From my diary

My apologies for the annoying pop-up that now appears on the right of the blog, touting ReCaptcha.  This is a little bit of market-position abuse from Google, who have forced their branding into the Contact Form that I have been using, and popped it up throughout my site (!).  I will find a way to make this disappear, given time.  How nice of google to steal part of my Christmas holidays and force their way onto my blog.  Google urgently needs to be broken up.

I’ve received a whole bunch of translations of portions of Eusebius’ Commentary on the Psalms from Fr. Alban Justinus.  There is one more batch to go, then I will release the lot.

The translation from the Latin of a life of St George is still in progress.  I have had no time to attend to it, and the translator has been in hospital.

I’ve now finished for Christmas, thankfully – my current contract is hard work – and I hope to have time to attend to things.


2 thoughts on “From my diary

  1. Joseph A. Fitzmyer – Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at the Catholic University of America, member of the Pontifical Biblical Commission, and former president of the Catholic Biblical Association – writing in the Catholic Church’s official commentary on the New Testament[1], writes about the date of Jesus’ birth, “Though the year [of Jesus birth is not reckoned with certainty, the birth did not occur in AD 1. The Christian era, supposed to have its starting point in the year of Jesus birth, is based on a miscalculation introduced ca. 533 by Dionysius Exiguus.”

    wondering if you have come across this claim?

    I enjoy your research. I am curious to know if you would ever consider being interviewed for a Podcast?

  2. I’ve heard the claim but never looked into it. Computus is a hard discipline anyway. Making the works of Dionysius Exiguus accessible would be a higher priority.

    I never watch podcasts, and I’ve never been asked to do one.

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