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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
15
comment Interpretation of Genesis 1:26?
The example makes me think of a qal vkomer in reverse. This shows us "as does the greater, so must the lesser." QvK says, "If the minor is true, the major must also be true."
Jul
12
comment Did Jesus wear pants?
@TRiG, yes, he did.
Jul
11
comment Meaning of Daniel 2:43
It's also possible that the translators are taking the hithpael as an intensive form instead of a reflexive. It can be used as an intensive (so it wouldn't be flat-out wrong), but this is rarer in my studies. Intensive can sometimes be seen from context. One of the links gives an example along the lines of "I married a wife" where "married" is in the hithpael. Obviously, you don't marry yourself (reflexive), so it must be intensive.
Jul
11
revised Meaning of Daniel 2:43
fixed points after I got to a pointed text
Jul
10
answered Meaning of Daniel 2:43
Jul
9
revised According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
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Jul
3
answered According to Scripture, how should we interpret Scripture?
Jul
1
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment Does the New Testament use of Abba to address God signify a more intimate relationship than found in the Tanakh?
@MonicaCellio, the whole thing is not available yet. However, I have a scan of the conclusion that I can send to you.
Jun
19
comment Does the New Testament use of Abba to address God signify a more intimate relationship than found in the Tanakh?
Dr. Nunnally's dissertation was on the use of "abba" as a name for God in the Dead Sea Scrolls. It's present there enough for his doctoral committee at Hebrew Union to sign off on it. :-)
Jun
15
comment What is the order of events of Nahum and Jonah?
Added more information about internal clues to the dates of the two books.
Jun
15
revised What is the order of events of Nahum and Jonah?
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Jun
13
awarded  Vox Populi
May
18
revised “God of Heaven” in the book of Daniel
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May
16
awarded  Enlightened
May
16
awarded  Nice Answer
May
10
comment Is “wept on his neck” a Hebrew idiom?
that was my response exactly.
May
9
comment Is “wept on his neck” a Hebrew idiom?
The rabbinic there was once pointed out to me as an example of vampirism. I did not justify that with a response.
May
3
awarded  Civic Duty
May
2
answered Why is the Septuagint (LXX) significant?