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Two new books

Got the following from the library: “The Bible for Dummies” Jeffrey Geoghegan and Michael Homan It’s good fun, informative and breezily written. Will be very useful! The word Bible comes from a Greek word ton biblion, which means ‘the scroll’ … Continue reading

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Book: Begat

A chap called David Crystal has written a book called “Begat: The King James Bible and the English Language.”  It looks good! Here is the product description. What do the following have in common? Let there be light – A … Continue reading

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The Screwtape Letters

Hmm, gonna have to add the Screwtape Letters to the reading list… CS Lewis writing of sin and temptation and all that…

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Anita Diamant: The Red Tent

The Red Tent tells the story of Dinah, the daughter of Jacob, who appears briefly to be ‘taken and defiled’ in Genesis 34 and is never mentioned again. http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=thek-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0330487965&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr The novel is by Anita Diamant, an American writer who has … Continue reading

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Tidying up the bookshelves…

Apart from being a good way to get rid of dust and cat-hair residues (wow, I am such a skanky housekeeper) is also a great way to be reminded of books you forgot you had. So, I now have an … Continue reading

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Capitalism as religion- great article by Julian Gough

Julian Gough wrote a highly entertaining take on tragedy and comedy that will be the subject of a later post, on a slow day (when there’s a lot of begatting going on). I had a look at the archive of … Continue reading

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Tracy Quan

Tracy Quan, in the October/November 2008 Red Pepper magazine’s Booktopia section, has this to say of the King James Version: “Read the King James if you want to be impressed by the dense, poetic language – that ‘moth-eaten brocade’ as … Continue reading

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