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[14 Dec 2005|12:47am]
I'm going to spam, because I've worked on this all evening.

What I found curious, is that for once KJV's translation is actually more accurate than the most recent Finnish translation. I've been taught by many of the people who were involved with it, and I respect their mad skillz hugely (and know that most of the erroneous translations that were left in were demanded by the Church, the correct ones often added as foot-notes), but somebody must have had what I can only call a brainfart doing this part:


1. Samuel 9:25-26

Samuel communed with Saul upon the top of the house. And they arose early: and it came to pass about the spring of the day, that Samuel called Saul to the top of the house, saying, Up, that I may send thee away. And Saul arose, and they went out both of them, he and Samuel, abroad. -- KJV

Saul was made a bed upon the roof-ledge and he slept there. At dawn Samuel shouted up on the roof to Saul, "Arise! I will escort you." Saul arose, and they went out together. -- From the official Finnish Bible translation to English

What I came up with:

And (Samuel) spoke with Saul on top of the outer roof. And they arose (excitedly) and it was upon the rising of the dawn (and) Samuel shouted to Saul up on the roof, saying, Arise and I will send you away. And Saul arose and they went outside, the two, he and Samuel, outside (onto the street).


The inconsistency of Samuel first being on the roof and then shouting up to it is in the actual text, as it has most likely been patched up from more than one text. But the question that interests me is...

Did Samuel and Saul sleep together?
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[14 Dec 2005|12:18pm]
First exam today: Ecclesiastes/Ecclesiasticus


I think I've stumbled upon another thing that might make me come across rude. Absent-mindedness and easy distractibility. Especially during exam time I won't remember a single stray thought later, unless I write it down instantly. Often I think to ask someone how they are doing or how X went, but when I actually see them, I've forgotten all about it.

These from actual notes I'm surrounded by currently:

Tannaitic
Batteries
Korybantic rage
St. Severus
Philo+Galigula
While there are many things we can do to prepare for the unknown, we can never be prepared enough to dethrone Fortuna, the bitch-goddess of unpredictability
Library/money
m=E/c2?
Rom. 3:19
2 Cor. 3:6
Virago
Witch of Endor


Do I remember what half of those are about? Hell, no.
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[14 Dec 2005|05:28pm]
I've had short-of-breath-tititus all day. I don't know why.

I broke my favourite glass.

I'd finally psyched myself into getting over with the compulsory Swedish course. Registration started today. What does it say on the very top of the registration list? Theological faculty: important! For FIRST year students only.

Just my faculty.

None of the others.

*headdesk*

Why aren't you making things easier for people who have a slim chance of graduating, rather than giving free spots to firsties? It used to be people with most credits got priority. Because, you know, we can't graduate until we're done with this goddamn motherfucking remnant of oppression of the once-were ruling class.

Not that I've got anything against Swedish. I just wish it was optional.
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