Published Article: “Worse Than a Curse: The Meaning and Syntax of ḥērem in Malachi 3:24 [4:6]”

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]”

Book in Progress: A Guided Greek Reader for 1-3 John

I am very excited about this project. This Greek Reader (written in French) is primarily for students who have finished a first year of New Testament Greek and who are eager to dive into the biblical text during the summer before their intermediate courses begin in the fall. That said, I believe that many other people at a range of Greek levels could also benefit. Here is a sneak preview of the first few verses of 1 John (final formatting decision have not yet been made). Notice the three parts from top to bottom: The Greek text with some space Continue reading Book in Progress: A Guided Greek Reader for 1-3 John

Prayer: Week of September 12, 2021

Righteous Judge of all the earth, You see everything and You weight our hearts. The sins that we repeat every day are there before you. If You were not also gracious, this fact would lead us into despair, for it is impossible to escape You. O compassionate God, slow to anger, and rich in steadfast love, forgive us! Every day is a for us a failure. Every day is for us an occasion for grace. Do not abandon us to our temptations, but transform us. Replace our disordered desires with a thirst for the eternal God. In the name of Continue reading Prayer: Week of September 12, 2021

Prayer: Week of September 5, 2021

Shepherd of our hearts, pursue us and do not forget us. Like sheep, we go astray throughout this life and we are in danger of losing ourselves on some unknown path, of falling suddenly into a pit, and of being devoured by savage beasts. These are but images, but the reality is just as dangerous. We are naive, even twisted, and we need Your wisdom. We are feeble and we need Your deliverance. Born into this world without God, we need the love of Jesus that comes to save us and transform us. Amen.