- 1 Augustine, antipodes and science
- 2 Thank You
- 3 Lot (Biblical)
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- 6 Polyandry
- 7 Women in the Hebrew Bible
- 8 Some stroopwafels for you!
- 9 Book of Mormon horses
- 10 P. Amherst 2
- 11 The Bible and History
- 12 De Vrije Katheder, Nazi-occupied Netherlands
- 13 John Argubright and Xulon Press
- 14 Page Curation newsletter
- 15 David
- 16 Solomon
- 17 your removal
- 18 Disambiguation link notification for January 3
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- 20 Bible and history
- 21 June 2013
- 22 Renaming of List of artifacts significant to the Bible
- 23 Apologies
- 24 Your reply to "Why do so many anglicized biblical names end in -ah?" on the Humanities Reference Desk
- 25 Reference errors on 12 June
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Augustine, antipodes and science
You may be interested in this: Talk:Augustine of Hippo#Augustine, antipodes and science, about the Augustine quote that has been repeatedly added to the article Augustine of Hippo. Regards, Paul August ☎ 19:50, 23 January 2010 (UTC)
Lol... I'm surprised that passage even stuck... I put that tidbit there lastnight wondering if someone would come along and delete the whole thing out... Its pretty cool that so far, there is no objection to the ****sexuality passage being there. Thank you for your clarification of that edit. Jasonasosa (talk) 13:57, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for informing me about this, I was informed about using these sign marks long ago in talk pages so, I thought they should be used everywhere, however I just like using them everywhere just to make things clear just in case but, once again thank you.Moodswingster (talk) 01:55, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
I've had very limited success in getting responses from my postings on wikipedia's "discussion" pages...but your quick response and fix of my complaint on the Tacking(sailing) page was very refreshing! Kudos and a fair wind to you. Numuse37 (talk) 16:07, 12 September 2011 (UTC)
That quote really has nothing to do with polyandry, but rather women who are captured/enslaved in war have their previously-existing marriage obligations unilaterally annulled (from the point of view of the captors). AnonMoos (talk) 10:15, 23 October 2011 (UTC)
It would be more helpful if you added a bit of information about the difference in this respect between the OT and the Tanakh. After all, the lead (incorrectly) identifies the Tanakh with the Old Testament, which for Catholics (in the case of Judith) doesn't jive. Note also that there is significant discussion on the canonicity of Judith (The book of Judith: Greek text with an English translation, by Morton S. Enslin and Solomon Zeitlin), but most importantly, note how the article wavers between Old Testament and Hebrew scripture--citations and references are to the Christian bible. Consider expanding the article, not restricting it. The alternate option is to have a competing Women in the Old Testament, which would not be useful. Drmies (talk) 00:22, 21 December 2011 (UTC)
Some stroopwafels for you!
|Thanks for filling in the etymology at Llama. I can't believe we were missing such a basic fact. Steven Walling • talk 04:54, 25 January 2012 (UTC)|
Book of Mormon horses
P. Amherst 2
The Bible and History
Your observation, "the Bible gives an incomplete picture of the Biblical world is obvious, but not really meaningful. It is not an encyclopedia, so of course it is not comprehensive. That's like saying that Anne Frank's diary gives an incomplete picture of WW2. Obviously true, but that tells us nothing about its usefulness or reliability." I am impressed! That is a brilliant observation IMO! Thanks. Student7 (talk) 01:23, 12 July 2012 (UTC)
De Vrije Katheder, Nazi-occupied Netherlands
Dear Lindert, your reply to my Ref Desk query is tremedously helpful. The archives at my workplace holds documentary material relating to that group, in particular the activity of two brothers, Jaap (Jacob) and Sal (Sylvain) Bramson. See Item No. 1006 in the Artifacts section of the online archives for artifacts that originated in their 1942 incarceration for resistance activity. It's unlikely they were students at the University of Amsterdam, but the English language source you sent indicates that "... non-communists also participated in the resistance work of the Vrije Katheder-group." This helps validate the biographical material we received from their mother. I'll file the material you provided, for future reference. Many thanks! -- Deborahjay (talk) 06:32, 3 September 2012 (UTC)
John Argubright and Xulon Press
Noticed on your work page on list of etc that you've got this guy as a source. Xulon Press is self-published, so it can't be used as a source, and in any case Argubright is a Creationist so not useful as a source for archaeology (or anything in fact, he doesn't seen significant enough). Dougweller (talk) 08:47, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
- That's just copied from the article a long time ago. I am aware that page is hopelessly outdated, and I'm hardly using it anymore. Feel free to blank it or something. - Lindert (talk) 08:55, 6 September 2012 (UTC)
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I don't know, I am specifically asking, if it were to happen in America how much of a tort would it be? (Disturbing the peace, screaming in your face). The deaths are easier I think - I would just like to see it on the same scale. Do you have a more specific reason you think it's not a genuine question? --22.214.171.124 (talk) 12:33, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
