Author Archives: Jacob Cerone

Vancouver: Day 1

My parents are in town, so that means extreme exploring around the Bellingham, Vancouver, Mt. Baker area. The first day was Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley park. Here are some pictures of our adventure at the aquarium: After the aquarium closed, … Continue reading

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Wordplay in Genesis 11:9

Many are familiar with the story of Babel. After the flood, a group of prideful city folks try to build a city and a tower that reaches the heavens. Because all men shared the same language at the time, it … Continue reading

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LXX Translation Difficulties in Genesis 5:2

This morning I was reading through Genesis 4–5 in the LXX and noticed something small that I thought I might point out. Here is the quotation with the relevant portions bolded: Αὕτη ἡ βίβλος γενέσεως ἀνθρώπων· ᾗ ἡμέρᾳ ἐποίησεν ὁ … Continue reading

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Dr. Black’s Advice to New Seminarians

Dr. Black posted a list of seven pieces of advice for new seminarians here (8-26-14 at 7:28PM). Item number five naturally caught my attention. He writes: Take the languages first. Yes, I recognize that Greek and Hebrew are not usually … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Catenae Graecorum

I thought I might reinstitute Translation Tuesday. The posts will be excepts from the Catenae Graecorum on 1 Thessalonians. The Catenae was compiled by John Anthony Cramer and, for the book of 1 Thessalonians, primarily consists of comments from Theodore … Continue reading

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Jonah 1:13a: Some LXX Alterations

Jonah 1:13a וַיַּחְתְּר֣וּ הָאֲנָשִׁ֗ים לְהָשִׁ֛יב אֶל־ הַיַּבָּשָׁ֖ה καὶ παρεβιάζοντο οἱ ἄνδρες τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι πρὸς τὴν γῆν And the men dug in order to return to dry land And the men were pressing on in order to return to the land … Continue reading

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Feeling a Bit Malnourished

In a conversation I had with a pastor in the Bellingham area this past week, I had a bit of an unsettling realization. We were talking about books that we are reading and have read recently. I couldn’t come up … Continue reading

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