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.

4 comments:

Rev Dr Mom said...

Woo-hoo for finishing two things! I look forward to reading them.

Tim said...

If you want to write a short Bible Dictionary entry that will be read by more people still how about a contribution to the Hypertext Bible Dictionary, once we get a core of 100 or so articles written and peer-reviewed an article on a popular topic will get 100s of readers daily and you'll be helping provide a useful resource! Just let me know and I'll send the information for contributors...

Tim said...

PS the project is briefly described at http://hypertextbible.org/#hbd

Deirdre said...

Thanks Tim, I'll check it out!