Here is an uncial style reading of Paul’s letter to Philemon that I decided to create. The script type is in the style of the Alexandrinus manuscript (from Linguist Software). I decided to mimic ancient New Testament manuscripts with the exception that I used spaces between the words. I attempted to retain the nomina sacra as faithful as possible. Below is a download of the PDF.
A screenshot sample.
It appears quite well on a tablet… about the size of some of the old manuscripts! In my opinion, it has a P66 feel to it.
Download: Philemon uncial PDF
I posted this back in March 2011 on a different blog.
Photo credit, Ferrell Jenkins
Richard Bauckham has been traveling in the U.S., giving lectures at various places (see his lecture schedule), as various bibliobloggers have pointed out. I had the chance to visit one day of the lectures at SBTS in February. See below for the links.
During the first lecture, there was one particular point in which Bauckham, when discussing the gospels as biographies rooted in the narrative of biblical history, caused me to reflect upon Homer’s Iliad. He mentioned that Matthew’s genealogy lists all those names to remind readers of key developments throughout the biblical story of Israel. At that point I was reminded of Homer’s catalogue of ships in Iliad 2.484-785. There is a long list which, at first, seems to be a long, boring list of data of the ships from different places and regions. But if you think about it, Homer’s first readers would have been excited to hear of a ship from their own region or hometown — that their roots were somehow involved in an inevitable epic war. That is an aspect we may easily overlook. And, in a way, like Homer, Matthew reminds his readers of Jesus’ roots which trace back to key figures in biblical history.
I’m not sure how much of that thought would really relate, but it was an interesting thought nonetheless. I mentioned this very briefly to Prof. Bauckham when he was signing my copy of his Eyewitnesses book, but there was no time for real discussion since there was a long line of people behind me.
Lectures at Heritage Christian (via Jim Davila)
Lectures at Southern Seminary (via Clifford Kvidahl)
It’s time to get back into the blog!
Photo credit: Jeremy O'Clair
There is a conference scheduled at Harding School of Theology in Memphis, TN, May 2012: “Ephesus as a Religious Center under the Principate,” in honor of Richard Oster, professor of New Testament at HST. As time passes I’m sure more detail will emerge. It looks like it will be an interesting meeting.
Steve Friesen— University of Texas at Austin
Ulrike Muss— University of Vienna
Elisabeth Rathmayr—Austrian Academy of Science
Peter Scherrer— University of Graz
Dan Schowalter— Carthage College
Greg Stevenson— Rochester College
Jerry Sumney— Lexington Theological Seminary
Christine M. Thomas— University of California Santa Barbara
James W. Thompson— Abilene Christian University
Trevor Thompson— Abilene Christian University
Hilke Thuer— Austrian Academy of Science
Paul Trebilco— University of Otago, New Zealand
James Walters— Boston University School of Theology
The lovable crutch, Latin WORDS for Mac (the studious Latin student shouldn’t use it!) is not supported with the new Mac OS X Lion upgrade. If you rely on this application, the web version will have to be the default choice until there is an upgrade for Whitaker’s WORDS. I doubt it will happen.*
* Update: Read the comments below about Interpres (or click here).
Via rougeclassicism I discovered recent podcasts on Vergil’s Aeneid made available by Bristol University.
I’m grading tests for Latin 1 and I found some of the students’ conjugation of esse interesting:
!!! Although I didn’t give them any points, it made me smile. Or maybe it should make me cry.