Monday, November 7, 2016
The Canterbury Bible Publication
Regular readers of the Statement Analysis blog know that the blog advertises the instruction opportunities for formal education in analysis, but on occasion, we do promote some books recommended for those studying. Here are two such offered for your consideration:
Avinoam Sapir's "Linguistic Archeology: Unearthing the Secrets of Genesis Using SCAN" is one such recommendation that we have made previously. It is a book worth studying. Here is a short quote from it highlighting what a gem it is:
"A Negative Sentence"
"We should realize that while at a certain point of time in a statement only one event can occur, the possibilities for what did not happen at a certain point in time are limitless. The quest is, why would the one who gives the information choose to include in an open statement of of the unlimited options for what could have happen but did not happen? The conclusion has to be that such information is important for the person. If it is important to the person giving the information, it should be important to the one receiving the information. There will be ties that such information does not seem important ifor the listener reader, but the readerlistner should not be guided by is or her own logic but by the logic guiding the text."
This short paragraph is a gem.
For analysts, this highlights why "that which is in the negative", or "The rule of the negative" is so important. Among the endless list of things that did not happen, the subject has chosen to tell us this specific one.
We must learn why.
The work from Mr. Sapir is not always an easy read, as it is intended for those trained in "SCAN" (Scientific Content Analysis which is a strong foundation for both statement and content analysis) but one worthy of the effort.
Although he has a set goal in mind in this work, its scattering of principle throughout is invaluable to students of statement analysis. He also shows how statement analysis can be applied to the English translation, even while giving us Hebrew original wording when needed.
If you are looking for a top of the line leather Bible, Schuyler has announced its most recent publication: The Canterbury Bible.
The Bible's teaching on human nature is something every analyst, investigator, and professional should carefully consider.
The physiological descriptions, alone, particularly under the analysis of Mr. Sapir, offer tremendous insight into relationships, patterns of behavior, speech, and other points of interest to readers here.
Evangelical Bible is a company selling the soon to be published "Canterbury Bible" from Europe with beautiful goatskin leather and top of the line binding.
The leather will last generations. We have one as well as some antiquated books, and once per year we use leather conditioner on them all.
It is an expensive Bible, particularly the top goatskin leather bound ones, and the production numbers are likely to be low. When these go out of stock, it may be a long time before they are reprinted.
In criminal analysis we study the basic ideologies that have influenced both western civilization and non-western civilization. Although few may profess belief in Judaism or Christianity, they are by products or recipients of an ideology that impacted their culture and was handed down to them. They often speak and make opinions, without knowing the origin of thought. We study the ideology to understand the subject. This includes threat analysis and anonymous author identification.
For those who already read the Bible but in modern English language, consider the benefits of learning the "Shakespearean" language of the "Authorized version."
With the change of language, it can be like learning an entirely new language, with increased depth. Having to pause to consider a word's specific meaning (or sentence structure) increases learning. If such a pause is lengthened by research, including Hebrew and Greek, learning itself will increase. It is a marvelous discipline.
Similar to the assistance in statement analysis that comes from great volumes of transcription work, the level of concentration increases. Once the language becomes familiar, it may lead the reader to works of literature that advance learning and increase personal reward, including works that may once have intimidated the reader.
If you do not own a copy of "Linguistic Archeology" visit www.lsiscan.com to purchase a copy. It, too, is not inexpensive, as paperbacks go, but a marvelous bargain when one considers the wealth of information contained therein.
For those interested in the Canterbury Bible or one of the beautiful Allan Bibles, contact Evangelical Bible. Mr. Sapir's work is scholarly and his orthodox background reveals a deep respect for the Scriptures he analyzes. Much inspiration may be gleaned from both, particularly from those stressed by the abundance of criminal activity and deception from the election season.