Friday, April 01, 2016

New Biblical manuscript found, believed to be one of Constantine’s fifty!

Cairo, September 18, 2011: A statement was released late last night by the International Cooperation on Biblical Manuscripts, that significant evidence now exists that a manuscript which was discovered near the Egyptian city of Alexandria in 2005 may indeed be one of fifty Biblical manuscripts that Emperor Constantine instructed Eusebius Pamphili to order on his behalf for “the instruction of the church.”

According to Dr. J.A. Weber of the ICBM, the front page of this important codex states in Greek:

One of fifty copies commissioned by
Caesar Victor Constantinus Maximus Augustus
and servant of God
who authorized Eusebius Pamphili to have these
prepared by his scribes in the church at Caesarea
Palaestina and distributed throughout
Constantinople in the year 1088 AUC.”

While the date of the inscription seems problematic, Dr. Weber explained that AUC “is short for Ab urbe condita, from the founding of the city (of Rome). While Rome was founded in 753 BC, adding the 1088 puts the above inscription at AD 335, just two years prior to the death of Constantine the Great!”

According to historical accounts by Eusebius himself, Constantine wrote a letter to him, requesting an order of fifty manuscripts of the sacred Scriptures. This letter can be found in “The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Series II, Volume 1” and reads as follows:
“Victor Constantinus, Maximus Augustus, to Eusebius.
“It happens, through the favoring providence of God our Saviour, that great numbers have united themselves to the most holy church in the city which is called by my name. It seems, therefore, highly requisite, since that city is rapidly advancing in prosperity in all other respects, that the number of churches should also be increased. Do you, therefore, receive with all readiness my determination on this behalf. I have thought it expedient to instruct your Prudence to order fifty copies of the sacred Scriptures, the provision and use of which you know to be most needful for the instruction of the Church, to be written on prepared parchment in a legible manner, and in a convenient, portable form, by professional transcribers thoroughly practiced in their art. The catholicus of the diocese has also received instructions by letter from our Clemency to be careful to furnish all things necessary for the preparation of such copies; and it will be for you to take special care that they be completed with as little delay as possible.3335 You have authority also, in virtue of this letter, to use two of the public carriages for their conveyance, by which arrangement the copies when fairly written will most easily be forwarded for my personal inspection; and one of the deacons of your church may be intrusted with this service, who, on his arrival here, shall
experience my liberality. God preserve you, beloved brother!”
According to Dr. Weber, preliminary carbon dating of the codex puts it in the early 4th century which would confirm the authenticity of the codex. Dr. Weber also said that there are hardly any variations from Codex Vaticanus and Codex Sinaiticus, and that if the final testing on this codex proves it authentic, that it would be the greatest discovery of Biblical manuscripts since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947!

If final tests confirm the authenticity of this exciting discovery, it will be named as Codex Constantinus, after Constantine the Great.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Leon Morris on Life in the Spirit

Leon Morris
Leon Morris

“It is nonsense to talk about a Christian who does not have the Spirit. That is a contradiction in terms. It is a distinctive of the Christian way that the lowliest believer enjoys the presence of God’s Spirit within him. . . .

“It is ethical conduct, not ecstatic behavior, that demonstrates the presence of the Spirit.”

Saturday, April 18, 2015

7 Books I would Definitely Read


Last 36 books I read sorted in
descending order by date

Tim Challies just published a blog post that intrigued me. The title of his blog post (“blost”) is the same as mine, or should I say, my title is the same as his, since he had it first.

It made me think. Which 7 books that have not been written yet would I definitely read?  This, especially since I saw a link on Facebook yesterday in which the BBC (or an unknown individual) thinks that the average person has only read 6 of a list of 100 books “they” think should be read. The questions arises, “Who decides what the top 100 books that everybody should read are?” Hold a survey? Is it a democratic decision? What people find important to read right now, in ten years could be considered just so-so!

I have only read 7 of that list of 100. However, I have read 100s of others. The list of books on the right is made up of the last 36 books I have read. The list is sorted in descending order by date, meaning, that the last book I read is the one in the top left corner, and the first of these 36 is in the right bottom corner. 6 of these are novels, of which I disliked 2, found 2 to be average and 2 that I enjoyed. I am in the process of reading 3 others, “American Sniper,” “NCT: Time For A Most Accurate Way,” and “New Testament Theology” by Morris.

So, what are the books that I would definitely read?

