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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.


Jun
17
comment Who is Wisdom in Proverbs
@H3br3wHamm3r81 reminds me of "If you have wisdom, what do you lack? And if you lack wisdom, what do you have?" Leviticus Rabbah)
Jun
17
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
Where to put the quotation marks is a big question when translating Job. The same issue described in that question appears in this chapter. Job and the others all speak in the first person at some point in their speeches. Just one example for each: Job (3:2), Eliphaz (4:12), Bildad (8:9), Zophar (20:2), and Elihu (32:6). So 1st person doesn't help us narrow down an author.
Jun
13
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
I changed the 3rd to 1st since that is what the KJV has and added some links and the verses most central to your argument.
Jun
13
revised Interpretations of Elihu in Job
3rd to 1st. Added links to cited passages.
Jun
13
comment Interpretations of Elihu in Job
The Scriptures are not encrypted. The Father, Son, and Spirit want us to read and understand them. There are things that an unbeliever will not understand, granted, but the vast majority is for us to understand. This should not be taken that we are the final authority, but remember "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim 3:16).
Jun
12
revised Details on “Western Unical D”?
Added a clarifier. I had to read the quote a couple of times to see what it said.
Jun
11
answered Did Pilate know three languages?
Jun
11
comment How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Regarding note 5: The Hebrew word for "and" is commonly used to show that the following sentence is part of the same narrative as the prior sentence. For good translation into English, that word isn't always translated. If we did, entire chapters of the Old Testament would be one sentence long (I do not exaggerate). That's bad English.
Jun
11
revised How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Removed rude claim in note 6.
Jun
10
revised Do modern interpreters use the methods of Talmudical hermeneutics?
added 57 characters in body
Jun
10
comment Do modern interpreters use the methods of Talmudical hermeneutics?
I found a couple of places talking about Akiva's belief from the final paragraph but none of them gave a primary-source quotation that it was drawn from. Instead, they drew it from several statements which when put together come to that conclusion. In other words, they apply Binyan ab mi-shene ketubim to Akiva's teachings to determine his methodology. I find that appropriate.
Jun
10
answered Do modern interpreters use the methods of Talmudical hermeneutics?
Jun
7
comment Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
I was probably thinking of some of the things I've read Akiva do in interpretation. Such as where he draws meanings based on the shape of the letters. And those letters in 23:10,11 may or may not have been used at writing time. We don't know exactly when the matres were first introduced.
Jun
7
comment Locations of the graves of the Patriarchs
Because the event happened and needs to be detailed.
Jun
7
comment Locations of the graves of the Patriarchs
You think Luke should have changed the words of the speaker?
Jun
7
comment Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
@BruceJames, read my answer again. I said that the matres were in place before the Masoretes. (as you can see, I have not edited since you made this comment.) See especially: "Before the use of niqqud, a system of differentiating words came about that marked when a long vowel should be pronounced. This system, known today by the Latin name matres lectionis (i.e. "mothers of reading") uses certain consonants (aleph, he, yod, and waw) to mark where a long vowel would be and thus differentiate between words that otherwise would be spelt the same way."
Jun
6
revised Are Andronicus and Junia(s) apostles?
edited tags
Jun
6
revised Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
Replaced translation tag.
Jun
6
revised Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
caps and spelling
Jun
6
revised Are Andronicus and Junia(s) apostles?
Replaced translation tag.