Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
A Personal Word of Thanks
10/13/2008 - James WhiteI had pretty much despaired of using this image. When I had purchased the photocopied version of Erasmus' 3rd edition of his Novum Testamentum (1522) I had been very disappointed when it arrived. The image backgrounds are dark, dark grey, making the writing next to illegible. But when I decided I wanted to include a scan from the text in the next edition of The King James Only Controversy (which I just finished editing!) I decided to try to clean up a high resolution scan I took on our copier/scanner. I made it look better, but...it wasn't close to being really usable in the book.
So I decided to ask Hacim, Son of Ramalah, King of Graphics. At least, that's how I refer to him. Hacim isn't really his name...well, it is, only...well, you'd have to be in channel to figure it out (or have a mirror handy, I guess). Hacim is one of our volunteers. Like the graphics on this website? He did them. Like the banner ads? He did them. Don't like the theology on the blog? Don't blame him! When I need graphics, he's the man. Well, he took what I had done, and produced this:
[For those interested, the reason for the attention to this text is that the King James has a clearly, documentable, unquestionable error at Revelation 16:5, where it follows Beza's conjectural emendation and lacks the Greek phrase you can see at the beginning of the second to last line in this graphic, ὁ ὅσιος, ho osios, "Oh Holy One." I am documenting, very fully, this error in the KJV in the next edition of the book.]
From next to unreadable to clear as can be. So I wanted to thank Hacim for all the great work he does for A&O as a volunteer (some of which you have never seen, some of which you see only in my debate presentations, etc.). And that reminded me to thank all the folks who help Rich and I. DeoVolente, Shamgar, ENielsen, Dale, TurretinFan, Carla, Algo, bluewoad, justrozie, Ordo, Keith, RazorsKiss, TQuid, Lane, Floggy, etc. (all folks in our chat channel who are so often called upon to help out, research, track down URLs, and so much more). Thanks to all who assist us in doing the work of the ministry! We couldn't do it without you!