Daily Archives: 21 Sep 2012

There’s A Special, a Very Special Place in Hell for Steven Deuman

Here’s why– A Michigan man has been found guilty of killing his 15-week-old daughter while orally raping her, Michigan Live reports.  Steven Deuman, 26, was convicted on Wednesday of first-degree murder and aggravated sexual assault. He faces a mandatory sentence of … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Israel in Judah’s Bible

A new book from Cambridge University Press– The Legacy of Israel in Judah’s Bible undertakes a comprehensive reevaluation of the Bible’s primary narrative in Genesis through Kings as it relates to history. It divides the core textual traditions along political … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology, Bible, Biblical Studies Resources, Books

Dozens of Muslims are Killed, By Muslims, On the ‘Day of Love’…

Ironic, isn’t it. Pakistan’s “Day of Love for the Prophet” turned into a deadly day of gunfire, tear gas and arson.  Thousands angered by an anti-Muslim film ignored pleas for peaceful rallies and rampaged in several Pakistani cities Friday in … Continue reading

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Craig Martin is on the Twitter

You can check out his twitter feed here.  If you’re not familiar with him, he’s the guy whose book on religion I reviewed last week.  He’s right sharp (for the most part).  I think he’ll be worth following.

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Shocking News of Yet Another Discovery!!!!!!!

Christian world rocked by discovery of ANOTHER ancient text challenging Church’s teachings about Jesus. http://bit.ly/LjiGmW–  From Lutheran S. on the Twitter… When I saw it I was floored….  But Simcha won’t be making a movie about this one.  Oh. No. He. … Continue reading

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The Feckless Bargain Hunters

there’s more accurate theology in this one strip than in all of Jacobovici’s films- combined

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Another Pretty Good Week

From last Friday through yesterday- come on Iran and China… you’re breaking my heart

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Quote of the Day

Let’s get another filmmaker’s opinion on the “Jesus Wife” fragment. Maybe get the opinion of Sam Bacile AKA Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. At least he’s Coptic. His expert opinion matters about as much. – Bob Cargill

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The Bible on TV: A Day Conference at King’s College, London

THE BIBLE ON TV – a Day Conference King’s College London, Tuesday 11th December 2012 This day conference will take place at King’s College London, hosted by the Department of Theology & Religious Studies in association with CTVC. Full details … Continue reading

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What Non-Academics Think About the Coptic Fragment Just Doesn’t Matter

So it just doesn’t matter what Simcha Jacobovici thinks about the ‘Jesus Wife’ fragment.  It simply just doesn’t.  It matters what King thinks (and she has been very measured even though she hasn’t sufficiently addressed the provenance question) and what … Continue reading

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Khirbet Qeiyafa: An Unsensational Archaeological and Historical Interpretation

Israel Finkelstein’s essay from Tel Aviv is available for one and all here. The article deals with the finds at the late Iron I settlement of Khirbet Qeiyafa, a site overlooking the Valley of Elah in the Shephelah. It points … Continue reading

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Francis Watson Says the ‘Jesus Wife’ Fragment is Fake

Mark Goodacre has it. I would like to thank Francis Watson, Professor in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University for the opportunity to publish the following short article:  The Gospel of Jesus’ Wife: How a fake Gospel-Fragment was … Continue reading

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Paolo Merlo’s Book- La religione dell’antico Israele

Thanks to Paolo for mentioning that his book (published in 2009) is available for download in PDF, in its entirety, here. The opening two paragraphs will whet your appetite- La stesura di un libro sull’antica religione di Israele e Giuda … Continue reading

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Well That Explains Why FedEx is So Poor at Service!

From our local news FB page- A Fed Ex driver is arrested and accused of dealing drugs while on his delivery route. This comes after an investigation and undercover operation in Jellico. Chris Cole Dabney of Clinton was arrested Friday. … Continue reading

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