Monthly Archives: August 2012
There is no modern theologian I enjoy reading more, learn more from, and am more appreciative of, than Emil Brunner.
So I’m glad that I can now sing with Huldrych 3. In der besserung Gsund, herr gott, gsund! Ich mein, ich ker schon widrumb her. Ja, wenn dich dunckt, der sünden funck werd nit mer bherrschen mich uff erd, so … Continue reading
My CV, that is, in comparison to Israel Finkelstein’s newly updated and uploaded one… Only one word suffices: astonishing. That’s accomplishment.
Logos has an interview up today with Joel Green, general editor of the New International Commentary on the New Testament series. I like this question a lot- If you had to choose one NICNT volume as your favorite, or one … Continue reading
Joe Zias writes One of the greatest intellectuals of the Roman Catholic Church, Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a Jesuit, known for his liberal views in a very conservative society passed away this morning. He was often quoted by scholars … Continue reading
The Carnival comes to town. In the waning hours beforehand if there has been something you thought Carnival-worthy (and that doesn’t include book reviews re-hashing tired old questions long ago settled or cat videos or Sci-Fi posts or the intersection … Continue reading
Jim Aitken has pointed out (on FB) the appearance, at long last, of the demo page for the Digital Mishnah. Worth checking out! The demo for the Digital Mishnah project is now live (for the old “Examples of Work” page … Continue reading
Chris has a new essay in the HuffPo. Among other truths he notes From Mesopotamia to Egypt, women in the ancient world were considered property — valuable property, but property nonetheless. And it’s true of the Bible’s view as well. … Continue reading
What. A. Surprise. A 23-year-old gunman killed two co-workers Friday at a Pathmark supermarket in Old Bridge, New Jersey, and then shot himself to death, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan said. The shooter wielded an AK-47 assault rifle and … Continue reading
This arrived for review (via NetGalley) some weeks back courtesy the good folk at Baker Academic- In this addition to the well-received Paideia series, New Testament scholars Duane Watson and Terrance Callan examine cultural context and theological meaning in First … Continue reading
The question – in life and in death – is whether God believes in you-
At the Baden disputation Johannes Eck used the Complutensian Polyglot and pretended to read the Hebrew text while he was actually reading the Latin. Zwingli justly derides this as pretense, Eck doing nothing more than using an interlinear! As … Continue reading
But I just couldn’t do it. Apparently the flu makes me sensitive. Or the story did…
The folk at ASOR email After our previous success in March and April with themed months on the New ‘Jesus Tomb’ Discovery and Artifacts Lacking Context, we are pleased to announce that the ASOR blog will be hosting another theme … Continue reading
By my pal Jim Aitken. Among other things he concludes Caution with regard to interpreting the Septuagint is advisable, and has rightly been emphasized in recent years. It is rare to be able to identify for certain innovations that the … Continue reading
And at an accredited school at that! Who could ever imagine such a thing (I mean aside from anyone who knows absolutely nothing about Higher Ed in America). Dozens of Harvard University students are being investigated for cheating after school … Continue reading
Who knew… Luther on the Bluetooth… Oh! Hey!!!! This is just what people do to the Historical Jesus! They put him in their own context… just as doofily.
Jesus isn’t a proto-feminist. He isn’t a proto-Marxist. He isn’t a proto-egalitarian. He isn’t a proto-Democrat. He isn’t a proto-Republican. He isn’t a cynic, a wandering minstrel, a dude with pithy cool new age sayings. He isn’t interested in your … Continue reading