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Daily Archives: 28 May 2019

Ms Bezos is no Hero, And Neither are the Other ‘Super Rich’ Donating Half their Wealth

MacKenzie Bezos, who received more than $35 billion in her divorce from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has signed the Giving Pledge, making a commitment to give more than half of her fortune to charity or philanthropic causes.

She won’t suffer with the multiple billions or so she’s left with. It’s hardly a sacrifice given that there’s not much more comfort to be had with 35 billion that you can’t have with half that.

Let’s stop making heroes out of people who are super wealthy because they run companies that take advantage of workers, pay crap wages, don’t offer decent or sustaining benefits, and who could never live off the minimum pay they provide the people who do all the work.

Do you know who the real heroes are?  The small and medium sized companies whose leaders and owners maximize employee pay.  Those are the real heroes.

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Total Depravity

 

Are You Testing Me, Satan?

Because I feel like you’re testing me. I’m sorely tested…

UPDATE: Carol, a lovely person, says it’s a typo…. On Carol, there’s no such thing… GET BEHIND ME Satan!

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Humor, Modern Culture

 
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Florida is the Australia of the US

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Modern Culture

 

A Very Good Post on Two Outstanding Greek Lexica

Both Brill’s new Dictionary of Ancient Greek (GE) and Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon with Revised Supplement (LSJM) are more or less the same size and length. As a publishing decision, this introduces an important set of constraints upon GE’s editors, who must make various judgments, comprises, and decisions in what they choose to prioritize.

For example, any new words added requires the removal of some material elsewhere, like citations or the number of representative Greek examples. Examining the sorts of decisions the editors and translators of GE judged as prudent in their work, then, becomes a valuable exercise for discovering the value of this new Greek dictionary.

I have been studying the Greek word ἰσχύω off and on for the past year. This verb has made a rather interesting case study for comparing the decisions the editors of our Greek dictionaries must make. Let us take a moment to see how Brill’s GE compares to the Logos edition of LSJM, stacked right next to each other.

Give it a read.

My review of the Brill lexicon, from a few years back, is here.  I reviewed the print edition, not the Logos version.

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Biblical Studies Resources

 

Having Completed a Number of Projects, It’s Now On to A Focus on Melanchthon

And volumes in this new edition.  This is going to be fun.

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Modern Culture

 

With My Birthday Coming Up, This is the Ideal Gift

The historic medallions professionally minted according to the exact Dordrecht specifications of the expansive 58.5mm in diameter (4mm/90g).

Includes premium velvet burgundy showcase with a Certificate of Authenticity explaining the unique history and exquisite detail of the medallions awarded the esteemed divines of the august assembly meeting from November 13, 1618 to May 9, 1619. Set also includes two easels and complimentary Cambridge Dort Commemorative Pen.

Did I mention, my birthday is coming up?

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Church History

 

Get it While You Can

Christoph Helig writes-

My book “Hidden Criticism” is now available in OPEN ACCESS with @mohr_religion: bit.ly/2Qrj7D2

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Barth and His Smoking Habit

The little essay is here.  Fun stuff.

Kids, smoking is bad for you.  Don’t do it.  Don’t be like Barth.  In any respect.  Be like Brunner.

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Signs of the Times

Because you know someone did…

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Modern Culture

 

Works of Interest

Make Disciples of All Nations: The Appeal and Authority of Christian Faith in Hellenistic-Roman Times, edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Beth Langstaff and Michael Tilly

Ezra – Nehemiah, by B. Becking

Die Offenbarung des Johannes, by Walter Klaiber

Visit the links to see the details.

 
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Posted by on 28 May 2019 in Biblical Studies Resources, Books