Monthly Archives: December 2013

Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 1

Today is the beginning of a year-long series I will call “Translation Tuesday.” The goal: to translate through John Chrysostom’s 13 homilies on Philippians. We will use v. 62 of Migne’s text, which can be found here. I will use … Continue reading

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Why Jonah Fled: Thoughts from Malbim

Malbim, short for Meir Leibush ben Yechiel Michel, was a Jewish rabbi who lived from 1809-1879. Malbim was one of the first Jewish commentators to comment on the whole Old Testament since the Middle Ages. While Malbim’s comments on why … Continue reading

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Top Five Posts of 2013

It seems to be a trend for bloggers to repost their top posts of the year. Well, since I’m a blogger, and WordPress automatically ranks my posts, why not. Below are my top five posts: What Happens When Dad Studies … Continue reading

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Abraham, Jonah, and Sodom: Abarbanel’s Take

In a previous post, Jonah and Nineveh or Nineveh and Sodom, I made the observation that the Septuagint may have strengthened connections between the Jonah narrative and the narrative of Sodom and Gomorrah found in Genesis. In light of this … Continue reading

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Consonance and Assonance in Philippians 1:9-10

The holidays wreak havoc on one’s schedule. The regime of one’s day is thrown into disarray. As soon as our holiday started, my memorization of Philippians became a distant thought of the past. Last night on our drive home from … Continue reading

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2013 in Hindsight

As the year comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on some of this years highlights. Helped Dr. Hudgins and Dr. Black set up the Greek Portal. Became a research assistant for my advisor Dr. David Alan Black, the Dr. M.O. … Continue reading

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QOTD: Chrysostom on Pity

Βασκαίνεις, ὅτι ὁ δεῖνα πλουτεῖ; Καὶ μὴν ἐλέους καὶ δακρύων ἄξιος, ὁ τοιοῦτος. Ἀλλ᾽ ἐρεῖς εὐθέως γελῶν· Ἐγὼ δακρύων ἄξιος, οὐκ ἐκεῖνος. Δακρύων ἄξιος καὶ σύ, οὐχ ὅτι πένῃ ἀλλὰ διὰ τὸ σεαυτὸν ἐλεεινὸν εἶναι νομίζειν. Are you bewitched (envious) because someone is rich? No, You should not … Continue reading

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Unrealistic Resolution #1

My goal is to have all these books read and reviewed (or discussed on the blog) before the beginning of the new semester. Be on alert for a blaze of productivity . . . .

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QOTD: Theodore of Mopsuestia

There are therefore two things that contribute to a person’s attaining beatitude: correct views on doctrine, for the purpose of having a dutiful and upright attitude toward God, and a disciplined moral upbringing, for living in an honorable and sound … Continue reading

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On Memorizing Philippians

As some of you know, I have taken up the task of memorizing Philippians. Here are some reflections on my approach and some of the results. Approach I try and dedicate at least 30 mins of concerted effort a day … Continue reading

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