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October 10 2015, 11AM

From Laine Clayton on the FB- Filed under: pseudo-christianity, pseudo-theology [pseudo-christianity] [pseudo-theology]


Go here and scroll down to the comments (and if you haven’t read the essay at B&I and the response in the post, do that first.   Great stuff.Filed under: Archaeology Tagged: Mikveh, Miqveh [Archaeology] [Mikveh] [Miqveh]


By Henk van den Belt, and certainly worth your time.  You can read more about the volume which contains the essay here.Filed under: Church History, Heidelberg Catechism Tagged: Henk van den Belt [Church History] [Heidelberg Catechism] [Henk van den Belt]


Paul alludes to Leviticus 19:18: the Law is fulfilled in one commandment, “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Gal 5:14). This verse is the most quoted verse from the Pentateuch in the New Testament, despite the fact it is almost never referred to in fir... [Galatians] [Paul] [ethics] [Freedom in Christ] [Pauline Theology]
ISIS has destroyed the Arch of Triumph in Palmyra. The destruction of ancient monuments will now be considered a war crime in trials at The Hague. An interdisciplinary team of scientists want to dig beneath the popular version of Pompeii to discover wha... [Galilee] [greece] [Italy] [Jerusalem] [Mesopotamia] [Museums] [New Exhibits] [Shephelah] [Syria] [Temple Mount] [Weather] [Weekend Roundup]
Alvin Plantinga is widely viewed as one of the most consequential philosophers of our day.  Karl Barth is widely viewed as one the most consequential theologians of the twentieth-century. The Enlightenment had a far-reaching impact on how reason, truth, ... [Uncategorized]


“The word of God.” That is a title we often use for Scripture and as such, it seems that this is the intent of Hebrews 4.12-13. The message of God. […] The post Is Hebrews 4.12-16 Christological? appeared first on Unsettled Christianity.... [Hebrews]
VHMML has added a range of resources to its website, including a school for learning to read Syriac manuscripts. Byzantine News shared news about the summer school HMML and Dumbarton Oaks will be holding this summer.Tony Burke blogged about the critical ... [Academia] [syriac] [late antiquity] [Manuscripts] [scholarship]
… Attendance at alarming rate: Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori is leaving office this month after a tumultuous nine years in office that saw significant conflict and numerical decline in the oldline church. Statistics rel... [church] [Anglican] [Christianity] [Culture] [Decline] [Episcopalian] [Katharine Jefferts Schori] [USA]
A new publication containing the Agreed Statement on Christology of the Anglican–Oriental Orthodox International Commission 2014 was launched during Vespers in St Asaph Cathedral by the Co–Chairs of the commission, the Rt Revd Gregory K Cameron Bishop... [church] [Anglican] [Christianity] [Ecumenical] [Orthodox] [theology] [Unity]


Neil Asher Silberman has a paper early career-ists may want to read: Help Wanted: Choosing an Alternative or Mainstream Archaeological Career?Filed under: Archaeology [Archaeology]


High ethical standards initially seem to be a good thing. Even if we cannot always live up to them, there is value in recognizing and enshrining an ideal. At the same time, ethical standards are not used solely as an object for aspiration. They are als... [ethics] [feminism] [politics] [Race]
It said I got Calvin– but that’s clearly because Zwingli wasn’t in the mix….  blah. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


In celebration of Pastor Appreciation Month, you can enjoy special pricing on some of our best pastoral resources! This includes works like N.T. Wright’s New Testament for Everyone series, the Journal of Biblical Counseling, and The 125-volume Romans Co... [Misc.] [commentaries] [sermon prep]


C. Drew Smith has written a post, highlighting his new book, Reframing a Relevant Faith. In the post, he writes:Critically thinking about the faith is not equivalent to criticizing the faith, as some may think, although that may be part of critical thinki... [Bible] [Progressive Christianity] [Liberal] [love letter] [Progressive Christianity] [quote]


There are obviously many great things about NA28, but there are also some ongoing niggles. One thing I've come across recently is the situation with some of the "diamond" readings in the Catholic Epistles. These "diamond" readings are those where the edit...
Simon ParkerSTH ProfessorApril 2, 1999PORTRAIT One of the great ironies in my life is having been basically ignored while I was employed in higher education only to have people make overtures to me once I no longer had the resources to undertake the task.... [Books] [higher education] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Ugarit] [Boston University] [Boston University School of Theology] [Edinburgh University] [Nashotah House] [Simon B. Parker] [Society of Biblical Literature] [Uagritic]
NEW BOOK FROM WIPF AND STOCK:Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood BY Jeremy D. Lyon About The Dead Sea Scrolls have opened up for modern readers the ancient world of Jewish interpretation of the Bible during the Second Temple period. Among these s...


BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Magnificent Menorah Mosaic Found in Galilee (Megan Sauter). Background on the excavation at Horvat Kur and the recent discovery of the menorah mosaic is here and here and links. More on ancient depictions of menorahs is here and here...
Looked at a couple theological issues triggered by verses in Romans 1 and 2 yesterday in class.1. "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what h... [prevenient grace] [Romans]
JIM WEST: A Critical Respond to: “A Unique Miqveh in Upper Galilee” (by Eldad Keynan) – A Guest Post by Mordechai Aviam. The critiqued essay was published in Bible and Interpretation and was noted here. This area is outside my expertise and I note t...
SYRIAC WATCH: Four unpublished homilies of Jacob of Serugh, with a 19th-cent. image of the Golden Horn (Adam McCollum, hmmlorientalia blog).
THE ANXIOUS BENCH: Prophecy Without End? Philip Jenkins takes up the question of why, if prophecy ended with the prophets of the Hebrew Bible, were there so many prophets running around in first century Palestine?

12 AM

Biblische Notizen 166 (2015)Rami Arav, "The Fortified Cities of the Ṣiddim (Josh 19:35) again; Rejoinder to N. Na’aman," 3-9Till Magnus Steiner, "Die weise Ordnung der Bautätigkeiten Salomos (3Reg 2,35a-k)," 11-27 Walter Bührer, "Untersuch... [BN] [Ματθαίος] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [δαιμονολογία] [διακειμενικότητα] [κατά Ιωάννην]
Currents in Biblical Research 14:1 (2015)Samuel Emadi, "Intertextuality in New Testament Scholarship: Significance, Criteria, and the Art of Intertextual Reading," 8-23 (abstract)David G. Garber, Jr., "Trauma Theory and Biblical Studies," 24-44 (abstract)... [Currents in Biblical Research] [Ιουδαϊσμός] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [διακειμενικότητα] [ευαγγέλια] [καθολικές επιστολές]

October 9, 11PM

I just learned about the launch of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL). President Tony Burke writes on their site: The North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature is a scholarl... [Uncategorized]


Διαβάστε το πολύ ενδιαφέρον κείμενο της Judith Lieu (Cambridge) σχετικά με τον Μαρκίωνα και την έννοια της αίρεσης στην αρχαιότητα και τον τρόπο που π... [αίρεση] [αρχέγονος Χριστιανισμός] [αρχαία Εκκλησία]
It is an odd fact, but nonetheless a fact (as Tom Schreiner has rightly complained), that Arminians have not done a thorough job of articulating what the concept of prevenient grace means, and why it is important. Fortunately, there is now a book by Brian... [Uncategorized]
Good news story: Thank God for those teachers: A photo of a teacher going above and beyond the call of duty is making a splash on social media. On Sept. 28, Memphis resident Tabitha Tudy Jones posted a Facebook photo of Whitney Achievement Elementary Sch... [Uncategorized]


This is the fifth in a series on obscure Bible translations. I've restricted the candidates to those I've been able to personally acquire and examine.Norman A. Beck. The New Testament: A New Translation and Redaction. Fairway Press, 2001.Where Willia...


Most people (that’s me) are not really afraid of failing, they are actually afraid of succeeding… Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that m... [Uncategorized]


See Mark Dance's "8 Common Guest Speaker Mistakes" here. I know that I have been guilty of a number of these.HT: Denny Burk [2 Corinthians] [Preaching]


A German blog under the name Kata Markon has written a post that highlights my book The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century and surveys some of the external references to Mark in the New Testament and early Patristic literat... [Publications news]


We fear man so much because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements. Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated thr... [Misc.]


What madness.  Three so far today.  And there’s plenty of time for more.  America doesn’t need to worry about Al Qaeda or ISIL.  We’re destroying ourselves.  And doing a better job than any terrorists could ever hope to. God in heav... [Modern Culture]
What a great job Greg Albrecht has done with The Plain Truth.Remember The Plain Truth? It used to be a magazine. Now it's more like a supermarket mailer, a mere eight pages long, and only six issues a year. Maybe Greg has guilty nightmares about retaining...