Jesus’ Prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane

This is one of those Music Boxes where I introduce two seemingly unrelated ideas and then weave them together. So I ask your indulgence… Thread 1: When working with texts from antiquity, we have the problem that we don’t have the original manuscript in Plato’s or St. Luke’s handwriting. What we have are copies of…

Why Ancient Language and Culture

Some believe that all you need to understand the Bible is the Bible itself. And there’s certainly plenty there to keep you very busy without learning about the language and culture of Jesus day. Let’s consider the parable of the Good Samaritan: And behold [a] certain lawyer stood up testing him saying: Having done what…