As Christmas season arrives, Christians across America have begun intense preparations to withstand the vicious attacks they expect to face during the month of December as coworkers, store employees, and even random passerby ruthlessly wish them “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas,” according to reports.
“It’s brutal,” complains Dave Coleman, who has celebrated Christmas his entire life. “People I don’t know, who may not even believe in Jesus, think they can just insult me in the street by invoking an all-encompassing phrase that acknowledges multiple faith traditions? How is that freedom of religion?”
But that’s not theology, it’s heresy. It isn’t exposition, it’s eisegesis. Ya gotta love the guys who think that their navel gazing expositions and ‘reframings’ have merit and the publishers who pander to them simply because they address the latest societal buzzwords. Toss LGBTQ into any title or subtitle and the substance of your research can be utter nonsense and Westminster will still publish it.
The left is as little interested in true equality as the right. What each wants is personal advantage, not actual fairness.
“Pollutions” – that’s quite a word.
Some of the post-2002 DSS-like fragments have polluted the DSS and Qumran modules in Accordance both on a corpus and manuscript level. This also has major statistical implications. In the following list I have listed all the post-2002 fragments that have made it into Accordance. I strongly recommend that they should be removed as they corrupt the dataset.
Elgvin, Torleif, Kipp Davis, and Michael Langlois, eds. Gleanings From the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from The Schøyen Collection. LTST 71. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.
Eshel, Esther, and Hanan Eshel. “A New Fragment of the Book of the Watchers from Qumran (XQpapEnoch).” Tarbiz 73 (2004): 171–79 [Hebrew]; V [English Abstract].
Eshel, Esther, and Hanan Eshel. “A Preliminary Report on Seven New Fragments from Qumran.” Meghillot 5-6 (2007): 271-78.
_____. “New Fragments from Qumran: 4QGenf, 4QIsab, 4Q226, 8QGen, and XQpapEnoch.” DSD 12 (2005):…
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Unfortunately, neither the Left nor the Right have appropriated that standard for themselves.