[An In-Depth Biography of John Piper]: I first met John Piper (not personally) via listening through his sermon series on the New Testament book of Romans. I have read commentaries on Romans and have heard pastors preach on parts of Romans, but I have never heard anybody expound the text of Romans with the theological clarity and passion like John Piper did. He started this series on 26 April 1998 and finished it on 24 December 2006. I know we all have our favourite preachers, and some of you may disagree. If you haven’t listened to his series on Romans, listen to it before you disagree. John Piper has had an amazing ministry and you can see much of it at Desiring God.

[Al Mohler’s Memoirs]: Here I agree with Tim.

[Paul, the apostle, in the 21st century]: Many books have been written on Paul, but that is not what I want here. What I would like to see is a book, fully based on Paul’s theology, on how he would have dealt with the issues of our day. Books on Paul have been written by men like Ridderbos (Paul: An Outline of His Theology), Reymond (Paul, Missionary Theologian: A Survey of His Missionary Labours and Theology), Bruce (Paul, Apostle of the Heart Set Free), and Fee (Pauline Christology: An Exegetical-Theological Study).

[New Covenant Theology: A Systematic Theology]: The theological system known as New Covenant Theology (NCT) has been around for some time now, and although there are some differences of thought on its core, I believe that the time is ready for its belief system to be explained via the tried-and-tested format of a systematic theology. Who would write such a book? I have a list of names that could perhaps work together on such a project: John Reisinger, Moe Bergeron, Blake White, and Gary D. Long.

[D.A. Carson on Revelation]: I once again agree with Tim on this one. If you do not know who D.A. Carson is, shame on you! I believe Carson is one of today’s treasures in the church.

[Commentary on Romans by John Piper]: As I’ve written in my first point, Piper has done an amazing sermon series on Romans, and I believe that he could perhaps, based on his knowledge of Romans, set forth the definitive commentary on the apostle Paul’s letter to the Roman church.

And, that wasn’t the last time I am mentioning John Piper…

[Interpreting the Bible: A God-glorifying Pursuit by John Piper and D.A. Carson]: With their combined knowledge of the Scriptures and their expertise in the area of Biblical interpretation, I think that such a book could perhaps be one of the best books on Biblical interpretation for theological students and bench warmers alike.

So, there are my 7! They are perhaps not earth shattering, but that is what I thought of now!

What would be your 7. Remember, these are books that have NOT been written yet!

Monday, December 29, 2014

My Top 10 Books of 2014

It is nearly the end of the year. For some it was a year of successes and triumphs and for others it was a year of failures or disappointments!  The same goes for reading. Some books are triumphant books (the ones we finish) and others we fail at (the ones we do not finish)!




Ranking Title Author
10 Day of the Vipers (Star Trek Terok Nor Book 1)  James Swallow

True to Star Trek nature, this book has a lot of names and places to keep track of. Yet, it is not difficult to keep up. For those who are Star Trek fans, this will be an enjoyable book with action, intrigue and sadly, loss. It highlights the very thing happening in the world today, in which governments are more and more turning their backs on religion. In the book, freedom of religion is important, showing one government in the process of ridding its planet of religion, while another welcomes religion. Indeed an interesting story!

Completed: 16 January 2014

9 Francis Schaeffer  Mostyn Roberts

Francis Schaeffer is one of the 20th century’s greatest influencers towards thinking Christianity. To him, Christianity was not simply a form of mysticism, and neither was it a leap of faith into the unknown. To Francis Schaeffer, Christianity was rational—not rationalistic. Christianity had all the answers to life’s big questions, and Schaeffer did not shy away from answering those questions. (Short review)

Completed: 26 March 2014

8 Anne Boleyn: One Short Life That Changed the English-Speaking World  Colin Hamer

This book was well written and is easy to follow. The history of Anne Boleyn is well portrayed and myths and fiction surrounding her are cleared up. It is not a thick book and as such is a good introduction into the life of Anne Boleyn.
It is certainly a good read for those who are interested in history, especially surrounding the entry of the Reformation in England and the huge role Anne Boleyn played in securing a strong foothold for the Reformation in England.

Completed: 11 June 2014

7 What Every Christian Needs to Know about the Qur'an  James R. White

In a time such as the one we find ourselves in, where liberals make all kinds of false claims concerning how Islam is a religion of peace and many more claims, James R. White lays bare the Qur’an and shows how weak the book really is.

