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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
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?
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Jun
6
revised Does Paul reject the idea of celebrating holidays in Galatians?
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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?
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Jun
6
revised What does the term “principalities and powers” mean?
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Jun
6
revised How should Galatians 5:10 be translated?
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Jun
5
answered How old were the youths mauled by bears?
Jun
5
revised What is the referent for “brother” in 1 John 4:20-21?
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Jun
5
revised How should “ektroma ” be translated in 1 Corinthians 15:8?
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Jun
5
revised Who is judging whom in Revelation 20:4?
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Jun
5
revised What happens to a Paidagogos (in Gal. 3.24) when the son grows up?
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Jun
5
revised Question about translation of Romans 4:9
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Jun
5
comment Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
@TimGallant, if we asked a question on why the two were linked, would you provide the essay?
Jun
4
awarded  Revival
Jun
4
revised By what Name did God reveal Himself to Abraham?
Added Genesis 17:7