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As The Hen Doth Gather Her Chicks

Posted: Friday, August 9th, 2013 @ 10:03 pm in Bible | Comments Off on As The Hen Doth Gather Her Chicks

Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered together thy children, as the hen doth gather her chickens under her wings, and thou wouldest not? ¬†(Matthew 23:37) Sometimes it’s nice to also have a visual.

The Famine

Posted: Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm in Bible | Comments Off on The Famine

No, it’s not about the¬†drought. Behold the days come, saith the Lord, and I will send forth a famine into the land: not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord. – Amos 8:11

Machabees

Posted: Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007 @ 9:33 pm in Bible, Church Issues | Comments Off on Machabees

I am reading the book of Machabees and it struck me that the lamentation of Mathathias (Judas Machabee’s father) could apply to the Church today almost word for word (except for the part about the old men being murdered). From 1 Machabees 2:7-14: And Mathathias said: Woe is me, wherefore was I born to see […]

Latin Vulgate Better than the Hebrew Original?

Posted: Wednesday, October 11th, 2006 @ 8:39 pm in Bible | Comments Off on Latin Vulgate Better than the Hebrew Original?

That seems to be the claim made by St. Jerome. St. Jerome’s prologues have generously been made available here. In his prologue to the Pentatuch he answers some haters who think he is disrespecting “The Seventy” (the rabbis who translated the Hebrew texts into Greek, creating the Septuagint) by making a Latin translation directly from […]


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