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Friday, June 30, 2006

Death Is Not Our Lot (Or Was Not Supposed To Be)

From the Book of Wisdom God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living. For he fashioned all things that they might have being; and the creatures of the world are wholesome, and there is not a destructive drug among them nor any domain of the netherworld on earth, for... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 5, 2006

A Large Sheaf of Translated Work and then What?

It's been more than a year since I stopped working on the Sapientia Saeculorum. There are too many signals that it may be a Christian work. It sounds too much like St. Augustine or even Gregory the Great. But if either one is the author, how come there seems to be no note about the existence of the... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sirach: The Prayer of the Humble Man

Ecclesiasticus (Sirach) 35:12-18 The Prayer of the Humble Man The collection of sayings from Sirach (Ecclesiasticus) offered for consideration in the liturgy is found in a context that speaks of God's attitude towards the prayer of the humble and the poor. Named in the passage are the poor (ptoxos)... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Sirach On Forgiveness: A Doorway To The Lord's Prayer

The Gospels did not grow out of the Old Testament, we know that. Between the Two Testaments, there is a jump in quality because of the figure of Jesus Christ. It would be naive to think that the Old Testament writings, read in a particular way can lead one to the Letters of Paul and the Gospels. In... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 1, 2005

A For-The-Boys Devotional Story

The ancient Jews had their devotional story for the boys. And it is called Tobit. The story of Tobit is set outside of the Holy Land and was written as an edifying story for the Israelite who wishes to live faithful to Yahweh and His Ways at a time and place that greatly discourages it. The plot of... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

What Is True Religion?

A collection of sayings from the Sapientia Saeculorum... True religion is this: that you love God above all and your neighbor as yourself. Anything less than this is a lie. But love shouldn't be cheap. The love that you show should be the same love that God has shown in raising up the status of... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, November 15, 2004

I Forgot About This Blog!

I've almost forgotten about this blog! It has dropped so low even in my Blogs' List that I didn't even notice it was there. The past few weeks have been so filled with activities that I realize I've set aside the Sapientia for more than a month. Here is continuation of the previous chapter of this... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, October 6, 2004

The Sapientia Saeculorum -- Asking For Wisdom

A professor at the University looked at the translation I am doing for the Sapientia Saeculorum. Since he has had the chance to do a doctoral on the Wisdom books of the Old Testament, I thought that maybe he can help me at least identify the provenance of the "Sapientia" -- was it Jewish and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, September 17, 2004

The Disciple's Prayer

After the phrase " Let the beginning of your wisdom be humility, let the beginning of your wisdom be piety " follows a change in tone. If before the text sounded pedantic, now it is more prayerful. In fact the second person singular and first person singular forms dominate in these paragraphs. If... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, September 14, 2004

Books Talk About One Another

As I sat down to write this blog, I forgot about my intended article as my mind flew to a scene in Umberto Eco's novel "In the Name of the Rose." Remember the part where the Franciscan detective and Adso of Melk visit the great library and the former begins talking to the Benedictine novice about... Sign in to see full entry.

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