German practice

By: The Monk - October 9, 2007

For those of us studying the Bible or Ancient Near East, acquisition of German reading skills is a must. (It’s often said that German is the most important Semitic language, an insider joke of sorts, since German isn’t Semitic.)
This new blog, http://ergebung.wordpress.com offers daily practice in what it calls Theological German. I’ll be looking at it frequently.

Updates, links, and reports

By: The Monk - October 5, 2007

I notice it’s been over a year since my last post. During that time, I’ve made some minor improvements behind the scenes, but I’ve been largely unavailable to devote as much time as I want to here.
Our Spanish translation has completely stalled.

However, there are some positive developments. FARMS, BYU Studies, and some others have made many of their materials more freely available than before, so I’ll be going through and adding or correcting all my links.

I have some other essays to be added, such as what the creation account is doing in the temple, what its purpose is there.

Finally, I’m proud to report that MormonMonastery ranks very highly for certain searches about LDS TEmples and ordinances. Often, it is the only positive or pro-Mormon link on the first page of searches, the rest being anti-cultist or exMormon pages. Some of them still outrank the Monastery, but that can be helped by other bloggers or site creators linking to the Monastery. This is good work, and it’s helping people. If you have a page or blog, consider linking here, so that those searching for good information find it.

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  • What They Don’t Tell You What They Don’t Tell You: A Survivor’s Guide to Biblical Studies. A useful little volume.
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