Daily Archives: 26 Apr 2017

Quote of the Day

Like a cart overloaded with sheaves I shall crush you where you stand (Amos 2:13)

Posted in Bible

American Biblical Dilettantism

Most Americans will tell you what they think the Bible means, but only 11% have read the entire thing (and that’s probably an overly optimistic percentage) and only 9% say they’ve read it more than once. And more than half … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

A Bacchanalia at Sheffield

Via Paul Middleton, this fun announcement: Have you ever wanted to go back in time and get a taste of what the past was like? This 18th May at the University of Sheffield, you will have the chance to savour ancient … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

The Latest Issue of The Sixteenth Century Journal

This one looks fun-

Posted in Church History

Republicans Want to Keep Their Health Care Untouched By Any Legislative Change to the ACA

And that’s why I find Congress so utterly contemptible. A new amendment to the Republican ObamaCare replacement bill exempts members of Congress and their staff from its effects. The new changes to the bill would allow states to apply for waivers to … Continue reading

Posted in Modern Culture

“Was Balaam also among the Prophets? How Balaam Sheds Light on the Latter Prophets”

I mention this essay by K.L. Noll not because it’s been published and not because you can get hold of the forthcoming edition of SJOT which contains it quite yet: but I mention it to encourage you to keep your … Continue reading

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‘The origin, function and disappearance of the Ark of the Covenant according to the Hebrew Bible’

That’s the lecture to be delivered in May in London by Thomas Römer. Professor Thomas Römer will be giving the 2017 Ethel M. Wood Lecture on ‘The origin, function and disappearance of the Ark of the Covenant according to the … Continue reading

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Sometimes It’s Too Late

Yahweh said to me, ‘Even if Moses and Samuel pleaded before me, I could not sympathise with this people! Drive them out of my sight; away with them! And if they ask you, “Where shall we go?” tell them this, … Continue reading

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The 499th Anniversary of the Heidelberg Disputation

Am 26. April 1518 war Martin Luther zu Gast in Heidelberg. In der dortigen Universität leitete der Reformator eine wissenschaftliche Disputation. Anlass war das Generalkapitel – die höchste beschlussfassende Instanz – der deutschen Augustiner-Eremiten strenger Observanz, das 1518 in Heidelberg … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Most Nerds Enter Academia

Posted in Humor, mockery | 2 Comments