Daily Archives: 15 Jun 2015

Gottfried Locher at The SEK

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The Distinguished Emidio Campi Comes From a Long Line of Distinguished Persons

Emidio shared this gem with me- and I’m especially jealous since all my ancestors seem to have been as close to being worthy of being sent to Australian prison as one could be without actually ending up in Australia.

Posted in Modern Culture

That Rachel Dolezal Is A Real Prize…

Former Spokane NAACP president Rachel Dolezal sued Howard University in 2002 for allegedly discriminating against her because she’s white, according to court documents obtained by the Smoking Gun. Dolezal, who has claimed to be black for several years, said the … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times: Why Grad Students These Days Are so Soft. Literally

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Sure, I’ll Be Your Friend…

בְּזֹאת֙ אֶכְרֹ֣ת לָכֶ֔ם בִּנְק֥וֹר לָכֶ֖ם כָּל־עֵ֣ין יָמִ֑ין

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More Fun With Erasmus

Erasmus was a bright lad who could lay down a proverb like nobody’s business: Dentem Dente rodere It is one tooth biting another, was used to be said to any one attempting to hurt what was out of his reach, … Continue reading

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A Very Fine Review by Kees de Wildt of Two Very Impressive Volumes

Which concludes this way: Campi and Wälchli’s volumes form a starting point only. Now that these documents have become available, they have to be studied. They will prove to be a real gold mine for anthropologists, historians of law, folklore, … Continue reading

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The Leningrad Codex in BibleWorks10

One of the most impressive aspects of BW10 is its inclusion of photographs of Codex Leningradensis, a 10th century manuscript of the complete Hebrew Bible. To be sure, there are a lot of transcripted editions of Leningradensis, but to have … Continue reading

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The Miracle of Salvation: An Observation

The miracle isn’t that some are saved. The miracle is that all aren’t damned. Εἰσέλθατε διὰ τῆς στενῆς πύλης· ὅτι πλατεῖα ἡ πύλη καὶ εὐρύχωρος ἡ ὁδὸς ἡ ἀπάγουσα εἰς τὴν ἀπώλειαν, καὶ πολλοί εἰσιν οἱ εἰσερχόμενοι δι᾽ αὐτῆς· ὅτι … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Twitter Is Removing the 140 Character Limit for DM’s in July

From the facebook – Twitter: Social Network to Remove 140-Character Limit From Direct Messages in July.  Sachin Agarwal, Twitter’s direct messages product manager, announced the change in a post on its website for developers. Agarwal added that the limit for … Continue reading

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Rachel Dolezal Has Quit as Spokane NAACP Leader

NPR– Rachel Dolezal, whose story sparked a national conversation over racial identity, is stepping down as the president of the Spokane chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. In a message to the organization’s executive committee, … Continue reading

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Climate and Ancient Societies

Climate and human responses to it have a strongly interconnected relationship. Thus when climate change occurs, the result of either natural or human causes, societies should react and adapt to these. But do they? If so, what is the nature … Continue reading

Posted in Books

Rise Up, Oh Lord! The Excommunication of Martin Luther

Our friends in Saxony write On June 15, 1520, the Pope, Leo X, promulgated his lovely little excrement titled Exsurge, domine! The bull was written in response to the teachings of Martin Luther which opposed the views of the papacy. … Continue reading

Posted in Church History, Luther

I Sure Hope They Found an Inscription that Says ‘David Slept Here’

Via Joseph Lauer- Tomorrow (Tuesday) we [the IAA] will publish an announcement and pictures of an inscription from the time of King David, which was discovered in excavations in the Ella Valley. Members of the media are invited to interview … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

A Dose of Erasmus for the Day

What’s a Scholar without Pen and Ink? The same that a Soldier is without Shield or Sword. – D. Erasmus

Posted in Modern Culture

Political Correctness Lunacy

A couple have lost their fight to change the name of a road called Bangays Way after locals living on the street voted to keep the controversial title. Phillip Tucker and husband Ian, who have lived in the village of … Continue reading

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Cheating: It’s An Epidemic in British Education

British education is experiencing an epidemic of trickery and cheating, ranging from primary school teachers rigging key assessments through to 40,000 university undergraduates disciplined for plagiarism over the past four years. An investigation by Channel 4 Dispatches, to be screened … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

I Don’t Recall Opting In, So Why Do I Have to Opt Out?

SBL has sold email addresses this time to some tourism company in Turkey:  Ephesus Meeting – Discounted Faculty Tours – SBL/AAR. And, sure, the tourism company says I can “Unsubscribe to our emailling list please click here“.  Since they use … Continue reading

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