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December 5 2017, 12 PM

Although nonviolent offenders get the most attention from reformers, they account for less than 20 percent of all prisoners.

May 28, 8AM

While most scholars accept that the intended author of the epistle of Jude is meant to be the brother of James (and thus brother of Jesus as well), not many are convinced that it is authentically authored by such a person. The epistle is instead routinely... [Epistle of Jude]

7AM

FAGAN, B. M. ; DURRANI, N. Archaeology: A Brief Introduction. 12. ed. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, 424 p. – ISBN  9781138190313.Archaeology is a jargon-free and accessible introduction to the field which details how archaeologists study the human pas... [Arqueologia]
FAGAN, B. M. ; DURRANI, N. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. 2. ed. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, 302 p. – ISBN 9781138657076.This short account of the discipline of archaeology tells of spectacular discoveries an... [Arqueologia]
CLINE, E. H. Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017, 480 p. - ISBN 9780691166407. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones M... [Arqueologia]
Nå har eg enda ein gong vandra nokre dagar i området mellom Nasaret og Gennesaretsjøen. Eg blir ikkje ferdig med dette. Det er noko heilt spesielt å oppleva eit landskap frå bakkenivå. Ein kjem nær lukter, lydar, tre, blomar og dyr, – og ikkj... [Bibelsk arkeologi, historie og geografi] [Galilea] [Jesus trail] [Arbel] [Pilegrimsvandring i Israel]

6AM

A new study suggests that the Philistines brought their pigs with them when they sailed to the coast of Israel. The second issue of the Tel Aviv University Archaeology Newsletter has reports on projects at Masada, Kiriath Jearim, Timna Valley, City of D... [Discoveries] [Excavations] [Galilee] [Philistines] [Resources] [Shephelah]

5AM

The entire Temple Precinct is called the Haram es-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) by Moslems. They claim that the site has been identified with Islam since the religion’s beginning. The Al-Aksa (also El-Aqsa or el-Aksa) mosque is especially important becau... [Archaeology] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [israel] [Jordan] [New Testament] [New Testament Times] [Photography] [Travel] [Moslem religion]
“For Paul, holiness is a venereal disease passed on from one spouse to the other.” – Richard B. Hays on 1 Cor. 7:14 Via Mike SkinnerFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Like many people, I’ve been re-reading 1984 and wondering what’s going on in a country I thought I knew. With clear evidence of wrong-doing on the part of the chief executive, Republicans have been closing ranks to ensure that bullies rule the pl... [Current Events] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [1984] [freedom of the press] [GOP] [Greg Gianforte] [MAD] [Montana] [propaganda] [Republican Party]

4AM

The advantages of a university or academical education will never be despised except by him who never enjoyed them, or who affects to be superior to their necessity. – William OrmeFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
“Wright’s portrait of Paul …is basically designed by the wishes of dogmatic concerns and constraints. … Luke … would be disappointed” – Becker “PFG is not a modest book, and its author is not modest either&#... [Biblical Studies Resources] [Books]
NEW BOOK FROM BRILL: Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Introductions to Astrology. A Parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Book of the Beginning of Wisdom and the Book of the Judgments of the Zodiacal Signs. Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, Volum...
COMPETITION: The John William Wevers Prize in Septuagint Studies (IOSCS). The competition is for advanced postgraduates and junior scholars. The deadline for submission of a paper is 15 August. Follow the link for further particulars and a list of past re...

3AM

BRICE C. JONES: Book Notice: Discarded, Discovered, Collected: The University of Michigan Papyrus Collection. By Arthur Verhoogt. Forthcoming with University of Michigan Press in the autumn of 2017.
The article from which the quote is taken is worth reading in its entirety. Here is another excerpt: Some people are confused about how certainty and uncertainty can both co-exist at the same time in science, while too many opportunists (creationists and... [education] [contradiction] [critical thinking] [denial] [denialism] [discomfort] [meme] [quote] [science]
NEW BOOK FROM DE GRUYTER: Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Essays on Judaism in the Pre-Hellenistic Period. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 495. March 2017.Aims and Scope The essays deal with developments during the period from the l...

