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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.


Feb
19
revised What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
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Feb
19
asked What is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit?
Feb
19
revised How many people were involved in the Exodus?
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Feb
19
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
19
comment How many people were involved in the Exodus?
@MonicaCellio, I might be noticing a pattern. If the word appears with numbers, it means "thousand." If it appears without numbers, it may mean division but does not have to. That's a preliminary hypothesis and would need more research.
Feb
19
revised How many people were involved in the Exodus?
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Feb
18
comment How many people were involved in the Exodus?
@MonicaCellio, guess not. Is there anywhere in Numbers that aleph works as "unit"? Beyond taking a verse in isolation of its context?
Feb
18
comment What does it mean to be a Nazirite?
Thanks, Mike. Do you have any information on how the Nazarites were viewed over time? Such as in the ITP and Talmudic periods?
Feb
18
answered How many people were involved in the Exodus?
Feb
13
revised Did Tamar marry a third time, and if so whom?
Clarified question after response from asker.
Feb
13
revised Did Tamar marry a third time, and if so whom?
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Feb
13
asked What does it mean to be a Nazirite?
Feb
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How is it that Jesus could be “three days and three nights in the heart of the earth”?
Feb
12
revised If Joshua can be translated why Is the name of Jesus translated “Jesus” but his name in hebrew was Joshua?
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Feb
12
comment If Joshua can be translated why Is the name of Jesus translated “Jesus” but his name in hebrew was Joshua?
@MonicaCellio, Yes it would. Koine Greek does not have a stand-alone letter H and has to use a rough breathing mark for Hebrew names Hosea.
Feb
12
answered If Joshua can be translated why Is the name of Jesus translated “Jesus” but his name in hebrew was Joshua?
Feb
6
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
5
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
4
revised How authentic is Codex Sinaiticus?
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