11,319 reputation
33771
bio website frankluke.com
location Knoxville, IA
age 38
visits member for 2 years, 6 months
seen 1 hour ago

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
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
comment Matthew originally written in Hebrew?
One of my seminary profs (Wave Nunnally) holds this position. Scholars in the field who would be most likely to hold it whom I am familiar with are: Brad H. Young, David Flusser, Marvin Wilson, and David Bivin.
Jul
2
reviewed Reviewed How would Elisha plowing with 12 oxen have been understood at the time of writing?
Jul
2
reviewed No Action Needed Do any Hermeneutical approaches have a specific meaning for the number 11?
Jun
23
reviewed Reviewed What did God mean when He said Let us make men in our own image?
Jun
20
reviewed Close Gift or slaughter
Jun
20
reviewed Reviewed Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
Jun
20
revised Qualifications for deacons and pastors in 1 Timothy 3:1-12
added 1367 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Jun
19
reviewed Reviewed Is the NLT's version of Romans 13:7 a valid interpretation?
Jun
19
comment Is “kill” a valid translation for Exodus 20:13 (Thou shalt not kill)?
@Onlyheisgood., I read several posts on the blog; it's interesting, but I think the technique is a stretch. For example, the word he defines as "other" is then given in the plural, "others". In Elohim, he uses the long vowel marker near the end but not before (in the same word). Why skip the first? I tried this with a few words. I don't see how bless fits. It's spelt bet resh kaph. That would mean, on the chart, Tent floor plan-Family, House, In + Head of Man-First, Top, Beginning + open palm-bend, open, allow, tame. I'm sorry, I just don't see it working consistently w/o major stretches.
Jun
19
reviewed Leave Open How frequently is God attributed to saying “Don't be afraid”?
Jun
18
reviewed Close What external evidence do we have for who wrote the Gospel of John?
Jun
18
reviewed Reviewed What is the historical interpretation of 'Nicolaitans' in Rev 2:15?
Jun
18
comment What is the historical interpretation of 'Nicolaitans' in Rev 2:15?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! This question is a good example of what we are trying to do here. It starts from the text and asks how it has been interpreted. Our site tour has more information.
Jun
18
revised What is the historical interpretation of 'Nicolaitans' in Rev 2:15?
added 178 characters in body
Jun
18
reviewed Reviewed How can John 3:13-14 be reconciled with what happened to Enoch, Elijah and Jesus?
Jun
18
reviewed No Action Needed How is Adam “son of God” in Luke 3:38?
Jun
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is Leviticus 12 saying that giving birth to a child is a sin?
Jun
17
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Paul's knowledge of Jannes and Jambres the magicians of Egypt
Jun
17
reviewed Leave Open How do the books in the Bible get their names?