Monthly Archives: December 2010

Reading All of Psalms in One Sitting

In approximately September 2010, I had been out of work a few months, and was about to start a new job (after a previous job had fallen through), and a friend was still out of work.  I had heard of … Continue reading

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Pun in Jeremiah – SHAQED/SHOQED

JPS Jeremiah 1:11-12 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying: ‘Jeremiah, what seest thou?’ And I said: ‘I see a rod of an almond-tree.’  Then said the LORD unto me: ‘Thou hast well seen; for I watch … Continue reading

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Augustine’s Disappointment in Translation

A while back, I was listening to an audio course on “The Confessions of Augustine”.  One thing that stuck with me was this quote (in the accompany study guide): “Because his mother was a Christian, he first turned to the … Continue reading

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ELEM = young man

Why is it when you look up “elementary” they give you a Latin etymology, when “ELEM” is one of the Hebrew words for “young man”? Original Word: עָ֫לֶם Transliteration: elem Phonetic Spelling: (eh’-lem) Short Definition: young man It’s also … Continue reading

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Give Us a King

In the Bible class I’m taking, we were asked to compare translations of the I Samuel passage (chapters 8-12) where Saul is first anointed as king by Samuel.  The looked at the Jewish Study Bible (the newer Jewish Publication Society … Continue reading

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