You Might be Studying the Hexapla If…

After seeing the word Hexapla in this blog title, you continued to read the post🙂.

Microsoft Word has underlined “Origen” and wants to correct it to “origin” continually throughout the document.

Your point of reference for Aquila is the Jewish reviser of the Septuagint of the early second century CE, not the preacher in the book of Acts.

The phrase “Catena manuscripts” conjures up all sorts of nightmares regarding provenance and manuscript groupings.

You know for what the siglum “Syh” stands.

The names of Field, Montfaucon, Morinus, Nobilius, and Drusius are household names.

Bishop Paul of Tella (7th century) and the work of Ceriani (19th century) have deep significance to you and perhaps a special place in your heart.

You recognize that this is a very significant colophon and perhaps some of the names in lines 8 and 10.

Asterisks (※) mean a whole lot more to you than marking an exception or a hypothetical form (e.g. Latin *potsum > possum).

The obelisk (÷) is not a division sign used in mathematics primarily.

The church fathers, Jerome and Olympiodorus et al., are more valuable and essential to your research than Augustine.

You learned about Julian “The Arian” for the first time in your life.

And finally, the Armenian language is way more interesting to you than Arminian theology.

2 thoughts on “You Might be Studying the Hexapla If…

  1. Pingback: Biblical Studies Carnival נז (November 2010) | Bulletin for the Study of Religion

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