Tag Archives: Humor

Irony in Translation: Joshua 1.17a

My month of December is being spent translating Joshua (as a consultant) and I was struck by Joshua 1.17a which I have translated: In the same way we obeyed Moses, we’ll obey you. These are the words of Israel to … Continue reading

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The Lost Treasure of Ugarit

It appears that the SYFY channel is making a movie about my life as an Ugaritic scholar. They even got my wife, Jenn, into the mix. I’m just annoyed they went with my name being “Jack Hunter”. Lame! I prefer … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Unicorns

You read that right. Yesterday I wrestled with unicorns…all afternoon. And not just your run of the mill mythic Greek unicorns. No. I wrestled with the Biblical variety. In case you have no clue what I’m talking about, you might … Continue reading

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Talking Smack: The Bible Way

Luke Geraty just blogged about “talking smack” in video games, which brought to my mind some of the “Biblical” smack-talk that I have found humorous over the years. Here is a small sampling: Philistine smack talk: “Come on,” said the … Continue reading

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Addicted to Ecstasy

“Spiritual dryness is the cure for spiritual ecstasy.” * Are you addicted to the highs of your spiritual life? Do you run from church to church, conference to camp, looking for another hit? Do you find yourself longing for those … Continue reading

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Cambria: The Hebrew Poet

חבקני אם (Mom hugs me) שקני אם (Mom kisses me) שקני אב (Dad kisses me) חבקני אב (Dad hugs me) כי בי אהבו רב מאד (And they love me very much) Note the chiastic structure of the first four lines where the verb in … Continue reading

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