Hi, I’m George.
I like learning languages. I like studying the Bible, especially in the original languages. I lead a team that writes devotionals for my local church, The Mount, and am involved with planning/creating verbal elements for worship, among many other things.
As noted above, sphodra, Greek σφοδρα, means “exceedingly”. I found this word during Bible study, while reading about the wise men who came to see Jesus. Matthew tells us, “they rejoiced with a great joy exceedingly.”
In case you are wondering, the book pictured here is The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, by Edward Gibbon. That was an immensely enjoyable read, by the way. Then again, that may be just me…