Day 17: Sword

When studying Biblical languages, especially from the books I recommended in a previous post, be ready for some rather grim exercises and example sentences.  I say this not so much because of difficulty but rather the content – “the prophet commanded us to...

Deja Vu All Over Again

It looks like I should have read ahead – today’s assignment is “Reading the Scriptures”.  I got into this yesterday, so let me take a different approach.  It is best to know scripture well in your own language, so you can make connections and...

Dogs

Let’s stay with the Near Eastern languages theme for another day.  Today’s assignment in the blogging exercise is dogs.  Dogs are not highly regarded as domestic animals in the Near East because they are considered unclean, as Fr. Peck’s article...

Starting A Fire

The English word fire has the same root as the Greek word pyr (as in pyromaniac).  The voiceless bilabial stop of the Greek easily becomes the aspirated version of the same in English.  The root is the same in many of the Indo-European languages.  Things are a little...

Immortality

After yesterday’s fun post about chicken and, ultimately, dinosaurs, today’s assignment is on immortality.  I am hesitant to write about this because I don’t like to speculate on things I don’t know about – it is hard to imagine what may...