I forgot my own anniversary! Today, this blog commences its fifth year. The first post is here. The last post is, God willing, a number of years in the future. I thank all of you, all my readers known and unknown and those who’ve commented, for your attention and your participation.
Now Jael took a stake in her left hand and approached him, saying, “If God will work this sign with me, I know that Sisera will fall into my hands. Behold I will throw him down on the ground from the bed on which he sleeps; and if he does not feel it, I knowContinue reading “Whack!”
My first copy of The History of the Church by Eusebius is the Penguin Classics edition translated by G. A. Williamson, revised, edited and with a new introduction by Andrew Louth (Penguin Books, 1989). This is the trade paperback edition (7 3/4 x 5 1/8 in. or 19.75 x 13 cm), which I prefer toContinue reading “Funny typo”
From “Saints at a Cultural Crossroads” by Holland Carter (NY Times, 19 November 2009): We see it in the very last painting in the show, a 1603 oil study for a “Coronation of the Virgin” commissioned by the Hospital of Charity in the town of Illescas. The composition has an iconlike symmetry. The figures, inContinue reading “A Comment on Icons”
The Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentaries (hereafter ZIBBC) are beautiful books. Let us make no mistake about that. Zondervan has produced some real eye candy with these two sets. These volumes are of the highest production value: heavy semi-gloss pages, full-color throughout, with two or more illustrations in every facing-page spread, with combination (both sewnContinue reading “Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentaries”