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Your edits to New Testament articles[edit]

Hi. You're doing a lot of edits to New Testament articles (such as Epistle to the Romans, First Epistle to the Corinthians, Second Epistle to the Corinthians etc.). I appreciate the work you're putting it, but it seems to me that a lot of it doesn't match Wikipedia guidelines. e.g. some introductory paragraphs read like opinion, and the exegesis is a collection of quotes, and may not be suitable for an encyclopedia article. Also your citations are not done in Wikipedia style, which makes it very hard to verify and follow. I urge you to do put more effort into making it match Wikipedia style and guidelines, otherwise someone may go in and revert all your changes and then your work will be for nothing. Also, can I ask what is the source? Did you do it for Wikipedia, or does it come from essays you wrote, or somewhere else? Peter Ballard (talk) 07:20, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

p.s. Probably better to reply here than on my Talk page. Peter Ballard (talk) 07:26, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

Hello Peter,
You are welcome. I am learning about Wikipedia guidelines by trial and error. I appreciate the corrections that have been made so far, and hope that I will become better at this over time, but my first interest is in getting my notes up. I hope that others will not delete substantive material simply because of formatting issues. It would perhaps be more correct to say that I have added material rather than edited it; I have not deleted anything anyone else has put up, although I have commented on a couple of things in discussion.
The notes themselves are exclusively those I have made myself - I have never published anything - for the past ten years while cranking through the Bible in Hebrew with the help of three commentaries: Adam Clarke (1831), The Interpreters Bible (1955), and The New Jerome Biblical Commentary 1990. I quote so extensively from these commentaries because I can so seldom improve upon them, and because if NPOV does not exist in nature MPOV may be the next best thing. Clarke is pre-Tubengin, TIB is protestant, TNJBC is Roman Catholic. When I do have something of my own to add, I generally "sign it". The text translations are my own.
Thank you for your interest and advice.
A Georgian (talk) 14:07, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, A Georgian, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! Carl.bunderson (talk) 22:10, 13 August 2008 (UTC)

Many thanks for your helps, Carl. Another editor has also contributed to getting some of my stuff in shape. I'm am still cranking relentlessly through the remaining books of the NT (from I Timothy at the moment) together with the three commentaries, so my contributions will be amateurish for some time to come. I understand that I may have to do over when I'm done. A Georgian (talk) 14:24, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

Interwiki[edit]

Please don't "correct" Interwiki links, like this edit.[1] They are links to pages on other languages of Wikipedia (in this case Hebrew). When you "correct" the spelling, you break the link to the page on Hebrew Wikipedia. Peter Ballard (talk) 00:51, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

I did not realize that. So the link to "The Epistle to the Ephesian Twins" remains (such is the consequence of the extra yood; it turns a plural into a pair). A Georgian (talk) 12:43, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Fire support[edit]

I just remembered your old query. :-) I think I have it down to two: USS Galveston (CLG-3) or USS Providence (CLG-6). DANFS ends prior to the 1970 timeframe we need, and the Wikipedia articles provide no additional help. Cheers! —Ed (TalkContribs) 22:14, 8 June 2009 (UTC)

Adam Clarke[edit]

The reference to Clarke being antisemitic is NPOV. I don't think there'zs a need to editorialize - keep the quote and let people draw their own conclusions. Adam_sk (talk) 02:25, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

The quote without context would be random. If the quote is to be characterized, then it should be descriptive. Terms such as "purile" are not used to criticize, but to reveal the mind of the one using them with respect to one's object. It is not my point of view that is of interest, but Clarke's. A Georgian (talk) 02:41, 8 October 2009 (UTC)

Happy Holidays[edit]

Thanks! A Georgian (talk) 13:25, 4 October 2011 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello A Georgian! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 793 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Gabriel Levin - Find sources: "Gabriel Levin" – books · scholar · JSTOR · free images

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 08:09, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the good wishes. Would you be kind enough to critically evaluate the "reliable sources" listed on my UserPage. It would be helpful to get an objective opinion from an Editor I respect. - Ret.Prof (talk) 12:57, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

I haven't read those sources. My ideas about language behind the NT were stimulated by Robert Lindsey and David Flusser. I spoke colloquial Hebrew, so was intrigued by Flusser's statement that sometimes, when translatiing Jesus' words from Greek BACK [my emphasis] into Hebrew, he could hear the very voice of Jesus. A Georgian (talk) 18:54, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Epistle to the Romans‎[edit]

A Georgian, on October 29, I said, "Then don't readd it." Then you said, "OK", but then readded it again! What was that? (and what's with the tildes in your edit summaries?). Are you the one (IP address) who added that in the first place? If not, then why are you so intent on keeping it? And if so, then you should do it the right way. I quote: "Because this is the English Wikipedia, English-language sources are preferred over non-English ones. When citing a non-English source for information, it is not always necessary to provide a translation. However, if a question should arise as to whether the non-English original actually supports the information, relevant portions of the original and a translation should be given in a footnote, as a courtesy." If not done this way, it is subject to be removed.

