Category Archives: Origen

What’s in It For You?; The Essence of Covenant; Proverbs and Myth; One Angel or Two?; Constraining Catenae?

1.  Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People, pages 39-55: Dale Carnegie says that all of us are self-interested: we’re interested in what we want.  But the key to success is for us not to talk to others … Continue reading

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“Find a Friend”; God’s Representative Under Limits; Relativism and Education; The New Concealed; Hiding Knowledge

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 263: Make a list of Buddies you can trust.  If you don’t really have any friends, you can ask your parents or siblings to help you locate one … Continue reading

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Pennywise Is Still a Stranger!; Throne of the LORD; The Right Amount of Anger; MT and LXX Working Together for Supersessionism (According to Origen); Codex

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 247: Our trusting nature and our autistic way of thinking are some of the reasons why we are at greater risk [of danger].  We don’t see hidden intentions.  … Continue reading

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Processing; Where’s Manasseh?; Clarity Produces Force; I Must Be a “Simpler Churchman”; Sexta

1.  Zosia Zaks, Life and Love: Positive Strategies for Autistic Adults, page 222: Using index cards and magic markers, both partners can make flash cards to address each other’s concerns during regular conversations.  The flash cards explain what is happening … Continue reading

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Origen the Arian?—Not This Time!, Origen on Soul Sleep

I completed Henri Crouzel’s biography of Origen yesterday.  As I read, I jotted down page numbers with things I could discuss on this blog.  I have ten of them!  This morning, I’m not in much of a mood to write, … Continue reading

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Davies and Canon, Afterlife, Internal Jesus (Who Is Hungry)

I finished Philip Davies’ Scribes and Schools yesterday.  My impression of his argument is that he believes the canon of the Hebrew Bible was roughly determined in the Hasmonean Period, when Israel was eager to establish a national identity against … Continue reading

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Davies on Writing and Ahura Mazda, Origen on the Dimensions of Noah’s Ark

I’m at the library right now because the carpet of my apartment is being cleaned today.  Why the computer I’m on has a keyboard that inclines backwards is beyond me!  It’s certainly not for my benefit, I can tell you … Continue reading

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Hit Over the Head with Canon, Origen on the Devil’s Salvation and Soul Sleep

I’ll be blogging through two books this week.  One is Philip R. Davies’ Scribes and Scrolls: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures.  The other is Henri Crouzel’s biography of Origen. 1.  For Davies’ book, I’m trying to pin down his … Continue reading

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Pre-Origen Knowledge of Variants, Smart Animals

1. Jennifer M. Dines, The Septuagint (New York: T&T Clark, 2004) 98. Dines is discussing the Hexapla, which was created by the Christian thinker Origen (second-third centuries C.E.).  The Hexapla had six columns of Bible versions.  One was the Hebrew … Continue reading

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Garments of Skin, Adding to Deuteronomy

1. Adam Kamesar, “The Bible Comes to the West: The Text and Interpretation of the Bible in Its Greek and Latin Forms,” Living Traditions of the Bible, ed. James E. Bowley (St. Louis: Chalice, 1999) 57. A famous example of Origen’s use … Continue reading

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