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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.


Aug
6
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@Vince, if this were a conspiracy, why change Matthew but leave all those place in Acts alone? The physical and logical evidence is that Matthew wrote "name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit." If you understand that name means "authority" and that these three shared authority as the triune Godhead, then you see there is no discrepancy.
Aug
6
asked Why did Haman build so tall an instrument of death?
Aug
6
comment When was Ruth written?
Thank you very much, Bruce. I, too, disagree with dating Deut to the time of Josiah. And thank you for the information regarding the ban!
Aug
6
reviewed Reviewed Is יהוה ever transliterated in the Septuagint?
Aug
6
comment Is יהוה ever transliterated in the Septuagint?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! We're a little different from other sites. While this answer has good information, it doesn't address the question of how is the tetragrammaton handled in the Septuagint. Can you can edit your answer so that it does?
Aug
6
revised Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
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Aug
6
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
I looked into Shem Tob, but it isn't ancient. It dates from the late 1300s and doesn't even have the short version ("baptizing them in my name"). It reads instead, "Go and teach them to carry out all the things which I have commanded you forever" (Matt 28:19-20). However, I should note that in the answer.
Aug
6
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
5
revised When was Ruth written?
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Aug
5
comment When was Ruth written?
@MarkEdward, I agree. Now that I think of it, I can come up with a couple of reasons to skip Solomon if written afterwards.
Aug
5
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
I'll keep my list of citations from the ANF in case it is requested. But posting it really just junks the answer. References available upon request. :)
Aug
5
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@Daи, it wasn't complete without the ANF. However, I was shocked at how little evidence there is against the long form. Eusebius is the only writer to use a short form. I have more references to the ANF, but adding them really junks the looks of the answer.
Aug
5
answered Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Aug
5
accepted How did Haman intend to kill Mordecai?
Aug
5
asked When was Ruth written?
Aug
4
revised How did Haman intend to kill Mordecai?
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Aug
4
asked How did Haman intend to kill Mordecai?
Aug
4
comment Who wrote Lamentations?
Regarding note 3, that Keil says Jeremiah and Driver says not Jeremiah does not surprise me at all.
Aug
4
accepted Who wrote Lamentations?
Aug
4
reviewed Reviewed The usage of the word “curse” in Gal 3:13