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July 1 2016, 8AM

There’s another Carnival? What the heck? When did this start? Reading Acts Kris Lyle has posted the June 2016 Bibliblog Carnival has arrived at Old School Script. Kris has done a great job gathering links in the month of June, including the ... [Modern Culture]


Since the Ark Encounter is opening in seven days as a tourist attraction dedicated to the promotion of pseudoscience and the twisting of the Bible, I have decided to offer an alternative seven days of better views of creation scientifically, scripturally,... [young-earth creationism] [Ark Encounter] [Ark Park] [days] [evidence] [flood] [Flood Geology] [geologists] [geology] [Grand Canyon] [Ken Ham] [Noah] [pseudoscience] [science] [seven]


Remember when medieval theologians used to debate, endlessly, the speculative question of how many angels could balance on the head of a pin?  In some quarters, that’s where we are again. What if he were raised a persimmon?  What if he were raise... [Pseudo-scholarship]
Kris Lyle has posted the June 2016 Bibliblog Carnival has arrived at Old School Script. Kris has done a great job gathering links in the month of June, including the “kerfuffle over Trinitarian theology amongst evangelicals.” Everyone sho... [Biblioblogs] [Biblical Studies Carnival] [Biblioblogs] [carnival] [Huzzah!]


A reader of the blog reminds me that the International SBL meeting starts next week in Seoul, South Korea. There are two text critical sections in the line up.Greek New Testament Manuscripts Pasi Hyytiäinen, University of Helsinki Textual Evolution ... [ISBL Seoul 2016]
ROBIN CELIKATES is Associate Professor of Political and Social Philosophy at the University of Amsterdam, where he also directs the research project Transformations of Civil Disobedience. He is a member of the Amsterdam Centre for Globalisation Studies an... [blog posts] [Book Reviews] [Book-Discussion Group] [Figure of the Migrant] [The Figure of The Migrant] [The Figure of The Migrant - Book Event]
The University of Marburg was opened July 1, 1527, with a hundred and four students. It became the second nursery of the Protestant ministry, next to Wittenberg, and remains to this day an important institution. Francis Lambert, Adam Kraft, Erhard Schnep... [Church History]
For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one transgres... [chrysostom] [tertullian]


How many of these popular texts have you read? The top 30 texts in Higher Education ranked by the Open Syllabus Project are as follows (click a title to view on Amazon):  Rank Count Score Text 1 3,934 100.0 The Elements of Style Strunk, William,... [Readings] [fb] [fbia]
According to the Times of Israel, a Hebrew-language version of the Epic of Gilgamesh is underway: In writer Shirley Graetz’s mind, the Akkadian figure who stars in the ancient poem “Epic of Gilgamesh” sounded a lot like her eldest son. Big, strong, ... [Wealth of Egypt] [Gilgamesh]
CHILDREN'S LITERATURE: The demigod Gilgamesh comes to life for young readers. Cuneiform expert Shirley Graetz put her academic skills to work in a Hebrew-language chapter book for kids (Jessica Steinberg, Times of Israel).In writer Shirley Graetz’s mind...
The landscape for modern biblical commentaries is heavily skewed towards a scholarly approach to Scripture. These academic treatments of the text certainly advance biblical scholarship but often overlook the practical implications of the text for the mode... [Products]


This is what Albert Mohler says: Clearly, there can be no eternal subordination in terms of being. That would deny what the Nicene Creed affirms and affirm what it denies. But describing the social dimensions of the Trinity is far more difficult. I declin... [Uncategorized]
For those who may not get it, the meme above is poking fun at the fact that two apologists on the fringes of academia – Richard Carrier and William Lane Craig – have both attempted to introduce Bayesian reasoning to bring rigor to the subjects... [mythicism] [Bayesian] [Documentary] [historical Jesus] [logic] [meme] [mythicists] [Richard Carrier] [trailer] [william lane craig]
BIBLIOGRAPHIA IRANICA: Jerusalem in the Achaemenid Period. Notice of a new book: Kim, Jieun. 2016. Jerusalem in the Achaemenid period. Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften. Follow the link for details.
READING ACTS: The Epistle of Enoch – 1 Enoch 99-105. Past posts in the series, plus on related matters, are noted here and links. A version of the story of the birth of Noah (1 Enoch 106-107) is also found in Aramaic in the Genesis Apocryphon from Qumr...
By John Frye In the late 1980s and early 1990s an intriguing question burst into the evangelical conversation: what is the gospel? Many evangelism ministries were taken back as if saying, “Are you kidding us? We all know what the gospel is. It can be pa... [Uncategorized]
ANNOUNCEMENT:Ethnicity/Race/Religion: Identities, Ideologies, and Intersections in Biblical Texts and Interpretation 9-11th August 2016, Centre for Biblical Studies, University of Exeter, UK How do ethnicity and race feature in constructions of identity ...
NOW ONLINE FROM BRILL:Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Non-Biblical Texts Editor: Emanuel Tov. Technical advisor: Ariel Tov The Dead Sea Scrolls represents perhaps the most significant historical manuscript discovery in recent history. Brill’s Elect...


