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James 1:22-25 (BTV)But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror. For he looks at himself and goes away, and then immediately forgets what he looks like. But he who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, is not a forgetful hearer but a doer who acts. He will be blessed in what he does.
This site contains my notes on Scripture and other Christian texts.
I made this site primarily for myself so that I can access and share my notes from anywhere. For anyone stumbling upon this site who wasn’t sent here by me, I hope you find it helpful!
This site is a work in progress and I add notes as I have time. It is not intended to be comprehensive nor to serve as an introduction to the Scriptures. If you find something helpful, great! However, if you find it confusing, I know that I don’t explain most things and I assume a bit of knowledge. I often only allude to ideas without fully developing them.
I do not intend to write an introductory resource—there are plenty of others who have done that already. At some point, I’ll probably post some recommended resources for learning more. In the interim, there are lots of citations throughout this site you can consult. I’ve also tried to document various conventions and references to help interested parties wade through my notes, including defining common abbreviations I use.
My name is Dan. I’m a husband, father, reader, thinker, and geek. That sentence was intentionally written with an Oxford comma. Μέγα βιβλίον μέγα κακόν.
- I’m an Eastern Orthodox Christian
- I study Christian Scriptures, history, and related texts
- I’m a pledged member of the St. Paisios Brotherhood
- I’m a moderator at the Christianity Codidact site
- I like tacos and dad jokes
- I have a love/hate relationship with technology (and I work in the tech sector)
- I enjoy working on projects at the intersection of computer science, linguistics, and philology (especially working with the Bible and related resources)
- I’m on a team that is preparing an updated text-critical Robinson Pierpont Greek New Testament with comparisons to other printed editions
- I created and maintain a reference on resources for software developers and computer power users interested in working with biblical texts: Awesome Bible Developer Resources
- I blog
- I tweet
- I code
Any opinions expressed on this site are my own, except for the ones I’ve gleaned from much smarter people or subconsciously espouse as a result of my upbringing. In any event, the opinions expressed here are obviously not my employer’s.
I don’t agree with everything that I post on this site (particularly when the content consists solely of a quote from something I’ve read). It simply means that I found it thought-provoking and wanted to share it. Lighten up.
This site should not be construed to represent any official position of the Orthodox Church nor any specific parish. I alone am responsible for the content here and it is not endorsed by anyone.
Feel free to click on any links, but just know that I do not endorse, control, or promote third-party websites and I make no representations about their content. All data and information provided on this site is for informational purposes only. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, currentness, suitability, or validity of any information on this site and I will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use. All information is provided on an as-is basis.
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