakh?
@MonicaCellio, the whole thing is not available yet. However, I have a scan of the conclusion that I can send to you.
Jun
19
comment Does the New Testament use of Abba to address God signify a more intimate relationship than found in the Tanakh?
Dr. Nunnally's dissertation was on the use of "abba" as a name for God in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It's present there enough for his doctoral committee at Hebrew Union to sign off on it. :-)
Jun
15
comment What is the order of events of Nahum and Jonah?
Added more information about internal clues to the dates of the two books.
Jun
15
revised What is the order of events of Nahum and Jonah?
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Jun
13
awarded  Vox Populi