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The Epistle of Paul to the Romans, Part III

THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE ROMANS, PART III [i] By Darrell Sutton In the study of ancient Christian texts students are obliged to investigate wider settings such as social and cultural histories and imperial policies. The text of Romans fascinates … Continue reading

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The New Oxford Annotated Bible

The New Oxford Annotated Bible 5thedition, Oxford University Press, fully revised and expanded, NRSV with Apocrypha. Pp. xxiii, 2416, ISBN: 978-0190276096. $95.00., reviewed by Darrell Sutton When Early Modern English was becoming the vernacular speech, Edward VI (1537-1553) removed restrictions … Continue reading

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Statius’ Silvae

Statius’ Silvae Specifics regarding the life of Publius Papinius Statius (c.45 AD-96 AD) are for the most part derived from material in the Silvae. Scholars believe that Statius’ biography is recoverable. Perhaps, but most scholarly conclusions are of the speculative … Continue reading

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Postscript on St Paul’s “Anti-Semitism”

Postscript on St Paul’s “anti-Semitism” by Darrell Sutton In two previous papers I introduced a letter of the Apostle Paul to Christians in Rome. The letter was written in the first century AD. Some of the recipients may have been … Continue reading

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The Epistle to the Romans, Part 2

The Epistle to the Romans, Part 2 translated by Darrell Sutton  INTRODUCTION In a previous QR posting on October 10, 2017, I published some preliminary remarks on Paul’s Letter to the Romans. Those comments consisted of prefatory matter for a … Continue reading

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The Revision, Revised Again

The Revision, Revised Again THE GREEK NEW TESTAMENT, eds., D. Jongkind, P. J. Williams et al., produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge; published by Crossway and Cambridge University Press (2017), Pp. 526 I Every critical Greek New Testament must satisfy two … Continue reading

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No Secular Heavens Here

No Secular Heavens Here Manilius’ Astronomica and the Poetics of 4. 1-11, by Darrell Sutton Lucretius (99BC-55BC) penned an atheistic poem entitled De Rerum Natura (DRN). Its Latin text contains poetry of a high order. In the world of DRN, … Continue reading

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Epistle to the Romans, part 1

Epistle to the Romans, part 1 A new translation by Darrell Sutton of Paul’s timeless text Introduction October 31, 1517 was a fateful day in early-modern German history. For it was on that date that Martin Luther (1483-1546) published his … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom, in a Time of Troubles

Words of Wisdom, in a Time of Troubles Darrell Sutton reviews a new exegesis of Islam Ira M. Lapidus, A History of Islamic Societies, 3rd ed. (Cambridge University Press, 2014), xxxvii, pp 979. These are unhappy times. The dawning of … Continue reading

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Forth on the Godly Seas

Forth on the Godly Seas Darrell Sutton considers new translations of timeless texts Barry Powell, Homer: The Odyssey (Oxford U. Press, 2014), xxv, pp 459 Peter Green, The Iliad: A New Translation (U. of California Press, 2015), xvi, pp 592 … Continue reading

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