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Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Aramaisms, Hebraisms and What Not

I wonder about all this fuzz about Aramaic and Hebrew sounding names. There are those who write Yeshua instead of Jesus, and Yehovah instead of "The Lord." I have written about the tetragrammaton here somewhere, and I stated that it was vocalized the way it is now because the Massoretes themselves... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Why Do God's Friends Have To Suffer?

"Why do God's friends have to suffer?" Tough question. The story is told that Teresa of Avila once asked the question to God while on her way to visit one of her convents. Her transport was a cart drawn by a donkey. The road was rough, and since it just rained, it was a bit muddy too. "Oh Lord," she... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, July 4, 2004

Luke's "Seventy-Two Disciples"

Only Luke reports to us the existence of a group of seventy-two disciples that the Lord sends out to the towns he intends to visit. This is a group of disciples that is distinct from "The Twelve." What is the significance of "seventy-two?" Answer: In the Greek version of the Table of Nations (LXX,... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

The Pen and The Sword

Is it true, O Yama, that the pen is mightier than the sword? It is true, my child. But the sword can cut limbs and turn housewives into widows. Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Musa Paradisiaca

This blog was inspired by Benzinha's story about two boys who stole a bunch of bananas. How is it that the apple has been identified as the forbidden fruit that Adam and Eve ate in the Garden of Eden when the Scriptures identify it as the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil? We,... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Politicking

I don't know whether this word will ever enter Webster's Dictionary, but when it does, you can be sure it came from the Philippine political arena. The word is now appearing in our newspapers and is being used in talk shows. "Politicking" is the Anglicization of the Tagalog word " mamulitika,... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Tradition

This is what Dictionary.Com says about the word "Tradition" tra·di·tion ( P ) Pronunciation Key (tr -d sh n) n. The passing down of elements of a culture from generation to generation, especially by oral communication. A mode of thought or behavior followed by a people continuously from generation... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 4, 2004

Whazza "Pinoy?"

"Pinoy" is short for "Filipino/Pilipino". It can be used to refer to all genders, but is masculine in form. The feminine form is "Pinay." I am noticing quite a number of Pinoys here. There is digitalfilipino and bayani. Of course there've been others... unless, they are the same writers using... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Henotheism and Monotheism

"Monotheism" is belief in one God. On the other hand, "Henotheism" refers to a belief system which recognizes the existence of many gods but worships only one God. Ancient Israel was henotheist until the time of the Exile in Babylon. After the exile, it returned to Israel already with a monotheist... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, April 14, 2004

K. I. S. S.

I have seen two meanings for the initials K. I. S. S. The first was from a webdesigner who counsels newbies about the virtue of simplicity. K eep I t S imple, S tupid. Simplicity must be evident in navigation and page presentation: the webpage should not demand too much bandwidth as in the use of... Sign in to see full entry.

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