Wednesday, August 08, 2007
Two finished pieces of writing
It's a happy coincidence that I finished two commissioned pieces today: an essay, "Jack, Our Savior?" for a collection of essays entitled "Secrets of 24" to be published in October and a 1750 word entry "Spirit" for a biblical dictionary to be published next year. Guess which one will have the wider audience? I found it well-nigh impossible to finish the latter and still consider it a woefully inadequate discussion of the topic given the range of literature and the difference of thought covered. Just take this as one indication of problems with a single verse. One could write 1750 words on this verse alone! The only thing I felt was useful in the "Spirit" article was to raise questions about when the noun "spirit" is capitalized in biblical translations and why.
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