Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Reflection

I have found an encouraging thread throughout the tapestry of this book.  Interest in Septuagint scholarship is on the rise.  If you go into Southeastern’s library, you might find half a book shelf to a full book shelf worth of … Continue reading

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“Idol Worship in Bel and the Dragon and Other Jewish Liturature from the Second Temple Period”

For those unfamiliar with the “Apocrypha,” the title Bel and the Dragon may sound like a child’s story.  Whatever you may think of the story, it is simply an addition to the book of Daniel and it has the topic … Continue reading

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“Messianism in the Septuagint”

It has been a while since I have provided you with some of my gleanings within the realm of LXX studies.  This is due in part because I took a break from posting about my reading and it is also … Continue reading

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Joshua, A Judge of Israel?

I came across an interesting passage in my translation of 1 Maccabees.  As an aside, some of you might be wondering why I am reading this book since it is not a part of the Protestant canon, but it might … Continue reading

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Word of the Day

It is not a good thing when you are translating along in a foreign language and come across a word you have no idea how to translate.  It is a far worse matter when you look up the translation for … Continue reading

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Jazz: Her Bone and Housebreaking

Today I have observed two hilarious habits of the newest addition to our non-people family. First, I have been trying to consistently reward Jazz with praise and affection for “potty-ing” outside.  Now, after “doing her business” she stays in the … Continue reading

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Grassman’s Law

Before I begin, I think it best to clarify that Grassman’s Law has nothing to do with landscaping or this weird dude covered in fescue.  As many of you know, I have been working through Metzger ἵνα προστιθῶ πρὸς μου θησαυρον “in … Continue reading

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A Confession

At the end of my last semester at SEBTS I took up Dr. Black’s challenge to be in the languages everyday.  He promised that translating at least two verses a day would remarkably improve one’s ability to read and understand … Continue reading

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Paul Was not Crucified for You, Was He?

My day began with a conversation with a close friend about the persistent nature of Christian jargon, it just won’t go away.  Even when one phrase is relegated to a bygone age a new turn of phrase is quickly coined … Continue reading

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“Interlinearity in 2 Esdras: A Test Case”

I have two important words for you today: isomorphism and anacoluthon. Isomorphism “equal/same form,” as it applies to our subject of interest (you’re right, my subject of interest), is the method of translation that seeks to render form for form. … Continue reading

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