Daily Archives: 28 Jul 2017

Mark Your Calendar…

For September 25th and come to Newman University.  

Why should you attend my lecture at @newman in September? Because 1) you’ll never attend anything worse and 2) that means the remainder of your life will be better! Once you hit absolute bottom, there’s no place to go but up.

You’re welcome.

Quote of the Day

Worship 101: Why is reciting the inspired Lord’s Prayer “mindless repitition,” but singing man made lyrics over and over “powerful worship”? – Michael Svigel

Answer- it isn’t.

A New Evangelical Magazine…

Or at least new a ‘evangelical’ magazine title idea: Pandering Times.

As The New Semester Begins…

The 2017 Brill Biblical Studies Catalog

For your reading pleasure.

Some Letters of H. B. Swete – Part I

Sweet Swete Letters!

Septuaginta &c.

H. B. Swete (1835-1917)

In the course of my dissertation research I have recently found myself tucked away in the manuscripts room of the Cambridge University Library. My aim is hopefully to discover more about the regrettably unfinished project alluded to in a footnote in Swete’s Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek (1900):

“A lexicon was planned in 1895 by a Cambridge Committee, but the work is suspended for the present.”

Although you may think reading hundred year-old mail to learn more about a failed project is bizarre, the fact is that the correspondence I’ve been sorting through is over two thousand years more recent than the Egyptian personal correspondences I typically mull through in papyri.

But I digress. The point is, I haven’t yet found anything more about this delicious hint of a Cambridge Lexicon of the Septuagint that never was. However, I have found some…

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Quote of the Day

“It is good that for greater exercise in praying each of us should establish for himself certain hours which may not pass without prayer, and that in these hours all our heart’s affection may be entirely applied to that praying. These are such times as (1) when we get up in the morning, (2) before beginning our work and what we have to do that day, (3) at the hour when we take our meal and nourish ourselves with God’s good things and (4) after we have eaten, and (5) when we take our rest after all our work for the day is finished.” – John Calvin