Monthly Archives: December 2012

Gentleness and the Kingdom

This post is not language related but alas it is the end of the year and this has been on my mind since I read it a few days ago.  The following is a quote from Stanley Hauerwas’ memoir Hannah’s Child.  It is an excerpt from the sermon he delivered at his father’s funeral commenting on his father’s gentleness and how that characteristic is an integral part of Christ’s Kingdom.  My hope is that over the coming year I will find myself having “been gentled” as I follow Jesus.

“Part of the difficulty with the beatitudes is that some of the descriptions seem problematic to us — in particular, we do not honor the meek. To be meek, or gentle, is, we think, to lack ambition and drive. Gentleness, at most, is reserved for those aspects of our lives we associate with the personal, but it cannot survive the rough and tumble of ‘the world.’ Yet Jesus is clear that his kingdom is constituted by those who are meek and gentle — that is, by those who have learned to live without protection. Gentleness is given to those who have learned that God will not have his kingdom triumph through the violence of the world, for such a triumph came through the meekness of a cross.”  – Stanley Hauerwas, (Hannah’s Child, pp.39)


Posting Hebrew Text

Anyone have any advice on posting Hebrew fonts in WordPress? For now we are using the free features on WordPress for this blog. When we copy and paste Hebrew (using the SBL Hebrew font in a Mellel doc) it turns the text into a Hebrew font we don’t like too much.

Is editing the CSS the only option? For now we are posting JPEGs but it’s a bit of a hassle.

Help, anyone?

Information Structure: Jonah 1

I have worked through the information structure of the first chapter of Jonah as a way of learning how information structure works. What follows is meant to be a way of showing my work so that others can see what I’ve done as well as how I thought through the analysis.

I have posted this so that you can interact with my work and show me how I have succeeded and/or failed in my analysis. I want this to be a place of learning, so the more interaction the better.

Note: I am using Lambrecht’s theory of IS for my analysis

Also, I borrowed the Hebrew text format from Hebrew and Greek Reader.
Jonah 1

Jonah 1

Jonah 1

Jonah 1