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October 31 2016, 9PM

Unapologetic offers the Philosophy of Religion the swift, ugly end it has long deserved. This single book will cause the death of a discipline.-- Dr. Peter Boghossian, philosophy professor at Portland State University, and author of A Manual for Creating ...

September 25, 2PM

By definition, students are committed to forming an awareness of these constructions. Do they have to abandon using the term? No. But they should think carefully about what they intend by doing so, especially when trying to convey their observations, ques... [Culture] [religion] [teaching] [#acrel] [#sblaar] [AAR] [College] [cultural studies] [defintions] [religious studies] [SBL] [Theory]
I had chosen to lead into Isaiah 61 by starting with Luke 4:16ff, but I only got to the end of 4:16, “stood up to read.” I don’t work well with these schedules. [Bible study] [humor]

12 PM

The new African American museum of The Smithsonian appears to be brilliant; can’t wait to go through it with Kris. Image Rising from the National Mall, within sight of the Washington Monument, is the majestic, bronzed aluminum-clad Smithsonian Museu... [Uncategorized]
Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


This controversy on the ESV of Gen 3:16 is getting a bit tiring to see in the biblioblogosphere. Here are just a few of the links in the crazy discussion (here, here, here, here, here, here, and for a little fresh air, here). The debate seems to be about... [Ancient Hebrew] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew Discourse/Pragmatics] [Hebrew Syntax] [Bible Translation] [Genesis 3:16]


In our Baylor commentary (BHHB series), J. Cook, P.S. Marshall, and I currently follow Michael Fox’s (A Time to Tear Down & A Time to Build Up, 1999) rendering of הֶבֶל as “absurd”. Below I have excerpted the comment on הבל i... [Ancient Hebrew] [Hebrew Bible] [Hebrew Semantics] [Baylor Handbook on the Hebrew Bible] [Biblical Hebrew] [Ecclesiastes] [Qoheleth]
It has been over a year since we’ve posted on this blog. That does not mean, though, that we’ve been idle. First, we both went through promotion reviews this last year and can now drop any qualifiers to our professorial status. For John, I had... [Ancient Hebrew] [Hebrew Textbook] [Linguistics (theory or typology)] [pedagogy] [Biblical Hebrew] [Promotions] [scholarship]
Thanks to the kind permissions of hundreds of its authors serves as the official archive of the theological journal Evangelical Quarterly.  I am pleased to announce that many of the articles from the four 2011 issues are now availa... [Evangelical Quarterly]


A reader wrote and asked how did keren קרן come to mean both "horn, ray" and "fund"?Both Even-Shoshan and Klein say there are two possible answers. We'll look at each, but first let's take a look at the two meanings.The first dictionary ...
Who are these morons who leave guns lying around?  Who are they???? Metro police are investigating after a 2-year-old reportedly shot a 12-year-old at a Donelson home Sunday morning. It happened 200 block of Blue Hills Drive around 9:30 a.m. Metro poli... [Modern Culture]



Until recently there had been precious few films about Joshua, though for some reason when I wrote a previous post on the subject I forgot about this entry from the Living Bible Old Testament series. As I was researching for something else I'm writing at ... [Joshua] [Living Bible] [Living Bible Old Testament]
This morning I have: Isaiah 61 as my scripture 45 minutes of teaching time Something’s gotta give! [Bible study] [humor]
White supremacy reigned and the other side of white supremacy is black inferiority. We were taught, as reasonably well bred white Southerners, to behave decently, but the whole racial etiquette that governed the way black and white interacted with each ot... [Catholicism] [Christianity] [classism] [colonialism] [Memoir] [racism] [sexism] [Southern Baptist] [Vietnamese] [Charles Dew] [Corsicana] [Diane Rehm] [Isabel Wilkerson] [vietnam]
The diseased apple doesn’t fall far from the diseased tree. Eric Trump on Friday defended his father’s self-made real estate mogul narrative, saying the Republican presidential nominee was the epitome of the American dream for having “go... [Modern Culture]


In the field of theology, one sometimes finds a job listing that requires the successful applicant to sign a statement of faith. I am most likely past the point of applying for such jobs, so it is safe for me to reveal that I have always maintained that,... [ethics] [politics]
With thanks to Ralph *The Papist* Keen for telling me about it. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
O God, you declare your almighty power chiefly in showing mercy and pity: Grant us the fullness of your grace, that we, running to obtain your promises, may become partakers of your heavenly treasure; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns w... [Uncategorized]


At Augsburg, September 25, 1555, the Lutherans, notwithstanding the double-dealing of some of the most powerful Protestant, or so-called Protestant, Princes, wrung from the Catholics the Decree of absolute religious independence in the sense and to the ex... [Church History]
“In any case, the triumph of traditionalist gender politics in the new ESV Permanent Text is devastating for egalitarian evangelicals—it is complementarianism’s most dramatic power play yet.” WIT Crossway publishers recently sparked contro... [Uncategorized]
Ending a chapter is hard, especially not knowing what the next will hold. I write the book of my life with my deeds, it reads from itself and my signature is there plain as day, but I don't get to read ahead. The Jewish year is ending. There's plenty I ... [Elul] [poetry]


While talking with Shayna Sheinfeld and Meredith Warren in Italy this summer, they suggested that it would be fun to organize a conference panel in which all the papers had the same title, with only the subtitle differing. The common title that we st... [Academia] [humor] [Society of Biblical Literature] [#TheBirdIsTheWord] [conference] [Conference Papers] [funny] [papers] [SBL] [titles]


The fiction author who had the most influence over my formative years was Ray Bradbury. Wait—let me qualify that a bit. I read of number of series aimed at juvenile, male interest (Doc Savage, Dark Shadows, and such) but these weren’t really intende... [Books] [literature] [Memoirs] [popular culture] [Posts] [Banned Book Week] [Dark Shadows] [Doc Savage] [Edgar Allan Poe] [From the Dust Returned] [Kenneth Robeson] [Marilyn Ross] [Ray Bradbury]


Great God of the whole earth, we come today to bring before you the needs of this planet. And we do so trusting that you are the God of Aleppo, and the God of the West Bank; that you are the God of North Carolina, and the God of Washington; the God of Lib... [Prayer]
NEW BOOK FROM THE SOCIETY OF BIBLICAL LITERATURE:XV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Munich, 2013 Wolfgang Kraus (Editor), Michael N. Van Der Meer (Editor), Martin Meiser (Editor) ISBN 9781628371383 Status ...
NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK:DANIEL STÖKL BEN EZRA Qumran Die Texte vom Toten Meer und das antike Judentum [Qumran. The Dead Sea Scrolls and Ancient Judaism.] 2016. XIII, 462 pages. utb Jüdische Studien 4681/3 34,99 € paper ISBN 978-3-8252-4681-5...
YAZIDI WATCH: Amal Clooney Says U.N. Has Failed Yazidi Women (Lucy Westcott, Newsweek via San Diego Jewish World).Renowned human rights lawyer Amal Clooney criticized the United Nations for failing to act on behalf of the persecuted Yazidi minority group,...
REMNANT OF GIANTS: Og the Giant’s Memoirs now on Some past PaleoJudaica posts on Og the giant are here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

12 AM

BIBLIOGRAPHIA IRANICA: Zoroastrianism: Religious texts, theology, history and culture. Notice of a new book: Moazami, Mahnaz (ed.). 2016. Zoroastrianism: A collection of articles from the Encyclopaedia Iranica (Encyclopaedia Iranica Extracts – EIE), 2 ...

September 24, 10PM

BEN: Unpack for us why a righteous God would abandon the sinful nations (i.e. the non-Israel nations) to lesser elohim rulers. This doesn’t seem much like either the righteous or merciful God whose original intent was that all his creatures would be par... [Uncategorized]
Ezekiel 10-11 are the concluding chapters to a prophetic vision that began in chapter 8. In this episode we discover how these chapters provide more Godhead talk from the Old Testament and the departure of the glory of God from the temple. The episode is ... [Biblical Theology & Doctrine] [Doctrine of God] [Ezekiel] [Hebrew Bible (OT)] [Naked Bible episodes] [NakedBible] [podcasts] [cherubim] [departs] [glory] [merkabah] [temple]
This episode of Peeranormal takes a look at some of the sparse academic peer-reviewed research on crop circles to discuss if they are man-made, created by an unknown natural force, or something paranormal. The episode is now live. [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paranormal Phenomena] [Peeranormal episodes] [podcast] [podcasts] [bent] [crop circles] [haselhoff] [levengood] [nodes] [research] [Review] [stalks]