September 14, 2007

Online Critical Pseudepigrapha Not Yet Mac Friendly

Original post (but see the recant below):

Jim Davila shares that an SBL Publications e-mail recently announce that the The Online Critical Pseudepigrapha now is more Mac-friendly.
Mac-Friendly Reader Interface
Mac users will be glad to hear that documents in the Online Critical Pseudepigrapha are now presented in an upgraded reader interface that is fully compatible with the Safari web browser as well as with Internet Explorer and Firefox.
The project, if you're not familiar with it is one whose goal is "is to develop and publish electronic editions of the best critical texts of the "Old Testament" Pseudepigrapha and related literature."

However, as Ed Cook points out, the site still does not work with Safari. I normally use Firefox so did not notice this immediately. It is bad form for a misleading notice to have been released.

Update: Thanks to Ken Penner, who works on the project, and leaves a comment confirming what I had suspected. The project works in the public beta version of Safari 3. Good for them for making the efforts, but that version of Safari is in beta. The announcement that went out should not have mentioned working with Safari at all, perhaps unless it made quite clear that it only works with a new, buggy, beta version of Safari. In a month's time, though, we'll have the new OS and Safari 3 will be in release version and all will be well.

September 07, 2007

Minor Agreement of the Week: "You say that I am."

I'm not planning on an ongoing series (not even weekly but certainly not daily), but this is another fun agreement to point out.

When Jesus is asked at his interrogation before the chief priests whether or not he is the Christ, in Matthew Jesus says "You say [so]" and in Mark Jesus says "I am" while in Luke Jesus says "You say that I am!"

I suspect most would argue against calling this a minor agreement. But I will argue against the notion that Luke and Matthew both independently turn the question back on the interrogators, as Jesus does in all three gospels when interrogated later by Pilate.

Mark 14.62 Luke 22.70 Matt 26.64

σὺ εἶ ὁ χριστὸς
ὁ υἱὸς
τοῦ εὐλογητοῦ;
ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς

ἐγώ εἰμι

σὺ οὖν εἶ
ὁ υἱὸς
τοῦ θεοῦ;
ὁ δὲ πρὸς αὐτοὺς
ὑμεῖς λέγετε
ὅτι ἐγώ εἰμι.
ἡμῖν εἴπῃς εἰ σὺ
εἶ ὁ χριστὸς
ὁ υἱὸς
τοῦ θεοῦ.
λέγει αὐτῷ
ὁ Ἰησοῦς·
σὺ εἶπας.

"Are you the Christ,
the Son
of the Blessed?"
And Jesus

"I am."

"Then are you
the Son
of God?"
And he
said to them
"You say
that I am."
"Tell us
if you are the Christ,
the Son
of God."
said to him,
"You said so."

Luke's context comes after first giving the elongated answer about "If I tell you, you will not believe it" (Can't you just hear Jack Nicholson hollering "You can't handle the truth!"?) I note that manuscript Θ does have Mark's response including Matthew's "You say".

I wonder if one might offer the simplistic solution that Luke combined Matthew's "You say" and Mark's "I am" to get "You say that I am."

Welcome to Decker's NT Resources Blog

I'd like to join Stephen Carlson in delighting in the new addition to the biblioblogosphere with Rodney Decker's new "NT Resources Blog". I have long respected Rodney Decker's use of technology in doing his biblical work and his prowess with some Macintosh technologies.