Category: Babel

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Across the Whole

Over the weekend I took in the latest episode of the OnScript podcast, a podcast dedicated to presenting “conversations on current biblical scholarship.” Featured in this episode is British Eastern Orthodox priest and theologian John Behr who has translated several works by Early Church Fathers such as Origen and Irenaeus. I appreciated his comments on […]

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The Herdsman of Tekoa

I’d appreciate your feedback. To keep up with my Hebrew and Greek, every day I translate the Bible following on the suggestion by my professor Heath Thomas. I’m currently alternating between the books of Amos and James. Here’s an excerpt from Amos which I invite you to give feedback on the naturalness of the English—no […]

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Twas The Night Before Christmas (Linguists’ Version)

Twas The Night Before Christmas (Linguists’ Version) by Dr. Dave Sayers https://www.academia.edu/9856733 (Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike license) Twas the night before Christmas in the ivory tower, Not a creature was stirring at the midnight hour, Twas a problem for linguists who live to hear sounds, Consonants, vowels (open or round). We linguists were nestled all snug […]

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