Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
A friend of our family’s has been centrally involved in the creation of a very helpful website on the creation and afterlife of the King James Bible. To visit the site, called “Manifold Greatness,” click here. The site, of course, was created to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the 1611 KJV. It is jointly produced by the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, and the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, with assistance from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The title Manifold Greatness, referring to the multi-faceted or “manifold” influence of the KJV, is taken from the version’s dedication to King James, which begins, “Great and manifold were the blessings” when God made James the king of England.
Friday, July 22, 2011
Rare Ancient Gold Bell Discovered
A rare gold bell from the late Second Temple era has been discovered in Jerusalem. The bell has a loop on top for tying on a garment, and some have suggested it may be one of the golden bells that high priests used to hang on the edges of their coats. Be this as it may, the bell likely did fall off the outfit of some eminent person walking the streets of Jerusalem in the area of Robinson’s Arch, making its way into the drain beneath the street. The bell was found in a main drainage channel of Jerusalem in the era in question.
A YouTube video is available that actually has the sound of the bell:
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant
Now in Print and Recommended: Dr. Jeremy Schipper's new book with OUP entitled Disability and Isaiah's Suffering Servant (Oxford/New York:Oxford University Press, 2011). To check out the details on Oxford's WebSite, click here.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
There is now a new online version of Liddell-Scott-Jones (LSJ), the premier lexicon for classical Greek. The TLG version represents five years of intensive work to produce a fully edited and searchable version of LSJ with links to the TLG corpus. This is excellent news. To use the LSJ, click here.
Monday, July 11, 2011
New Entries in Feasting on the Word
• “Isaiah 51:1–6, Exegetical Perspective,” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, Volume 3 (ed. Barbara Brown Taylor and David L. Bartlett; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2011) 362-67
• “Jeremiah 15:15–21, Exegetical Perspective,” and “Ezekiel 33:7–11, Exegetical Perspective,” in Feasting on the Word: Preaching the Revised Common Lectionary, Year A, Volume 4 (ed. Barbara Brown Taylor and David L. Bartlett; Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2011) 2–7, 26–31
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Friday, July 08, 2011
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Functional Noah's Ark Replica