Daily Archives: 28 Nov 2012

The U.S. Is Wrong to Vote Against Palestinian U.N. Membership

The UN General Assembly is expected on Thursday to pass a historic resolution recognizing Palestine within the 1967 borders as a nonmember observer state.  At least 150 countries are expected to vote in favor of the resolution. Israel will suffer … Continue reading

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Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics: An Introduction and Reader

I wasn’t aware of this volume until Doug Iverson mentioned it on the phone today: ‘This is a judiciously selected and carefully introduced series of key readings from the Church Dogmatics. Allen has done the newcomer to Barth a great service … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

The Letter ‘X’ is Never used in the Nomina Sacra- Please Don’t Say It Is, And Don’t say It’s a Proper Replacement for Christmas

Mike Bird has an interesting little post with which I cannot agree.  He suggests, in short, that it’s ok to abbreviate Christmas with Xmas, suggesting -I think erroneously- that X is the Nomina Sacra.  But it isn’t. X (the English … Continue reading

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Today With Calvin: In Dispute With Hesshuss

On November 28, 1554 Calvin published a tract against one Hesshuss of Westphalia who had involved himself in dispute with the Reformer on the subject of the sacraments. That was a pretty bad idea on the part of Mr Hesshuss- … Continue reading

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Where In the World is Chris Tilling Now?

I’m glad to report that, after a stint in the hospital, he’s back at home.  Recover swiftly friend, recover swiftly.  And if you happen to be curious as to the cause of his hospitalization- here it is. 🙂

Posted in Friends, Humor

Congratulations to Oded Lipschits!

ASOR announces that Oded is one of the recipients of the G.E. Wright Award! The G. Ernest Wright Award is given to the editor/author of the most substantial volume(s) dealing with archaeological material, excavation reports and material culture from the … Continue reading

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Get Thee to St. Gallen!

They’re putting on an exhibit there you’ll want to attend: Die Stiftsbibliothek St. Gallen eröffnet am 2. Dezember eine neue Ausstellung mit handschriftlichen Bibelüberlieferungen aus dem 5. bis 18. Jahrhundert und Drucken aus dem 15. bis 19. Jahrhundert. And Zu … Continue reading

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‘The Radical Minority’ in Islam? Maybe Not Such a Minority After All

Maybe it’s time to start speaking of a minority of Muslims who are NOT radicals, because it seems that most Muslims, at least in many places (where the survey mentioned below took place) are quite radical. About eight-in-ten Muslims in … Continue reading

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A Workshop on Codicology

The Genizah Research Unit at Cambridge announces- A workshop on codicology next July in Berlin. To be taught by leading experts Profs Judith Olszowy-Schlanger and Malachi Beit-Arié. For those who would like to attend note this important (and, for me, … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Jehovah’s Witnesses

via ref.ch on Facebook ‘Good day, I come in the name of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  Have you found Jesus yet?’

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