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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
8
comment Is Deuteronomy 22:28 talking about rape?
@JackDouglas, 50 shekels then would buy 1.4 slaves. Look for the section "A Question of Cost" for a breakdown by time period. Exodus-Dt fit in the late second millennium.
Aug
8
comment What is the true name of our creator?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! We're a little different than other sites. For one thing, here we have to start with a text and work outward. This question goes the other way. You might get better answers to what you seek on Christianity.SE. I'll flag this for a moderator's attention.
Aug
8
comment Before the Tower of Babel did all speak Hebrew as the original human language?
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! We're a little different from other sites. For one thing, could you give us a reference to the "some" who infer Hebrew as the language of Heaven?
Aug
8
comment Does the adulterer in Matthew 5:32 cause the spouse to commit adultery or make her a victim of adultery?
@Sarah, I'm sorry. I've got a sermon this Sunday, so my time here has been curtailed temporarily. No promises, but unlikely I'll get to answer something taking a lot of time. (And I see Jack has a good answer.)
Aug
7
comment Did Jesus call God YHWH?
You might note that I've already worked that into my answer... As the word exists in both Mishnaic Hebrew and Aramaic, and Jesus is quoting a Hebrew psalm, doing so in Mishnaic Hebrew makes more sense than in Aramaic.
Aug
7
comment Did Jesus call God YHWH?
The verbal root sabak also exists in Mishnaic Hebrew.
Aug
7
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@Vince, that new question of yours would be straying off topic of "was the Triune formula original to Matthew?" You could ask it as a new question if you like. Short answer, though, no they weren't disobedient as "in the name of" means "in the authority of."
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
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
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
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
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
4
comment Who wrote Lamentations?
Regarding note 3, that Keil says Jeremiah and Driver says not Jeremiah does not surprise me at all.
Aug
1
comment Jacob's name is Israel. So why is he still called Jacob?
It's hard to see how they are different people in view of Genesis 32:28 "No longer will your name be Jacob," the man told him, "but Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have prevailed."
Jul
31
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
@Daи, I've got some good progress on an answer, but I'm trying to search through the Church Fathers for their citations of Matt 28:19. Should I post what I've got and edit later or wait till I've got it all?
Jul
29
comment Can αδελφοί refer to cousins?
You have a gift for coming up with good questions and shaping them, Susan.
Jul
28
comment Rod and Staff (Psalm 23)
Welcome to Biblical Hermeneutics! We're a little different than other sites. Can you show some scriptural passages where staff and rod are used of mental and physical persuasion? That would help this answer greatly.
Jul
28
comment Was the text of Matthew 28:19 changed?
Bart Ehrman, an agnostic, textual critic, and no trinitarian believes the long reading to be original. When a man who tries to undermine Christianity at every turn says the long reading is original, it should give those who argue against it pause. Eusebius had a tendency to abbreviate (as did many in antiquity). At other times, he quotes the long version (Contra Marcellum I.1.9; I.1.36; Theologia III. 5.22; EpCaesarea 3 (Socrates, Eccl.Hist 1.8); Psalms 117.1-4; Theophania 4.8).