I’ve now finished skimming through James of Edessa, and straightening it out. I did about half of it in the last couple of days, interestingly. All those evenings in the hotel trying to do a page or two didn’t really achieve a lot.
The first draft of Origen’s 13th Homily on Ezekiel has arrived. With luck I’ll be able to comment and return it this evening.
A knock on the door downstairs tells me that the blasted American custom of “trick or treat” on middle-class estates on Halloween has started. It never happened when I was young; this is purely the effect of the mass media. I don’t have a door-bell, so they won’t be sure I heard. With luck I shan’t suffer any harm.