Here is a guest post from Prof. Lewis Ayres, Durham University, on meaning of Nicene Orthodoxy in light of evangelical debates about eternal functional subordination. ___ After conversations on facebook and email about the on-going controversy over “ete... [Uncategorized]


Popular culture, it seems to me, mediates reality. The media of various descriptions teach us what to think, and even if there is a religiously “orthodox” answer to questions, we will weigh it in the scales against what larger society says. This bec... [Bible] [Books] [Monsters] [popular culture] [Posts] [Religious Origins] [death] [Entertaining Judgment: The Afterlife in Popular Imagination] [Greg Garrett] [heaven] [hell] [Purgatory] [zoroastrianism]
Esta entrada pertenece al Tema 5. El asentamiento en la tierra prometida, de la serie “repaso del Pentateuco y los demás libros históricos“. En el vídeo D. Francisco Varo, profesor de Antiguo Testamento, hace una breve y esquemática introducción ... [antiguo testamento] [Pentateuco y los demás libros históricos] [Repasos] [vidioteca]

June 30, 10PM

BEN: Let’s talk about apotropaic symbols, symbols meant to either ward off evil spirits and bad luck, or to encourage good luck to happen at a particular venue, or for particular people. Christians will immediately think of the blood on the lintel in th... [Uncategorized]
Mary Stromer Hanson is a recent graduate of Denver Seminary with an MA in NT biblical studies. She is a longtime member of CBE and active in the Denver chapter. She is the author of The New Perspective on Mary and Martha: Do Not Preach Mary and Martha Aga... [Uncategorized]


Από τη σειρά UTB κυκλοφόρησε το νέο βιβλίο του καθηγητή της ΚΔ στο Πανεπιστήμιο του Göttingen, Florian Wilk σχετικά με τη δομή των αφηγηματικών κε... [Καινή Διαθήκη] [ερμηνεία] [μέθοδος]
Come along as we plunge into the deep end of the biblical studies pool every day of the month of June!  The water’s both warm and cool (some would say luke-warm) and you’ll enjoy it.  There’s no scum and the sharks are merely ornamenta... [Archaeology] [Bible] [Biblical Studies Carnival] [Biblioblogs] [Books] [humor] [I really dislike Dietrich Bonhoeffer] [Modern Culture]
Scriptura 115 (2016)Dustin W Ellington, "The Impulse Toward the Disadvantaged in the Gospel Preached by Paul: An Analysis of 1 Corinthians 1:10-4:21 AND 8:1-11:1"Marius J Nel, "The Relationship Between the Markan ἀφίημι-Chreia and the Historical Je... [1 Κορινθίους] [Scriptura] [Παύλος] [ιστορικός Ιησούς] [κατά Μάρκον]


Hervomde teologiese studies 73:3 (2016)Bradley Trout, "Matthew 5:17 and Matthew's Community"Andries Snyman, "Persuasion in Romans 5:12-21" Hervomde teologiese studies 73:4 (2016)William Loader, "What light does Matthew’s use of Mark in Matthew... [HTS] [Ματθαίος] [ερμηνευτική] [προς Ρωμαίους]
I summarized Ernst Haenchen's understanding of the purpose of Acts yesterday (here). Today I want to comment briefly on three key aspects of his model:1. Authorizing Christianity - The suggestion that Luke wrote to secure approval for the early Christian ... [Luke-Acts] [Purpose of Acts]
The harbor at Joppa/Jaffa/Yafo was once a much more significant harbor, but never an adequate one. Only a small leisure harbor remains today. Our late afternoon photo shows the lighthouse rising above some of the buildings of the city. The leisure harbor ... [Bible Places] [Bible study] [Book of Acts] [Egypt] [israel] [New Testament] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel]


Σύμφωνα με δημοσιεύματα στον ηλεκτρονικό τύπο καταδυόμενοι αρχαιολόγοι και ειδικοί επιστήμονες της Ενιάλειας Εφορίας Αρχαιοτήτων εντόπι... [αρχαιολογία] [ελληνορωμαϊκός κόσμος]


