From my diary

I’ve continued to work on formatting Theodoret’s Commentary on Romans for online accessibility.

Another chunk of the translation of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Luke has arrived from the translator – chunk 8 out of 14, if I recall correctly.  Apparently progress on this will slow down, tho, for term time.

OUP are going to send me a review copy of Bart Ehrman’s Forgery and Counterforgery, which is kind of them, and I shall write a review on it.

I shall be going off to Turkey in a few weeks, on a short coach tour.  It starts in Istanbul, and includes Troy, Pergamum, and Ephesus.  My impression is that Turkey may well become unstable in the next couple of years – the Islamist government is starting to put army generals on trial, and the army has been the guarantor of Turkey’s constitution – and it may be prudent to go now.  It will be very nice to see these sites, and I will be glad of the holiday.

3 thoughts on “From my diary

  1. Sounds like fun! My dad served at a US Army base in Turkey and has revisited a couple times since then, with my mom. It’s a beautiful, hospitable, and friendly country, when at its best. As usual, knowing a bit of the language can help.

    Are you prepared to drink super-sweet Turkish coffee? Lots of antioxidants from drinking the grounds! 🙂

    I’d be interested to know if you guys get offered alcohol. Traditionally, Turks drink a fair amount of raki and other stuff, but the government has been making noises about stopping alcohol production. They passed new laws prohibiting retail sales at night after 10 PM, with other restrictions on where bars can be, but that’s probably just the beginning.

  2. Thank you for your vivid picture! I’m looking forward to going, I must say. No coffee or tea for me, tho – hope their diet coke is OK!

    I would imagine that in the westernised resorts that we will stay in, we will certainly be offered alcohol. I doubt that I shall see anything untoward.

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