Archive for October, 2008

Jumping into fall

Posted: 16th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Nothing quite says “Fall” like a big pile of raked leaves and a tall garbage container to jump from: [tags=10162008]

He was a peaceable sort of bloke…

Posted: 16th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: Peter Kirk The last personality test meme I came out as a Mystic… what will it be this time? Peter has passed along a link to a personality survey by the Enneagram Institute that scores us in nine different categories. Whereas Peter scored highest as an “Investigator”, my results show me to be a […]

Signs of the sufficiency of Shaddai

Posted: 16th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

HT: Suzanne In 1990, Professor Yeshayahu Leibowitz (1903-1994) summarized an interpretation of the meaning of El Shaddai by Rabbi Moses ben Maimon (1135-1204), popularly known as Maimonides: [Maimonides] explains El Shaddai in terms of “the God for whom it is sufficient (shaddai lo): the God who is sufficient in Himself, whose essence is Himself, not […]

In search of the Great Pumpkin

Posted: 12th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Grandma (Cindy’s mom) Odefey’s neighbors, Keith and Kathy, have a vegetable patch in their backyard, including pumpkin vines. The boys were invited over, along with cousins Kyle and Ryan, to pick their pumpkins this afternoon before we all had dinner at Grandma’s. The four boys are pretty much self sufficient playing together these days, so […]

Update on Sam at school

Posted: 11th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized
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Sam has been doing really well at his new school. He’s still in a Montessori program, but at a new school than the previous two years. Over the past month, he’s really begun work on his writing and reading – he can read most 3-letter words and sound out a lot more than that. We’re […]

Books I loved growing up…

Posted: 10th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

My oldest boy, Samuel, is learning to read this fall. He’s a bright kid and it won’t be long before he’s got “Hop on Pop” down cold (or completely memorized!). Thinking about the grand adventure ahead of him has brought recollections of many, many, many hours of my Alaskan childhood spent either at the library […]

Bible translation authority revisited

Posted: 10th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Peter Lopez has written a “better late than never” response to my post on the authority of Bible translations: What Makes a Bible Translation Authoritative? My TopĀ Five After a good discussion with several links worth checking out, Peter comes to the conclusion that “the only Bible translation that is in the top five in terms […]

Ambiguous grasping in John 1:5

Posted: 9th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

I am continuing my survey of Bible Translation books, now reading Donald Kraus’ volume, Choosing a Bible For Worship, Teaching, Study, Preaching, and Prayer. Kraus is Executive Editor for Bibles at Oxford University Press and presents a fairly even-handed review of translation philosophies, from strict interlinear to cultural paraphrase, though most of his time is […]

Idiomatic indiscretions

Posted: 8th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Be sure to check out Kevin Sam’s latest post on various idiomatic indiscretions of the NEB (and REB)… Anyone for “loose livers”?

Pondering Peleg and the partions of the earth

Posted: 5th October 2008 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Opening my Bible to First Chronicles, I began perusing the listing of the generations of mankind. Mostly my eyes glaze over when confronted with these tables, but there are narrative fragments in there like Nimrod (1.10), Archar (2.7) and the infamous Jabez (3.9-10) that hint at broader stories not more explicitly told to us in […]