Monday, 29 June 2020

Monday quote

When being the most oppressed victim gives you the highest status, then it’s a race to the bottom.

Jordan Peterson

Monday, 22 June 2020

Monday quote

As regards sexual morality, we have reached a point at which it is no longer sufficient for us to criticize modernity’s poor answers. Like our Lord in the gospel narratives, we must also correct its terribly impoverished questions.

Michael W. Hannon

Monday, 15 June 2020

Monday quote

‘What is truth’ to ‘There is no absolute truth’ to ‘It’s true if it’s true for you’ to ‘If you deny this is true you are a hater’

Matthew Hoiser.

Monday, 8 June 2020

Monday quote

You don’t get to assume his intent and chastise him for your imagination.

Justin Parris

Tuesday, 2 June 2020

Zayit stone abecedary

In 2005 an abecedary was found on the Zayit Stone at Tel Zayit. It is believed to date from about 1000 BC. Below is the order of letters as inscribed on the stone. I have included the early Hebrew glyphs in the table as they most closely match the stone glyphs. There are some caveats as mentioned below.



Modern order Zayit stone
Order Name square early Latin Name square early Latin Comment
1 Alef 饜‎ Alef 饜‎
2 Bet 饜‎ b Bet 饜‎ b
3 Gimel 饜‎ g Gimel 饜‎ g
4 Dalet 饜‎ d Dalet 饜‎ d
5 He 饜‎ h Waw 饜‎ w
6 Waw 饜‎ w He 饜‎ h
7 Zayin 饜‎ z Het 饜‎ kh
8 Het 饜‎ kh Zayin 饜‎ z
9 Tet 饜‎ t Tet 饜‎ t
10 Yod 饜‎ y Yod 饜‎ y
11 Kaf 饜‎ k Lamed 饜‎ l ?
12 Lamed 饜‎ l Kaf 饜‎ k ?
13 Mem 饜‎ m Mem 饜‎ m
14 Nun 饜‎ n Nun 饜‎ n
15 Samekh 饜‎ s Samekh 饜‎ s
16 Ayin 饜‎ Pe 饜‎ p faint
17 Pe 饜‎ p Ayin 饜‎ faint
18 Tsadi 饜‎ ts Tsadi 饜‎ ts faint
19 Qof 饜‎ q Qof 饜‎ q faint
20 Resh 饜‎ r Resh 饜‎ r faint
21 Shin 饜‎ s Shin 饜‎ s
22 Tav 饜‎ t Tav 饜‎ t faint

  • Letters he and waw are reversed, this has not been seen previously.
  • Letters zayin and het are reversed, this may have been noted elsewhere.
  • Letters kaf and lamed are reversed. The authors believe this to be a mistake because there is a gap following the kaf and what appears to be a cross (X) suggesting an error was made then recognised by the scribe.
  • Letters ayin and pe are reversed. The letters are faint and difficult to see. This inversion has been seen elsewhere.


Tappy et al. An Abecedary of the Mid-Tenth Century B.C.E. from the Judaean Shephelah. Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research. 2006.

Monday, 1 June 2020

Monday quote

If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus' fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by vengeance but by forgiveness; not by force but by sacrifice.

AW Tozer.

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