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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
16
answered Ancient Hebrew Calendar(s) and Modern Translations of “Years”
Jun
16
reviewed Reopen In Genesis 20:13, why is elohim with a plural verb translated God rather than gods?
Jun
16
reviewed No Action Needed What is the difference in the Kingdom of Heaven and the Kingdom of God?
Jun
16
reviewed Reviewed What does Jesus mean in Luke 5:36-39? (new wine into old wineskins)
Jun
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Various translations of Psalm 19:3
Jun
13
reviewed No Action Needed What does “on earth as it is in heaven” cover?
Jun
12
revised To what extent is Psalm 51:4 poetic exaggeration?
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Jun
12
answered To what extent is Psalm 51:4 poetic exaggeration?
Jun
12
reviewed No Action Needed To what extent is Psalm 51:4 poetic exaggeration?
Jun
11
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
11
reviewed Reviewed Why Moses ordered to keep virgins alive but kill all non-virgins and males in Numbers 31:17-18?
Jun
11
answered Did Moses have a second wife?
Jun
11
reviewed Reviewed Why is the lesson of the fig tree a “parable”?
Jun
10
reviewed Reviewed Who is the man in Daniel's vision in Daniel 10?
Jun
10
reviewed Reviewed Is the ESV rendering “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever” in Genesis 6:3 accurate?
Jun
9
comment Psalm 34:20 applied to Jesus' crucifixion
@BruceJames, I know Kaiser is a Christian. I said he was a Hebrew scholar, which he is. As to the Rabbinic, I am sorry I got the source wrong. A hard drive crash took the file where I had this citation recorded.
Jun
9
reviewed No Action Needed What does the Old Testament phrase 'cut off from their people' mean?
Jun
9
reviewed Close Which is considered more reliable about Jesus' words, Mark or Q?
Jun
6
comment Psalm 34:20 applied to Jesus' crucifixion
@BruceJames Some citations were already in the link I provided. For example, Kaiser does so in The Messiah in the Old Testament, footnote 10 pg. 115 and 116 of my edition. It's in the chapter that covers Ps 22. For the rabbinic, I believe it was Midrash on Psalms, but it was a long time ago that I read it. Other sources (Aquila, Symachius, and the DSS) varied on what verb it should be, but they were consistent in using verbs.
Jun
6
comment Psalm 34:20 applied to Jesus' crucifixion
Hebrew scholar Walter Kaiser shows grammatically how ka'ari can be the irregular plural for ka'arim. The pre-Christian LXX and Dead Sea Scrolls also render 22:16b with a verb, as do some rabbinic interpretations.