February 05, 2005

Book Meme

Oh, why not.

  1. Grab the nearest book.
  2. Open the book to page 123.
  3. Find the fifth sentence.
  4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
  5. Don’t search around and look for the “coolest” book you can find. Do what’s actually next to you.
Here's what I got, from Questioning Q: A Multidimensional Critique edited by Mark Goodacre and Nicholas Perrin:
A decent case could be made for the Matthaen origin of this spelling, but it is a case that cannot be made on the basis of the data considered by the IQP.
Technically, my GNT anniversary edition was closer to hand, but I didn't want to come across as a zealot by giving:
οἱ δὲ μαθηταὶ ἐθαμβοῦντο ἐπὶ τοῖς λόγοις αὐτοῦ.
from Mark 10:24. Via The Coding Humanist


CrimsonLine said...

Yeah, so sitting right next to my laptop is my BHS, so the result is:

You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child. (ESV)

(I couldn't figure out how to export Hebrew from my Accordance into Blogger in a way that made sense)

Joe Weaks said...

Copy it from Accordance in Unicode, then run an Applescript I have that uses Unicode Checker to convert the clipboard Unicode text into HTMl encoding. I'll make a blog entry on the process.
Here's the result:
כָּל־אַלְמָנָה וְיָתֹום לֹא תְעַנּוּן

CrimsonLine said...

I downloaded all the AppleScripts you have available here, and not one of them does what you are suggesting. I'm not sure what you are going for here...

Joe Weaks said...

Hi Crimson,
As I said, I'll work up a post on a quick and easy way to do it. The Unicode pages are in the works, the first page due out in a day or so.