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Archive for July, 2009

My apologies for the lack of updates after the first day of starting the blog, but I am in the middle of a two week summer intensive that meets 4 hours each day for lecture and then has piles of reading to do. The professor explained on the first day that the class is a sort of forced march through medieval and reformation church history. We have a test on each Friday of the two weeks, the midterm which is tomorrow, and the final which is the next Friday. I am presently attempting to work through hundreds of pages of reading and using the blog here to procrastinate. I have about three unfinished posts in the pipeline so keep your eyes peeled. The first is on economic factors influencing the interpretation of Luke-Acts. I also have some book reviews and such. I should have things flowing again tomorrow.

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You should check out the new website that the British Museum has created to provide access to Codex Sinaiticus. This is the website that prompted the aformentioned articles on the Codex. The site is actually quite neat, though some features appear to be non-functioning (at least they were for me using Firefox 3.5). Here is a screen grab of the site illustrating its function. At the top are a series of drop boxes that allow to quickly and easily find the folio page you are looking for using the standard chapter and verse divisions.

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Another column near the image displays the transcribed text, while a box at the bottom displays the translation in English, German, Greek, or Russian. This is a cool tool to explore and I look forward to playing with it more.

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Welcome

This is the first of hopefully many posts on this new biblioblog. I’m not really sure what the format will be, but you can expect lots of posts about both Luke-Acts and biblical studies in general. You can also expect a random musing or article I want to share with you. My name is Jeremiah and I am an M.A.T. student from Fuller Theological Seminary. I hope to one day have the awesome privilege of teaching God’s word to the next generation of pastors, and participating in the community of academics I have come to admire.

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