Monthly Archives: April 2012

I Want One!

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Scholars Won’t Be Gathering Where Anthony Le Donne Was Fired

Earlier today Joel noted that the very school which fired Le Donne was planning a conference on, of all things, the Historical Jesus!  Irony of ironies, the very school which didn’t see fit to retain on its faculty a very … Continue reading

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Ministers Who Become Atheists Are As Interesting to Me…

As vegans who become vegetarians.  I just find it completely impossible to care.  Quite frankly the only reason I’m even bothering to mention it is because my daughter said I should.  And I’m a good dad, so I have. Finis.  … Continue reading

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When Ideology and Indoctrination are More Important Than Education: The Bizarre Firing of Anthony Le Donne

When ideology and indoctrination are more important than education, it’s the best and the brightest and usually the most faithful who suffer the consequences, as is certainly the case in the bizarre firing of Anthony Le Donne, who was, for … Continue reading

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A Whole Array of Sciency People Have Something to Say About the Verdict of the ‘Trial of the Century’

Over at Bible and Interpretation.  In a word, the authors of the essay believe it vindicates their collective views and calls into question the views of those who know the inscription’s second half to be bogus.  Give it a look … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

The Azekah Coin

During the survey at Tel Azekah, among the many pottery shards found, a coin was discovered on the surface. The diameter of the coin is 23 mm, and it is fairly heavy for its size. The core of the coin … Continue reading

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Luther: On Rome

Luther’s description of his visit to Rome is priceless: “I wouldn’t take one thousand florins for not having seen Rome because I wouldn’t have been able to believe such things if I had been told by somebody without having seen … Continue reading

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Zwingli and Faber Weren’t Exactly Friends…

30 April, 1526 saw the publication of Huldrych Zwingli’s Über den ungesandten Sendbrief Fabers Zwinglis Antwort. It demonstrated once again, as if it needed further demonstration, that Zwingli and Faber weren’t any longer capable of being BFF’s (though at one … Continue reading

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Hershel Shanks Has Done it More than Once

The other day I mentioned that Shanks has been lifting, without permission, evidently by means of a ‘mole’, materials from a closed (which means inaccessible to the general public) discussion list. Evidently he didn’t just lift something from Niels Peter … Continue reading

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The Azekah Excavation in the News

This summer, Tel Aviv University’s Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology is adding another excavation to their already expansive list of seven active digs. Azekah, a city of the ancient kingdom of Judah that features prominently in the Bible … Continue reading

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Manchester City…

That would be the team I hope wins today when they play Manchester United.  Go City! They take their football seriously in Manchester!

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Calling Someone a Philistine Is Really a Compliment

The Philistines were really amazingly cultured, as the excavation at Gath (and elsewhere) has shown.  This reminder of that simple fact provoked by the appearance of a paper by Louise Hitchcock titled ‘Who Are you Calling a Philistine?‘  You’ll, I … Continue reading

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From Now On You Can Call Me The Anti-ultracrepidarian

ul·tra·crep·i·dar·i·an [uhl-truh-krep-i-dair-ee-uhn] adjective 1. noting or pertaining to a person who criticizes, judges, or gives advice outside the area of his or her expertise: The play provides a classic, simplistic portrayal of an ultracrepidarian mother-in-law. Origin: 1800–20; ultra- + Latin … Continue reading

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And God always sees who we really our even if our ‘costume’ persuades others otherwise.

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Ours is the Age of Dilettantism: the Death of Facts

When historians look back at the beginning of the 20th century, when all of us now living have long been dead, they’ll, I think, describe it as the ‘Age of Dilettantism’.  And they’ll do it because our age relies on … Continue reading

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Now That’s The Truth! On What Education is Really About

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Come on ABC, Surely You Can Spell

ABC news just tweeted a bit ago- Is Joel working for ABC now?

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Apple’s Not Exactly a Good Corporate Citizen

Apple, the world’s most profitable technology company, doesn’t design iPhones here. It doesn’t run AppleCare customer service from this city. And it doesn’t manufacture MacBooks or iPads anywhere nearby. And Yet, with a handful of employees in a small office … Continue reading

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Dorothy, Thanks for Your Support

Dot King writes Jim Davila, a highly respected professor at the leading Scottish university, has blogged about a rather stupid claim of “slander” made against Mark Goodacre, Jim West and Robert Cargill by  Nicole Austin, Associate Producer on The Resurrection … Continue reading

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Pentebabbleists Beware

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