Archive for October, 2008

A Wrong made right

Posted: 31st October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Thanks to Bryan and John, I discovered that “He is Sufficient” had made it onto N.T. Wrong’s list of active biblioblogs. Which is an honor in and of itself. However, I noted that I’d been categorized into the “Early Judaism” specialization – not sure how that happened, but I was willing to roll with it […]

More wordplay: John 15.2-3 *updated*

Posted: 30th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Updated: Added Richmond Lattimore’s translation as well as the full NEB translation to the latter part of this post. Also added the NLTse for yet another approach. * * * * * Kenny Pearce added a comment to the BBB post on translating puns regarding the wordplay in the opening verses of John 15. Most […]

Is your household ballot “one flesh”?

Posted: 29th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Just a quick question for those who are married (or hope to be at some point)… how united are you and your spouse when it comes time to vote in a political election? Are you truly “one flesh” and vote together across the ballot, or do you retain an individual sense of preference, even if […]

The relative Golden Rule?

Posted: 28th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I just completed three hours (!) of all-employee mandatory harassment training at work… there was one phrase that they kept repeating at the end of each session: Remember, everyone has different comfort levels. Therefore, always treat people the way they want to be treated. As Christians, we always like to quote “the Golden Rule” of […]

On the watch for wordplay in the Bible

Posted: 26th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I want to take a closer look at a couple of puns in the OT and Apocrypha that were mentioned in the comments to my post on the “smooth” punning in Genesis 3. But first, be sure to check out Mike Sangrey’s observations on what smooth might really mean, posted here and here. Ray McCalla […]

So pretty, I killed the camera…

Posted: 26th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Our friends Brian and Victoria held their third annual Halloween costume party yesterday. Cindy and Erin came up with the inspired idea that Cindy and I would go as Major Tony Nelson and Jeannie from “I Dream of Jeannie”, with the gender roles switched of course. So while Cindy got to lounge around in her […]

Blog blogging

Posted: 24th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Just a quick note to apologize for spending more time doing blog design lately than actually blogging. I do have a couple of things in the hopper and hope to get those out shortly. In the meantime, I’ve been playing around with the minimalistic Sandbox theme and creating various CSS designs. Nothing wild or outlandish, […]

Cunning punning in Genesis 3

Posted: 18th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The value of a historical-critical study Bible does show itself from time to time. I was reading through the early chapters of Genesis, looking for more “once upon a time…” campfire stories, when I happened upon the study notes in my REB Study Bible for Genesis 3:1: 3.1: Serpent: an ancient extrabiblical story tells how […]

I peed my pants!

Posted: 18th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Returning to Kevin Sam’s list of interesting idioms in the NEB, I wanted to take a closer look at Ezekiel 21.7, which the NEB translates as: When they ask you why you are groaning, say to them, ‘I groan at the thing I have heard; when it comes, all hearts melt, all courage fails, all […]

Thrown out of the throne room

Posted: 18th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

The relationship between Satan and Heaven is an interesting one to dig into. One popular view is that Satan led a revolt of angels in pre-history and was in opposition to the Creator from the start, such that the serpent in Eden was the physical embodiment of Satan. Yet throughout the Old Testament, we see […]