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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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answered Why is the Septuagint (LXX) significant?
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revised Does archaeological evidence contradict the Documentary Hypothesis?
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revised Does archaeological evidence contradict the Documentary Hypothesis?
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comment Does archaeological evidence contradict the Documentary Hypothesis?
I have a chart with the different forms at home. I'll add them in later.
Apr
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answered Does archaeological evidence contradict the Documentary Hypothesis?
Apr
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comment How did Jesus say “Unless the marriage is unlawful”?
@swasheck, there are also 2 extant mss of Matthew in Hebrew (not Aramaic). They are younger than some of the Greek mss. but not all. Also, there is a tradition in the church fathers that Matthew wrote in Hebrew. Jerome testified that he had touched the still existing original when he traveled to the Holy Land.
Apr
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answered Brothers *and sisters* in modern translations
Apr
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answered What does “put the branch to their nose” in Ezekiel 8:17 mean?
Apr
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comment Comparison of English word “fool” in original Hebrew and Greek
@JonEricson, it's always good to start with the etymology. And for "raca," I think it is exactly right. When compound words are first used, they will have meanings like their components. As time passes, the meaning sometimes shifts. monosgeneis is a good example.
Apr
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comment Comparison of English word “fool” in original Hebrew and Greek
I've wondered about Nabal's name many times.
Apr
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comment Did someone really name their son Fool?
@JackDouglas, Yep. Jacob means "trickster, supplanter, heel grabber (one who gets ahead at another's expense)". He was named Heel-grabber because he was born holding onto Esau's heel.
Apr
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comment Pros and Cons of Barth's Commentary on Romans
These are great questions to ask about a commentary! I like the idea of reviewing different ones.
Apr
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answered Comparison of English word “fool” in original Hebrew and Greek
Apr
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revised Isaac's Blessing of His Sons
Fixed grammar (periods, commas).
Apr
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answered Is Psalm 119 an ode to just the Torah or to something more?
Apr
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revised Is Psalm 119 an ode to just the Torah or to something more?
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Apr
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comment Does Luke's supposed profession matter when interpreting his work as an author?
I've noticed that Luke tends to use medical terms and include little details that most others would skip over.
Apr
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comment What does “Under the Sun” mean in Ecclesiastes?
"that which is earthly, human, mutable, brief and weak, in contrast to the divine, spiritual, immutable, eternal and invincible." That's what I was trying to say with, "Of the physical world" is not quite the same as "without God", but it should be remembered that it contrasts to "the spiritual world." Thanks!