By Christo H. J. van der Merwe

In case you have a easy Hebrew wisdom and need to refesh,clarify or additional discover a few concerns, it is a ideal device. Very terse and for that reason functional.

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Form precedes and determines meaning. ” Before we can know what the parable of the prodigal son communicates, for example, we need to interact with a father and his sons, with a journey and a homecoming. While most people readily acknowledge this principle of the primacy of form with such genres as stories and poems, it is easy to overlook something even more important: The most basic of all literary forms through which meaning is conveyed is words. There is no such thing as disembodied thought.

The King James Version (1611). The most famous English Bible of all time is often called the Authorized Version (AV), a misnomer because it was never officially sanctioned by either the monarchy or the clerical hierarchy (though its title page claimed that it was “appointed to be read in Churches”). ” So six committees of the most knowledgeable biblical and linguistic scholars of England were appointed to work on the project. While the resulting translation is distinctive for its sheer excellence, it was nonetheless more a revision of previous translations and the beneficiary of the earlier evolving history of English Bible translation, as the KJV translators themselves acknowledged.

I’ve had several sources beg out of phone interviews, promising, instead, to answer all my questions by e-mail. ” There is a counterpart to this in the papers that my students write for me, whether in writing courses or literature courses. I consider it a better form of supporting evidence when my students actually quote from a text or source as opposed to their simply referring to data in a written source in their own words. Why? Doesn’t the citation capture the gist of the text’s meaning? Presumably it does, but even when it does, it lacks the reliability and (often at least) the verbal force of an actual quotation.

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