The story from that most reliable of all papist new agencies- The Eye of the Tiber.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


The Liturgy site of Bosco Peters has raised the question of music in the Church with this provocative post. This is such an important topic, I have taken the time to try a fuller response. I admit my bias. My wife and I both sang in a semi-professional ... [music in the churches]
Ernst Haenchen (1894-1975) is not exactly a household name, except in scholarship on Acts and John. When his contribution to the prestigious German KEK series first appeared in 1955, it quickly established itself as the standard critical commentary on Act... [Luke-Acts] [New Testament] [scholarship]


This ‘press release’ just appeared on the RNS website.  I didn’t know that RNS accepted paid ‘press releases’ but apparently they do.  Anyway, the press release, put out by Warren’s group, has two interesting features... [Modern Culture] [pseudo-christianity] [pseudo-theology] [Theological Quicksand]


It’s simply too depressing.  Because when I do visit I always wander around the ‘Commentaries’ and the ‘Theology’ sections (very slim pickings in any event- the junk portion of the store occupies 90% of the floorspace- mugs,... [Modern Culture]
Is God right just because God knows more than we do?  That question entered my mind years ago when I was reading the Book of Job in the Bible.  And it entered my mind recently when I was going through two books in volume 1 of James Charleswor... [Bible] [church] [Daily Quiet Time] [james] [Job] [religion] [Theodicy]
Part of my work at CODEC has been to redesign and relaunch the Big Bible Project. In its recently re-launched mode, Its purpose [is] To host and curate the best short-form content related to Biblical Literacy and Reception on the web, with a special foc... [academic blogging] [fb] [fbia]
Thomas E. Bergler, From Here to Maturity. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2014. "A spiritual discipline is something I can do right now which will allow me over time to receive God's grace so that I will be able later ... [from here to maturity]

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Collins, John J. Scriptures and Sectarianism: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls. WUNT 2/332; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014. 329 pp. HB; 119,00 €.  Link to Mohr Siebeck Due to the length of this review, part one appears here. Part two of Scriptures and S... [Book Reviews] [Dead Sea Scrolls] [apocalyptic literature] [book review] [John J. Collins] [Second Temple Judaism]
Tive alguns problemas com um Ultrabook Samsung NP530U3B-AD1BR, depois de quase 4 anos de uso. Estava em dual boot com Windows 7 Home Premium e Mint 17.3 Rosa Cinnamon. Atualizei o Windows 7 para o 10, na oferta da Microsoft. Tudo funcionava normal, até q... [ti]
Disobedience is a doorway to more sins. We can call it rebellion or secession or nonconformity, but it brings in scheming, deception, and rivalry. Scripture and Tradition warned repeatedly against such things. The post St Cyprian on the heresy of ecclesia... [cyprian] [non-conformity] [Schism]
Let me give you some indicators when faith is on the hook. Faith is certain. It doesn’t entertain much doubt at all. Faith refuses to change its mind in the face of good solid evidence. Faith seems to always find that small little hole through which it ...
Karen King em 2012, ano em que anunciou a descoberta dofragmento por ela nomeado de Evangelho da Esposa de JesusHá algumas semanas, a professora de Harvard, Karen King - responsável pela divulgação do Evangelho da Esposa de Jesus em 2012 - deu um...


I just discovered that my article, “Authorship and Coherence in 1 Timothy,” was published in December in the Global Journal of Classic Theology. The article is a version of a paper originally delivered at the Pastoral Epistles study group at... [Article Links] [Authorship] [Pastoral Epistles|1 Timothy] [theology]


A graduate student at Dallas Theological Seminary confirmed Thursday that he is still unable to locate his Bible among the massive piles of books about the Bible surrounding him in his apartment. The situation apparently came to a head as one Drew Reyno... [Modern Culture]
Filed under: Luther, Modern Culture [Luther] [Modern Culture]


On the 30th of June in the year of our Lord, 1525, Huldrych Zwingli published one of his most delightful and useful volumes, Von dem Predigtamt.  Who, and what, is a Preacher and what does his office entail?  But even more centrally, the ‘problem&... [Modern Culture] [Zwingli]
According to multiple eyewitnesses, a lone Christian studying the Bible at his local Starbucks nervously checked his watch Thursday morning, waiting for his Christian friend to arrive so Jesus Christ could arrive and be there in their midst. The man, Al... [Modern Culture]