I was invited to preach at Emmaus Anglican Church on October 1, 2023. Text: Ezek 18:1-4, 25-32; Matt 21:28-32Title: Turn and Live
My latest article, dealing with the last verse of Malachi, was published by Journal for Semitics on August 8, 2023. Those with access can read the article online here: https://doi.org/10.25159/2663-6573/12826. Abstract In the history of the interpretation of Malachi, the word ḥērem which closes the book has been analysed in four different ways by translators and commentators, namely as a second object, an adverbial of means, an adverbial intensive, and a resultative secondary predicate. This article examines the four options and proposes the resultative analysis, hitherto only unambiguously attested in the Peshitta OT, as the best interpretation. This leads to the conclusion Continue reading Published Article: “Worse Than a Curse: The Meaning and Syntax of ḥērem in Malachi 3:24 [4:6]”
Lord Jesus, You who are both perfect according to Your divinity and perfectly ordinary according to Your humanity, have pity on us. We will encounter failure, that is certain. We will trip, and even hurt ourselves. Do not forget that we are feeble and easily discouraged. Give us the grace to pass through the trials of life without bitterness and without discouragement. Help us to see the good that you have stored up for us, even in our failures. Fill us with joy, knowing that in You we have the ultimate victory. Glory be to Your name. Amen.