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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.


Mar
11
comment Upon whom do we call? Reconciling OT & NT
You have really great questions, Sarah.
Mar
10
comment What portions of the New Testament are purported to have originally been written in Aramaic?
"One of the largest collections of Imperial Aramaic texts is that of the Persepolis fortification tablets, which number about five hundred." That's a BC find of Imperial Aramaic. [en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aramaic_language#Ancient_Aramaic]
Mar
10
comment What portions of the New Testament are purported to have originally been written in Aramaic?
Actually, there are inscriptions of Aramaic that date back to 1,000 BC. The wiki article on it's history accurately reflects the archeological findings of Aramaic from the BC era.
Mar
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What portions of the New Testament are purported to have originally been written in Aramaic?
Mar
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What were the major objections that Augustine had with Jerome's translation of the Hebrew Bible?
Mar
9
comment What portions of the New Testament are purported to have originally been written in Aramaic?
@Dan, Bivin and Blizzard have written Understanding the Difficult Words of Jesus. It approaches it from a Hebrew perspective (and they argue against Aramaic).
Mar
8
answered Was casting the lot in Acts 1:26 a vote or a lottery?
Mar
8
comment What is the difference between ζωὴ and ψυχὴ?
I would be interested to see how what each words translates in the Septuagint and if that shows a helpful pattern.
Mar
8
answered Should The Creation Story in Genesis Be Understood as Metaphorical?
Mar
8
accepted What does it mean to be a Nazirite?
Mar
8
revised Why did the commanders put their garments under Jehu?
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Mar
7
revised Why were the Ten Commandments written on two tablets?
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Mar
7
awarded  Excavator
Mar
7
revised Does Exodus 22:28 call for child sacrifice?
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Mar
7
comment Paul's knowledge of Jannes and Jambres the magicians of Egypt
As Paul was a Pharisee and "trained at the feet of [Rabban] Gamaliel [the Elder]," that he would be familiar with the Targums, and the traditions that were compiled into the Mishnah and Talmud is certain. At least the traditions that predated him. But a good answer.
Mar
7
answered Why did the commanders put their garments under Jehu?
Mar
6
reviewed No Action Needed Literary independence of the synoptics
Mar
6
revised Esther 4:14 observation & translation
Not being a gambler I'm embarrassed to confess that without "Purim" being in quotes, I first read this with the wrong interpretaiton of "craps." Thought this edit might assure a clearer read. The point is too well thought out to be lost in the first couple sentances.
Mar
4
revised Recensions of the Septuagint
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Mar
4
comment Before the Tower of Babel did all speak Hebrew as the original human language?
I have a copy of his dissertation, though. But I have never scanned it in.