Daily Archives: November 12, 2019

Get Behind Me Satan:  An Exploration Of Matthew 16:23 and Mark 8:33

“Get behind Me, Satan” is a memorable enough phrase from the Gospels that it actually became the title of a popular album by the alternative band The White Stripes around a decade ago or so.  Yet while this phrase is … Continue reading

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I Saw Satan Fall Like Lighting From Heaven:  Satan In Luke 10

One of the more intriguing references to Satan takes place in a short passage in Luke 10 that deals with the return of 70 disciples to Jesus Christ after having conducted a census of faith in Judea and Galilee.  Luke … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dictionary Of Gestures

Dictionary Of Gestures:  Expressive Comportments And Movements In Use Around The World, by François Caradec, illustrated by Philippe Cousin, translated by Chris Clarke This was not as good a book as I hoped it would be.  Like many people, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: How Language Began

How Language Began:  The Story of Humanity’s Greatest Invention, by Daniel L. Everett Do you like fairy tales?  I do too, but it is perhaps better if people are aware that they are writing fairy tales and not possessed of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation:  An Illustrated Compendium Of Untranslatable Words From Around The World, by Ella Frances Sanders I have often reflected upon the problems of translation, given that I am a multilingual person who also tends to think and feel … Continue reading

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