Naming Our Sons Paul and Our Dogs Nero

Chris —  September 8, 2009

My favorite book dedication ever is F.F. Bruce’s dedication of his magisterial book, Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free:

To my grand-daughters

HELEN, ANNA, ESTHER AND WINONA MARY

And to my grandsons

PETER, FREDERICK, ALAN and PAUL

bearing in mind T.R. Glover’s

comment on a Roman Emperor’s

condemnation of the Apostle

to the Gentiles – – that the day

was to come when men would call

their dogs Nero and their sons

PAUL

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