Also, I think you need to learn to properly work with other editors on a wiki site. When another editor (especially an established one—one who's been editing for awhile) removes or changes something, unless it's a flagrant violation (which would only happen about 10% of the time) it should be left alone—or at least just make a minor change (compromise). See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Revert_only_when_necessary#Avoiding_or_limiting_your_reverts

And because your name is still red, I assumed that you were someone new or someone like a troll (that is something I look for when editing). You might want to fix that too. --Musdan77 (talk) 19:04, 31 October 2011 (UTC)

Musdan77.... Perhaps it is you that should learn what Wikipedia is for everyone and anyone and discontinue acting as if it is your own private project by excluding/attacking whomever disagrees with you. You continually tell others that if they do not like it, do not read it. What is up with that. If you ask me, you are a hypocrite and NOT a christian because you incite more hatred and evil than you seem to dispel and quiet. Apparently, A Georgian has decided that he does not wish to argue and disagree with the likes of you. (I can not blame him). THAT IS WHY HIS USER NAME IS IN RED IDIOT! However sir, I have taken a great interest in you and your edits. It would appear that you do not create much on Wikipedia and take great pleasure in reverting everyone elses' edits for your own egotistical reasons. So, get used to your actions on this site being monitored closely and with a slant toward criticism. Do onto others as you would have others' do unto you.... You should learn to follow a christian lifestyle rather than pretend to be a christian that prefers to follow Satan's ways and manners. You are a real jerk. 184.32.53.6 (talk) 19:53, 31 October 2011 (UTC)
I don't know who you are, whether you are Georgian in secret or someone else who attacks anonymously. Are you supposed to be a Christian by yelling names at people? (and your statement makes no sense anyway). None of your allegations are true. I have never attacked anyone, and I only make edits that are necessary. I have had compliments on the work that I've done. --Musdan77 (talk) 02:23, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Haha. My comments make no sense to you? They are plain as day and rather straightforward and comprehensible. Please note the signature on my previous post. What does that signify and mean to you, oh wise editor fool? I do not expect you to understand that because you know little about Wikipedia and the real workings of the logistics of the site at all.

Oh well moron Musdan, just like beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so are your edits and accusations of other editors as well. I am not A Georgian, however, you have captured my attention and I am paying close attention (many others as well jerk) to your "constructive", alas destructive edits that serve no real constructive purpose.

A.Georgian in fact has been an editor longer than you and it is partially your actions and "contributions" that caused him to deactivate his editor user name and work on Wikipedia. Thank you for your stupidity friend.

As for your so called decorations, of your contributions, others have reported your contributions as warring, immoralizing and idiotic as well. So, just be aware that your edits are monitored and being watched closely. So, do unto others as you would have others do unto you.... You have been fairly warned!

65.9.255.68 (talk) 03:39, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks & WP:PEA[edit]

Thanks for reverting my edits to the article this morning. It looks much better without my contributions. You're absolutely right, my short explanation in my edit note was tantamount to "no explanation." By the way in Wikipedia there's a page on peacock terms (WP:PEA), and I hope you can benefit from it if you ever have an opportunity to locate it. In any case I hope you have a chance to clean up the gospel of mark page if you think it's a worthwhile page for you to spend time on. Have a good new year, 72.129.81.5 (talk) 04:00, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

Hi, AGeorgian! Thanks for reading my contribution above. See WP:TALKO in the WP:TALK which lays out guidelines on editing comments on talk pages. I have reverted the refactoring of my talk entry here due to the following justifications which you will find on the Wikipedia guidelines for user talk pages:
  1. From the guidelines - "Never edit or move someone's comment to change its meaning, even on your own talk page. Striking text constitutes a change in meaning, and should only be done by the user who wrote it or someone acting at their explicit request."
  2. You do not have my permission to edit or refactor my entry on your talk page.
  3. My contribution to your talk page was not harmful, trolling, and it was not vandalism even in the most mild sense.
  4. My contribution to your talk page was not otherwise prohibited in Wikipedia.
Thanks for taking time to read this. I hope this enjoins furtherment of scintillating discussion on the part of you, I and the Wikipedia community. 72.129.81.5 (talk) 17:34, 10 January 2012 (UTC)
someone anonymously changed the statement "I don't think there's ..." to "I don't think there'zs ... " That was a change to a talk post that, according to the rules posted above is unauthorized. Now it has been changed again. Am I missing something? A Georgian (talk) 18:14, 10 January 2012 (UTC)


