Tuesday, June 16, 2009

books on the book

υἱέ μου
φύλαξαι
ποιῆσαι
βιβλία πολλά οὐκ ἔστιν περασμός
καὶ μελέτη πολλὴ κόπωσις σαρκός
--Solomon, wise even in Greek

Tonya and Daniel of The Hebrew and Greek Reader have posted their lists and have tagged some of us. Seems they'd been tagged in a meme by Ken Brown (of C. Orthodoxy), who writes:
1. Name the five books (or scholars) that had the most immediate and lasting influence on how you read the Bible. Note that these need not be your five favorite books, or even the five with which you most strongly agree. Instead, I want to know what five books have permenantly changed the way you think.

2. Tag five others.
Here goes (with 10 more unnamed):
  • Homer's most influenced how I read the Septuagint.
  • The Septuagint's most influenced how I read the rest of the Bible.
  • Then there's Kenneth Lee Pike (linguist, rhetorician, translator - who lets us view language N-dimensionally).
  • Then there's Jacqueline Jones Royster (afrafeminist, rhetorician, historian - who says the subjective position is everything).
  • And there's Philip Yancey (scholar? recovering).
Now I tag April DeConick, David Ker, Suzanne McCarthy, James McGrath, and Jane Stranz.



5 comments:

Jared said...

We've tagged a couple of the same people. With additional pressure, maybe April and James will do it!

James F. McGrath said...

How did I miss the list at the end of this post? I was probably subconsciously hoping to avoid getting tagged, but in the end I'm glad I was. Thanks to both you and Jared!

Jane said...

I will get to it this evening Monsieur - too busy out carousing last night to blog tut tut

Jane said...

c'est fait

J. K. Gayle said...

Jane,
il est étonnant!

James,
Thank you!

Jared,
One more of the two to go...