A Bible Typo as Prelude to the Hymn of Jesus

The Acts of John concludes with Jesus leading his disciples in song (with words that Gustav Holst famously set to music). Abram Kielsmier-Jones spotted a typo in an English heading in his Greek New Testament, which may provide the backstory to the incident in the Acts of John: [Read more…]

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Bible Typos

The claim that the Bible is inerrant, and in particular that the manuscript tradition used by the King James translators was divinely preserved so as to avoid error, is implausible for a number of reasons. But there is one simple fact that is particularly relevant: There have been Bibles which contained typos. Of course, anyone who [Read More…]

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Joel Watts has Hated Zwingli for More Than a Century

The image above first came to my attention on Allan Bevere's blog. But today the publisher E. J. Brill shared it on Facebook, adding the detail that it is supposed to be the preface to the 1830 book Zwingli’s Letters and Treatises by Joel Watts. The message of this “Peeface” for us today? Proofread. Carefully. [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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Ja,es

After a couple of years of practice typing on an iPad, I still find that (at least when I am typing without looking at the keyboard) my name ends up coming out more frequently as  Ja,es  than James. Presumably this is due to the slight difference in size between the iPad’s on-screen keyboard and a [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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