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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.


Apr
16
revised Is Ecclesiastes a book of negative wisdom?
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Apr
14
comment Can “שָׂנֵא” mean “rejected”?
@Kazark. Thanks. The context in Dt is that the men suspect the women have lied to them (claimed to be virgin but he has found evidence that she was not). Probably not much love there, you're right.
Apr
14
revised Can “שָׂנֵא” mean “rejected”?
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Apr
14
answered Can “שָׂנֵא” mean “rejected”?
Apr
14
answered What is the textual evidence for defining “μισέω” as “reject”?
Apr
12
comment What is Leviticus 13:55 all about?
@RonMaimon, the LXX of Numbers makes it easy to reverse engineer to Hebrew also. Most places, it is Greek vocabulary with Hebrew syntax. In other words, a very literal translator did Numbers. Where they agree (most places), we can be more certain that the MT was preserved correctly. Where they differ, we can then debate which was corrupted on later copies.
Apr
11
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
@RonMaimon, you have already admitted that you have never studied Biblical Hebrew. Yet, now you say that those who do make up grammar exceptions. Which book of grammar have you seen this in? I need titles and authors, please. Grammar books. Not commentaries.
Apr
11
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
Ah, following W. J. Martin (or maybe Martin followed them). Poetry in Biblical Hebrew has it's own rules. Something I forgot to mention (I see it hinted at in your answer) is that when Moses asked who shall I say has sent me, God answers as if they are familiar with the name YHWH.
Apr
11
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
@RonMaimon, I'd trust someone who has studied Biblical Hebrew, but that's just me. I can suggest some BH grammars for you. They may be written by Christians and Jews, but I've never seen theology factor into their teachings of the grammar. And Gesenius follows the Documentary Hypothesis. I usually don't recommend him for first books. He's just too deep for those just coming into Hebrew at all, but that wouldn't be you. Look for Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar. If you want something more current, others have suggested Jouon & Muraoka, but I have no personal experience with that one.
Apr
11
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
@RonMaimon, Monica, who is Jewish, disagrees that it is obviously wrong.
Apr
11
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
@RonMaimon, is there a beth on the "my name YHWH" portion in your copy? The Masoretic I checked only had it on "El Shaddai." I think it is understood even if not explicit (Motyer agrees with me, Kaiser disagrees, but both state it isn't in their BHS either), but in the comments you seem to be writing as if it is there. The second phrase under discussion is washemi YHWH. (Forgive me if I have used the wrong vowel points. I'm using an unpointed text this morning.)
Apr
11
revised Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
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Apr
11
comment Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
@Soldarnal, I think so. The notes on the NET Bible say the grammar could go either way. They prefer "the way" because Luke refers to Christianity as "the way" in other places. As you point out, the use of "the way" in other places makes the lack of the article here stick out. (I have added a little more information, also.)
Apr
10
revised Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
A repeated section in the footnote.
Apr
10
answered Why does Paul get annoyed with the slave girl in Acts 16?
Apr
10
awarded  Talkative
Apr
10
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
@RonMaimon, the downvote is your prerogative. However, "intellectual dishonesty" implies that either I am committing plagiarism or I have written something that I know is false. I have listed my sources above, and I assure you that I do believe what I have written. I am not committing any kind of intellectual dishonesty.
Apr
9
comment Did Noah take two doves, or fourteen?
Traditionally, it is J and P who are supposed to have given the flood account, not J and E. And both criticisms you give of Wenham's article are from the first 2 pages.
Apr
9
comment Did Noah take two doves, or fourteen?
Gordon Wenham has an excellent article in Vetus Testamentum 28 on the unity of the Flood Account. It can now be found online: scotthahn.com/download/attachment/3402
Apr
9
revised Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
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