Recapitulation, the failure of “publishing” to actually “publish”

This season between Christmas and New Year seems a time for nostalgia, so I was looking back through my December 2004 posts. Among them one in which I pointed to an article from Christian Century. I was not the only, or even the first blogger to appreciate the article, indeed I only found it because […]

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Hebrew and Greek (etc.) on the web

Displaying languages written in non-Roman characters on the Web has always been difficult. In the really old days you had to use pictures instead of text, then among the various work-around fonts that mapped Hebrew or Greek characters and even pointing and accents to Roman characters the SBL ones became a sort of scholarly non-standard […]

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Lament and complaint

For my paper for the lament colloquium I want to distinguish three functional types of complaint/lament text: lament which bemoans complaint which charges or accuses confession which despite the circumstances (which might warrant lament or complaint) expresses trust in the one spoken about or addressed Notice that this classification is not formal, it is concerned […]

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Linux: Uberstudent

I finally got fed up with the appalling frustration of Microsoft’s (every second name hides a really dysfunctional disaster area) non-operating system, Vista. Going back to DOS and Desqview or Windows 3.1 would have been improvements in usability. I’ve been using Linux, the Uberstudent packaging of a Ubuntu distribution, on my main PC for a […]

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ANZABS Day Two

Today’s papers from the NZ biblical scholars’ meeting: Bob Robinson opened the morning with an example of theological exegesis “Christ as exegete: a theological reading of Luke 4:16-30″ his enthusiasm for such an approach contrasting nicely with James Harding’s greater scepticism for at east one example of such theological interpretation in his paper yesterday. He […]

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Aotearoa-New Zealand Association for Biblical Studies (Day One)

ANZABS started with a couple of New Testament papers: Paul Trebilco argued that Luke’s use in Acts of various expressions to designate the early Christian communities are carefully nuanced to both reflect historical change, and to promote a theological movement. In particular adelphoi is only used of Jewish Christians until Acts 15. From then on […]

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