This is just a brief update to anyone who is interested in reading more about Fr Justin's lectures here. Thanks to God, I did indeed manage to attend the lecture at Dallas Theological Seminary today with my good friend Christopher. The lecture was entitled 'The Hermit City of Pharan, the Biblical Rephidim', and in my opinion it was even more fascinating than the last one. But I'm waiting to get some more details about some of the points I want to share before I do a real post about it. The lecture was too Logismoi-appropriate not to share some real details. For now, just be patient in the knowledge that I've got it in the works. I'm not sure that there were any other Orthodox bloggers there, aside from one George who claims not to post more than twice a year!
In other news, the magnanimous Esteban Vázquez over at 'The Voice of Stefan' has announced a book giveaway. The prize: Anthony J. Saldarini's Pharisees, Scribes and Sadducees in Palestinian Society (1988; reprint, Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001). So if you're interested in this subject (and if you read his post it may help to interest you), head on over and indicate your interest in the comments. Esteban, you are neither excessive nor deficient in giving away or taking. Aristotle would be proud!