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And so we come, Gentle Reader, to sections Thirteen, Fourteen And Fifteen of the 1851 edition of Josiah Priest's Bible Defence Of Slavery. And we also reach the end of Priest's contribution to the work, though not the end of the book, which contains 'additions' in the form of a piece by the publisher and pamphlets from several other contributors. But this does seem to be a convenient place to pause and take stock.

Firstly, the easy bit. Some advice (which I touched on in a related piece yesterday) for anyone thinking of taking on a similar project.

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Paternity

Having observed, with some amusement, a few arguments as to whether Matthew or Luke is correct, regarding Jesus's line of paternal ancestry, I thought I'd save you Christian folks some stress and botheration, as you seem to be missing a rather glaring point. And 'cause I'm nice like that.
Daz

Genealogy of Jesus
according to
Luke

  1. God
  2. Adam
  3. Seth
  4. Enos
  5. Cainan
  6. Maleleel
  7. Jared
  8. Enoch
  9. Mathusala
  10. Lamech
  11. Noe
  12. Shem
  13. Arphaxad
  14. Cainan
  15. Sala
  16. Heber
  17. Phalec
  18. Ragau
  19. Saruch
  20. Nachor
  21. Thara
  22. Abraham
  23. Isaac
  24. Jacob
  25. Juda
  26. Phares
  27. Esrom
  28. Aram
  29. Aminadab
  30. Naasson
  31. Salmon
  32. Booz
  33. Obed
  34. Jesse
  35. David
  36. Nathan
  37. Mattatha
  38. Menan
  39. Melea
  40. Eliakim
  41. Jonam
  42. Joseph
  43. Judah
  44. Simeon
  45. Levi
  46. Matthat
  47. Jorim
  48. Eliezer
  49. Jose
  50. Er
  51. Elmodam
  52. Cosam
  53. Addi
  54. Melchi
  55. Neri
  56. Salathiel
  57. Zorobabel
  58. Rhesa
  59. Joanna
  60. Juda
  61. Joseph
  62. Semei
  63. Mattathias
  64. Maath
  65. Nagge
  66. Esli
  67. Naum
  68. Amos
  69. Mattathias
  70. Joseph
  71. Janna
  72. Melchi
  73. Levi
  74. Matthat
  75. Heli
  76. Joseph
  77. Jesus
Genealogy of Jesus
according to
Matthew

  1. Abraham
  2. Isaac
  3. Jacob
  4. Judah
  5. Perez
  6. Hezron
  7. Ram
  8. Amminadab
  9. Nahshon
  10. Salmon
  11. Boaz
  12. Obed
  13. Jesse
  14. David
  15. Solomon
  16. Rehoboam
  17. Abijam
  18. Asa
  19. Jehosaphat
  20. Jehoram
  21. Uzziah
  22. Jotham
  23. Ahaz
  24. Hezekiah
  25. Manasseh
  26. Amon
  27. Josiah
  28. Jeconiah
  29. Shealtiel
  30. Zerubbabel
  31. Abiud
  32. Eliakim
  33. Azor
  34. Zadok
  35. Achim
  36. Eliud
  37. Eleazar
  38. Matthan
  39. Jacob
  40. Joseph
  41. Jesus
Genealogy of Jesus
according to
Mary

  1. God
  2. Jesus

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And if a house be divided against itself,
that house cannot stand
Mark 3:25

Just take a look around you
What do you see
Kids with feelings like you and me
Understand him, he'll understand you
For you are him, and he is you
Sham 69

I've spent some time, this afternoon, proofing some more of that Bible Defence Of Slavery book. It's become somewhat of a hard slog, and bits of advice for anyone wishing to take on such a project keep floating through my brain. The two main ones being (i) start with something a bit more wholesome than the cesspit I chose for my first essay at it and (ii) don't set targets; do it when you feel like it and for only as long as your attention stays easily on it. Like any detailed work, it'll be done poorly if you're not giving it your full attention, and you'll only end up having to go over whole swathes of it again if you try to force yourself to it.

Over the course of this project I've become somewhat used to divorcing myself from the racism inherent in the topic in particular, and the general lack of anything approaching morality or empathy in general. The fact that I'm white, and therefore not one of the people being described as less worthy of human dignity helps, I'm sure, as does the necessity to concentrate on the minutiae of typographic errors, formatting and so on, rather than the message. One of the signs of my waning attention is, in fact, the tendency to start considering what's being said—that is, I revert to the more normal mode of 'reader,' rather than that of 'proof-reader.'

So, anyway, I found my attention wandering when a passage I actually 'read' sent me off on a mental side-track. Here's what it says: (more…)

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Ode To Yahweh

When Non Stamp Collector and 43alley put their heads together, you just know the outcome is going to be good…

And talking of YouTube; for those who find themselves constantly sucked into reading the comments under videos, even though they know that nothing but anguish and despair can ever come of reading them, here's a handy thing. Just add youtube.com###watch-discussion as a filter into Adblock, and the temptation will disappear, along with the entire comments section.
Daz


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Ped & Tree

I'd just like to take a moment to point out that…

You toe the line. If you're towing a line, it's probably got a boat or a sea-anchor attached to the other end.

People who think climate change is bunk are denialists. Denier is a measure of the weight of cloth.

We reap what we sow. Last time I looked, farmers were not in the habit of planting their fields using a needle and cotton. (more…)

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It's about time we had another music post, Gentle Reader. I'm pretty sure I've done science fiction before, but the topic's come up in several places of late, so, sod it, here's another one. And I've deliberately not gone back to see what I might have added to an older post; if I've doubled up, well I doubt I've managed to do so with all six, and hearing the same song twice in a time-span measured in months or years is hardly gonna hurt anyone is it?

Anyways, feel free, as ever, and as I probably no longer need to say, to add your own suggestions in comments. (Just paste the YouTube URL into a new line in the comment, to embed the video.)
Daz

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Beautiful

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Via sandara at Deviant Art.
Daz


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