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Once upon a time I worked in a factory to pay for my CS degree. I was promoted several times into engineering and then into engineering management. To switch back to my goal of a computer programming became expensive - upper end engineering salary vs mid level programmer. So I wrote code to automate engineering processes ("Expert System" if you will). Then one day I made an executive decision and made the career change and have been happier but poorer since.

  • I am a parent
  • I am a husband
  • I am a software developer
  • I am a Freemason
  • I am a Scottish Rite Freemason
  • I am a Royal Arch Freemason
  • I am a Shriner
  • I am a member of the Order of the Eastern Star
  • I believe in the teachings of Jesus
  • I believe in one God
  • I do not know if your belief is right or wrong and I will never judge you

Jul
22
revised Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
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Jul
22
revised Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
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Jul
22
revised Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
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Jul
22
answered Could the “tree of knowledge of good and evil” mean “tree of intelligence”?
Jul
22
comment The number 40's “real meaning”
I can always expect an example of a good answer from you, Mike. Nice references, thank you for taking the time to find them.
Jul
19
comment Who are eunuchs of their mother's womb?
Op fishing for examples of homosexuality preference by birth in the bible? vs choosing homosexuality later in life.
Jul
15
revised The number 40's “real meaning”
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Jul
15
awarded  Critic
Jul
15
asked The number 40's “real meaning”
May
17
comment Are men (brethren) really men or are they human?
So when it talks about "אַחִים" being priests, does that exclude females? I'll try to find a passage, but if you want to answer it as a "what if", you can.
May
17
asked Are men (brethren) really men or are they human?
May
11
accepted Psalm 51:5 CEV vs ESV
May
10
comment Psalm 51:5 CEV vs ESV
NVL says "from my very beginning". NCV says "gave birth to me". MSG says "conceive a new, true life". ERV "I left my mother’s womb". My question is more does "יחם" mean conceive as we know it today as @H3br3wHamm3r81 mentions. Also, is "יחם" the universal word used?
May
10
asked Psalm 51:5 CEV vs ESV
Mar
11
comment Upon whom do we call? Reconciling OT & NT
@Mike It's pretty common to have the lack of understanding that YHWH and Adonai are the same. After all Yeshua was the incarnation of the logos which isn't exactly the same as saying that he was the incarnation of YHWH. Especially if you're JW (christiananswers.net/q-acb/acb-r001.html). However this is border line a theological question and not a hermeneutic question.
Mar
11
comment Bart D. Ehrman - respected critic?
If the ever living God is just that, living and thus changing, I wonder if the book attributed to him should be as well. Therefore, it's not the inerrant state of the text within the Bible but the infallibility of the morals of the stories.
Mar
11
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
22
awarded  Yearling
Dec
31
accepted When a new translation of the Bible is created
Dec
31
accepted What is the meaning of “Jealous” in Exodus 20:5?