Daily Archives: 12 Apr 2012

A Forthcoming Volume to Watch For: THE POLITICS OF ISRAEL’S PAST: THE BIBLE, ARCHAEOLOGY AND NATION BUILDING, Ed. by Emanuel Pfoh and Keith W. Whitelam

It will be published by Sheffield Phoenix Press, and will include essays by James Crossley, Keith Whitelam, Emanuel Pfoh, Niels Peter Lemche, Ingrid Hjelm, Raz Kletter, Thomas Thompson, and many others.  Keep your eye on the Sheffield Phoenix page (or … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Biblical Studies Resources

The Huffington Post: If You Trust them for Religion News, You’re Nuttier Than They Are

How could you possibly trust a ‘news source’ that can’t even manage to spell the word ‘Pastor’ correctly? This reminds me of the dimwits who spell Baptist ‘Babtist’ (and yes, there are such miscreants.  I’ve seen their handywork on Church … Continue reading

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The CNN Video of Robert Cargill Debunking the Claims of the ‘Jonah Ossuary’/ ‘Jesus Discovery’ Thing

With thanks to Joel Watts for posting the link on the facebook.  Go here, watch Bob.

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Sad, Students, Sad

From the twitterings of the always amusing ‘Bible Students Say’ – these gems “The Old Testiment is a different version then what you get when reading the New Testiment.” And “God sent Jesus so that we wouldn’t have to continue … Continue reading

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Q&A With Goodacre and Meyers

With thanks to Eric for emailing the link-  I especially liked these snippets EM: I was on the advisory panel of experts assessing the integrity of the claims, the appropriateness of the report and the panel decided that National Geographic … Continue reading

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A Few Snapshots of Cargill on CNN

Apparently Cargill was bumped for a few commercials and stories about Axl Rose and Betty White…  10:40 came and went.  It wasn’t until 10:50+ that the segment finally aired.  Here are some snapshots of Cargill on CNN (on my tv)-  … Continue reading

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Beza’s Sermon on Predestination

Scott Clark has it. The question of God’s eternal Predestination is not curious, or unprofitable, but of great importance, and very necessary in the Church of God. And then he’s off.

Posted in Church History

Die Geschichte vom Sündenfall zwischen historischer Bibelkritik und Theologie: Die Kontroverse zwischen Ludwig Köhler, Emil Brunner und Hugo Gressmann aus dem Jahr 1926

An essay by the inestimably talented Konrad Schmid is online at Academia.edu titled Die Geschichte vom Sündenfall zwischen historischer Bibelkritik und Theologie: Die Kontroverse zwischen Ludwig Köhler, Emil Brunner und Hugo Gressmann aus dem Jahr 1926.  Give it a read.  … Continue reading

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Set Your DVR: Cargill Will be Live on CNN at 10:40 a.m. Today

That’s 10:40 Eastern time, 9:40 Central.  If you live in another time zone you’ll just have to figure it out for yourself. He’s scheduled to appear for a 3-4 minute interview on CNN’s NEWSROOM WITH CAROL COSTELLO to discuss the documentary, “The … Continue reading

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Lombatti on Charlesworth’s ‘Reading’ of the Ossuary

Ok I said I wasn’t going to mention the vampire (ossuary) anymore but I can’t let pass Antonio’s sage albeit brief observation: James Charlesworth’s interpretation of the lines and scratches at the bottom of the vase on the “Jonah ossuary” … Continue reading

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A Message from Heaven for Joel Watts, Chris Tilling, and Robert Cargill

Posted in Friends, Humor

Shame on Baylor

The LA Times reports NCAA places Baylor on probation Why? The move comes following an NCAA investigation that uncovered hundreds of impermissible calls and text messages made by Baylor basketball coaches to high school recruits. Good grief. A ‘Baptist’ school … Continue reading

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Ido Koch – ‘The “Chariots of the Sun” (2 Kings 23:11)’

Ido Koch’s new essay titled ‘The “Chariots of the Sun” (2 Kings 23:11)‘, was just published in Semitica (54: 211-219). He begins Many scholars have deemed the information regarding the dedication of horses to the sun and the phrase “chariots … Continue reading

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The Craziest Thing You’ll Read Today…

Up in Sweden… There is no reason to ban texting and talking on mobile phones without hands-free while driving, according to a report from the Swedish National Road and Transport Institute (Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut – VTI), handed to the … Continue reading

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