We are happy and honored that our teacher, colleague and friend, Prof. Emanuel Tov was appointed a member to Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Prof. Emanuel Tov is Prof. emeritus of the department of Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His scholarship specializes in various aspects of the textual criticism of Hebrew and Greek Scripture and in the Qumran Scrolls, as well as other aspects of biblical studies.
He was the Editor-in-Chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls Publication Project, completed in 2006.
In 2004 he received the Israeli Emet prize for Science, art and culture, and in 2009 the Israel Prize in biblical studies.
Via Jack Sasson. We join all those congratulating Professor Tov. Certainly this is well deserved.
In many churches Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were poison it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it would not cure anyone! — AW Tozer
“People everywhere offer solutions for the world’s problems, but mostly they don’t understand what the problem truly is.” — AW Tozer
And they continue to let it happen. As those willing to listen to today’s Fresh Air will learn.
[Jane] Mayer’s profile of [Bryan] Fischer, which appears in the current edition of The New Yorker, details how the Christian radio host from Tupelo, Miss., is pushing far-right and anti-gay policy decisions on the Romney campaign and the Republican Party.
A question for Republicans: if you don’t stand hand in hand with the likes of the Fascists on the far right, why don’t you say something? Are you really that spineless?
Listen, do listen, you Republicans, to Mayer’s interview. And then grow a spine and take your party back and make it, once again, the party of Lincoln. A party that could actually be proud of its achievements and not hang its head in constant shame.
My dismay at Olson’s melding of Calvinism with Reformed Theology without differentiation in his opening Preface has been assuaged. He notes, finally, on page 23,
… I consider myself Reformed in its broadest sense – non-Lutheran in the broad Protestant stream extending from the Swiss Reformation led originally by Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531)…
after having observed that the Reformed Tradition is indeed much broader than ‘Calvinism’. That hindrance overcome, Olson’s work may prove to be more useful than the Preface would lead one to believe. More anon.
Zwinglis Antwort an die Boten der Eidgenossen in Baden appeared on 14 June, 1526. The Baden Disputation had taken place just weeks before and Zwingli had been forbidden to attend, so he wrote his response to his critics out and put it in print.
Gnad und frid von gott bevor! Strengen, vesten, fürsichtigen, ersamen, wysen etc. gnädigen, lieben herren! Ich wil üwer ersamen wysheyt zumm kürtzesten antwurt geben über die gschrifft, die ir minen herren zuogeschickt, mich gar unfrüntlich anklagend. Bitt uwer wisheit, die welle min einvaltige antwurt nit verargen.
Although he said his answer would be short, in the critical edition it runs to 13 pages, so though that’s relatively brief, it’s still not very brief.
As usual, it’s peppered with Scriptural proofs for the position Zwingli holds concerning the Mass and salvation. It takes a broadside at Eck and Faber (the two persons most virulent in attacking Zwingli at Baden) and that broadside is classic Zwingli- witty and cutting.
It’s purpose is to urge the Confederation to adopt real reform and not be deceived by Faber et al who only wish to keep the Swiss the servants of Roman corruption.
The Italians will defeat the Croatians and, in an upset, Ireland will smash Spain, 3-0. So let it be written, so let it be done.