Not What I Usually Quote on Here

By Tim Butler | Posted at 23:37

Christopher tagged me with this interesting meme.

1. Grab the nearest book.

I walked over to the nearest set of books (not being in the middle of a research project, I don't have any books on my desk), which — as I quickly remembered — is my Scripture shelf. Between me and the shelf is a bunch of books, but these books are ones I ordered for classes this fall and have not unpacked yet, so I continued to go with looking on the shelf. Not wanting to type in Greek characters and thinking simply opening up an English Bible wouldn't provide anything terribly unusual for this little meme, I decided to grab the first non-Bible book on the shelf. Is that cheating? I went past the standard Bibles, past the Greek Bibles, past the Torah and Tanak, which took me into Other Scriptures (I try to be somewhat organized so I can find what I need when I need it, although I have a ton of books to reclassify at the moment). Ah, the first one there is the Qu'ran. (Penguin Classics' The Koran translated by N. J. Dawood.)

Ok, that should prove interesting.

2. Open the book to page 123 and find the fifth sentence.

“Then others succeeded them who inherited the Book and took to the vanities of this nether life.” (That's from 7.167, for those interested.)

3. Post the text of the next three sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

'We shall be forgiven,' they said. And if such vanities came their way once more, they would again indulge in them. Are they not committed in the Scriptures, which they have studied well to tell nothing of God but what is true?

4. Don’t you dare dig for that ‘cool’ or ‘intellectual’ book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

Well, I provided the caveats to my selection above. I'll try again tomorrow and select a book without any caveats. To make sure I don't time my search so that I'm by “cool” books, I'll try to look at as close to 4:30 P.M. as possible.

5. Tag three people.

Ed, Eduardo and Mark. (All readers of asisaid should consider themselves tagged, for that matter.)


Book It! Again

My friend Ganns tagged me for this awhile back. I have done it before but this time I have some books that don’t have Captain Underpants in the title.
1. Grab the nearest book.
I have two books that are equidistant from me. Oddly enough one of t…

Trackback from What In Tarnation?!?!? - Aug 17, 2006 | 11:48

Re: Not What I Usually Quote on Here

I don't do memes and tagging, so I'll rudely answer here.

1. Since I face the shelf directly, I grabbed the one easiest to remove, which is “nearest” in effect: Old Testament Survey, by LaSor, Hubbard & Bush.

2. “Literary diffusion was extensive and widespread.”

3. No, I don't blog about such things. Here: “Akkadian myths and epics were translated into Hurrian and Hittite and appear as school texts in the Amaran Letters, used by Egyptian scribes to learn Akkadian. The Hurrians were apparently especially active in spreading Akkadian literature to Asia Minor and Syria-Palestine. A Hurrian hymn to the goddess Nikkal has been found in Ugartic; in the Amarna tablets from Tyre two Egyptian poems are translated into Akkadian; and the Canaanite myth of Astarte and the Sea is found in Egyptian hieroglphics.”

4. That's the kind of books I keep closest. Next to that was “Absolute BSD.

5. Three would be half my known readers.

Posted by Ed Hurst - Aug 17, 2006 | 15:05

Re: Not What I Usually Quote on Here

Already done a similier one so I too will pass for my blog.

1. The Best of H.P. Lovecraft

2. “Today learned the Aklo for the Sabaoth(it ran), which di not like it begin answerable from the hill and not from the air”

3.”That upstairs more ahead of me than I had thought it would be, and is not like to have much earth brain. Shot Elam Hutchins's collie Jack when he went to bite me, and Elam says he would kill me if he dast. I guess he won't.” From the Dunwich Horror. (I haven't actually got to this point since I just starting reading the book.)

4. was the closest.

Posted by Mark - Aug 18, 2006 | 1:46

“Random quote” meme?

You can blame Tim for tagging me into this meme But I find it funny, so here it goes:
1. Grab the nearest book.
It’s El Aleph by Jorge Luis Borges. It’s on my desk, roughly at 20 cm of my right hand. The edition is from Alianza Editorial,…

Trackback from The Grey Shadow - Aug 22, 2006 | 13:46

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