Behold! The ruins of Babylon. Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the images of her gods lie shattered on the ground. Isaiah 21.9 The ruins of Nineveh. Nineveh is devastated; who will bemoan her? Nahum 3.7 The outline of the ancient Neo-Assyrian walls of Nineveh is clear, even though the suburban sprawl of Mosul hasContinue reading “Fallen, fallen . . .”
These instances have been just touched upon by me (the limits of a letter forbid a more discursive treatment of them) to convince you that in the Holy Scriptures you can make no progress unless you have a guide to show you the way. I say nothing of the knowledge of grammarians, rhetoricians, philosophers, geometricians,Continue reading “Jerome on Forcing the Scriptures”
I have only just become aware that The Delaware Art Musem has placed online a site which very nearly renders me speechless (or typingless, to be sure): The Samuel and Mary R. Bancroft Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art. The collection houses the largest collection of Pre-Raphaelite art outside of England, but art in its widest sense,Continue reading “Pre-Raphaelite Art”
A middle-class district. The hammers tapping All day, and all the radios talking of so many Metres per second, and all the aerials flapping. Cans and candles have vanished from the shops. The price of timber, for boarding the windows, Has gone up and up. The tapping never stops. The worst since—when was it? OhContinue reading “Waiting for the Typhoon”
New blogger Theophrastus at What I Learned From Aristotle (which looks like it’ll be a really great blog: his name and title rock, and among his first posts are some on lipograms and new editions of Dracula!) makes note of a new edition of the English Standard Version Bible with Apocrypha. Oddly, it’s published byContinue reading “ESV with Apocrypha”
Some time ago I was sent a review copy of the inaugural issue (November/December 2008) of Bible Study Magazine, a print magazine published by Logos Bible Software (ISSN 1945-0923). Here, finally, is my review. First, let’s focus on the physical aspects. This is not a very thick magazine, consisting as it does of 49 pagesContinue reading “Bible Study Magazine”
And Job died, an old man, and full of days. The Voice of Iyov blog is now permanently defunct, according to a message from the author. Let us all wish the man behind the pseudonym Iyov the best in all his endeavours.
Aaron Taylor at Logismoi has awarded me with a Superior Scribbler Award, for whatever reason. Now, although there are a number of conditions attached to further spread this award, these strike me as too close to something of an electronic version of a chain letter. So, in this particular instance, the buck stops here. IContinue reading “I got me a . . .”
In all matters keep something in reserve. It is to insure your position ; not all your wit must be spent nor all your energies sapped every time ; even of what you know keep a rear guard, for it is to double your advantage, always to have in reserve something to call upon whenContinue reading “On Reserve”
. . . I’ll actually manage to see all of Ben Hur.