Completed: 10 July 2014

6 The Atonement: Its Meaning and Significance  Leon Morris

Morris shows us that the atonement is not just single faceted, but multifaceted. When we speak of justification, we are touching on one of the facets of the atonement. When we speak of propitiation, we touch on another facet. It is an easy book to read, and is suitable for many different audiences.

Completed: 23 February 2014

5 Our Sovereign Saviour: The Essence of the Reformed Faith  Roger Nicole

A very concise handling of the sovereignty of God in salvation.

Completed: 30 November 2014

4 Abraham's Four Seeds   John G. Reisinger 

This is an excellent book on New Covenant Theology. It breaks down the wrong ideas held by Dispensationalism and Covenant Theology and provides a simple yet profound, direct interpretation of the Scriptures. It does become a little repetitive at times, but is well worth the effort to read it.

Completed: 5 September 2014

3 The Canon of Scripture   F.F. Bruce

F.F. Bruce gives a very good analysis of the canon of Scripture and how it came together. Well worth the time spent reading it. Bruce deals with both Old and New Testaments. I enjoyed every facet of the book and especially how he dealt with weird compilers of what should be in the NT such as Marcion's NT and others like him. For those that enjoy history, this will give a good idea of how our canon of Scripture came about.

Completed: 29 June 2014

2 According to Plan  Graeme Goldsworthy

Very few writers can make Biblical Theology come alive like Goldsworthy. That is why an introduction to the subject—such as this is—for the every day Christian is so important. It can be a daunting task, but Graeme Goldsworthy opens it up for ordinary minds to enjoy!

Completed: 21 July 2014


1 A Francis A. Schaeffer Trilogy: Three Essential Books in One Volume Francis A. Schaeffer

The three books in this trilogy are the foundation to Francis Schaeffer's thinking. If all you read of Francis Schaeffer, then it should be this trilogy. I have now read this trilogy twice, and it is just as captivating as it was the first time! A must read!

Completed: 31 August 2014 (Also read it in 1998)


So, there is my list of the best books I read in 2014! I hope that if you haven’t yet read any of these books, that you would get one or two (or more) of these to read. If you only want to buy one of these books, I would recommend my number one without reservation!

Here are a few others that did not make it onto my list, but that at least deserve a mention, in no particular order:

Enjoy preparing for your reading schedule of 2015!

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Israel's place in God's economy

"I personally believe that Israel, as a people, is still a unique people in God’s purposes. However, as a nation, they do not have any spiritual or eternal purposes independent of the church. God does not have two peoples, two programs, two eternal purposes, two gospels, and he most certainly does not have two separate brides for his Son (Eph. 2: 11– 22). This does not mean that Israel, as a people, is not still “beloved for the fathers’ sakes.” It is one thing to think of Israel as a physical nation with national and earthly distinctions and another to think of Israel as a people with God’s peculiar mark upon them. Romans 11 convinces me there will be many Jews saved in the future, but they will be part of the church." (John Reisinger, Abraham's Four Seeds, New Covenant Media, Frederick, MD, 1998, Kindle Edition: Location 917)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Is the WOF movement from God?

According to this guy in Charisma News, you would think that the Word of Faith movement was the next step in God’s restoration of His church, something akin to the Reformation!

The problem that I have with Tom Brown’s defence of the WOF heresy, is that he deals with a very small part of the heresy: the name-it-and-claim-it part. And then he softens that part to look like the everyday variety of faith that WOF is supposed to be restoring to the church.

I wrote a series of blog posts on this heresy back in 2005. I simply called it “Heresies in the church.” In this series you will discover the complete destructiveness of the many heresies that the WOF guys preach. They mess the atonement of Christ up completely, claim that He took on the nature of Satan on the cross, also that Jesus had to be saved in hell, Jesus had to be born again just like you and I had to, that Christians are Gods just like Jesus.

It is clear that these preachers, of which there are many, are preaching a false gospel, and according to Paul, they are cursed and hence not from God!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Henry on the coming barbarians


“We are so steeped in the antichrist philosophy—namely, that success consists in embracing not the values of the Sermon on the Mount but an infinity of material things, of sex and status—that we little sense how much of what passes for practical Christianity is really an apostate compromise with the spirit of the age.

“Our generation is lost to the truth of God, to the reality of divine revelation, to the content of God’s will, to the power of His redemption, and to the authority of His Word. For this loss it is paying dearly in a swift relapse to paganism. The savages are stirring again; you can hear them rumbling and rustling in the tempo of our times.” (Carl F. H. Henry, TWILIGHT OF A GREAT CIVILIZATION: The Drift Toward Neo-Paganism, Crossway Books, Westchester, IL, 1988, p15)

Henry wrote this back in 1988. Looking at the world around us, I believe Henry’s savages are upon us! When we look at how people are fighting for their rights to murder, be depraved and to lead others—even children—into complete hedonistic immorality, I believe the savages are among us!


