Daily Archives: 8 Feb 2017

Donald Trump Has Never Read The Commentary: Do You Want to Be Like Donald Trump?

If not (and what sensible person does?) then order the entire series for a paltry $199 by clicking my PayPal Link.    Or, be like Donald Trump.  Your choice.  It’s good.  In all seriousness. *** I am a Christian and … Continue reading

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Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology

Eric Cline’s new book is out. In 1922, Howard Carter peered into Tutankhamun’s tomb for the first time, the only light coming from the candle in his outstretched hand. Urged to tell what he was seeing through the small opening … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

Confirm Judge Gorsuch

His comments concerning Trump’s denigration of the judiciary are very, very encouraging. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch told a US senator Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s tweets about the judiciary are “demoralizing” and “disheartening.”  In a meeting with Connecticut Democratic … Continue reading

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The Thorn in the Flesh: An Observation

God allows all of us that special ‘thorn in the flesh’ so we learn to trust him more, and even love the thorn more.

Posted in Theology

Christianity and Higher Ed

The notion that the disciples were ignorant dolts is false.  They studied, intensively, with a Rabbi.  That’s nothing less than higher ed in the ancient world.  Denigrating learning within Christianity is a denial of the historical reality of Christianity’s founding.

Posted in Modern Culture

The Bee Stings ‘The Shack”- And Yes, It is Still Heresy

Okay, internet, check this out: a mathematician in Germany calculated something that will literally blow your mind.  He figured out that if you lay all twenty million sold copies of William Young’s book The Shack end-to-end around the equator—assuming flat … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

If your enemy is hungry, give him something to eat; if thirsty, something to drink. By this, you will be heaping red-hot coals on his head.  Do not be mastered by evil, but master evil with good.  (Rom. 12:20-21)

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Ernst Käsemann on The Mistake of Voting for Hitler

Chris Le Keith posted this and it’s worth repeating: “I have admitted earlier that from 1930 to 1933 I too voted for Hitler.  My work in the congregation and for my dissertation left me little time for involvement in politics.  … Continue reading

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And A Book by James Aitken Too, For International LXX Day

No Stone Unturned: Greek Inscriptions and Septuagint Vocabulary by James K. Aitken Critical Studies in the Hebrew Bible – CrStHB 5 Eisenbrauns, 2014 List Price: $28.95 Your Price: $17.37 40% off! http://www.eisenbrauns.com/item/AITNOSTON

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A Book on Sale for LXX Day

The Text-Critical Use of the Septuagint in Biblical Research Third Edition, Completely Revised and Expanded EIS – Eisenbrauns by Emanuel Tov Eisenbrauns, 2015 Pp. xxx + 248, English Paper ISBN: 9781575063287 List Price: $47.50 Your Price: $33.25 http://www.eisenbrauns.com/item/TOVSEPTUA3 Go here … Continue reading

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The Hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell is Stunning

On the Senate floor Wednesday night, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) used parliamentary procedure to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) after she quoted from a letter by Coretta Scott King, preventing her from reading it. Later in the night, however, Sen. … Continue reading

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Jonah 4 in the Göttingen LXX

4 1 Καὶ ἐλυπήθη Ιωνας λύπην μεγάλην καὶ συνεχύθη. 2 καὶ προσηύξατο πρὸς κύριον καὶ εἶπεν Ὦ κύριε, οὐχ οὗτοι οἱ λόγοι μου ἔτι ὄντος μου ἐν τῇ γῇ μου; διὰ τοῦτο προέφθασα τοῦ φυγεῖν εἰς Θαρσις, διότι ἔγνων ὅτι σὺ ἐλεήμων … Continue reading

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Jonah 3 in the Göttingen LXX

3 1 Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιωναν ἐκ δευτέρου λέγων 2 Ἀνάστηθι πορεύθητι εἰς Νινευη τὴν πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην καὶ κήρυξον ἐν αὐτῇ κατὰ τὸ κήρυγμα τὸ ἔμπροσθεν, ὃ ἐγὼ ἐλάλησα πρὸς σὲ. 3 καὶ ἀνέστη Ιωνας καὶ ἐπορεύθη εἰς Νινευη, καθὼς … Continue reading

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Jonah 2 In the Göttingen LXX

2 1 Καὶ προσέταξε κύριος κήτει μεγάλῳ καταπιεῖν τὸν Ιωναν· καὶ ἦν Ιωνας ἐν τῇ κοιλίᾳ τοῦ κήτους τρεῖς ἡμέρας καὶ τρεῖς νύκτας. 2 καὶ προσηύξατο Ιωνας πρὸς κύριον τὸν θεὸν αὐτοῦ ἐκ τῆς κοιλίας τοῦ κήτους 3 καὶ εἶπεν Ἐβόησα ἐν θλίψει … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. – Kierkegaard

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Chief Tools For Septuagint Studies

Here’s what you need in terms of the basics:

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A 12th Cave Has Been Found Which Houses Dead Sea Scrolls

Here’s the Hebrew University Press release: Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Hebrew University archaeologist Dr. Oren Gutfeld: “This is one of the most exciting archaeological discoveries, and the most important in the last 60 years, in … Continue reading

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Jonah 1 in the Göttingen LXX

ΙΩΝΑΣ 1 1 Καὶ ἐγένετο λόγος κυρίου πρὸς Ιωναν τὸν τοῦ Αμαθι λέγων 2 Ἀνάστηθι καὶ πορεύθητι εἰς Νινευη τὴν πόλιν τὴν μεγάλην καὶ κήρυξον ἐν αὐτῇ, ὅτι ἀνέβη ἡ κραυγὴ τῆς κακίας αὐτῆς πρός με. 3 καὶ ἀνέστη Ιωνας τοῦ φυγεῖν εἰς … Continue reading

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Since its LXX Day, Join a Facebook Group Dedicated to It

Here. The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS) is a nonprofit, learned society created to promote international research in and study of the Septuagint and related texts. Meetings are held annually in conjunction with the SBL and triennially … Continue reading

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