The WordPress.com “stats helper monkeys” prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 32,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 7 Film Festivals. Click here to see the complete report. I enjoyed … Continue reading
I’ve just this week gotten into a particular feature of Accordance Bible Software: the User Notes. As I’m doing some research and writing in the book of Romans right now, recording and storing my notes in Accordance itself is very easy–and fun. I didn’t write about User Notes when I reviewed Accordance 10. It’s a … Continue reading
Honest Toddler has just announced a few details of his/her (?) upcoming book (!): In other news, I’m writing a book (Scribner USA-Simon & Schuster imprint, HarperCollins Canada, and Orion UK); a parenting guide for those of you disappointing your toddlers on a regular basis. You probably need it if: You’ve ever told someone you … Continue reading
The full text of the new NA28 Greek New Testament is available online for free. No critical apparatus (that will probably be for-pay only), but it’s nice to be able to easily access the text now. You can go here to do that. More about the Nestle-Aland edition is here.
From the Sunday New York Times: After several well-publicized cases involving writers buying or manipulating their reviews, Amazon is cracking down. Writers say thousands of reviews have been deleted from the shopping site in recent months. Amazon has not said how many reviews it has killed, nor has it offered any public explanation. So its sweeping but … Continue reading
Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! I’m grateful for friends and family as Advent winds down and as we come to Christmas. I’m especially grateful for the amazing act of Incarnation through which Jesus came to us. Come on, ring them bells!
It’s been interesting to watch Bible software companies make a final sales push before Christmas–Logos and Accordance seem to have been the most active that I’ve noticed. I’ve compared the “Big Three” Bible softwares here, which is hopefully of help to someone trying to decide which Bible software program is best for her or him. … Continue reading
There’s something that has seemed appropriate about beginning to read through Isaiah during Advent. At a pace of roughly five verses each weekday, I’ve been reading through Greek Isaiah in a Year with a sizeable group of folks on Facebook. Tomorrow (Monday) is the start week 4. Below is the schedule and text for Monday through Friday, using … Continue reading
Not long ago we began instituting “the bedtime rules” for our two boys. The idea was to have a sequence of rules (steps, really) for the boys to follow once in bed that would provide consistency and direction each night. They were: 1. Put your head on your pillow. 2. Close your eyes. 3. Go … Continue reading
Emanuel Tov is J. L. Magnes Professor of Bible at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Among many other publications, his Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible contains a wealth of information for the student of the Septuagint and Hebrew Bible. On his site there are lots of pdf articles you can read for free. One particularly helpful one is … Continue reading