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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.


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revised Does “Hebrew” refer to the language or the language family?
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answered Does “Hebrew” refer to the language or the language family?
Jul
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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@ScottS, while I understand scholars argue over the dating of Enoch, I don't see how they can look at the internal and external evidence and place it in the CE era (though I agree with them that it was written in pieces over the course of centuries). For example, works whose age are not debated (and placed BCE) allude to Enoch (by name). I believe Testament of Abraham is one of them. I do have a list of reasons at home for why I date all of Enoch to the BCE era.
Jul
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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@MarkEdward, while it may not be definitive, the concepts of "light," "darkness," and "sons of light" from John 12 all appear frequently in War Scroll.
Jul
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revised Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@ScottS, I have not read all of it, unfortunately. I did note that he says "late first century BCE."
Jul
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comment Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
@Jas3.1, found one.
Jul
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revised Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
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revised Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
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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
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answered Is the Son of Man passage in Matthew 25 a reference to 1 Enoch?
Jul
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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
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comment 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
@BlessedGeek, Joseph used the wrong reference in his block quote. Typo. He meant 24 but typed 22.
Jul
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revised 1Kings 14:24 literal interpretation
Corrected verse reference. Added link to LXX for char count of edit.
Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed “Back in ships to Egypt” in Deut. 28
Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?
Jul
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reviewed Reviewed When does the first day of Genesis 1 begin?
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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
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reviewed No Action Needed What does “The Lord said to my Lord” mean in Psalm 110?
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reviewed No Action Needed What is the meaning of the reference to 'stones' in Ecclesiastes 3?