Daily Archives: 2 Dec 2015

It’s The Onion, But It’s Also Completely True- To Our National Shame

In the days following a violent rampage in southern California in which a lone attacker killed seven individuals, including himself, and seriously injured over a dozen others, citizens living in the only country where this kind of mass killing routinely … Continue reading

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He May Not Have Said It, But I Bet You He’s Thinking It

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We Will Never Learn

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When Elephants Are More Decent Than People

Let those who have ears to hear, hear.

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Signs of Our Times

We live in sick, evil, perverse, wicked, vile, disturbing, inhuman, ungodly, demonic times. In California There were reports of at least 20 victims down amid an active shooter incident in San Bernardino late Wednesday morning, according to a San Bernardino … Continue reading

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A conjunction of carnivals

Originally posted on Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception:
In astronomy a ‘conjunction’ is an event in which, when viewed from the earth, two (or more) celestial objects align and, as a result, appear to meet. This is…

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Zurich Almost Called A Swabian to the Great Minster Instead of Zwingli

Strong as was the sentiment in Zurich in favor of Zwingli, there were not wanting those who from the start opposed his election. A personality so aggressive could not fail to make enemies. Many hated him because of his views … Continue reading

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The December Biblical Studies Carnival- Posting 1 January 2016 Call for Submissions

Believe it or nay the December Carnival (posting 1 January) will be strictly related to Biblical Studies.   We’re going old school.  We’re starting the New Year off with a gigantic collection of posts related to the Hebrew Bible and the … Continue reading

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New Definitions for Aleph Words in the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew

David J.A. Clines has the essay here on his Academia.edu page.  I’ve heard, as an aside, that Logos is doing an electronic version of DCH but until I see it I don’t think I’ll believe it.  You know how rumors … Continue reading

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Whose reading is right? Conflicts of interpretation in world Christianity – Leeds Trinity

Originally posted on Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception:
I’ve just received notice of this – it looks really good and many here might also find it interesting…                  British and Irish Association for Practical Theology (Mission Studies…

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Saga Semitica

If you’ve not been following Michael Langlois’ series it’s time to catch up. In this episode Le peuple d’Israël a un nouveau chef : Josué. Sa mission ? Réussir là où Moïse, son illustre prédécesseur, a échoué : mener les Hébreux en terre … Continue reading

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The Hezekiah Bulla: The Hebrew University Press Release

Impression of King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Discovered in Ophel Excavations South of Temple Mount in Jerusalem First seal impression of an Israelite or Judean king ever exposed in situ in a scientific archaeological excavation Discovery brings to life the Biblical … Continue reading

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The Hezekiah Bulla

Yitzhak Sapir writes Gil Litman reports that (in what I believe is an ordered excavation) at the Ofel in Jerusalem, a bulla inscribed “Of Hezekiahu Ahaz King of Ju[deah]” was found. https://twitter.com/GilLitman/status/671988012788654080. A full size version of the photo and … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

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