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- wrote up section 1 of a piece on client-kings, tax/tribute, and Cappadocia/Apamea . This first section was on Cappadocia/Ciete. I was asked to respond to some comments in a debate on whether certain evidence concerning this was valid or not. Still working on the write-up, dealing with Tacitus, Cilicia, Cietis, etc.
- Bought several books, for a piece on client-kings, tax/tribute, and Cappadocia/Apamea. I was asked to respond to some comments in a debate on whether certain evidence concerning this was valid or not. Still working on the write-up, dealing with Tacitus, Cilicia, Cietis, etc.
- Bought (or was given) a couple of books.
Posted an audio file (MP3) of the little Christmas message I shared with my family on Christmas morning/2015, [31 minutes/38MB] in the Audio/Video pages. Still staggering under the workload (been working nonstop since Thanksgiving, every weekend and holiday , and i have about another 10 days of this left before starting to travel again...not making almost any progress on the writing/responding to the questions that still come in (e.g. Apamea, Josiah's kids, messy3, Lucan census more, apok, etc...)... when He allows and directs...
- Added some additional material to the first installment of source data for messianic roles--I am almost done with the second installment (Rejected/Betrayed Messiah, Suffering Servant).
- Bought a couple of books.
Posted the Audio recoding of the session (July 2015) I got to teach at the bible conference in Starkville MS, honoring Nap and Dixie Clark, in the Audio/Video pages. My session was on The Unexpected God--Beyond our stereotypes of deity, syllabus is here sylly.pdf.
Someone wanted me to provide source data for messianic roles--so I started yet another series...smile
Someone wanted me to update my old blurb on Eisenman/Thiering's credibility/acceptance by scholarship--so I updated it with new statements from the scholarly pubs.
Just a note to express my thanks to the good-hearted folk who came through to encourage me, and hold me up after my last pre-mortem (smile) comment... and especially to those who sent pictures, like the treasures in France!... also, God has allowed me to participate a little in the bible conference this weekend, honoring Nap and Dixie Clark... I have a breakout session entitled "The Unexpected God--Beyond our stereotypes of deity" on Saturday morning. It's been a long time since I got to prepare for such an occasion, and the syllabus for the session (20pp) is available here (sylly.pdf) - it is one of my favorite topics to reflect on, as He confronts me with Who He really IS in scripture year-after-year... amazing heart...
Just a note to let folks know i am still alive--although nobody has asked this time...sigh/whatever... but I obviously have been providentially re-focused / re-directed on family matters for the recent past... i continue to work on (wish to work on) various pieces i owe people, but i dont really have a lot of control over my schedule at this point... for good or ill... I try to maintain a postive view of the change, but its discouraging most of the time (although that is more reflective of skewed priorities and mis-shapen values than any reality or truth... i know that)... trying to re-calibrate... really enjoying, btw, "He Loves Me: Learning to Live in the Father's Affection", by Wayne Jacobson...giving it to many of my family... more later, as i can...
Posted an audio file (MP3) of the Christmas 'message' I shared with my family on Christmas morning, 48minutes / 47MB. (I have been doing these for decades, but only recorded this one--i have a couple of Easter ones up on the Tank, though, which can be found in the yearly revision logs, around the Easter timeframe.)
Bought a couple of books. Still working on the last part of the big update on the Lukan census, but 'life' is still stealing most of the 'discretionary time slices'....sigh... but may have turned a corner this past month... we will see what the Lord gives...
Finally, finally, FINALLY (sigh) posted Part TWO of the total rewrite of The Lukan Census, Herod, and Quirinius...this one about the grammar/lexical aspects of the text...
Finally updated my prayer requests from a year ago! (can you see one obvious area where I need prayer?--smile)
Posted a link to the tribute/obituary page of the late Dixie Clark at Nap Clark's Bible Teaching site.
Finally, finally, FINALLY (sigh) posted Part One of the total rewrite of The Lukan Census, Herod, and Quirinius...
Bought a couple of books. Still working on a big update on the Lukan census, but 'life' is still stealing most of the 'discretionary time slices'....sigh
I thought I would share with you, this year's "Easter" message I make for my kids each year 15 minutes, MP4, addressed to my treasured kids, not posted at the Tank site, but a private site.
Posted a fairly large update to the discussion on the definite article in h-almah in Isaiah 7.14 to part 2 of the older "Fabulous Prophecies of the Messiah".
Bought a couple of books, mostly on Biblical Hebrew grammar.
[Somebody questioned my use of Gesenius/GKC on Is 7.14, so i thought i would update that article with all the newer Biblical Hebrew grammars--which agree, btw, with GKC's original/unmodified position. ... I bought all the grammars that were referenced in BH courses in English-speaking Jewish universities and in English-speaking BH departments in other schools.
Still struggling, day2day... but incremental-but-definite progress over the past two months (thanks mostly to your prayers, obviously).
Just made a minor update to the article on the sequence of events in the hardening spiral of Pharaoh
Still struggling, day2day... difficult, confusing, dissipative time... difficult to center, focus, gather up fragments... must be a time of positive change going on in my life (smile... 'tear down' to 'replant'...sigh).
Bought a couple of books
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