About

I am Kevin P. Edgecomb of Brookline, Massachusetts, where I am a seminarian in the MDiv program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, with the intention to be eventually ordained to the priesthood.

My undergraduate work was at U.C. Berkeley, with a BA in Near Eastern Studies (Classical Hebrew emphasis). Since then, I’ve kept up with my field of studies and expanded them to include the early Christian period. I’ve a special fascination with apocryphal/pseudepigraphic works, and with early church orders and lectionaries. You may have noticed that from the site. Some of the translations here are from scratch, others are based on earlier translations, as noted. In a way, this website is a record of how my curiosity has led me far and wide.

I’m a member of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and find many of my studies to be related to my faith, to a greater or lesser degree. And while prayer is the foundation, reading and study have contributed to the building of my current life as well.

I appreciate all the kind thanks that many have sent, and am grateful for the various links that others have made to my site, its usage in graduate seminars and sermons, publications that have resulted from pages and posts here, and through kind mention of my humble efforts in whatever media. I’m always interested to hear what different people find most useful on the site, or what they’ve enjoyed most. I also appreciate all input on things like format and presentation. I try to keep things simple. The important thing is the information imparted, not the presentation.

Thank you for visiting bombaxo and biblicalia!

About the name “bombaxo”

One thing I’ll tell you is where to find the origin of my domain name bombaxo:
Line 45 of Aristophanes’ Thesmophoriazusae. “Bombax!” is an exclamation used by a very funny character, Euripides’ father-in-law Mnesilochos. In line 48, he elaborates it to “bombalombax.” What does it mean? You’d have to ask Mnesilochos….

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