Daily Archives: 22 Dec 2011

Biblical Text of the Day

Sirach 12:13-14 13 Who pities a snake charmer who gets bitten? Or anyone who goes near wild beasts? 14 So it is with anyone who goes near sinful people and becomes involved in their sins. Or as they say in … Continue reading

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News too Weird to Ignore: Or, Why I Like Guns

A Utah man who was trying to kill a mouse ended up shooting one roommate and getting another arrested for child rape, while a fourth roommate slept through the whole thing.  Taylorsville Police Sgt. Tracy Wyant told Deseret News that the first roommate, … Continue reading

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Hebrew Thought and Greek Thought

Jan Joosten’s paper from the SBL meeting in Frisco is online and it’s titled Hebrew thought and Greek thought in the Septuagint. Fifty years after Barr’s Semantics. Read it or download it here.

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NT Wright: Out of the Mouths of Babes

From Phil Long’s tweetings- Student N. T. Wright Review: “I hope my paper makes more sense to you than this book made sense to me.” Out of the mouths of babes (or in this case, students- which is basically the … Continue reading

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From the Newest Number of IEJ: Yossi Garfinkel on the Qeiyafa Inscription

With many thanks to Yossi for sending along a copy: The Relative and Absolute Chronology of Khirbet Qeiyafa: Very Late Iron Age I or Very Early Iron Age IIA?* YOSEF GARFINKEL HOO-GOO KANG The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ABSTRACT: This … Continue reading

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A YouTube For NT Wrong and James Crossley and My Other Agnostic Friends…

Merry Christmas! 😉

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The Latest From Bibledex: Christmas Stamps and the Virgin Mary

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The Common English Bible Doesn’t Always Get it Right

I do enjoy, and appreciate, the CEB (which is why I’m taking part in their ‘blog tour’).  But it sometimes misses the boat.  For example When God began to create the heavens and the earth— the earth was without shape … Continue reading

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Another Celeb Who Thinks He’s a Theologian

Please, celebs, in the name of all that is Holy, SHUT UP about theological issues.  You’re celebrities because you spend your lives pretending to be people that you aren’t.  Isn’t that enough for you?  Must you also pretend to be … Continue reading

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Texas: Where Ignorance and Football Trump Education

Texas looks like America will look if silly Americans vote for the Governor of that backwater. School funding in Texas is in turmoil. State lawmakers slashed more than $4 billion from education this school year — one of the largest … Continue reading

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Announcing the Azekah Archaeological Excavation

Perched 117 m above the rolling hills of the Judean lowlands (Shephelah) sits Azekah, in antiquity one of the main towns and the regional center of the fertile plains of the magnificent Valley of Elah. For millennia, Azekah flourished and … Continue reading

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9 Examples of Dilettantism and Pseudoscholarship

Jan Krans has uploaded a class handout which lists 9 very fine examples of pseudoscholarship and dilettantism in biblical studies including, but not limited to 1- The Shanks/ Witherington ‘Jesus the brother of James’ Ossuary. 2- The ‘Secret Gospel of … Continue reading

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Iraqis Just Love to Kill Each Other

That’s the only possible explanation for the ongoing never ending violence there. A wave of violence across Baghdad has killed at least 57 people and injured nearly 200 just days after American forces left the country. The blasts come after … Continue reading

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And The Winner Is….

Dan Krabach! Doug Iverson has already won and so has Kyle Owenby, Luke Chandler, and  Bacho Bordjadze.   I’ll be giving away one copy each week  for a couple more months (through the end of January). If you haven’t won don’t despair. … Continue reading

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