Daily Archives: 20 Apr 2012

Notes on the Three Qumran-Type Yadin Fragments Leading to a Discussion of Identification, Attribution, Provenance, and Names more by Eibert Tigchelaar

You can download it here. Abstract: The identification of the three Qumran-type Yadin fragments as Qumran Cave 11 fragments is dubious in one case, and erroneous in the other two cases. This raises the more general question how we need … Continue reading

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According to the FBI, Hundreds of Thousands May Lose Access to the Internet in July

Thanks to some sort of virus.  I know, I thought it was a hoax too- but evidently it isn’t: For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections this summer. Unknown … Continue reading

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The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Book

Several weeks back Matti Friedman offered to send an advanced reading copy of his about-to-be-published ‘The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Book‘.  I’ve since completed my reading of the volume and … Continue reading

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Rubio… Romney’s Running Mate?

Why else would they be campaigning together in Pennsylvania?  From ABC News on the twitter: Confirmed by ABC – Rubio and Romney to campaign together for the first time on Monday in PA. Romney needs the support of the Hispanic … Continue reading

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The World’s Absolutely Worst, Most Depraved, Evil, Demonic Cleric

Is one Gordon Reid– Episcopalian…  He’s twisted, perverted, racist, and rankly evil.  His doings are too disgusting to repeat here, so you’ll just have to go to the link to be horrified for yourself. Here’s his future:

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Another teacher saying something totally inappropriate… Marco Inskip, a substitute physical education teacher at Charles L. Spragg Elementary School in Egg Harbor City, N.J., allegedly told a second grade student Monday that she was “too sexy” to take gym, according … Continue reading

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Originally posted on XKV8R: The Official Blog of Robert R. Cargill, Ph.D.:
The supposed "Jonah inscription" If you can appreciate “circular reasoning,” then you’ll love this latest example of “circular citations,” a process referred to by my colleague…

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Life in The Burbs…

Or rather, the so far out from the burbs that this kind of thing is normal…   A photo a friend of mine snapped on the way home today… Yup…

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Total Depravity: Criminals are Idiots- Idiots are Criminals

Words fail… How to go jail in two easy steps: 1. Siphon gas from a police car. 2. Post a photo of yourself siphoning gas from a police car on Facebook. Kentucky man Michael Baker, 20, was arrested and charged … Continue reading

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Something You Don’t Know About Me…

I’m a big fan of the show ‘The New Girl‘.  So I’m kinda glad my daughter sent this video clip…  it’s a hoot: Just so you know – I also like Toddlers and Tiaras, Hoarders, Dance Moms Miami, and Raising … Continue reading

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No, Yonah Isn’t There

Antonio writes I promise, this will be the last time I write about it. But Mark Goodacre’s latest post on this is really enlightening. I’d like to add some opinions I’ve been able to collected on this matter. I asked … Continue reading

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On The Destruction of Muslim Graves for Israel’s ‘Museum of Tolerance’

…To see how shabbily the Israeli High Court acted, ignoring evidence from the chief archaeologist assigned to head the excavation by the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) that massive numbers of remains were dug out and thousands more remained buried on … Continue reading

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William Dever on his New Volume, ‘The Lives of Ordinary People in Ancient Israel’

Over on the Eerdmans blog Dever writes What I intend to do here is to construct a parallel history of one era in ancient Israel and Judah — a sort of “secular history” of Palestine in the Iron Age — … Continue reading

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The Centre for Biblical And Cultural Memory

Over at the University of Copenhagen a project is headquartered which will, I think, have far reaching implications for how biblical studies are conducted in the future:  The Centre for Biblical and Cultural Memory. The notion of cultural memory is … Continue reading

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The New Angry Atheism on the March

NZZ has an important essay on the phenomenon of atheistic evangelization. Wie eine Studie der Universität Chicago zeigt, nimmt der Glauben an einen Gott in vielen Ländern weltweit ab. In der ehemaligen DDR glauben nur 13 Prozent der Ostdeutschen an die … Continue reading

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Dilly Winner of the Week: Paul Oestreicher

This week’s winner is Paul Oestreicher, for this dilettantish piece in the Guardian in which he, without foundation or exegetical reason, asserts that Jesus was gay and in love with ‘John’ whom Oestreicher equates with the ‘beloved disciple’. … That … Continue reading

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Zwingli The Poet

Most folk who know something about Huldrych Zwingli know that he was a theologian, exegete, pastor, professor, and yes, even a musician (he played 10 instruments) and, as well, a poet. His most famous poem is, of course, the ‘Pestlied‘, … Continue reading

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Think, People…. Think!

A local (Baptist… why oh why is it usually the Baptists…) Church is in a bit of hot water for publicizing a fund raiser (by the way, Churches should never use ‘fund raisers’.  If the Christians of your community won’t … Continue reading

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