2AM

This is the fourth post on the Contexts of Ministry in my Seminary in a Nutshell series. See the bottom for the previous posts in this unit, "The Person and Contexts of a Minister." I have completed one other unit in this series, The Pastor... [cultural intelligence] [Culture] [seminary in a nutshell]
AWOL: Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names. Of no little potential interest for background on ancient Judaism. There was a vibrant Jewish community in Babylon in this period, about which we know very little. More on ancient Babylonian texts and...
Jesus the Eternal Son: Answering Adoptionist Christology Paperback – July 13, 2017 by Michael F. Bird (Author) #1 New Release in Paul’s Letters Adoptionism—the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was adopted as God&#... [Uncategorized]

1AM

Eg kom i går heim frå ein ny flott fottur på Jesus Trail i Galilea. I tida fram mot turen laga eg ei bildeserie frå tidlegare vandringar i dette landskapet. Eg avsluttar nå denne bildeserien med ei oversikt over bilda. Jesus trail går frå Nasaret ... [Uncategorized]

12 AM

Robert J. Hutchinson.  The Dawn of Christianity: How God Used Simple Fisherman, Soldiers, and Prostitutes to Transform the World.  Nelson Books, 2017.  See here to purchase the book.In The Dawn of Christianity, Robert J. Hutchinson covers t... [Bible] [religion]

May 27, 10PM

Windows vs. Ford. For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “I... [Uncategorized]
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone bef... [Uncategorized]

6PM

So it's on to Module 9 of the Navy Basic Electricity and Electronics series from the 1970s. The previous modules have been:Module 1: CurrentModule 2: VoltageModule 3: ResistanceModule 4: Measuring Current and Voltage in a Series Circui... [electromagnetic induction] [Navy Basic Electricity and Electronics]

5PM

“A wise man therefore must not take a wife. For in the first place his study of philosophy will be hindered, and it is impossible for anyone to attend to his books and his wife. Matrons want many things, costly dresses, gold, jewels, great outlay, m... [jerome]
Of course God had a wife, and Dr. Karen Garst neatly summarizes the evidence right here.

3PM

I have a challenge for the people like Jerry Falwell Jr and Eric Metaxas and the other would be Christians who support Trump: how do you feel about his admiration for a man who thinks soldiers raping women is a joke? Defend Trump if you dare.  Do it.  I... [Total Depravity]

2PM

The doctor took his son on his lap, and the child befouled him. Thereupon he [Martin Luther] said, “How our Lord God has to put up with many a murmur and stink from us, worse than a mother must endure from her child!” —  Martin Luther, Table Ta... [Luther]

1PM

This was the second time I’ve filled a pulpit since 2004. The Loch Ness monster is seen more often than I show up in a pulpit. But I am getting requests to post this and, more importantly, I keep getting questions that tell me that many Christians ... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Uncategorized]
A Review of David Fitzgerald's Jesus: Mything in ActionThose who do research and then present their findings often discover that there is more work to do. Such was the case in 2010 when David Fitzgerald published a little book called Nailed: Ten Chris...

12 PM

BAHN, P. Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction. 2. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 136 p. - ISBN  9780199657438.This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pasti... [Arqueologia]

11AM

GAMBLE, C. Archaeology: The Basics. 3. ed. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015, 306 p. - ISBN 9780415694834. This book answers key questions about how and why we practice archaeology and examines the theories and themes underpinning the subject. Fully updated, this... [Arqueologia]

10AM

Readers of Reversing Hermon know that this information is in an appendix to that book. But in the book these allusions are given in full and are listed by Pseudepigraphical source. That’s one reason that appendix is so long! We should all thank Wa... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Enoch, Books of] [NakedBible] [allusions] [chart] [Enoch] [Index] [pseudepigrapha] [quotations] [Reversing Hermon]
I was on Carl Gallups’ show this past Friday. It’s short (half hour), but the show has a large audience in the Gulf area. Enjoy! [Announcement] [callups] [carl] [Enoch] [Heiser] [Radio] [Reversing Hermon] [Unseen Realm] [watchers]