Daily Archives: 3 May 2012

Judean Ethnic Identity in the First Century CE

Philip Esler has a grand essay on the subject of ethnic identity over on Bible and Interpretation. The key issue is to get right the identity of the people referred to in our sources as Ioudaioi (in Greek) or Judaei … Continue reading

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Dr Hedgeh…

Via Andrew Davies on the twitter… the funniest sign ever-

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As Thomas Bolin Says, ‘God Bless These Patriotic ‘Job Creators”

Compensation for chief executives at American companies grew 15 percent in 2011 after a 28 percent rise in 2010, part of a larger trend that has seen CEO pay skyrocket over the last three decades. Workers, on the other hand, … Continue reading

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A New Essay by Aren Maeir

Aren kindly mentions this new contribution to the field- Gur-Arieh, S., Boaretto, E., Maeir, A. M., and Shahack-Gross, R. 2012. Formation Processes in Philistine Hearths from Tell es-Safi/Gath (Israel): An Experimental Approach. Journal of Field Archaeology 37(2): 121–31. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Iran’s War Against Christianity Continues

After detaining 33-year-old Christian pastor Farshid Fathi for 16 months without indictment, judicial authorities finally sentenced him to six years in prison in April 2012. Fathi’s indictment is part of a continuing pattern of discrimination and persecution of Christian converts … Continue reading

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Total Depravity: The Murderous Pastor Edition

Ugh… A Missouri woman has admitted helping plan her husband’s murder with her lover, who was also her church pastor.  Teresa Stone, 40, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit murder in the March 2010 shooting death of Randy Stone … Continue reading

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The First Bible, In Inuit

I love stories like this. The Bible is by far the most translated book in history. Portions of the Old and New Testaments have been translated into more than 2,500 languages. According to United Bible Societies, the complete Bible has … Continue reading

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World Press Freedom Day… Except Where There Isn’t Freedom

Today is World Press Freedom Day.  A day that won’t be observed in the countries exhibiting the most egregious violations of freedom- Iran, North Korea, and of course Syria. And in Palestine, protests are underway demanding freedom for the Palestinians … Continue reading

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Twitter Fraud- Beware

Whilst checking the twitter this morning I noticed I had a direct message, apparently from TM Law: So I thought, wow, someone else is mad at me about something… isn’t that odd…   And, by the way, it did seem odd … Continue reading

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Oh Come On Princess, Toughen Up

This headline sums it all up- He just can’t stomach porridge: Thief who wept at the prospect of prison because he’s a ‘fussy eater’ has sentence reduced. He’s tough enough to be a thief but he can’t eat porridge?????? And … Continue reading

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