Daily Archives: 3 May 2017

For Those With Ears to Hear

The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying, ‘Stand at the gate of the Temple of Yahweh and there proclaim this message. Say, “Listen to the word of Yahweh, all you of Judah who come in by these gates to worship Yahweh. Yahweh Sabaoth, the God of Israel, says this: Amend your behaviour and your actions and I will let you stay in this place. Do not put your faith in delusive words, such as: This is Yahweh’s sanctuary, Yahweh’s sanctuary, Yahweh’s sanctuary!

But if you really amend your behaviour and your actions, if you really treat one another fairly, if you do not exploit the stranger, the orphan and the widow, if you do not shed innocent blood in this place and if you do not follow other gods, to your own ruin, then I shall let you stay in this place, in the country I gave for ever to your ancestors of old.

Look, you are putting your faith in delusive, worthless words! Steal, would you, murder, commit adultery, perjure yourselves, burn incense to Baal, follow other gods of whom you know nothing? – and then come and stand before me in this Temple that bears my name, saying: Now we are safe to go on doing all these loathsome things! Do you look on this Temple that bears my name as a den of bandits?

I, at any rate, can see straight, Yahweh declares. “Now go to the place which used to be mine at Shiloh, where I once gave my name a home; see what I have done to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel! And now, since you have done all these things, Yahweh declares, and refused to listen when I spoke so urgently, so persistently, or to answer when I called you, I shall treat this Temple that bears my name, and in which you put your heart, the place that I gave you and your ancestors, just as I treated Shiloh, and I shall drive you out of my sight, as I did all your kinsfolk, the whole race of Ephraim.”

‘You, for your part, must not intercede for this people, nor raise either plea or prayer on their behalf; do not plead with me, for I will not listen to you. (Jer. 7:1-16)

Oh Pentebabbleists…

Pastor was assessing woman for demons just days before decapitation…

Nope, not The Onion.

Rachael Hilyard had asked a friend: Where could she get an exorcism? Her friend told her Pastor Terry Fox.

A few days after Fox visited Hilyard’s home and blessed it, police say Hilyard decapitated 63-year-old Micki Davis in her garage.

Fox was traveling when he heard the news. He said he hadn’t been able to tell during his visit whether she was possessed or whether she was just depressed.

Read more.  And isn’t it time we all admit that Pentebabbleism is just Montanism with a new name?

Signs of the Times

Jim Aitken’s Reading List for LXX Studies

Jim writes (on the LXX facebook page)

Although our field is small, there are more books than ever published on the LXX, and in many different series and publishers. It may be helpful to have the occasional round-up, and so here is a list of those that I know for the year 2016 (add more in the comments!):

Bons, Eberhard and Jan Joosten, Handbuch zur Septuaginta: Die Sprache der Septuaginta (Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2016).

Bons, Eberhard, Dionisio Candido, Daniela Scialabba, La Settanta. Perché è attuale la Bibbia greca? (San Metodio, 2016).

Cook, Johann and Gauthier, Randall X., Septuagint, sages, and scripture: studies in honour of Johann Cook (Leiden: Brill, 2016).

Grütter, Nesina: Das Buch Nahum. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung des masoretischen Texts und der Septuagintaübersetzung (Neukirchen-Vluyn 2016).

Jobes, Karen H., Discovering the Septuagint: a guided reader (Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2016).

Kraus, Wolfgang, Michaël N. van der Meer, and Martin Meiser, XV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Munich, 2013 (SBLSCS 64; Atlanta: SBL, 2016).

Kreuzer,Siegfried and Martin Meiser, Die Septuaginta – Orte und Intentionen: 5. Internationale Fachtagung veranstaltet von Septuaginta Deutsch (LXX.D), Wuppertal 24.-27. Juli 2014, WUNT (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016)

Kreuzer,Siegfried, Handbuch zur Septuaginta: Einleitung in die Septuaginta Gebundene Ausgabe (Gütersloher Verlagshaus, 2016).

Lesemann, Sven, „Und Gideon starb in einem guten Greisenalter“: Untersuchungen zu den hebräischen und griechischen Texttraditionen in Ri 6–8 unter Einbeziehung des jüdisch-hellenistischen und frühen rabbinischen Schrifttums, De Septuaginta Investigationes (DSI) 6 (Goettingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016).

Loiseau, Anne-Françoise, L’influence de l’araméen sur les traducteurs de la LXX principalement, sur les traducteurs grecs postérieurs, ainsi que sur les scribes de la Vorlage de la LXX (Atlanta: SBL Press, 2016).

Mulroney, James A. E., The translation style of Old Greek Habakkuk: methodological advancement in interpretative studies of the Septuagint (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2016).

Muraoka, T., A Syntax of Septuagint Greek (Leuven: Peeters, 2016).

Pierre Johan Jordaan, Nicholas Peter Legh Allen, Construction, Coherence and Connotations: Studies on the Septuagint, Apocryphal and Cognate Literature (Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies 34; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016).

Schäfer, Christian, Alfred Rahlfs (1865-1935) und die kritische Edition der Septuaginta: Eine biographisch-wissenschaftsgeschichtliche Studie, Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 489 (Berlin: de Gruyter, 2016).

Wirth, Raimund, Die Septuaginta Der Samuelbucher: Untersucht Unter Einbeziehung Ihrer Rezensionen, De Septuaginta Investigationes (DSI) (Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016).

There’s no one more qualified to offer an opinion on these matters than Jim Aitken.  When he speaks LXX stuff, you should listen.

ISD has the EKK

The catalog is here.  It is, to put it plainly, a fantastic commentary series.

Signs of the Times

No Authentic Christian Can See This And Fail to Be Disgusted

This is blatant idolatry and no Christian who has any understanding of historic Christianity can or would support it in any respect.

Those who call themselves Christians who do, or would, support this mentality are not, let me repeat, are not, Christians.  They are pagans.

A Stiff Necked People

And don’t miss this oldie but goodie:

St Catherine’s Monastery Manuscripts Online, From the Library of Congress

This is one to add to the resource list!

More than 1,600 ancient manuscripts from the renowned Eastern Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine’s on Mt. Sinai have been made available online! The images, digitized from older microfilms, are of very good quality.

Via Brice Jones.

The Durham Priory Library Digitized

Here’s a project worth mentioning:

Durham possesses the finest collection of medieval manuscripts of any English cathedral. Durham University, in partnership with Durham Cathedral, is engaged in an ambitious project to digitise Durham Priory Library – the books owned and used by the Benedictine monastery of Durham and its dependent cells.

And, of course, more.

Jan Hus: Filmpräsentation mit Einführung

Mittwoch, 17. Mai 2017 im Filmmuseum Potsdam: Jan Hus. Filmpräsentation mit Einführung von PhDr. Jan Randák, Prag. Eine Veranstaltung im Rahmen der Ringvorlesung »Reformation in Brandenburg und im östlichen Europa«.

Etc. Here. If you can go you should attend.

How The Bible Became Holy

Via Konrad Schmid-