Daily Archives: 10 Jun 2015

Congratulations, Israel Finkelstein!

Via Jack Sasson this brilliant news- The Institute of Archaeology of Tel Aviv University is proud to announce that its esteemed and distinguished colleague, Professor Israel Finkelstein, has been elected a member of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. … Continue reading

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The Invasion of the Idiots

Umberto Eco writes “Social media gives legions of idiots the right to speak when they once only spoke at a bar after a glass of wine, without harming the community. Then they were quickly silenced, but now they have the … Continue reading

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I Really, Really Stink at the Self Promotional Skills Which Purveyors of their Own Books Must Possess

It has become apparent to me that I need to do a bit more of the self promotional boasting that I seem to be really miserable at.  Why?  Because I received this email from a very, very dear lady whom … Continue reading

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A Very, Very Short Note on the New Qeiyafa Inscription from Gershon Galil

Prof. G. writes – In my opinion the correct reading of the second Qeiyafa inscription is: KPRT ‘SHB’L BN BD'[M] = The expiation of Ishba’al son of bdʿ[m]. It’s a very, very interesting possibility.  My understanding is that others have … Continue reading

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Oh Laquanda, Laquanda, Laquanda…. It is Hard For Thee To Remember That Thou Hast Children, Is It Not?

Apparently a Virginia mom has not learned her lesson. Laquanda Newby, 25, has been charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of a child after police said she left her children inside her hot car outside … Continue reading

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The Avignonian Biblioblogger’s Carnival Will Return July 1

The poll has shown me the path I must take:  more people either don’t want me to do it or don’t care if I do it than do, so I must.  It’s part of my ministry of annoyance. So, on … Continue reading

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News You Can Use: Pedophiles are Left Handed and Have Non-Detached Earlobes… Ostensibly

Paedophiles are most likely to be left handed and have non-detached earlobes, a new study has found. “Superficial” facial flaws – which might also include malformed ears or a high or steepled palate – are among the indicators that could … Continue reading

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Bibi Netanyahu’s Government Has No Regard for Nor Respect for the United States

Why do we continue to turn a blind eye to his evils? Our government’s hypocrisy vis-a-vis Israel is astonishing. If this were done by the Russians we would be whining and sanctioning all the way to the UN. But since … Continue reading

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The Same Hate Speech Used of Jews Now Being Used by Jews

Against the Palestinians.  And I bet it’s defended.

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The SBL Southeast Call for Papers

The Call for Papers for our 2016 Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion (SECSOR) meeting in Atlanta, GA on March 4-6, 2016 is now available at http://secsor.org/uncategorized/2016-call-for-papers/ . The Proposal Submission Form that you will need to complete and email along with your … Continue reading

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Ernst Käsemann Remembered: A Lecture by Prof. Calvin J. Roetzel

On March 25, 2015, The Pitts Theology Library and the Biblical Studies Faculty of the Candler School of Theology welcomed Professor Calvin J. Roetzel, Sundet Professor of New Testament (emeritus), Classical and Near Eastern Studies, University of Minnesota, and Arnold … Continue reading

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The London Home of the PEF

Eric Cline is there in London and he snapped this photo of the Palestine Exploration Fund building.  I imagined it to be something quite different.  In fact, I pictured it as something akin to the British Museum.  Nonetheless, it’s nice … Continue reading

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Chris Tilling: The Eerdword Interview

Chris, we’re really excited about the release ofPaul’s Divine Christology! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What are you doing when you’re not writing, reading, teaching, or answering questions for EerdWord? Much of my time is spent reorganizing my … Continue reading

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The AAR Annual ‘Meeting’ (Read- Gathering of Stinks) is Coming Soon and the AAR-ers are getting Pumped

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Our Barbaric Pakistani ‘Allies’ Have Slaughtered an Innocent Christian…

And you didn’t even know it because the media in America is useless. Aftab Bahadur was hanged at Central Jail Lahore (Kot Lakhpat), in the early hours of this morning. He was executed for a crime that took place on … Continue reading

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The Feckless Ignorance of US and British Foreign Policy Gave Birth to Bin Laden… and ISIS

When history asks who is to blame for the deeds of bin Laden and ISIS it will lay it squarely on the stupidity of US and UK foreign policy. The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Chris Tilling Now?

A man is suing the actress Zhao Wei for staring at him too intensely through his TV set and causing him “spiritual damage”. The lawsuit filed by the Battersea Shanghai man refers to the prime-time TV show, Tiger Mom, which debuted in … Continue reading

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