- At the top of the page it reads "if you need advice or opinions, it's better to ask elsewhere.". and "The reference desk does not answer requests for opinions or predictions about future events. Do not start a debate; please seek an internet forum instead.". There is no factual question in your post, and you only mentioned the US in passing. Everything in it is a matter of opinion, and the reference desk is not for speculation about hypothetical events (such as rockets fired into the US). - Lindert (talk) 12:42, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
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Bible and history
Sorry if I came across as a little short-tempered on the talk page - this kind of silly argument is the sort of thing that puts me right off wikipedia. There must be (and there are!) better ways to spend my time. PiCo (talk) 12:26, 16 March 2013 (UTC)
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Renaming of List of artifacts significant to the Bible
Hi, just to let you know that we're in the third and final stage of the RM discussion at Talk:List_of_artifacts_significant_to_the_Bible#Requested_move_09_November_2013. I'm sending you this message because you participated in an earlier stage of this discussion. We'd be grateful for your input. Thanks! Oncenawhile (talk) 08:22, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
Hi, I just wanted to apologize for some of my comments the other day on the ref desk. I did think your overall answer was good and helpful, but that one sentence just touched a nerve. I do still think that your post would have been better if you had clarified that you were stating views of the church, and included your later references in the original post. But it ultimately wasn't a big problem. I probably should have stopped responding after your response, because the issue was basically clarified by that point. SemanticMantis (talk) P.S. Why do you say that St. Augustine was not a Roman Catholic? All I know is that he lived in the Roman empire, he is a saint in the Roman Catholic Church (according to List_of_Catholic_saints), and his WP article mentions that "Augustine developed the concept of the Catholic Church as a spiritual City of God," and that he wrote "On the Holiness of the Catholic Church". So it seems at the least he was a Roman and a Catholic, but is there some technical reason why you said he wasn't a Roman Catholic? As you can tell I am no expert on Catholic history.
- Thanks, apologies accepted, though not really necessary. I probably should have phrased that part of my response differently.
- You're right, Augustine was a Roman and a catholic. The term "catholic" is however not something that uniquely denotes the Roman Catholic Church. See e.g. Catholic Church (disambiguation). "Catholic" means "universal", and basically all Christians, including the Eastern Orthodox and Protestant, consider themselves part of this "universal (or catholic) church" (referred to in the apostles' creed), and some even have "Catholic" in their name. Augustine lived in the 4th and 5th centuries, before the East–West Schism, which divided the Christian Church into what became the Eastern Orthodox and the Roman Catholics. It is anachronistic to assign individuals who lived in ancient history to branches of Christianity that did not develop until centuries later. Of course Augustine was and is an inspiration to many Roman Catholics, as well as Eastern Orthodox and protestants, and he is considered a saint in many churches. It's just that historically, most of the characteristics which today distinguish the Roman Catholic Church from other branches of Christianity had not developed when Augustine lived. Augustine would not have understood the term "Roman Catholic". His use of the word "catholic" has very little to do with how the term is often used today. - Lindert (talk) 00:00, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
Your reply to "Why do so many anglicized biblical names end in -ah?" on the Humanities Reference Desk
I read your reply that mentions "the Hebrew alphabet consists of just consonants". I am not an expert in the Hebrew language, but I believe there are several letters that are used as vowels: Aleph, Ayin, and sometimes Waw (letter) and Yodh, although Niqqud are also used to indicate vowels. Please correct me if I misunderstand. --Thomprod (talk) 13:47, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
- You do have a point, but what I meant to say is that all Hebrew letters are fundamentally consonants. No single Hebrew letter unambiguously indicates a certain vowel, but some letters indeed have a role in indicating vowels. Wikipedia has an article on this: Mater_lectionis. Ayin is never used for vowels, aleph rarely (and can be used with any vowel); the most important are Yod and Waw. A Yod can indicate a i-vowel, but also a (long or short) e-vowel. A Waw represents o or u. In classical Hebrew spelling however, these vowel indicators are optional and can just as well be left out. For example, the name David (Hebrew "Dawid") can be written as "dwd" (דוד) or as "dwyd" (דויד). The waw in both cases serves as a consonant, and the yod (indicating an i-sound in this case) is optional. Furthermore, reading דויד as "Daved" or "Doyad" is consistent with these rules. Hence it is necessary to use context and vocabulary knowledge in order to "fill in" the vowels, and that's what makes it different from the way we use vowels in the Latin alphabet. The He is used only for vowels at the end of a word, and usually indicates an a-vowel, but sometimes other vowels as well. Otherwise, He is just a consonant equivalent to our h, just like yod is equivalent to y and waw to w (or v). - Lindert (talk) 14:49, 4 December 2014 (UTC)
Reference errors on 12 June
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|So you come to my aid again! I'm recently retired from the GFH museum archives, thus freer to contribute to WP. Lots more to learn - I appreciate your help! Cheers -- Deborahjay (talk) 19:05, 12 May 2017 (UTC)|