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I'm an Oracle certified Database Administrator

I've worked extensively with both Oracle and Postgres, in various roles from DBA to developer. I have a basic working experience with SQL Server and MySQL.


Feb
14
asked What is the significance of “to them” in Gen 1:28 v 1:22
Feb
10
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
Feb
10
comment Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
@Bruce thanks, any in particulr you'd like to point me at (or edit in)?
Feb
2
revised Who incited David to take a census and what's wrong with taking a census anyway?
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Feb
2
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
1
comment Why did David think he sinned when numbering the people?
related: Who incited David to take a census?
Feb
1
comment In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
@user2479 you are conflating the terms 'Christian' and 'saved' if your two comments are linked: yes the 'elect' and the 'saved' are the same group, but 'saved' and 'Christians' are not (neither, apparently, are 'saved' and 'those who have ever "been made partakers of the Holy Spirit", but I'm not sure that should really be surprising given examples such as Saul)
Feb
1
comment In Heb 6:4, What does it mean to “again crucify to themselves the Son of God and put Him to open shame”
@user2479 are you sure you understand Calvinism's take on election? Many Calvinists, myself included, believe that a Christian can fall away: it is the 'elect' that don't. Anyway, thanks Don, and +1 :)
Jan
31
comment How is genre determined?
Great stuff. For some reason this post makes me think of the duck billed platypus for (hopefully) obvious reasons :)
Jan
31
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
27
comment Natural disaster at Sodom and Gomorrah in Genesis 19:24?
Yes, it's a good question with a good answer :)
Jan
25
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
21
comment Why is Isaiah 14:12-15 interpreted by some to refer to Satan?
@J.C.Salomon Christians believe that the satan is an agent provocateur but is thereby doing what God commanded him to, and “fallen” or “rebellious”. I'm not really sure there is so much difference except a greater degree of personification and more general mention/emphasis: mainstream Christianity isn't dualist, allowing a satan that acts independently of God's ultimate authority.
Jan
17
awarded  Strunk & White
Jan
17
revised Which is the day described in verse Amos 8:9?
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Jan
15
revised What is really being said in Mathew 6:22-23
improved NIV Bible quote and attribution
Jan
15
revised What is really being said in Mathew 6:22-23
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Jan
15
answered What is really being said in Mathew 6:22-23
Jan
13
comment Did God say that Adam will die on the same day he ate the fruit?
The Hebrew in 37 and 42 seem to be identical for the phrase: "ידע תדע כי מות תמות". I have no idea what the best translation is in each case though, but I do find it interesting that the NET Bible leaves the interpretation I'm suggesting open: net.bible.org/#!bible/1+Kings+2:29. Perhaps I need to ask another question about this?
Jan
13
comment 2 Tim 4:17: “I was delivered from the lion’s mouth” - Is this about Colosseum?
Does λέων refer specifically to what we'd call a lion today, or was it used generically to speak of any (large) wild cat?