Finally—the guide we’ve been waiting for!

Finally—the guide we’ve been waiting for!

By Kris (with a “K”) Cognitive Linguistics seems to be attracting more and more admirers everyday. Maybe it’s because Generative Linguistics is so boring. But then again, maybe it’s just because Cognitive Linguistics makes sense. And for that, we thank you CL—for always being grounded, and even when you go neuro-, there’s a metaphor not to … Continue reading

Discourse Matters: Why front a topic? (James 2:10)

Discourse Matters: Why front a topic? (James 2:10)

By Kris (with a “K”) Sometimes when we want to talk about something, that thing can be quite complex. And sometimes, that thing hasn’t been mentioned yet. So instead of just going on one’s merry way and talking about this complex thing as though our conversation partner is following us, there’s several different ways we can say … Continue reading

Paul: Inspired by Solomon or God?

Paul: Inspired by Solomon or God?

Posted by Kris (with a “K”) I came across a couple verses in the Wisdom of Solomon today that sounded a lot like something else I’ve read in the New Testament. It made me wonder: Was Paul influenced by this work? If so, what’s it matter? Does that mean either of the two works—in their … Continue reading

Not the Dragon Slayer I had in mind…

Not the Dragon Slayer I had in mind…

By Kris (with a “K”) Ever since I heard about the Apocrypha (I grew up Baptist, so this unfortunately took a while), I was always intrigued by the story of Bel and the Dragon. And having just finished reading through Maccabees (yes, 1–4), I decided to turn my attention to this anticipated legend. But to … Continue reading

The atoning sacrifice of Eleazar and Jesus

The atoning sacrifice of Eleazar and Jesus

By Kris (with a “K”) Antiochus Epiphanes, ruler of the Seleucid Empire, has just come to Judea because while he was away fighting the Egyptian empire, he got wind that rumors were floating around and that he had died in battle, and that the Jews delighted in this would-be-truth. This angered Antiochus, so he leaves … Continue reading