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I am a software dude living in Dallas. I've been doing that for about either years now. Fun times.

Prior to this I attended school to receive a Master of Theology. Of course that doesn't mean I know what I'm talking about :) That was mostly fun but I needed a break from school after that, so I got a "real job".

My primary interest is Greek as well as the study of early Christianity. I attend and teach at FBC Parker, TX.

I blog on stuff related to Early Christianity here, if you are interested: http://www.archaicchristianity.com/blog


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answered What is indicated by “δοξάζω” being in the aorist in Romans 8:30?
Apr
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answered What is indicated by “δοξάζω” being in the aorist in Romans 8:30?
Apr
14
answered What is indicated by “δοξάζω” being in the aorist in Romans 8:30?
Apr
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Apr
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revised What is the difference between “righteous” and “just” in the NT?
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Apr
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answered What is the difference between “righteous” and “just” in the NT?
Apr
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Apr
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comment How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
I don't know of anyone saying that they weren't Pauline, so no dispute there. In leau of many early church lists, a lot of this same data could be gathered just by seeing which books were quoted as authoritative and assumed to be by Paul by which fathers. Of course I say "just", but that's a pretty monumental task. This kind of wide-sweeping data would be even stronger evidence than a canon list, but not nearly as convenient to reference :)
Apr
3
comment How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
Lots of good information here but I would avoid painting early Christian canonical thoughts in such broad strokes just based on the Muratorian canon. Other second century/early third century discussions make it clear that things weren't settled. You can at least say that at least part of the Roman Christian community accepted them as Pauline.
Apr
3
comment What did Jesus mean by “the queen of the South”?
You actually get that line of argumentation in Romans 9-11 by Paul. The mass conversion of the gentiles is something meant to provoke jealousy among the Jews that remain unbelieving in Jesus as the messiah. You see this as well in Acts 13:46.
Apr
3
comment What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
Someone might find page numbers useful for the Wright reference. I'm assuming you are referring to the discussion on pp 118 and 119?
Apr
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answered What Scriptures is Paul referring to in 1 Cor 15:4
Apr
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answered What did Jesus mean by “the queen of the South”?
Apr
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comment How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
I think that's a valid point. With the exception of Philemon, all the other letters are to churches, so you would think they would stick with that. Of course that's what they argue for Colossians, and argue partly because the language style and vocabulary is so similar (sigh) to Ephesians. One author I read argued that the pseudonymous author switched to a personal tone just to sound more convincing. I personally find your point more compelling. This kind of thing has to be a case of cumulative evidence but there are too many "what if's" in these for them to be compelling to me.
Apr
2
answered How can the Pastoral Epistles not be Pauline?
Feb
15
comment Do some of the manuscripts have a blank spot in Ephesians 1:1?
Thanks! Glad I found it. Looks like a fun place to hang out :)
Feb
15
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
Good answer. For more info, I'd pick up a copy of Dan Wallace's "Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics". He has a really good discussion of this issue on pages 266-269 (in my edition, anyway). You might find that useful. The reader will have to know a little Greek, but apparently you do.
Feb
15
comment What Is The Aorist Tense Of A Verb?
@Onorio: This is accurate. Is there anything that this doesn't answer for you? If so, can you clarify what that would be?
Feb
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answered Do some of the manuscripts have a blank spot in Ephesians 1:1?