The Sermon on the Plane

A colleague told me that a student had mistakenly written about Jesus’ “sermon on the plane” in an assignment. I immediately thought that it ought to be turned into an image. If you like it, share it! [Read more…]

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Satin Tempted Job

I didn’t have a lot of howlers in student assignments this past semester. But there was one that made up for it: it said that “satin tempted Job.” I thought that was worth sharing. The image comes from the Bible Exploration website. Yes, I know it is a depiction of Joseph and his coat of many colors. [Read More…]

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Keep Clam and Proofread Carefully

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The J Source

Students are regularly confused because “J” is the abbreviation for the Yahwist source, resulting from the spelling in German and the fact that the Documentary Hypothesis originated in German-language scholarship. And so that, differences in spelling, pronunciation of letters, and the challenges many have when they need to pronounce Biblical names and words, all seem [Read More…]

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The First No “L”

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Angus Dei

Deliberate pun? Unfortunate typo? It could be either, it has been both. Hope you enjoy it! [Read more…]

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Let Angels Prostate Fail

Spelling matters. How do you get the archaic contraction “pow'r” right and yet “prostrate” wrong? Let the jokes about whether angels are male begin… From Instagram via Jim West   [Read more…]

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Jesus was NOT born in a Manger

Let me start by saying that Jesus was not born in a manager. I had that spelling error on an exam this semester. For that to have happened might have looked something like this: Assuming, of course, that the father in the picture was some sort of manager. But even if you get the spelling right, [Read More…]

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Was Jesus an Exercist?

HT Jona Lendering I could imagine both the spelling errors occurring in a single student essay which ends up saying: “Jesus went around exercising until he was killed by Pilates.”   [Read more…]

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