Saint Simon

23 03 2007

Some time ago now, I managed to collect some thirty-one books that Fisher Library was simply giving away. This was in two trips, the first of which saw me taking twenty-seven. When I pointed that out to my supervisor, he informed me that there are twenty-seven books within the New Testament corpus.

I am presently staying at a friend’s house for a few weeks while he and his wife are overseas and, despite the fact that I have since added more books through both loan and purchase, I originally came here with twenty-four. A teacher of mine just reminded me that there are twenty-four books (depending on how one counts them, of course) within the corpus of the Hebrew Bible.

I can’t help being holy.

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29 03 2007
Daniel

I think it’s time that that Pesach favourite “echad mi yodea” was extended to “twenty-seven, the number of books in the New Testament corpus”. It’s good to know that on the way there, we’d have twenty-four covered, too. Are you staying at S&N’s?

29 03 2007
Kathy

Well all I can say is in 5 days you will be back home for Pesach and there are five books in the Torah……so it goes on

29 03 2007
Simon Holloway

Hooray, my mum has commented on my blog!!

29 03 2007
Simon Holloway

And Daniel, yes: I am indeed staying at Nat’s and Sean’s place. Or is that “Nat and Sean’s place”? I never could tell whether you were supposed to place the apostrophe after only one of them, or after both…

29 03 2007
Kathy

At least I make an effort and make a comment!!

29 03 2007
Daniel

By the way, I think you were beaten to the beatification. There is a suburb of Jerusalem called “San Simon”, which I imagine is named after an earlier “Saint Simon”. Sorry.

29 03 2007
Daniel

Hehe, “beaten to the beatification”. That just came out. If only I wrote poetry …

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