Hold fast to the Bible.
To the influence of this Book we are indebted for all the progress
made in true civilization and to this we must look as our guide in the future.
Ulysses S. Grant

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Porndemic: a quick book review


Title: PORNDEMIC: How the Pornography Plague Affects You and What You Can Do About It.
Author: Taryn Hodgson (with Dr. Peter Hammond and Christine McCafferty)
Publisher: Christian Liberty Books
Year Published: 2013
ISBN: 978-0-9780165-5-3
Pages: 255
Format: Paperback

Without a doubt, whenever I pick up one of the books written by staff from Africa Christian Action (ACA), I am challenged and given hope that issues are being dealt with in South Africa. And this book by Taryn Hodgson is no different. I have met Taryn and appreciate her ministry at ACA very much. In South Africa, ACA is at the forefront of battling the death-at-all-costs abortion machine, and also the very fast declining morality of the South African mindset. ACA has covered many different topics in their books over the years, such as abortion, Biblical government, the genocide in Rwanda, the situation in Sudan, homosexuality, and many more.

In this book, the topic of pornography is tackled head-on, pulling no punches. While the arguments are based squarely on the Bible, research on the topic is also dealt with. Even though it was written for the South African situation, it certainly will benefit readers from other countries too. Some facts from other countries are also presented in the book.

PORNDEMIC is an update on a book that Dr. Peter Hammond published back in 1991. Christine McCafferty started an update more than 11 years ago. Taryn took over the reigns and finally expanded, updated and completed the project.

The book covers the historical data on how pornography was legalized in South Africa, even though the majority by far, were against it. But, then, that is what the ANC does. They claim to listen to public input, just to do whatever they want when the public disagrees with them. The same happened in the case of abortion and homosexual ‘marriage.’ PORNDEMIC deals with the harm of pornography, the Biblical data, hope for those who are addicted, deals with objections to the anti-porn stance, how to deal with the porn law, and more.

It is definitely worthwhile reading, especially for its insights and practical value.

As with my review of James White’s book “Pulpit Crimes,” I do have some negative comments. However, these comments should not stop you from getting your hands on a copy of the book. When I read a newspaper, magazine or book, I expect the spelling and grammar mistakes to be sorted out, since (like most of us would suppose), these published reading materials were supposed to be edited for mistakes like these. There aren’t many, but they are there. Simple things such as incorrect copying of a verse from the Bible, wrong verb forms when the plural is used and not making good use of commas. The comma is our friend, especially in long sentences, and where parentheses are used.

“In South Africa, we need to lobby the Minister of Trade and Industry to have the Business Act (71 of 1991) amended to allow consideration of location (proximity to schools, churches etc.), proximity to other ‘adult’ businesses e.g. night clubs, liquor shops (so that the area does not become a magnet for crime) public participation and discretionary powers for local municipalities.” (pp170-171) I would have made at least one change to this long sentence, and that is using a comma between “crime)” and “public” close to the end of the sentence.

“Phoenix and Indianapolis land use studies indicate that the ‘negative land use impact of a single adult use extends for up to three blocks.’” (p169) I suspect that “adult use” should be “adult shop.”

[] An Arizona land use study (1990) police found puddles of semen on the floor and walls in the peep booths of ‘adult shops.’” (p169) Here the sentence would make sense by starting it off with “In.”

“. . . web filtering software designed to process thousands of web requests and check them against a global database of millions of known websites that resides in the Internet cloud . . .” (p164) Grammar: “reside.”

“The Internet filtering specialist, Watchdog International, is a tech organisation has blocked child porn from the Internet in many different countries.” (p164) Missing word: “organisation that has.”

“’But if anyone causes one of these little one who believe in Me to sin, . . .” (p xii – Foreword by Dr. Peter Hammond) Misquotation: “ones.”

“Our values and beliefs affects our actions.” (pxiii – Foreword) Grammar: “affect.”

Only a few of these types of mistakes are left in the text that I have not given here. So, there aren’t many, but they are there. But, as I said, don’t let these types of mistakes stop you from missing the content of this book.

