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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.


Oct
31
revised Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
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Oct
31
answered Psalm 23 - long long pursuit of the house of the LORD
Oct
31
revised Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?
Clarified who the "he" was. I thought it was Daniel when I first read your answer, meaning I read it as "since Daniel refers to Michael..."
Oct
31
revised Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?
Made the title more clear
Oct
31
comment What is the “fourfold sense of Scripture”?
Welcome to BH! I like how you addressed how we can apply it today. I changed your square brackets to parentheses (the two have different meanings and parens work with what you are trying to say). I also placed your example into the numbered list to show the four levels more clearly. I hope you stay around and answer more!
Oct
31
revised What is the “fourfold sense of Scripture”?
formatting and changed square brackets to parentheses
Oct
31
revised Arguments for early/late date of authorship of Daniel
Added links
Oct
30
revised Who/what is Peter's angel?
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Oct
30
comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Right. I'm suggesting studies in the Greek of the NT and the Greek LXX to determine the meaning of a word in question. How English translations have handled the word can weigh in but it is further down the list of authorities. I remember a discussion several years ago where someone argued from Strong's Concordance, "See. The word can mean X sometimes so it can that here." It was lost on him that Strong was simply showing the different ways the KJV had translated the word, not arguing that it was correct to do so.
Oct
30
answered Who/what is Peter's angel?
Oct
30
comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Once we start talking about biblical texts, the LSJ is of less importance than BDAG. When working out the meaning of a word in the biblical text, the most important question is how is it used in the rest of the Bible, starting with works by the same author. For an NT question like this, we also need to see how the word aggelos is used in the LXX.
Oct
30
comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Do you know why the BDAG has "angel" as the second possibility and LSJ has it as the third? And what does it mean that the definitions are not first in the list?
Oct
29
comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Yes, it would have to be after Hellenization (I had forgotten about the "ghost" references in the NT). Is there any evidence of aggelos being used as a synonym for phantasma?
Oct
29
comment Who/what is Peter's angel?
Could you quote more from NT Wright about the state the dead would exist in until the resurrection (that's what holding off my upvote)? I have never found Jewish writings regarding shades, but also haven't looked it up specifically.
Oct
29
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
29
comment How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
That's it! I couldn't remember for sure without the memory jog.
Oct
28
comment How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
Dr. Nunnally (graduate of Hebrew Union) told us a story of being in Israel and seeing a sign. It took him by surprise that the one of the words was derived from Ezekiel's vision of God's throne with the cherubim and wheels.
Oct
26
comment How different is Biblical Hebrew from modern Hebrew?
I almost posted this exact question today. And where do we count Mishnaic Hebrew in here (that of the Talmudic era)? It is between the two in time and different from Biblical Hebrew in several ways.
Oct
26
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
26
comment Why is a singular verb used to describe both Moses and Aaron?
Not a problem at all. I like it.