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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.


Apr
26
comment Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
Welcome to BH! Thank you for providing the rabbinic answer to this question. We hope you like it here and continue to provide answers from a Jewish perspective. We certainly welcome it!
Apr
26
answered Do the Dead Sea Scrolls argue against Aramaic primacy?
Apr
25
comment Was Jesus unaware of Joel 2:32?
I like what you're saying here, Hannes. Joel referred to those who mean it when they cry out "Lord, Lord." Jesus meant that those who give Him lip service wouldn't be saved. And I really like how you have brought the context of danger vs. impressing others. Good work!
Apr
24
comment Locations of the graves of the Patriarchs
Luke would record it because he is interested in preserving an accurate record of what his witness said. He can't go and change the words of his witnesses. Stephen shows a pattern of telescoping in his speech. And as the sources (for example, Josephus is a knowledgeable Jew of the same time period and his tradition doesn't match the Tanakh either), I point out show, traditions of the patriarch's burial were all over the place. Stephen is doing midrash, simple as that. Knowledgeable Jews of the period would be fine with midrash.
Apr
24
awarded  hebrew
Apr
23
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
23
revised Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
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Apr
23
revised Locations of the graves of the Patriarchs
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Apr
23
answered Locations of the graves of the Patriarchs
Apr
23
answered Genesis 23 — Why does the Bible change the spelling of Ephron's name?
Apr
23
revised What language did Jesus commonly speak?
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Apr
23
answered What language did Jesus commonly speak?
Apr
12
comment What does λεστες mean in Mark 11:17?
There's a lot here that doesn't address the questions: 'Were these common thieves stealing from the marketplace or peoples' homes? Or is "outlaws" a better rendering? What kind of criminal does this refer to (specifically I'm interested in 11:17)?'
Apr
12
comment How should James 2:18 be translated?
Could you add the verses to your final quote of James that follow the pattern of insult and response that you mention? I would, but I'm not sure if you want just verse 20 or beyond it. Thank you!
Apr
12
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
11
comment Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
They very well could take them as synonyms. Chrysostom was from Antioch and served as archbishop of Constantinople. Definitely a man of the East.
Apr
11
answered Why does the Peshitta use the word ‘baptism’ for ‘enlightened’ in Hebrews 6:4?
Apr
5
revised What role does the Holy Spirit play in hermeneutics?
put a Scripture quote in block quotes and put conclusion points in bullets
Apr
4
revised What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Added italics to foreign words. Added quotes to the short definitions.