The Messiah, the Prince

I recently blogged on the many and various ways in which translators subtly (and usually unconsciously) change the meaning of a text by capitalization and punctuation. Here is an illustration that seems quite powerful to me. Around 170 BC, the former high priest Onias III was murdered as a result of intrigues within the Jerusalem [Read More…]

FROM THE MOUTH OF THE MOST HIGH

I recently suggested that we should pay much more attention to the Deuterocanonical books that are no longer found in most Protestant Bibles. Partly this is because of their artistic and cultural influence, but their religious significance is immense. Two substantial “Second Canon” books in particular demand our attention, namely Wisdom (“the Wisdom of Solomon” [Read More…]


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