Daily Archives: 24 Jun 2015

Once More: Alternative Hotels In Downtown Atlanta Where #SBL2015 Will Meet

Sometimes people would like to attend the Annual Meeting but the cost of the official hotels can be daunting.  And for many, downright prohibitive.  Accordingly, a friend in Atlanta who knows the area has provided a list of alternative hotels … Continue reading

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Erasmus: On Fools and their Folly

Are not they such Fools that list themselves for Soldiers, and for the Sake of a poor Pay expose Body and Soul to Danger? who make it their Study to scrape up Riches, when their Minds are destitute of all … Continue reading

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We Owe it to Our Country…

To rid our land of every flag that racists have carried or displayed! Because- #Mericu oh. um…. hold on then……

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Quote of the Day (Evening Edition)

But haue cast from vs ye clokes of shame, and walke not in craftines, neither handle we the worde of God deceitfully: but in declaration of the trueth we approue our selues to euery mans conscience in the sight of … Continue reading

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Fun With Strack / Billerbeck

At Rev 1:8 Str-B offer this observation: Was ist das Siegel Gottes? … R. Bebai (um 320, so lies statt רבינו) hat im Namen des R. Reuben (gegen 300) gesagt: „Wahrheit“ אֶמִת. Wie verhält es sich mit אמת? Resch Laqisch … Continue reading

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Very Sad News: Eduard Lohse has Died

“Seine unverbrüchliche Liebe zum Evangelium hat sowohl Eduard Lohses wissenschaftliche Arbeit als auch sein Wirken als Landesbischof und Ratsvorsitzender geprägt”, heißt es in dem Kondolenzschreiben. Lohse ist am Dienstag im Alter von 91 Jahren in Göttingen gestorben. Er war von … Continue reading

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A Radio Series in Six Parts on the Cranach Family

Die Cranach-Serie bei MDR FIGARO Sein Leben lang stand Lucas Cranach der Jüngere im Schatten seines Vaters. Noch heute – 500 Jahre nach seiner Geburt in Wittenberg – ist er trotz seiner eigenen Formensprache vielen weitgehend unbekannt. Doch er war … Continue reading

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“Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript” – Win a Copy

I’ve been sent an additional copy of this volume and since I don’t need two I’m giving away a copy of Codex Sinaiticus: New Perspectives on the Ancient Biblical Manuscript. It’s available in the UK from the British Museum but won’t … Continue reading

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But What Really Kills More Americans? Terrorists, Racists, or Booze?

We need a war on booze then don’t we.  So when will Aslan (I liked him in the Chronicles of Narnia) point that little factlet out?  Never?  Probably not.  Because there’s no social outrage against the demon booze.  All embrace … Continue reading

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Johannes Bugenhagen: Friend of Luther

June 24, 1485: Close friend of Martin and Katie Luther’s, Johannes Bugenhagen was born in Wollin, Pomerania, now a part of Poland. Bugenhagen became a supporter of Luther in the early 1520s and soon moved to Wittenberg. On October 25, … Continue reading

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D.G. Hart on Flags and Stuff

Hart writes After crossing the eastern half of the country and listening to NPR for at least 10 per cent of it, you’d have thought that the Confederate Flag shot those AME church members in Charleston (though it sure did … Continue reading

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The Review of Biblical Literature: Issues and Problem Solving

The preceding post justifies, it seems to me, the inclusion here of RBL’s own statement regarding various accusations and complaints raised against it recently from certain quarters: Views and Reviews of RBL Four or perhaps five times a year RBL … Continue reading

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A Question for the Managers and Participants of Marginalia Review of Books

Would it be correct to say that Marginalia is undertaking a campaign to undermine RBL?  I ask because it seems that the participants whom I am aware work on Marginalia are lately being very critical of RBL, in a quite … Continue reading

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SBL, Facebook, And Official-dom

The other day I mentioned the disappearance of the SBL Facebook page and its replacement by the ‘Unofficial’ page.  I’m happy to say that since then John Kutsko and I have had a conversation in which the matter of SBL … Continue reading

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Curse You, Eric Cline… With Your .5% Ness… But I Still Have Something You Don’t…

Being in the 1% – Free Cline being in the .5% – Free But being the only person Israel Finkelstein follows- Priceless! So take that, Cline… Mr .5% you….

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In Britain Even the Religion and Theology Majors are Promiscuous

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Ann Coulter- Super Moron

Haley was born in SC-  you imbecile

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Quote of the Day

ἀλλὰ ἀπειπάμεθα τὰ κρυπτὰ τῆς αἰσχύνης, μὴ περιπατοῦντες ἐν πανουργίᾳ μηδὲ δολοῦντες τὸν λόγον τοῦ θεοῦ, ἀλλὰ τῇ φανερώσει τῆς ἀληθείας συνιστάντες ἑαυτοὺς πρὸς πᾶσαν συνείδησιν ἀνθρώπων ἐνώπιον τοῦ θεοῦ.  εἰ δὲ καὶ ἔστιν κεκαλυμμένον τὸ εὐαγγέλιον ἡμῶν, ἐν τοῖς ἀπολλυμένοις … Continue reading

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