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Grew up Mennonite; now Reformed Baptist. Figure that one out.

Having recently upgraded to an Android tablet, I mostly use YouVersion's Bible app. Before that, I primarily used e-Sword and NET Bible on a Fujitsu tablet PC. I've actually been fully electronic since 2002 or 2003, when I got a Pocket PC device. As I told a friend at the time, "I just got an eight-translation parallel Bible with Greek and Hebrew lexicons, and it only weighs 5 ounces!"


Nov
3
comment Were the apostles “expert” witnesses?
There were multiple apostles, so their individual testimony is corroborated by the other voices, right?
Nov
3
revised How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
added 141 characters in body
Nov
3
answered How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
Nov
3
comment How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
That works. /shrug
Nov
3
comment How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
Yeah, it's pretty much built on Strong's and a Hebrew interlinear. (Oh, and @Richard, I get "403 Forbidden" on that link.)
Nov
3
comment What is meant in the NT by the “laying on of hands”?
As a side note, it appears that some denominations or faiths see this act as more than symbolic - that an actual transfer of grace, power, etc. is conferred to the recipient.
Nov
3
comment How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
I found my notes that I referred to above - it was actually part of my personal study, not a published work, and we're supposed to discourage "original research" so I won't post it here. Or should I? But anyway, what's interesting about this passage is that the Hebrew word we transliterate "gopher" and the word translated "pitch" later in the verse only differ by one Hebrew letter. And the word "pitch" is derived from the verb "cover". So my personal note said that, maybe, the author didn't mention the kind of wood at all.
Nov
3
answered What is meant in the NT by the “laying on of hands”?
Nov
3
comment How did Biblical translators decide on cypress for the type of wood in Noah's ark?
I'm trying to find a particular commentary that I seem to remember addressing this, but so far digging under the bed has only produced three different Systematic Theology texts... :)
Nov
2
revised Does Jesus address hermeneutical assumptions?
Added a source link and some comments on canonicity
Nov
1
awarded  Beta
Nov
1
answered What was meant by “paradise” when Jesus spoke to the thief on the cross?
Nov
1
comment What was meant by “paradise” when Jesus spoke to the thief on the cross?
"Why the dispute about what it means?" - Sorry, that made me laugh. ;)
Nov
1
comment Who named the wrong priest in Mark 2:26?
It seems like there is (at least) a sixth and seventh option: Ahimelech and Abiathar were the same person, or there were multiple people referred to as "high priest." See Annas and Caiaphas, at Jesus' trial.
Oct
31
comment Does Jesus address hermeneutical assumptions?
I didn't intend to downplay them so much as to point out that, on the grand scheme of things they are very recent - and that until even more recently, they still suffered from potential "human" errors.
Oct
31
answered Does Jesus address hermeneutical assumptions?
Oct
22
answered What was the roof likely made of in Mark 2:4?
Oct
20
awarded  Commentator
Oct
20
comment Are there scriptural standards by which a hermeneutic method can be measured?
Yeah, punctuation fail. :)
Oct
20
comment What is the difference between exegesis and hermeneutics?
The difference between theory and practice is that, in theory, there is none but in practice there is. :)