Monday, March 24, 2014

When God Spoke Greek


Well, here's what I'm reading now — for those of you ho'd like to know.
The subtitle is The Septuagint and the Making of the Christian Bible and it is absolutely fascinating!

The best, most authoritative Bible you can find — the one Jesus used and quoted along with all his apostles and the New Testament writers!  Ever wonder why the New Testament quotes never line up exactly with the Old Testament of your Bible?  They weren't quoting the same book; they were quoting the Septuagint!

For much, much more get yourself a copy of this book.  It's easy to read and digest but you'll be surprised and pleased you got yourself a copy.

Then the next thing to do is to get yourself a Bible, like the one Paul had — The Apostolic Bible Polyglot.

Happy reading!



Friday, March 14, 2014

Paul


Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Old Sarum

Our intrepid explorers, not to be slowed by a simple thing like the English Sleeve :-) have dug up another interesting find that I had never heard about : Old Sarum.

A quick visit to Wikipedia filled me in on the essentials, though, which I pass on to you now.

David, Christine, and Susanne at Old Sarum
"Old Sarum is the site of the earliest settlement of Salisbury in England.  The site contains evidence of human habitation as early as 3000 BC.  Old Sarum is mentioned in some of the earliest records in the country.  It is located on a hill about two miles north of modern Salisbury next.

Live and learn!

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

England

Raph to the rescue once again!


I've been lagging in completing this blog lately; same old reasons: time and initiative being top of the list.  Then the family upstairs decided on a four-person trip to England and now the pictures are arriving for me to share with you all.

This is them getting ready to bed down for the night in their cabin on a Brittany Ferry heading out of Caen to Portsmouth—the very best way to make this crossing from our place.


In case you can't make out everyone there, there is David, Susane, and Christine about eleven o'clock last night.

This morning we got this one with the caption "Salisbury"
and the smiles indicate that this long-awaited trip is everything they'd hoped it would be!