Wednesday, February 11, 2009

When a bible commentary tells you to go to bed

Plodding through Charles Wanamaker's superb NIGTC commentary on the Epistles to the Thessalonians I saw my own name in the middle of the page – in a book published well before I had even begun my undergraduate degree!:

"... for the coming of Christ. Trilling (330f.) claims that it means ..." (p. 279)

Well, I thought I had seen my name.

But why had I seen it? Tiredness? Shameless ego-tripping married to pattern recognition? Prophetic insight? A messianic complex? I leave you to decide.


At 2/11/2009 3:31 AM, Anonymous Brandon W said...

It depends on your reaction to seeing your name. Was your first instinct, "oh no! what did he say about me?"

At 2/11/2009 6:46 AM, Anonymous steph said...

Definitely self obsession ... and I thought your post was going to be about sex!

At 2/11/2009 2:44 PM, Anonymous One of Freedom said...

My brother has you beat. He was courting his wife and at Christmas time he convinced the minister of her Anglican church to let him appear from the front at the singing of 'O come, O come Emmanuel'. But he's always been the cheeky one in the Emanuel family!

At 2/14/2009 2:42 AM, Anonymous Chris Tilling said...

Frank, that is phenomenal!!

Steph, me thinks you misjudged me! I am of purer heart and mind than that!

Well, Brandon, I think it was 'ABOUT TIME I GOT RECOGNITION FOR MY GENIUS'. Is that wrong?

At 2/14/2009 8:59 AM, Anonymous steph said...

Yes - it is I who am impure and depraved...

At 2/16/2009 8:24 PM, Anonymous goulablogger said...

Oh, great, you didn't post a spoiler notice. I'm half a page behind you. Now the suspense is just ruined!

Is Charles Wanamaker also among the prophets, then?

Chuck Grantham


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