“Pornography destroys minds, morals and marriages. Surprisingly in this day and age there are still many people who are not aware that pornography is addictive and just how addictive it is! Research shows that a porn addition is often more difficult to break than an addiction to cocaine!” (p91)

For those that think porn is not such a big problem, this book must be read by them.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Review: Francis Schaeffer by Mostyn Roberts


Title: Francis Schaeffer
Author: Mostyn Roberts
Series: Bitesize Biographies
Publisher: EP Books
Year: 2012
ISBN: 0-85234-792-8
ISBN-13: 978-085234-792-8
Pages: 146
Format: Paperback

Francis Schaeffer is one of the 20th century’s greatest influencers towards thinking Christianity. To him, Christianity was not simply a form of mysticism, and neither was it a leap of faith into the unknown. To Francis Schaeffer, Christianity was rational—not rationalistic. Christianity had all the answers to life’s big questions, and Schaeffer did not shy away from answering those questions.

From academics, to blue collar workers, all were important to Schaeffer, and he believed that each one had to be answered on his own level.

Mostyn Roberts wrote a very easy to read introduction to the life and ideas of Francis Schaeffer. Roberts writes about Schaeffer’s early years all the way to the end of his life in 1984, laying out a history of Schaeffer’s life, but also includes his teachings, apologetics, films, politics and his final battle with cancer.

Schaeffer left a legacy that every Christian would do well to learn from and emulate. Schaeffer taught us that it is important for Christians to think.

If you want to learn about Schaeffer, this is the book to start on. It is easy to read, doesn’t drag things out and it really accomplishes its purpose, which is to introduce the reader to Francis Schaeffer.

Once you are done reading this book, and you would like to know more about Schaeffer, then you can move onto FRANCIS SCHAEFFER: an Authentic Life by Colin Duriez (hardcover, kindle).

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Five More Myths about Bible Translations

About 3 months ago I wrote about Daniel Wallace’s 15 Myths about Bible Translation.

He has also written a blog post called Five More Myths about Bible Translations and the Transmission of the Text.


It is definitely worth reading!

Saturday, March 01, 2014

60 Days–600 Chapters-1900 to go to finish the Bible

Two pages from my Bible in Ephesians.
From reading the title of this blog post, you are probably thinking that my math is all screwy, because how can 600 + 1900 (2500) be the completion of the Bible in chapters? Especially since there are only 1189 chapters in the Bible!

Every year there are hordes of Bible reading plans to follow, and like it or not they are designed to be read from 1 January to 31 December. They are annual Bible reading programs. There are other programs that are designed to be read over 2 or 3 years. I know, many will say that you don’t have to read it starting at 1 January, it could be started at any time. The fact is that these Bible reading plans are promoted on scores of websites and blogs. . ., in the last week or so of December. Which leads the human mind to see these programs, plans or systems as new year’s resolutions. They are designed with the annual mindset.

Well, this year I decided to do it a tad differently! I decided to follow Prof. Grant Horner’s Bible reading system which is kind of designed around a 250 day cycle, or a 28 day cycle, or a 31 day cycle, or an 89 day cycle. . . you get the drift! Horner’s system is designed around ten lists of Bible books of which you are to read one chapter from daily. That makes it 10 chapters each day, each chapter from a different book.

While most reading plans are designed to finish 1189 chapters in a year, Horner’s system is designed to read every chapter in the Bible in 250 days. His longest list of books is 250 chapters long (List 9, OT prophets) and his shortest list is only 28 chapters long (List 10, Acts). It means that by the time List 9 has been completed, Acts would have been read almost a complete 9 times!

The lists are made up as follows:


In 250 days you would have read the gospels just shy of 3 times, the Mosaic books 1.33 times, List 3 just more than 3 times,  List 4 almost 4 times, List 5 a total of 4 times, Psalms 1.66 times, Proverbs 8 times, and Acts almost 9 times. This makes for a lot of reading! By the end of the year, if you have read every day of the year, you would have covered 3650 chapters of the Bible. You would have read Acts 13 times! Do you think you would know Acts just a little by then?

Prof Horner recommends using the same Bible every day, the same one you always use. You will gain an affinity for the Bible you use. And, it helps for recollection. After reading the same passages from the same Bible for several years, you will start recalling entire pages in your mind, says Prof Horner. (Read more here.) You can also find Prof Horner’s system on Facebook. You can find his 10 Lists in a document that explains the whole system here. Simply print out the lists, and then cut them into individual strips and you will have bookmarks for each list.

