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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.


Apr
8
comment How should 2 Cor 5:10 be interpreted, in light of Isa 43:25?
I don't think this is off-topic at all, but I do think it is a shade too broad. My suggestion would be to focus on one verse (eg either 2 Cor or Romans) and phrase it so it is clear that the question arises from the text, then reference the Hebrew Bible passages as relevant passages rather than having them front and centre.
Apr
6
comment Are the angels in 2 Peter 2:11 good or evil?
+1, plenty to chew on here and I'm very grateful for it, thank you.
Apr
6
comment What is on the sealed scroll in Revelation 5-8?
Hi Robert, thanks for this welcome contribution. Your book looks very interesting, I've added a link to it on Amazon (but please feel free to change that if you wish).
Mar
26
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@Daи I don't think I said the link is textual did I? The test is whether the question arises from the text and for someone reasonably versed in the texts, I think it does, from either side. Connections obvious to most folk don't need to be spelt out, so all necessary dots are connected.
Mar
26
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@Daи and they are only unrelated if one brings some other sort of preconception to the text, which I believe you are doing. I want both to be welcome here.
Mar
26
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@Mark the OP may be trying to develop a systematic theology or assuming that such is possible, but the question is not about a systematic theology, it is about these two texts alone.
Mar
26
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@Dan mods can't 'just comment', the diamond carries weight regardless of our intentions. In the past you've admitted that all questions bring 'lots of theological presuppositions' to the texts: are you reverting to suggesting we try and pick a pseudo-neutral standpoint?
Mar
24
comment How do you reconcile I Tim 2 saying that a woman is not to teach a man and the account of Priscilla and Aquila teaching Apollos who was a man?
@Daи the question does not say anyone 'needs' to reconcile anything, it asks how they would be reconciled. Many folk assume that these texts are inspired and don't contradict each other: I don't see any reason why that viewpoint (or it's corollary) should not be welcomed here as long are the texts are respected either way.
Mar
18
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
@H3br3wHamm3r81 perhaps you should consider voting on meta more? Your voice there has equal standing with everyone else's.
Mar
18
comment What is to Reign on David's throne?
DrFry I think you are getting it well enough: I appreciate your answers here including this one, so please don't get discouraged and give up on us :)
Mar
12
comment What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
Thanks jason, but I still don't follow all your logic, can you connect more of the dots for us? (that meta post I linked explains what I mean eg if you are going to use other writings by other authors can you explain how/why they link together into one big picture?
Mar
11
comment What does Peter mean by “partakers of the divine Nature”
So is that a kind of "hypostatic union"? Please show all your logic...
Mar
10
comment The Eye of the Needle
Thanks @Josh I didn't know that
Mar
5
comment John 17:10 What is the number of the pronouns?
I am delighted to see you contribute again and hope you will continue Kazark.
Mar
5
comment Does the Holy Spirit have a name
@Mark I'm pretty sure this would be off-topic per C.SEs rules. On the other hand it seems to me to be in our scope here: whether it is answerable is another question though.
Feb
25
comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
Have you tried the zoom feature of your browser?
Feb
25
comment What do we know about Paul's family?
Just to add my 2p worth, this is a good answer and interesting material, and quoting sources is not only fine but actively encouraged. It is helpful to indicate which parts are quotations and to attribute them though.
Feb
24
comment What significance does John perceive in the piercing of Christ's side and the flow of blood and water?
This is hard for me to follow, but not impossible, and I appreciate the effort you've gone to, to try and communicate your method. It will be difficult for you to explain this kind of thinking on this site as I think it will be unfamiliar to many. If I might venture a couple of suggestions: a) aim for clarity and conciseness (perhaps more background reasoning to footnotes) b) make careful use of markdown formatting to help structure your posts (you've done that to a degree here but not to the extent of (for example) Matthew's post on this question which uses formatting very well.
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
1
comment Why did David think he sinned when numbering the people?
related: Who incited David to take a census?