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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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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@ScottS, I should not have made the comment about boggling the mind. That was unnecessary and rude of me. My apologies.
Jul
16
comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
I will also note that your link states that it might be The Testament of Moses (which has a lost ending) which contains the account Jude draws from (in the lost portion) and that the tradition of angels disputing with the Devil starts in Zech 3:2 but grows strong in the early Jewish literature (CD-A V 17-18; 1QS III,18-25; T. Ash 6:4-6). A few pages later it states that Jude is quoting 1 Enoch 1:9 in 14-16.
Jul
16
comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@ScottS, I had already noted in my answer that Jude could be combining a couple of apocryphal works as we have no complete manuscript of Assumption. That's fine for my stance of literary influence.
Jul
16
comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
I know, there are people who deny that Jude quoted "Assumption of Moses," too, for the same reasons. But the simplest solution that fits the facts is that Jude referenced noncanonical works (1 Enoch and either Assumption of Moses or Apocalypse of Moses). All such denials read to me like someone having come to a conclusion ahead of time and sticking with it contrary to the facts
Jul
16
revised Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@ScottS, I've rephrased my statement (I've found an even more direct quote from 1 Enoch than it being a summary of the Similitudes). Frankly, it boggles the mind that some can read the verse in Jude then read 1 Enoch 1:9 and conclude that Jude isn't referring to 1 Enoch. Especially since Jude has already quoted "The Assumption of Moses."
Jul
16
reviewed No Action Needed Who is the wounded farmer in Zechariah 13:6?
Jul
16
reviewed No Action Needed What does chamushim (“fifties”) mean in Exodus 13:18?
Jul
16
comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@ScottS, a work doesn't have to be canonical to be quoted in the New Testament. Paul quoted Greek philosophers and playwrights. Jude quotes The Assumption of Moses and 1 Enoch. Jesus often starts with what people are familiar with and expands it (sometimes even turning it around).
Jul
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Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What was granted in Philippians 1:29?
Jul
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Forgiveness, yes or no?
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revised Forgiveness, yes or no?
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reviewed Reviewed Forgiveness, yes or no?
Jul
14
comment Forgiveness, yes or no?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! If you would be so kind as to add version references to your quotes, it would be greatly appreciated. If they all come from the same, just note that once ("All verse references are from the NIV/NASB"). I would figure it out and paste them for you, but my browser is acting up today regarding BibleGateway.
Jul
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revised Forgiveness, yes or no?
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Jul
12
reviewed Reviewed Was Abiathar the son of Ahimelech or was Ahimelech the son of Abiathar?
Jul
12
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Jul
11
comment What did Paul call Christians?
In Acts 22:4, he calls them "followers of this way" and uses that as a name for Christians in 24:14 ("However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect."). Jesus had identified himself as "the Way" (John 14:6) and the name appears throughout Acts (9:2; 11:26; 19:9, 23; 22:4; 24:14, 22; see 18:25, 26 for the similar terms "the Way of the Lord" and "the way of God"). Luke seems to have liked it. However, Paul does not use that term in the Epistles.
Jul
10
revised Is there any significance to the shift between cardinal and ordinal numbers in Genesis 1?
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