What I’ve done to help myself keep track of what I have read was to create 2 documents. One is simply a foldable checklist of each chapter from each book in each list. Click here to download this checklist. Then I also created an Excel spread sheet with each list’s books and chapters (some repeated) all the way down to row 250. This way I can keep track with where I am supposed to be at all times while repeating some books several times. Click here to download this spread sheet.

What I have found with this system of reading is that there is no time to get bored or stuck in a rut. With the subject matter changing several times in a sitting, my attention is held fixed to the Scriptures.

2 March 2014 - I have updated the Excel spread sheet. I have added a date column and a day column. The Date column is the first column. The dates start in row 2. If you did not start on 1 January with this program, then in the Date column, row 2, change your starting date and all the succeeding dates will change too. That way you can keep a check on your progress no matter when you start the program. The second column is the Day column. This you must leave as is. It simply gives you an idea of which day you are on in your reading progress. In my progress, yesterday (1 Mar 2014) was day 60. It means that I have read 600 chapters.

I hope this all helps!

Sunday, February 09, 2014

Leon Morris on The Atonement: Freedom

“It is one of the curious things in life that Christians have all too often neglected [freedom]. Purchased at such great cost, they have promptly looked for some new servitude. Even in the early church it was not long before some people began to speak of Christianity as ‘the new law’ and to subject themselves to a legalism every bit as trying as that of which the New Testament writers complained in Judaism. And this has continued in the history of the church. Again and again it is not liberty in Christ which has characterized believers, but strict conformity to some new rule they have made or found. This may involve a rigorous asceticism or the firm conviction that the way forward is by observance of some sacramental discipline or the like.  At the other extreme it may be  by conformity to a new license, so that all who prefer an ordered way are held to be false to true Christianity. Mankind has a fiendish ingenuity in discovering ways of bringing itself into bondage. Paul’s words are far from being out of date.” (Leon Morris, The Atonement: Its Meaning & Significance, IVP Academic, Downer’s Grove, IL, 1983, p126)

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Leon Morris on The Atonement: Access

slain-lamb“Our sins separate us from God (Is. 59:2). We have no way of remedying the situation. But Christ has opened for his people the way into the very presence of God. This does not mean an occasional access. Christians live day by day in the assurance that the way into the presence of God is open wide. They need the mediation of no earthly priest. Indeed, now all of life is lived in God’s presence. This is the most important truth for the average Christian. The average person is just that – average. He or she has no great importance in the eyes of the world. Indeed that is one of life’s frustrations. When an injustice is done to us we have no access to the great ones who might put things right. We are continually pushed around by low-grade bureaucrats and kept in our place by office receptionists. It is possible to spend hours awaiting the pleasure of some subordinate official. This is part of life and if anything can be done about it I do not know what it is. But believers have access where it really counts. Christ’s fulfilment of the Day of Atonement ceremonies has opened up the way into the presence of God for the humblest of his people. Nothing on earth can take away what it means in terms of prayer and of companionship.” (Leon Morris, The Atonement: Its Meaning & Significance, IVP Academic, Downers Grove, IL, 1983, p87)

On Forbidden Women

prostitute(1)  My son, give attention to my wisdom, Incline your ear to my understanding;  (2)  That you may observe discretion And your lips may reserve knowledge.  (3)  For the lips of an adulteress drip honey And smoother than oil is her speech;  (4)  But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, Sharp as a two-edged sword.  (5)  Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.  (6)  She does not ponder the path of life; Her ways are unstable, she does not know it. . . (20)  For why should you, my son, be exhilarated with an adulteress And embrace the bosom of a foreigner?  (21)  For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.  (22)  His own iniquities will capture the wicked, And he will be held with the cords of his sin.  (23)  He will die for lack of instruction, And in the greatness of his folly he will go astray.
(Prov 5:1-6, 20-23)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Next Greek-English lexicon: Liddell-Scott

Apart from my other lexicons I already have (Davidson’s “The Analytical Hebrew and Chaldee Lexicon,” Osburn’s “A Hebrew and English Lexicon to the Old Testament,” BDB’s “The New Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon,” Mounce’s “The Analytical Lexicon to the Greek New Testament,” Friberg, Friberg and Miller’s “Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament,” Louw & Nida’s “Greek-English Lexicon” in two volumes, Thayer’s “A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament” and Bauer-Arndt-Gingrich-Danker’s “A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian literature”), today I received my “An Intermediate Greek-English Lexicon” by Liddell & Scott.


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