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Software Developer, part-time pastor, and I raise chickens. Who can't love a chicken?

For Christianity.stackexchange.com, my religious background:

  • Grew up in a Protestant, evangelical, nondenominational "Bible Church" (-1990)
  • earned a M.Div at a Baptist Seminary (2008) and pastored a very small Baptist church (2004 - 2008)
  • Served in an Episcopal Church, and yes I did that site. (2008 - 2013)
  • Back to a Baptist church that has a true passion for breaking down the barriers of church so as to focus on the original mission of the church - namely to bring Jesus to a dying world.

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comment Why did God tell Moses to make a bronze serpent on a stick?
Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This is a good first answer!
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Welcome to C.SE. When you get the chance, please check out our tour and specifically How we are different than other sites. This is an okay answer, but it could be better with more on point references or explanation.
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comment Why is there not a single date in the Bible?
Crikey, didn't think it was 17 good though. Thanks.
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comment Does Jesus have a last name?
Incidentally, Russian patronymics still exist. Boris Ivanovitch is Boris, the son of Ivan.
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comment What is the view of Islam within the Catholic Church?
I think we can definitively state that there was a lot of bad blood, quite literally, from 1096-1271, at the very least.
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comment How long did it take to form the Biblical canon?
Could I suggest you add the Festal Letter of 367, which is the first canonical list?
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comment Why is there not a single date in the Bible?
@JacobValenta Remember, the Romans didn't even bother to name two of their months, and most of them were ordinal (Sept=7, Oct=8, Nov=9, Dec=10). Months just aren't that important to an agrarian society. They care about seasons - planting, harvesting, starving. Dates are of concern to bureaucrats and historians - and history to a Greek person would be totally different than to a modern (read Herodutus!) Asking "Why no dates" really is like asking a farmer why he doesn't wear a watch, or asking a fish why he doesn't ride a bike.
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The Hebrew Calendar has 13 months with different non-Roman names. (Or, more precisely, years in which there are two months of Adar) Even today, many countries use different calendars with different month names.
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Est 3:7 In the first month (that is, the month of Nisan), in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus’ reign, pur (that is, the lot) was cast before Haman in order to determine a day and a month. It turned out to be the twelfth month (that is, the month of Adar).
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