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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

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October 19, 2014 at 15:54

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It’s Chris Tilling’s Birthday…

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So, happy birthday Chris.

You may not know this about him but he loves to tend his flowers. Here he is, watering them.

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But he’s getting a bit old and a bit bald- so we’ve pitched in to get him some much needed hair plugs.

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He’s also a bit incontinent, so we have installed a Home Depot near his home so they can help him with his issue.

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And finally, he has a lovely wife. He’s old and she isn’t, so we’ve recruited a replacement for Chris for her.  His name is Spicebomb…

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You’re welcome Chris, you’re welcome. 39 only comes once. Enjoy your final days…

Written by Jim

October 19, 2014 at 15:34

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Maurice Casey Day

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casey_fsToday is the anniversary of Maurice Casey’s birth.

Maurice Casey was one of the best known scholars of the New Testament presently (or more properly, recently) working in the United Kingdom. He was a tireless researcher who devoted his life to a serious and, insofar as this is possible, an independent investigation of the New Testament freed from dogmatic constraints. Or more particularly, to the life of the Historical Jesus.

In the last years of his life Maurice suffered a series of ailments which left him weakened and stymied and yet he persevered manfully through his “valley of the shadow”. As he worked on his final publication (and certainly not knowing that it would be his final publication) he grew progressively weaker, progressively worse. And yet he was so troubled by the rise of the ‘mythicist’ movement that he was determined to see the project through to the end. I’m grateful that he was able to.

He’s worth remembering, on his birthday especially.

Written by Jim

October 18, 2014 at 08:02

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It’s Prof. Garbini’s 83rd Birth-iversary

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Giovanni Garbini was born on the 8th of October in 1931 and he’s celebrating today his 83rd birthday!  He’s a fantastic scholar and one of the nicest people you could ever know.

He has written widely on the subject of the history of Israel and his amazing History and Ideology in Ancient Israel is MUST reading for anyone doing biblical studies. If you read Italian, he has even more amazing things in it.

I especially recommend the fantastically written Il ritorno dall’esilio babilonese.  Now that’s fun reading and stimulating beyond belief. So, to him I wish a very Happy 83rd Birthday!  My he have many more anniversary’s of his birth in good health and mental agility.

Written by Jim

October 8, 2014 at 16:18

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Candida Moss: Amputator

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September 26, 2014 at 10:37

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Joel Watts Has Moved to China and Now Works as a Translator

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September 26, 2014 at 08:35

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It’s Niels Peter Lemche’s Birthday

He has turned 69 but he doesn’t seem a day over 50.  EQX-Lemche-PPC.inddSo here’s a whole bunch of Lemche-ness.  I love this guy.  Happy birthday, good Professor.  Du er en af ​​mine yndlings mennesker.

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September 6, 2014 at 19:00

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