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resources for students of the Septuagint

three tremendous helps from Hendrickson publishers

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With Hendrickson's release in late 2018 of the Reader's Septuagint, I began looking for resources to help me in my LXX reading and study. Thankfully, Hendrickson has also blessed us with a host of books to deepen our knowledge of Septuagint Greek. This post will review three. The first two have been around for several years . . .

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February 21, 2020

Romans 1 speaks to ALL of us

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Evangelicals and political conservatives are quick to use Romans 1 as a proof-text against the sin of homosexuality. While this chapter speaks plainly that homosexuality is sinful and a result of mankind's willful disregard of God from natural revelation, it is much more than simply a proof text against this pet sin of . . .

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February 20, 2020

Sexagesima Sunday

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O Lord God, Who seest that we put not our trust in anything that we do: Mercifully grant that by Thy power we may be defended against all adversity: through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen

-- Common Service Book of the . . .

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February 16, 2020

Septuagesima Sunday

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O Lord, we beseech Thee favorably to hear the prayers of Thy people: that we, who are justly punished for our offences, may be mercifully delivered by Thy goodness, for the glory of Thy Name; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

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February 09, 2020

the Transfiguration of our Lord

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Note: Unlike the post-Vatican II church calendar, in the old calendar used by the Common Service Book Jesus' transfiguration was celebrated in the last Sunday after the Epiphany.

O God, Who in the glorious Transfiguration of Thy Only-begotten Son, hast confirmed the mysteries of the faith by the testimony of the . . .

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February 02, 2020

no, Virginia, there is no repentance after death

commentary on heresy in our local parish

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It is the practice of our current pastor to occasionally replace his sermon with the faith testimony of one of the members of our congregation. While we could debate the appropriateness of having only a testimony and not a homily during formal worship, I understand and appreciate his intent--fostering community by building . . .

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January 29, 2020

the third Sunday after the Epiphany

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ALMIGHTY and Everlasting God, mercifully look upon our infirmities, and in all our dangers and necessities stretch forth the right hand of Thy Majesty, to help and defend us; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son. our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.

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January 26, 2020

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