Category Archives: Old Testament Studies

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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On Removing the Comma From My Brother’s Eye

I have two active tasks on my agenda: (1) Translate through the NT in my personal time, and (2) write my thesis. The two of these tasks collided yesterday as I ran through the edits my good friend Thomas Hudgins … Continue reading

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Jonah 1:8–9

I am having some difficulties in understanding Jonah 1:8–9. It’s not in the translation of the passage. That is rather straightforward. It is in the structure, and in Jonah’s response. In Jonah 1:8, the sailors hail a barrage of questions … Continue reading

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Jonah 1:6

Since I haven’t shared anything on Jonah or the Septuagint lately, I thought I might post a bit of what I have been working on in LXX Jonah. Jonah 1:6fg אוּלַ֞י יִתְעַשֵּׁ֧ת הָאֱלֹהִ֛ים לָ֖נוּ וְלֹ֥א נֹאבֵֽד ὅπως διασώσῃ ὁ θεὸς … Continue reading

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Youngblood’s Commentary on Jonah: Initial Impressions

Yesterday, my pre-ordered copy of Youngblood’s commentary on Jonah arrived. I couldn’t help but start reading it immediately. I’m already through the introduction, and I can honestly say that Youngblood does not disappoint. Here are some of my thoughts so … Continue reading

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Phyllis Trible’s “Two Women in a Man’s World”: A Brief Summary

Trible observes that after the deaths of Elimelech, Mahlon, and Chilion, Ruth and Naomi take their futures into their own hands. They each have a choice to make. Ruth chooses to live out her days in Bethlehem. Orpah eventually, on … Continue reading

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Habakkuk’s Complaint

The book of Habakkuk is an oracle in the form of dialogue between God and his prophet. Habakkuk does not understand the ways of his God, and he wants an explanation. The dialogue proceeds as follows: C1: God, you allow … Continue reading

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