Daily Archives: 5 Sep 2019

More Pentebabbleist Nutbaggery

Charlatans. ‪Pentebabbleist nutbaggery. If these fakes really had any sort of power they would go to hospitals and heal kids with cancer and turn storms away from the Bahamas and Haiti and such. They, however, are frauds and liars.‬

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If You Are a Church Member, You Need to Realize Something….

Pastors are human beings and they can only endure so much.  Trust me.  When they reach their breaking point, they break. We were talking about several situations in local churches today at a pastor’s get together.  In one instance one … Continue reading

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October 25th

That’s when our collection of essays on Jeremiah will come out.  Doubtless if you are at SBL you will be able to order it for a discount.  It’s contents are genuinely amazing.  The scholars who contributed to the collection are … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Resources, Books, Modern Culture

How to Spot an Academic Bully

It’s fairly well known that bullying is a problem among school kids.  Great harm is done by persons who, for whatever reason, decide to make it their life’s mission to make others miserable. What may not be as well or … Continue reading

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What The Bible Has to Say…

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So the Rabbi Said to the Atheist…

The Babylonian Talmud relates these delightful little tales about a Rabbi and an atheist (in tractate Sanhedrin, 22). There was an atheist who said to Rabban Gamaliel: Your God is a thief, as it reads [Gen. ii. 21]: “Lord God … Continue reading

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A New Online Tool for Biblical Studies

This is very useful.  Added to the ‘Useful Sites’ panel. eRhema’s primary goal is to provide a free tool that enables the layperson to explore the Bible in its original languages. While Bible translations are indispensable, meanings are inevitably lost … Continue reading

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Signs of the Times

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Congratulations, Michael Knibb!

The British Academy press office has announced that they are awarding for 2019 Professor Michael Knibb FBA (Samuel Davidson Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Studies, King’s College London) with the prestigious Ullendorff Medal for his significant contribution to the field … Continue reading

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His Mother Let Him Eat What He Wished, and now He’s Blind and Deaf

And he’s 17. The 17-year-old lived off a daily portion of chips, crisps, white bread and processed meat for around a decade. His poor diet, which resulted in a number of vitamin deficiencies, led to the boy developing a condition … Continue reading

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Unholy Business Revisted

Next week’s brown-bag seminar, 11 Sept 12:15-13:00: Nina Burleigh, “Unholy Business Revisited”. The lecture will be livestreamed. Abstract: “An update on the close ties between antiquities dealers and scholars in the high-end Biblical antiquities world, from the James Ossuary and … Continue reading

Posted in Archaeology

In Which Luther Eviscerates Those Expressing Hatred of The Jews

From his 1519-1521 Lectures on the Psalms (WA 5, 428-29)- Racists and White Supremacists, take note.

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How scepticism became a bestseller…

Prof Bart D Ehrman has sold millions of books questioning the reliability of the Bible. Read beyond the dramatic titles, though, and his arguments are far from irrefutable, says Dr Peter J Williams Bart D Ehrman is arguably the world’s most … Continue reading

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Zwingli-Tag: «Wie Zwingli heute wirkt»

Wann     07.09.2019 von 09:30 bis 21:00 (Europe/Zurich / UTC200) Wo         Kirche Tal, 8704 Herrliberg Web       Externe Webseite besuchen Zürich atmet reformierten Geist. Was für die Metropole an der Limmat gilt, gilt auch für die ganze Schweiz und die abendländische … Continue reading

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The Journey from Zurich to Marburg

The [first stage of the trip to Marburg for the Colloquy with Luther was the] journey to Basel [which] was made on horseback, the distance from Zurich being about sixty miles, and Zwingli and his friend arrived there safely, September … Continue reading

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