Monthly Archives: December 2011

Word of the Day

νομοθέτης, today’s Greek word of the day, comes from Philo’s de mundi opificio (If I am not mistaken, the translation being “Concerning the Creation of the World”). νομοθέτης is made up of two words: νόμος “law” and τίθημι “to give.”  Μωυσῆς … Continue reading

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Revisiting Past Work

I hate reviewing my work.  This includes listening to sermons I have preached and re-reading papers I have written.  Why?  Because it is a humbling experience.  For me it is embarrassing to know that I submitted sub par work.  But ignoring it…well…that helps … Continue reading

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The Baptism of Jesus

I am a bit distraught.  I have been utilizing an invaluable resource I received as a Christmas present from several family members in order to further conduct my research in the area of the baptism of Jesus in Matthew 3. … Continue reading

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Fun in Vaticanus: Citations and Divisions

Greek students, what are the cardinal rules you were taught in Bible College and or Seminary about the basic features of Greek manuscripts?  There is no versification, there is no punctuation, there are no formal citations, there are no paragraph … Continue reading

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Indecision

As I sit on my front porch enjoying a favorite past time my mind wanders to past experiences, to friends still here and those that have passed into eternity.   Our conversations about life, theology and future aspirations still influence me today. … Continue reading

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Fun in Vaticanus: Some More Features

I am continuing to find a number of interesting features in Codex Vaticanus.  The first example is taken from Matthew 3:7, the second is taken from Matthew 3:11-12. If a word ends in a “Ν” and there is no room … Continue reading

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Fun in Vaticanus: A Mysterious Lamed

I am re-reading through the Greek version of Matthew 3 in order to revise one of my papers from Seminary in hopes of submitting it to the Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.  So…why not do my reading in … Continue reading

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