In the Journals of John Wesley, we find a couple of descriptive passages which must leave a careful non-English reader scratching his head in confusion. The first of these, from 2nd July, 1745, reads as follows: I was reading my text when a man came, raging as if just broke out of the tombs; and riding [...]
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I’m reading through the first volume of Diogenes Laertius Lives of the Philosophers. In book 3, devoted to Plato, we find the following interesting excursus, which I copy from a version present on Wikisource here. 65. The right interpretation of his dialogues includes three things: first, the meaning of every statement must be explained; next, [...]
One of the things which I hoped for, in translating Eusebius “Gospel Questions”, was to find unknown material in the fragments that aren’t in Migne. Yesterday that hope was justified. In an obscure publication in Moscow in the 18th century of a catena, an extract from Ad Marinum 2 produced results: At the line marked by [...]
This post raises some interesting questions about the destruction of Iconoclast literature after the second council of Nicaea in 787 AD. (Also commented on here at Labarum). The thrust of the post is that the council ordered the destruction of iconoclast books, aside from those held in a private collection by the patriarch of Constantinople. The [...]
The following article from Almasry Alyoum sheds an interesting light on claims that manuscripts of the Koran are without error. Koran Copies Full of Mistakes on the Markets By Ahmed el-Beheiri 12/8/2008 Several flawed copies of the Koran are put on sale from time to time and several of these copies have recently appeared on [...]