Daily Archives: 31 Oct 2012

If I Could Summarize My Loathing of Halloween With a Picture…

This would be it.

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Mitt Romney Flies His own Campaign Flag Above the American Flag…

So he thinks he’s more important than America?  He doesn’t know jack about flag etiquette.  That’s a no-no no matter who you think you are. via

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Where’s That Letter? I’d Sign It

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter commended a letter from Christian leaders to Congress calling for an investigation of Israel’s human rights record and criticizing U.S. military aid to the country. “Like these church leaders, The Carter Center has long been … Continue reading

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A More Perfect Torah: At the Intersection of Philology and Hermeneutics in Deuteronomy and the Temple Scroll

With thanks to James Spinti for telling me about this forthcoming volume. The historical-critical method that characterizes academic biblical studies too often remains separate from approaches that stress the history of interpretation, which are employed more frequently in the area … Continue reading

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A New Volume From TVZ: Paulus und die Anfänge der Kirche

Nach Jesu gewaltsamem Tod musste sich seine Jüngerschaft neu formieren und ihre Botschaft in Auseinandersetzung mit diesem Tod und im Licht der Auferweckungsbotschaft formulieren. Das Neue Testament belegt die unterschiedlichen Positionen dieser spannungsreichen Entwicklung. Briefe, Apostelgeschichte und Offenbarung zeigen, wie … Continue reading

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The Bible and Ugarit: A Brief Illustration

By Antonio ‘The Italian’ Lombatti.  As always, it’s worth a read and it won’t take more than a couple of minutes.

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Nestle-Aland 28: My Review

A copy of the newly published 28th edition of the storied Nestle-Aland Greek New Testament arrived a while back courtesy the kindness of Bobby K. of Hendrickson (and if you order it through them, which you should, the ISBN is 9781619700307). I’ve … Continue reading

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The Riddle of Ramat Rahel: The Archaeology of a Royal Persian Period Edifice

A new essay by that title by Oded Lipschits, Y. Gadot, and D. Langgut, in Transeuphratene 41: 57-79 has just appeared. Its abstract: From the time the first archaeologists began excavating at Ramat Raḥel, it seemed evident that the tell … Continue reading

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Calvin’s Letter to Melanchthon on Luther’s Bombastic Pomposity

On 28 June, 1545, Calvin writes to Melanchthon- Would that the fellow-feeling which enables me to condole with you, and to sympathize in your heaviness, might also impart the power in some degree, at least, to lighten your sorrow. If … Continue reading

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‘Zwingli’, the Oratorio

Girogio Girardet pointed this out on Facebook and I wish I could attend! Am Sonntag steht in der reformierten Kirche Bubikon Ausserordentliches auf dem Programm: Der Frauenchor Bubikon wird die Chordichtung «Zwingli» für Frauenchor und Orgel der 21-jährigen Bubikerin Michal … Continue reading

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Have a Happy ‘Luther Finally Caught Up to Zwingli, 2 Years Later’ Day

Happy Lutheran Reformation Day.  Luther was 2 years late as the initiator of Reformation- Zwingli having begun work in that direction in 1515.  So, congrats, Lutherans- just as was true at Barmen- while the Lutherans slept, the Reformed worked. According … Continue reading

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For the Last Time, Concerning ‘Reformation Day’

‘Reformation Day?  No!’ ‘The Reformation’ is a misnomer if ever there were one, for in fact there was no ‘one’ Reformation any more than there was just one Reformer. ‘The Reformation’, when used by students and the general public, usually … Continue reading

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