Monthly Archives: September 2016

Milavec-adapting Jesus and Torah

I am reading Aaron Milavec’s The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary. He moves on to chapter three and four of the Didache. These chapters several times address someone as “my child.” This is a way to address a novice … Continue reading

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Milavec-a new way for displaced people

The main and most interesting part of Aaron Milavec’s The Didache is the commentary. His subtitle is Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary. I had expected the analysis in a separate section, but what he means by analysis is the way he has … Continue reading

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You want it darker

Most of us are familiar with Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah.  Bon Jovi even has a version. He has some new stuff out. Here Seth Rogovoy asks if this is not Cohen’s most Jewish song yet: You Want if Darker. The lyrics … Continue reading

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Milavec-the Didache as individual training manual

Aaron Milavec’s The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary is my subject again today. Milavec deals with a few introductory questions about the Didache. I’ve already mentioned that he thinks the work comes from the mid-50s of the first century, … Continue reading

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Milavec-a preference for the difficult reading

Aaron Milavec, in The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary, devotes several pages to his rendition of the Greek text. He follows this with his English translation. Textual criticism comes into play in understanding the Didache. The text discovered in … Continue reading

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Milavec-the Didache and early Christian community

Today I begin writing about The Didache: Text, Translation, Analysis, and Commentary by Aaron Milavec.   The Didache is an important document because it lies right on the edge between the New Testament and the church fathers.  Milavec believes that … Continue reading

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Genesis 1 and chicken sexers

The priests whose views come to us in Genesis 1 believed that God had made humans male and female. This belief laid the foundation for a binary understanding of human sex. Now we have people who claim other genders and orientations. … Continue reading

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