Origen update

Slightly horrified to discover that the last email exchange with the translator of Origen’s Homilies on Ezekiel was 18th May 2010!  It’s been a hard year, I know, and the Eusebius has eaten all my time and energy, but even so that’s too long.  And it’s my fault; I simply cannot keep track of everything I have going on, and someone does have to do this.

I’ve written to the translator suggesting that we see if we can finish the thing off.  All the work has long since been done; it’s merely a question of revision.  I think only homilies 3-7 need that revision.  There may be some formatting work to do, in which case various friends will be getting emails in the not too distant future.

I also need to devise a cover.  Something green, I think, with a landscape photo.  Hum.

Tomorrow I have to go back to work, to a job where I don’t feel all that comfortable.  Fortunately it’s only for a couple more months.  If people would remember me to the Lord, and ask for something else, something good, enjoyable, and well-paid, that would be kind.


2 thoughts on “Origen update

  1. I know the answer will likely be no but I can’t help but think that because the book is an Alexandrian interpretation of Ezekiel why not use the earliest visual representation of this concept – the episcopal throne of Alexandria now in the possession of the Basilica of St Mark in Venice.


    No one doubts the Alexandrian provenance. On each side of the throne are images of the four living creatures of Ezekiel, the most famous use of Ezekiel in Christian literature (John’s Revelation).

    The Patriarchate gave me permission to use the images once. I can arrange for it again

  2. Thank you for the suggestion and the kind offer. It is interesting.

    But I don’t think this is the direction I want to go in. I have some definite (and probably wrong) ideas about how to sell copies based on a certain kind of cover and how it appears online, and I’m following that instinct. Probably useless, but instinct is all I have on these things!

    Nice pictures, tho!

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