A Helper and Protector

One of the many tasks that we will engage in with this Blog is an investigation into the nature of the text of the Bible in the original languages and the nature of the Greek translation of the Old Testament known commonly as the Septuagint.  What follows is a serious philological examination of three Septuagint translations of an archaic Hebrew refrain, two of which end up in our liturgical texts. The content…

What Does the Bible Say about Corporal Punishment?

Recent events involving prominent NFL players, including running backs Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson, have once again brought the national attention to the issue of domestic abuse, in the case of Rice, the video taped incident where he knocked out his then fiancée in a casino elevator, and in the case of Peterson, the indictment of a grand jury for the abuse of his four-year-old child while whipping him with a “switch.”  Data collected…