St. Joan of Arc Chapel on Marquette University campus in Milwaukee, WI. ©2008 Matthew Hendricks (image self-created and owned by SCUMATT (talk) 03:37, 18 June 2008 (UTC); released under Creative Commons license) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
It’s now recognized to be a bad translation of the Tetragrammaton, but since it’s the King James default, I run into it all the time in music and literature. There was a time when some Catholic hymns used Yahweh instead, but now that’s been discontinued. But I can’t shake either my irritation of its incorrectness, or the way it’s gotten under my skin via songs I love and certain Bible verses. Alas…
Other oddball items that begin with the letter “J” include:
- When my daughter was a tiny baby, she suffered mightily from jaundice. It was soon cured through non-stop breastfeeding.
- I’m fascinated by Judaism and I’d really like to learn Hebrew.
- Favorite words beginning with “J” include: jiggerypokery, jovial, jocularity, and joy.
- One of my favorite saints is Saint Joan of Arc. The chapel she prayed at has been relocated to Milwaukee, and it’s located on the campus of Marquette University, and is seen in the photo to the left.
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