Daily Archives: 28 Sep 2010

The Raphael Golb Case- Closing Arguments

The Washington Post has them in just little more than skeletal form. A defense attorney for a man charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online in a debate over the Dead Sea Scrolls has told New York City jurors … Continue reading

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Thanks, Joel! And Roland, You Have Some Explaining to Do

Joel Watts, in an act of unexpected kindness, has sent along a copy of this gem: Thanks man! But that wasn’t the only thing that arrived in the mail today- I ordered (yes, I still buy books!) Roland‘s Secularism and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Books

Raphael Golb Admits Lying to Authorities

Today at the trial of Raphael Golb, he admitted he’s a falsifier.  Or in plain terms, a liar. A prosecutor today hammered the “deranged” Dead Sea Scrolls cyber-bully for lying to investigators about the defendant’s scheme to discredit his dad’s … Continue reading

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No Mr. President, It’s The Ineptitude of Politicians That’s Inexcusable

Admonishing his own party, President Barack Obama says it would be “inexcusable” and “irresponsible” for unenthusiastic Democratic voters to sit out the midterm elections, warning that the consequences could be a squandered agenda for years. “People need to shake off … Continue reading

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Joke of the Day

Dot King calls it the joke of the year… but not quite.  The year’s not over yet. Two Jewish women were sitting quietly together, minding their own business. That’s pretty good!

Posted in Humor

Mazar’s Wrong In Her Identification of ‘David’s Palace’

She writes The Biblical narrative, I submit, better explains the archaeology we have uncovered than any other hypothesis that has been put forward. Indeed, the archaeological remains square perfectly with the Biblical description that tells us David went down from … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter Has Been Hospitalized

I hope he’s ok.  His condition is presently unknown as is the reason for his hospitalization, though I’m sure we will learn something soon.

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Ok This Is Definitely A List I Should Be On…

I’m, by my own admission, an absolutely horrible driver.  I’m so bad at it that old people on their last leg and taking their last breath would rather wait for an ambulance than have me drive them to the hospital.  … Continue reading

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Whatever the Question, 4Q381, Fragment 104 Has the Answer

All of life’s questions are now solved.  What’s the meaning of life?  4Q381, Fg. 104 tells you.  Is there a God?  What’s your birthday?  How many children will you have?  Where will Chris Tilling next manage to do evil?  That … Continue reading

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Zwingli for Today

Tyrants, unfortunately, are as numerous as fleas in August, misgoverning, extorting, oppressing. — Huldrych Zwingli

Posted in Church History, Theology, Zwingli

Mark Stevens Reviews BibleWorks 8

He’s got some useful observations worthy of your attention. Parts 1, 2 and 3 I have been using the program for well over a week now. I have spent time getting to know the software and trying out some (think … Continue reading

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Celebrity ‘Experts’ – The Oxymoron of the Decade

There are congressional hearings and there are comedy shows, and the twain rarely meet. So when a House panel on immigration combined them on purpose last week with testimony from Stephen Colbert and his “truthy” alter ego, debate broke out … Continue reading

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The Testimony of Raphael Golb According to the New York Times

The Times does a great job of reporting the testimony and pointing out the irrelevancy of the bulk of it. Mr. Golb spent much of his nearly three hours on the witness stand defending the theory of his father, Norman … Continue reading

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