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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.


Jul
8
comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
That verse is the same. There is indeed a different numbering scheme. neno.co.ke/bible/book/Book%20of%20Enoch/71/14 is like the one I had.
Jul
8
answered Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
Jul
8
comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
@BlessedGeek, words change in meaning over time (in Mishnaic Hebrew, 'olam means "world" not an indication of length of time). In the Hebrew Bible, there are places where it means "lengthened days" and others where it means "indefinite futurity" (and a few times even of "ancient past," e.g. Ecc 1:10). In the link, skip the Strongs section and go to Brown-Driver-Briggs. Many more details. Lastly, the LXX is ancient, not medieval. All scholars recognize that it can be a help (but not necessarily the final say) in interpreting a passage.
Jul
8
comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
@BlessedGeek, Joseph used the wrong reference in his block quote. Typo. He meant 24 but typed 22.
Jul
8
revised 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
Corrected verse reference. Added link to LXX for char count of edit.
Jul
8
reviewed No Action Needed “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
Jul
8
reviewed No Action Needed When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?
Jul
7
reviewed Reviewed When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?
Jul
7
comment When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?
>'But now we all know now that the word "love" is a far better translation than the word, "charity".' This is an example of lingual shift (see also how the word "suffer" has changed since 1611). The word charity as used in the time prior to and after 1611 accurately reflected agape. That subsequent use of "charity" in English changed does not mean that the KJV got that word wrong.
Jul
7
reviewed No Action Needed What does “The Lord said to my Lord” mean in Psalm 110?
Jul
7
reviewed No Action Needed What is the meaning of the reference to 'stones' in Ecclesiastes 3?
Jul
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on barnabas tag wiki excerpt
Jul
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on barnabas tag wiki
Jul
6
reviewed Reviewed Original meaning of the expression “sexual immorality” in modern translations of Hebrew Bible
Jul
3
reviewed Reopen What is the original Number of the Beast?
Jul
3
reviewed Leave Open If one rider on the white horse represent's “Christ,” does the other rider on the white horse represent the “Anti-Christ”?
Jul
3
reviewed No Action Needed Job 36 v 4 speech of Elihu to Job
Jul
3
reviewed No Action Needed What does “image” in Genesis 1:26-27 mean?
Jul
2
reviewed Reviewed What does the living sacrifice mean in Romans 12:1?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious