Daily Archives: 4 May 2018

SWBTS Used to be A Great Seminary, But it has Jumped the Shark

Any institution led by a self righteous arrogant misogynist who imagines himself a dictator and who fires anyone who calls his behavior into question doesn’t deserve the financial support of Southern Baptists.  Furter, such a leader needs to be immediately … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap: Best Practices for Integrating Historical and Theological Exegesis

Colleagues, registration is now open for an exciting conference in Durham focused on theological interpretation. It’s entitled ‘Closing the Gap: Best Practices for Integrating Historical and Theological Exegesis’. Amidst a burgeoning interest in reading biblical texts theologically, our aim is … Continue reading

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To Be Famous He Sure Doesn’t Think Very Clearly

‘Everything’?  Nope.  ‘Yes’? Nope.  God says no to all manner of things.

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Thomas Römer appears in a Graphic Nonfiction Book!

Originally posted on Remnant of Giants:
Thomas Römer, Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the College de France, now appears as a character in a new graphic nonfiction book! The book, Naissance de la Bible: Comment elle a été écrite [The…

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If 40 People Haven’t Entered a Starvation Pact Until they Kill You…

You haven’t really annoyed anyone. When it was day, the Jews held a secret meeting at which they made a vow not to eat or drink until they had killed Paul. More than forty of them entered this pact,  and they went … Continue reading

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What the Talmud Says About Men Who Can’t Control Their Lust: Let Them Die

via Wil Gafney on FB.  And get the Sefaria App for yourself.  It contains the Hebrew text of the Bible, plus the English Mishnah, the Talmud, and many other resources.

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Thomas Römer Has a New Book Out

Naissance de la bible, Thomas Römer, Léonie Bischoff

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Present and Future of Biblical Studies

This is a terrible work and ultimately  a thoroughly unsatisfying volume.  The good folk at Brill (and I love them) have provided a review copy which I’ve read through and weighed in the balances and found more than wanting. What … Continue reading

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Americans talk a lot about equality but what they really mean by the word is advantage.  America is a land ruled by oligarchs and special interests and judicial fiat.  Were America an actual democracy the populace would vote and issues … Continue reading

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John Barclay in Zurich: The Livestream

Anthropology, History and Theology: Are They Compatible is the title of Barclay’s lecture. And it will be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 10 a.m. Eastern Time here in the US (4 p.m. local time in Zurich)(calculate your local time accordingly). … Continue reading

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Borders and Boundaries in Ancient Israel

Carly Crouch announced this on the SOTS facebook page- The University of Nottingham’s Department of Theology and Religious Studies is excited to host a two-day interdisciplinary conference on borders and boundaries in ancient Israel on 5-6 June 2018. Keynote addresses … Continue reading

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