Thursday, March 30, 2006

a meme! a meme!

I've been tagged. What is a meme, the old people ask? Behold!

1. How many bibles are in your home?
2. What rooms are they in?
3. What translations do you have?
4. Do you have a preference?
5. Nominate an interesting verse

1. I count seven in my part of the house. (That doesn't include electronic versions. I think I have every version in an electronic format.)

2. All in my bedroom.

3. Two are RSV, three are NRSV, one is the Latin Vulgate, and one the Greek New Testament. I would like to get an Authorized Version (KJV) and a (New) Jerusalem Bible.

4. RSV. Although I had been enjoying working through the Vulgate, until I didn't feel I had the time.

5. I like John 19.30 in the Vulgate: Cum ergo accepisset Iesus acetum, dixit: Consummatum est. Et inclinato capite tradidit spiritum. I like it because of the rendering of "It is finished" as "Consummatum est." That'll preach.

Is there any point in tagging Canon Harmon? Does he stoop to this level? Worth a try. I'm rather curious.

What about Father Peregrinator?

Or Father Lee?

J-Tron will play. Right, JT?

Rambling Richard?

Garland will play too. Maybe. He's very ascetic now.

5 comments:

The Ranter said...

Memes, from my understanding, are community building activities. Since the Anglican blogosphere is a virtual community, its rather interesting to observe how this meme is spreading... Elizaphanian, who tagged me, is a priest on a tiny island off the coast of England...I'm in Michigan, you're in CT...
DBW
*humming "one bread, one body, one Lord of all..."

mmbx said...

Buy yourself a KJV and charge it to me for your birthday! Hold off on the New Jerusalem version... I have one you can have that I never use. Pretty translation, though. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FR. SON!

DDX said...

"Consummatum est." That'll preach.

Yes, it does! In the Greek it is a single, very powerful word: TETELESTAI! In the PERFECT tense, a word meaning to do something PERFECTLY...that DOES preach!

J-Tron said...

I'd be more inclined to play if you got the link to my blog correct. ;-)

father wb said...

Hmmm... interesting. Corrected.