as I look back over the summer's postings, there was a lot about flesh and
blood and the words of John 6:53. I am looking forward now to a real lesson
in Christology from Paul Anderson's book, but I have just finished Covenant
of Blood, Circumcision and Gender in Rabbinic Judaism by Lawrence Hoffman
and I found it a remarkable book on the subject of blood and symbolism in
As a result, I have written both an essay revealing the astonishing
similarity of Jewish and Christian symbolism around wine and blood and a
story segment set in the year 20 in Zippori, a town about 4 miles from
If anyone is interested, you will find the essay at
the story is linked
at the foot of the page - it is really an integral part of the essay.
Thanks for all your teaching.
+ + + Victoria, B.C., Canada + + +
Catch the foxes for us,
the little foxes that make havoc of the vineyards,
for our vineyards are in flower. (Song 2.15)