Monthly Archives: December 2011

Fun in Sinaiticus: A Nerd Experiences Abbreviations

I mentioned that I received an Accordance module of codices from the Massengills and Cerones for my birthday.  Well, yesterday I was finally able to sit down and dabble.  To my delight I found a phenomenon of which all students … Continue reading

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The Past Few Days

I haven’t blogged in a while.  This isn’t because I haven’t had anything to say, but because I have had a flurry of events take place and the task of recounting them here on the blog has loomed overhead as … Continue reading

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Idioms in 1 Maccabees: Revised

Once again I opened my trusty LXX to 1 Maccabees and discovered something interesting.  I previously mentioned that the author used πιπτω as a euphemism for death.  Well, when translating, I found this expression “contrasted” with the verb θανατοω “to … Continue reading

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Idioms in 1 Maccabees

As you might be aware, I have been doing a bit of translation in the first book of Maccabees. I have noticed a couple of idioms that I would like to share. The first is the tendency for the author … Continue reading

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A Long Weekend

Some of you might be wondering, “Why no new posts?”  Well…as the title of this post suggests, it has been a long weekend. Friday and Saturday were filled with work Christmas parties.  I guess the benefit of being outsourced labor … Continue reading

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ein Weihnachtsbaum

<–Das ist unser Weihnactsbaum.  It is the first year together we have had a real Christmas tree.    It is the first year I have ever owned a real tree.  For those of you who have never owned a real … Continue reading

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Coffee Mug Quote of the Day

Today’s, and yesterday’s for that matter, quote of the day is “Der Zeit ist jetzt”  Translation?  “The time is now.”  The time for what?  It is time to start making serious headway in my academic development.  It is time to … Continue reading

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