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Biblical philology

Postby Qimmik » Tue Jan 27, 2015 10:51 pm

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Re: Biblical philology

Postby mwh » Wed Jan 28, 2015 3:44 am

When I was a kid I used to play and sing the original, and had hoped never to hear it again. But this is hilarious. Thank you Qimmik!
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Re: Biblical philology

Postby Victor » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:18 pm

Yes, many thanks, Qimmik! It brightened up my day.
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Re: Biblical philology

Postby jeidsath » Sat Jul 11, 2015 3:08 pm

This is so good that it deserves a bump.
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Re: Biblical philology

Postby Isaac Newton » Sat Jul 11, 2015 4:26 pm

"I side with all the Orthodox, and censure the heretical. I print, I wrinkle brows of any liberal who wrinkle mine, and counter all the thesis of that vigilante Finkelstine ! Then I can give a lecture on the logic of Leviticus ... I am the very model of a biblical philologist."


Pretty well sums up most (if not all of you) here, doesn't it ? :D......
Οὐαὶ οἱ λέγοντες τὸ πονηρὸν καλὸν καὶ τὸ καλὸν πονηρόν, οἱ τιθέντες τὸ σκότος φῶς καὶ τὸ φῶς σκότος, οἱ τιθέντες τὸ πικρὸν γλυκὺ καὶ τὸ γλυκὺ πικρόν
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Re: Biblical philology

Postby ÓBuadhaigh » Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:58 pm

BRAVO! :lol:
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Re: Biblical philology

Postby Qimmik » Mon Jul 13, 2015 1:54 pm

I went through a G&S phase when I was 11. I had the D'Oyly-Carte recordings (with Martyn Green). My favorite was the Nightmare Song from Iolanthe, which I memorized and annoyed everyone I could by obsessively singing it off-key.
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Re: Biblical philology

Postby Sofronios » Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:36 am

Magnificent!
whoever make this song, I think they give an impression that biblical philology (and maybe philology in general) is a deep and rich subject!
I am really convinced!
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