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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
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
Apr
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revised What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
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Apr
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asked What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
Apr
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answered Is El-Shaddai “Sky God” where Sky==Breasts?
Mar
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comment Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
@Kazark, Esther shows the institution of Purim. Jesus celebrates Hannakah in John 10. Hannakah is instituted in 1 Maccabees.
Mar
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comment Why did Abel keep flocks if man wasn't supposed to eat flesh til after the Flood?
@MonicaCellio, but all the paintings of the event I have ever seen have a slain animal off to the side. ;)
Mar
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comment Why did Abel keep flocks if man wasn't supposed to eat flesh til after the Flood?
@MonicaCellio The Bible never says explicitly (so I don't hold this tightly), but I have always thought that they got the sacrificial offering idea when God made animal skin clothing for Adam and Eve. God killed an animal to cover their sins. They repeated later. Just an idea I've had.
Mar
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comment Is there a published version of the Bible, where the text is ordered chronologically in the order it was written?
AS far as setting, Job shows signs of taking place around the time of Abraham. These signs are things like wealth being expressed by animals owned and that Job acts as priest for his family. When it was written down is a harder question. Most scholars date the writing to somewhere between the 6th and 4th centuries BC. There is a rabbinic tradition that Moses wrote the book (bt Baba Bathra 15a-b), but others take it as a translated work with an unknown author. If Moses, then it needs to be on the plan with the Pentateuch.
Mar
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revised Is there a published version of the Bible, where the text is ordered chronologically in the order it was written?
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Mar
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answered Is there a published version of the Bible, where the text is ordered chronologically in the order it was written?
Mar
23
comment “Until they see the kingdom of God” in Luke 9:27 and parallels
Thanks for bringing in 1 Peter to this discussion. I had never noticed the connection before!
Mar
23
comment What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
@JonEricson, I can't do better than hermeneutics.stackexchange.com/questions/1372/…
Mar
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Mar
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comment Why does Matthew link Jesus' healing miracles to the title “Son of David?”
You said it better than I could. Jesus fulfills both ideas of Messiah and that makes Him both priest and king.
Mar
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answered Why does Matthew link Jesus' healing miracles to the title “Son of David?”
Mar
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why does the Bible say that Abraham sacrificed his “only-begotten son”?
Mar
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comment What does “Under the Sun” mean in Ecclesiastes?
I have looked into this further and revised.
Mar
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revised What does “Under the Sun” mean in Ecclesiastes?
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revised What are the arguments in favor of Matthean Priority?
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accepted What does “Under the Sun” mean in Ecclesiastes?