Does anyone out there know how to implement Wikindx on a site hosted by Yahoo? Anyone . . . ? Anyone . . . ? The James Bibliography on ΑΓΑΠΗΣΕΙΣ reminds me of a project I’ve had on the back burner. I’ve been meaning to put together a James bibliography for some time now, but I’ve wanted to do it in the database format that the “Paul and Scripture” section of SBL has been using [link]. I haven’t done so, mainly because of my ignorance with MySQL and PHP (which are needed to implement Wikindx). So, if there is anyone out there who knows how to implement Wikindx on a site that’s hosted on Yahoo, I’d love some pointers!
UPDATE: Thanks to the help of the wikindx creator, Mark Grimshaw, I have been able successfully install the program. See http://www.oldinthenew.org/wikindx3. Of course the bibliography is not fully developed yet – given that there are only 3 entries!
“Zephyr,” at ΑΓΑΠΗΣΕΙΣ, has been posting a running bibliography on “Recent Scholarship” on the Epistle of James [link]. It’s a great list, and I’m sure it will continue to grow [see his latest update]. If you know of any more texts, be sure to submit them by way of the comments!
I just realized that this site does not display correctly in Internet Explorer. I’m gonna have to fix that. I’m thinking about moving over to WordPress as well… Hmmm… Sorry for the inconvenience. Though I doubt I inconvenienced many!
My brother gave me the 20th anniversary box set of U2’s Joshua Tree. This little gem not only has remastered versions of the original album; it has a second CD with tracks either originally intended for the album or closely associated with it (released with singles, etc.). Anyway, one of the songs on the second CD was particularly striking – Track 11, “Wave of Sorrow (Birdland)”. Bono wrote it in the wake of his experiences in Ethiopia. I’ve transcribed the lyrics below from the accompanying booklet (I could not find the lyrics anywhere on the web with a cursory search).
His contextualized “beatitudes” at the end of the song are worth noting — as are his references to Solomon (the son of the shepherd boy, David), the Queen of Sheba and Menelik (the Son of Sheba and Solomon according to the pseudepigraphal work, the Kebra Nagast [see Wikipedia article/Eng. trans.]).
Heat haze rising on Hell’s own hill To wake up this morning too an act of will You walked through the night to get to today To bring your children to give them a way
Oh, oh this cruel sun Its daylight never done Cruelty just begun To make a shadow of everyone
And if the rain came And if the rain came now
Souls bent over without a breeze Blankets on burning trees I’m sick without disease Nobility on its knees
And if the rain came And if the rain came Now
Would it wash us all away On a wave of sorrow A wave of sorrow
Where now the holy cities Where all the ancient holy scrolls Where now the emperor Menelik And the Queen of Sheba’s gold You my bride wear her crown On your finger a precious stone Has every good thing now been sold
Oh son of shepherd boy now king What wisdom can you bring What lyric could you sing Where is the music of the seraphim
And if the rain came And if the rain came now Would it wash us all away On a wave of sorrow A wave, a wave of sorrow
Blessed are the meek who scratch in the dirt For they shall inherit what’s left of the earth Blessed are the kings who have left their thrones They are blessed in this valley of dry bones Blessed are you with an empty heart For you have nothing from which you cannot part Blessed is the ego if it’s all we’ve got this hour Blessed is the voice that speaks truth to power Blessed is the sex worker’s body sold tonight She works with what she got to save her children’s life Blessed are the deaf who cannot hear her scream Blessed are the stupid who can dream Blessed are the tin can cardboard slums And blessed is the spirit that overcomes