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Clouded Beers

As explained in my blog “Bulut” on http://antioch-on-the-orontes.blogspot.com/2013/11/bulut.htmle, certain Turkish television stations, no doubt with good intentions, have started with a cloud or a mist to hide beers and other sorts of alcoholic beverages in the hands of actors in … Continue reading

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C. S. Peirce in Antioch

Yesterday we had an experience that made me take a second look at the ideas of the American logician Charles Sanders Peirce. In his theory of categories in human cognition, Peirce operated with the terms Firstness, Secondness and Thirdness. Firstness is the … Continue reading

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The term GOD in the Bible

We may fittingly start our essays on interpretation by considering some concepts that puzzled the theologians of ancient Antioch, namely those of GOD, LORD, and LOGOS. We shall start with having a look at the word GOD. If we consider … Continue reading

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Connotations and interpretation

As the theologians of the School of Antioch were especially preoccupied with the Old Testament, we may fittingly start our excursus on exegesis by considering three texts from the Old Testament, namely Genesis 19:8, Jonah 3:3, and Isaiah 7:14. In … Continue reading

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Antioch and interpretation

      I have for some time been writing on two blogs, or rather, some of my articles on Antioch – The Queen of the East in BlogspotI have re-published on Antiochene in WordPress. However, my long stay in Antakya, … Continue reading

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Habib al- Najjar and St. George

   In Antakya Mount Silpius is called the Mountain of Habib al-Najjar (Turkish: Habib-i Neccar). According to a local legend a disciple of Jesus called Habib al-Najjar was martyred in Antioch in the first century. This assumption is usually based on Sura XXXVI in … Continue reading

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The Quartodecimans and the Easter Controversy

Speaking about Easter or Passover, we have to mention the controversy about the timing. This strife was finally settled at the Council at Nicaea in AD 325, where it was agreed to celebrate the resurrection of Christ on a Sunday … Continue reading

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