Daily Archives: 30 Dec 2017

No, Don’t

Piper goes super creepy and off the rails.Don’t ‘marry’ the Bible. Read it.

More Sad News: Lawrence Stager has Died

Via Peter Machinist <machinis@fas.harvard.edu> as well as other colleagues came the saddest news about Lawrence (Larry) Stager, who died at home yesterday (Friday), apparently after a fall. He would have been 75 this coming Tuesday. Funeral arrangements and plans for a memorial are not complete as of this writing.

So Jack Sasson.  Sad indeed.

Sad News

REVELL, Ernest John — Born April 15th, 1934, died Dec. 15, 2017 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. Predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years,

Ann Margaret, (née Morgan). Loving father of John and Bridget, fond father-in-law of Stephen Marmura, proud grandfather of Hana and Alex Marmura and devoted brother of Elizabeth Revell.

John was a scholar in the field of Biblical Hebrew and he remained active, publishing as recently as 2016. He served the University of Toronto as a professor, chair and professor emeritus in the Department of Near Eastern Studies which later became the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He was also a member of the Royal Society of Canada.

Beyond his work, John was a talented botanical watercolour artist and an avid gardener. He delighted in taking long walks and when he retired to England, he took great pleasure in being a bell ringer for his local church. Cremation followed by a funeral service took place at St. Paul”s Anglican Church, Antigonish, Wednesday December 20, 11:00. His wish was that his ashes be returned to England to be interred near his father”s grave in the cemetery close to his childhood home. Family flowers only. 

Via Jack Sasson

Dear World

If you get your information about Zwingli from wikipedia, you’re building your house on the swamp.  Do better.  Try harder.  Use real sources.

People you Need to Follow on Twitter to Make 2018 a Great Year

Please follow me on twitter.  @drjewest.  I am so close to 10,000 followers. I just need around 8000. Tell your friends. I’m soooooooooooooo close….

What Were the Top Posts here in 2017?

All. Of. Them.  You’re welcome.

Apparently Most Bible Publishers Don’t Know Anything About the Bible

Otherwise they wouldn’t offer editions so festooned with idiocy.  To flatten the Bible out- to make it a single voiced narrow focus is blasphemous.

It’s not one story.  It’s not all about one name.  And it isn’t the ‘Jesus Bible’.

Parker’s ‘Supplementa Calviniana’ Online

The following hard-to-find monograph is now available for free download in PDF:

T.H.L. Parker, Supplementa Calviniana. An Account of the Manuscripts of Calvin’s Sermons Now in Course of Preparation. London: The Tyndale Press, 1962. Pbk. pp.23.