Daily Archives: 13 Sep 2012

That’s Just Unnecessarily Nasty, John Piper

There are ways of making points without being revolting.  This tweet by John Piper is an epic #fail. Calvin made better and brighter points without ever stooping to vulgar and grotesque language.  Just as profanity is the attempt of a … Continue reading

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Let Us Go Up to Zion: The H.G.M. Williamson Festschrift

John Day sent along word of this (with a copy of his own essay appearing therein, thanks John!) new volume celebrating the work of the very learned HGM Williamson- a delightful man and fellow SOTS-ian. Oh, and speaking of John, … Continue reading

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Jelly Belly Strikes Back!

Ok in my own defense I did tag my lament about laxative Jelly Belly’s ‘humor’.  I said then and I maintain now, I love the Jelly Belly.  Even if it drives me to the loo. That said, it seems that … Continue reading

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Billy ‘The’ Dever is Going to China

Dr. William G. Dever, distinguished visiting professor of Near Eastern studies at Lycoming College, has been invited to give a one-month short course in the archaeology of Israel and Biblical studies at Beijing University in China as a visiting professor in the … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

He’s actually been here for a visit!  We had a great time and he said he was going to see some sights in Tn and Ky before heading to NC for the Campbell Conference. Little did I know when he … Continue reading

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Exciting News: An Upcoming Colloquium With Jodi Magness on the Biblical Studies List

I’m happy to announce that Jodi Magness has agreed to join us on the Biblical Studies List for a colloquium (discussion) on her just published volume, The Archaeology of the Holy Land: From the Destruction of Solomon’s Temple to the … Continue reading

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The Muslims Aren’t As Benighted As they Imagine Themselves to Be…

Via Oded Lipschits on the FB

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More On the Forthcoming Festschrift for Leonhard Goppelt

I mentioned previously the forthcoming volume and today received another bit of information – so I’m passing it on to you- my beloved millions of readers (ok fine, it’s not that many.  This week it was only 25,000+) : As … Continue reading

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The New Edition of Nestle Aland Video-ified

Via the Bible sinner gone crazy–

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Total Depravity: The Gun Toting Floridian Tart Edition

A Florida woman who allegedly pulled a gun on a man during sex and demanded money, causing him to lose control of his moving car, was arrested Tuesday, police said.  The woman, Amanda Jean Linscott, 26, fled the scene on … Continue reading

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ESPN Doesn’t Know the Difference Between The State of Georgia and the Country Georgia

To be fair, the mistake is an easy one to make with just the 6323 miles or a 13-hour flight separating Georgian capital Tbilisi, where last night’s match was played, and the Georgian state capital Atlanta.  Maybe ESPN was just … Continue reading

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Rotten Fruit: The Anti-Islamic Film of ‘Becile’

The bright folk at the Neue Zurcher Zeitung write Dass der ausschnittweise auf YouTube zu sehende Mohammed-Film zu Ausschreitungen in der islamischen Welt führen würde, war abzusehen. War das Unterfangen die daraus resultierenden Spannungen wert? Und wer profitiert letztlich davon? … Continue reading

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Judah in the Neo-Babylonian Period: The Archaeology of Desolation, by Avraham Faust

This one looks right interesting, doesn’t it? The Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.E. was a watershed event in the history of Judah, the end of the monarchy and the beginning of the exilic period, during which many of … Continue reading

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A Guy Falls Onto a Subway Track in Stockholm…

And a passerby jumps down to where he is… At this point you’re thinking, if there’s a piece of decency to you, that he jumped down and dragged the guy to safety.  You would be wrong.  Instead, the vile miscreant … Continue reading

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Is This How You Feel About Us, BBC?

The BBC and other broadcasters are dominated by a “liberal secular elite” whose “default position” is to assume that Christians are “lunatics”, a Radio 4 broadcaster warned last night. Because if that’s how you really feel, then we all know … Continue reading

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In Memoriam William Farel

As today is the anniversary of his death I thought it proper to post this brief snippet of a bio. In 1509 William Farel left his home at Gap in Dauphine to study in Paris. Under the influence of evangelical … Continue reading

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Conference Announcement: Refo500, Berlin

Berlin is home of the Third RefoRC Conference 2013, to be held May 16–18, 2013 and hosted by the Interdisciplinary Centre ‘Middle Ages – Renaissance – Early Modern Period’. Papers: The conference is open to individual short paper presentations (20 minutes … Continue reading

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