Monthly Archives: December 2006

Third Annual Ralphies – Second Annual Codex Edition (Best of 2006)

Welcome to the Third Annual Ralphies — Second Annual Codex Edition. Following the example of Ed Cook (see his posts on music, film and books), traditionally a number of other bloggers follow suit and offer their own “Ralphies.” This year … Continue reading

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My Messy Desk

I have inherited my father’s messy desk. When I was in my teens, I actually bought my father a little plaque that read, “A Clean Desk is the Sign of a Sick Mind.” (When my father died, I looked everywhere … Continue reading

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Fighting Shevas

OK, this is too funny. This Chris fellow made an animation illustrating a sheva fight (In Biblical Hebrew, when two shevas are found at the beginning of a word, the first sheva becomes a hireq). I will definitely show this … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival XIII Last Call

Just a quick reminder about the upcoming Biblical Studies Carnival that I will host here at Codex in the new year. As you are reading posts around the blogosphere this month, make sure to nominate appropriate posts for the next … Continue reading

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Latest in the Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (Vol 38)

The latest Bulletin of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (Vol. 38, 2005) is out (I actually received the volume a while back, but have not had a chance to finish the post). This is an excellent issue, … Continue reading

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“Sir” Bono?!

U2 frontman Bono is being awarded an honorary knighthood by the Queen, according to the British Embassy in Dublin. The BBC News article noted, however, that because Paul Hewson (aka Bono) is not a British national, he will not be … Continue reading

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Latest in the Dead Sea Discoveries (14:1)

The latest volume of Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume 14, Issue 1) is out. There are a number of interesting articles in it, including the one by Barzilai. The contents are as follows: Barzilai, Gabriel. “Incidental Biblical Exegesis in the Qumran … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner Was A Success

Well, Christmas Day has come and gone and everything went quite well — if I do say so myself. Christmas morning we spend alone, just my wife and the kids. The first thing we do after the kids wake us … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 2

[Merry Christmas everyone! This is the second part of a Christmas sermon presented here with only minor editing. The first post may be found here] John’s Metaphysical Manger (John 1) The second passage I want to direct our attention to … Continue reading

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Christmas According to John, Part 1

[Since I am going to be quite busy the two days with family, church, and preparing a turkey dinner for twenty people, I thought I would post some more informal Christmas meditations. The next couple posts are made up of … Continue reading

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