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I’m an engineer, graduated with a B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, and working in that field in the Greater NYC area.

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Sep
11
awarded  Cleanup
Sep
11
revised Why does David mourn the death of his adult son Absalom and not the death of his baby son?
rolled back to a previous revision
Sep
10
revised Why does David mourn the death of his adult son Absalom and not the death of his baby son?
Moved doctrine-specific part of answer to comment
Sep
10
comment Ecclesiastes 4:12 A cord of three strands is not quickly broken
As @MonicaCellio points out, the trinity reference is not needed in the answer. From a Jewish perspective, this verse is Midrashically taken to refer to the Patriarchs. Not all of Abraham’s sons were worthy, similarly for Isaac, but Jacob’s sons had three righteous forebearers and so all turned out right since “a cord of three strands is not quickly broken”.
Jun
17
revised Why does Moses grill leavened bread on Yahweh's altar?
edited for clarity
Apr
12
answered Why was Abishag the Shunammite important?
Apr
11
awarded  Commentator
Apr
11
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
The b- prefix would better translate as “with” rather than “in”, hence “with my name YHVH I did not make myself known to them”. Considering the strong association between name and identity, this can equally be read as a lacuna in the Patriarchs’ understanding of God’s YHVH-ness as their ignorance of the name.
Apr
11
revised What is Leviticus 13:55 all about?
Expanded answer, per comment.
Apr
11
comment Why does God say he only revealed his name, Yahweh, to Moses?
Why do you translate the words “לא נודעתי” as “I did not make known” rather than the reflexive “I did not make myself known”? In order to get at the translation you’re using, the text should have been “לא הודעתי”.
Apr
11
answered What is Leviticus 13:55 all about?
Apr
11
revised Why does Moses grill leavened bread on Yahweh's altar?
changed answer
Apr
11
answered Did women contribute to the temple in exodus 35:22?
Apr
11
answered Why does Moses grill leavened bread on Yahweh's altar?
Mar
21
comment Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?
+1; I had not realized that those whose beliefs include Satan might also read these verses in an adiabolistic sense.
Mar
21
revised Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?
The question always comes before the answers, though. ☺
Mar
20
answered Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?
Mar
12
comment Who did Cain marry?
@JonEricson, then you’d best be very careful when talking about the Lumberman’s Exchange web site. ☺
Mar
12
answered Was Balaam a true follower of Yahweh?
Mar
12
comment Why, in Ezekiel 28, is the King of Tyre conflated with Lucifer?
Judaism does not consider the “adversary” (satan) from Job to be any sort of fallen angel. Aside from the rather obscure verses about the nefilim in Genesis 6, I know of no Biblical verses that Jewish scholars take to refer to fallen or rebellious angels.