William Lindsay Scruggs - Request for Help With Geneology/Religion/Boyhood/Education[edit]

Hi AGeorgian, I have been working on the William L. Scruggs page. Check it out! I would like to get more info on his parents, wife, children, religion and educational background. We don't even have an exact birthdate, only a year. Most of what is in the page currently is from historical and published sources. We know he died in Atlanta Georgia in 1912, and he was born in Nashville in 1836.

Do you think you can help with any of this? I only found a few resources online as to geneology: SCRUGGS FAMILY SURNAME & Wlliam LINDSAY SCRUGGS. I have a feeling the second site is a part of his ancestry yet there is no link to Nashville there, only Kentucky. Also I would be interested in finding what his formal schooling was. He was trained in law. Did he attend a college? Was he a confederate soldier? I know he was probably well acquainted with Leonidas Livingston too, but what was the extent of this relationship? Was he ever married, when was he married, what was his wife's name? Did he leave descendants? Are some of them still in Atlanta?

If you think you might help with any of this, please reply here, or by entry on Talk:William Lindsay Scruggs in the appropriate category, or just edit into the page on your own. Thanks so very much. VictorC (talk) 19:14, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

I check geni.com for that name, but came up empty. Sorry A Georgian (talk) 21:06, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

May 2012[edit]

You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war according to the reverts you have made on Benaiah. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.

Please be particularly aware, Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:

  1. Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made; that is to say, editors are not automatically "entitled" to three reverts.
  2. Do not edit war even if you believe you are right.

If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing. StAnselm (talk) 02:32, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

    • I cited my reference and quoted the words that in it that support the alternate definition. What is lacking? I do not see how your reversions to a text that had no supporting references is OK, but my contribution is disruptive. A Georgian (talk) 03:18, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Your addition to Epistle of James has been removed, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without permission from the copyright holder. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other websites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites or publications as a source of information, but not as a source of article content such as sentences or images. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. I've got no reason to think that you were aware of our policy on copyright. I realise that it was in quotes and attributed, but that was too much. Dougweller (talk) 12:16, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Hebrew names[edit]

I don't know where you are getting your transliterations from, but they are non-standard - compare, for example, the transliteration in the [[Jacob] article. Also, the meanings of the names are unsourced - and often you ignore the Divine Name in your translations. StAnselm (talk) 22:42, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

I do my own transliteration. My source for meanings is The New Bantam-Megiddo Hebrew & English Dictionary, 1975. I usually translate the various forms of YHVH as God when the context is clear; for some readers YHVH would itself need translation. A Georgian (talk) 02:18, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
In that case, you need to carefully read Wikipedia:No original research. StAnselm (talk) 02:41, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
I also noted that edit and support StAnselm's comment. In ictu oculi (talk) 02:50, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to violate Wikipedia's no original research policy by adding your personal analysis or synthesis into articles, as you did at Micaiah, you may be blocked from editing. StAnselm (talk) 20:41, 23 May 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, we would ask that you assume good faith while interacting with other editors, which you did not on Gospel of Matthew. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Evanh2008 (talk|contribs) 04:49, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Gospel of Matthew[edit]

I left a note for you on the Talk page there - basically, do you know of anyone who disagrees with Burkitt about the sources used in that gospel? PiCo (talk) 08:42, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Gospel of Luke[edit]

I have started a talk section on the Gospel of Luke page so that you and the other editor can talk instead of edit warring. Vyselink (talk) 22:15, 10 October 2012 (UTC)

I know of about 50,000 Bible Scholars who disagree yet the liberals of Wikipedia are to lazy to look for anything that doesn't attack the Bible from their liberal presupposition and Anti-Christian bigotry. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 69.14.97.53 (talk) 21:44, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

October 2012[edit]

Your recent editing history at Gospel of Luke shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly.

To avoid being blocked, instead of reverting please consider using the article's talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. See BRD for how this is done. You can post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection. Elizium23 (talk) 19:05, 11 October 2012 (UTC)

July 2013[edit]

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