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December 12 2017, 9AM

1. Editorial Foreword James Crossley and Anthony Le Donne. Volume 15, Issue 2-3, pages 167 - 168, 2017http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/17455197-015020012. Q in Matthew: A Review Essay Sarah E. Rollens. Volume 15, Issue 2-3, pages 169 - 191, 2017http://dx.doi.o...
'Lord, Lord': Jesus as YHWH in Matthew and Luke* Jason A. Staples New Testament Studies, Volume 64 / Issue 1, December 2017, pp 1 - 19doi: 10.1017/S0028688517000273 Published Online on &nbps; Naïn ou Naïm (Lc 7.11) : une différen...

8AM

Christmas and Hanukkah share much more than the giving of gifts.

7AM

This week's edition of the Forward's Rabbi Roundtable asks, "What are Jews? — a race, a religion, a culture, an ethnicity, a nation….?" I'm glad to see that many of us rejected the possibility of Jews as a "race," for a variety of reasons. I'm intri... [Community] [speaking / teaching]

6AM

People of the biblical world understood the illustrations used by their leaders, but many today, especially young people, do not understand these illustration without explanation. Moses had led the people of God through the wilderness, but was soon to die... [Bible Lands] [Bible study] [Culture] [New Testament] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel]
Dear colleagues, Just a reminder that I am accepting abstracts and offers of papers for our 2018 Hawarden Seminar until the end of this week (Friday 15th Dec), so please do get in touch if you would like to present. I hope to confirm acceptance and circu... [Conferences]

5AM

Here’s an honest question to which I’d love to receive dozens of honest answers: (1) If you are a college professor: Do you require your students to use a particular note-taking method, and if so, which one? What is your rationale for this dec... [Uncategorized]
For each of the first 12 weekdays in December, we’re featuring a special deal on commentaries, reference works, and more from Baker Publishing. Get Dynamic Pricing and big savings on some of the most popular resources from one of our most popular publis... [Products]
Moving right along, sometimes on the path of least resistance. I will admit about this public reading I sometimes wonder why I am doing it. The axes I used to grind have long since disintegrated. But there is something to caring for the disadvantaged. T... [2 Chronicles]

4AM

I have been studying the book of Ecclesiastes recently – not a book for the faint of heart. “Meaningless! Meaningless!” says the Teacher. “Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” (1:2) The book is worth studying though, both for the... [Uncategorized]
HAPPY HANUKKAH (CHANUKKAH, CHANUKAH) to all those celebrating! The eight-day festival begins tonight at sundown. Last year's Hanukkah post is here. It links to past Hanukkah posts with additional historical background. For PaleoJudaica posts in the last...
ARCHAEOLOGY: Archaeologists uncover bittersweet end of 1,800-year-old Tiberias menorah. Once carved on a Jewish grave, the menorah had two more lives -- as the base of a mosque and then in a Crusader-period sugar factory (Amanda Borschel-Dan, Times of Isr...
Three waves of Gentiles flood Judah in the book of Isaiah. The first threat is from Aram and Israel, from Syria and the Northern kingdom. Assyria is the rising power to the east, and that power is threatening to overrun the nations to the west of Assyri... [Bible - OT - Isaiah]

3AM

After mentioning the reduced prices on Kindle editions of three of my books recently (here), some readers have asked for me to give some information on the basic focus of several of my books on the origins of Jesus-devotion. My first book on this research... [Uncategorized] [Christian Origins] [Christology] [Jesus-devotion]
Good grief. A Wisconsin couple intends to put the “fun” in “funeral” by legally serving alcohol inside a new Milwaukee area funeral home and event complex currently expected to open early next year. The owners of Integrity Funeral Services in Roch... [Total Depravity]
I am ever so grateful to Matthias Henze for allowing me the opportunity to interview him about his new book, Mind the Gap. Here are the questions that I posed to him, followed by his answers: JM: I saw an article in the Times of Israel about your book, t... [book review] [Interview] [jesus] [Judaism]
DISCOVERY: MOTHER AND DAUGHTER DISCOVER ANCIENT CLAY LAMP FROM HELLENISTIC PERIOD Second century CE relic dates to Judah Maccabee’s battles against ruler of Antiochus (Daniel K. Eisenbud, Jerusalem Post).A leisurely afternoon hike in the North’s Beit ...
Yup, you read that right.  Here’s the story.  Par for the Moore course.  He and Trump are the face of the modern @GOP.Filed under: Total Depravity [Total Depravity]
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Understanding the Jewish Menorah. Does this ancient menorah graffito show the Temple menorah?The Jewish menorah—especially the Temple menorah, a seven-branched candelabra that stood in the Temple—is the most enduring and iconic Je...
Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Volume II/2 of this critical edition of all the documents of the Synod of Dordt (1618–1619) contains documents relating to the early sessions of the Synod of Dordt, until the expulsion of the Remonstrants. Many are published for the first time. Included... [Books]
Those who know me know that I treat my workdays like clockwork. I leave the apartment every day, catch the same bus, and leave work at the end of the day, all according to schedule. Traffic is a variable, of course. Yesterday as I came out of the Port ... [Current Events] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Social Consciousness] [Travel] [bombing] [New York City] [politics] [Port Authority Bus Terminal] [terrorism] [Times Square]

2AM

Por desgracia nos cuesta reconocer la unción en nosotros mismos y, por consiguiente, nos cuesta reconocerla en los demás.

December 11, 11PM

Yvonne Ortega.  Moving from Broken to Beautiful Through Grief.  EA Books Publishing, 2017.  See here or here to purchase the book. According to the “About the Author” page of the book, “Yvonne Ortega is a licensed professional counse...
Here’s an excellent post by my friend and colleague Larry Hurtado on the so-called mythical Jesus which I am reposting ten days after he first posted. See what you think. Why the “Mythical Jesus” Claim Has No Traction with Scholars by Larry Hurt... [Uncategorized]
N.T. Wright’s big book on Jesus called Jesus and the Victory of God was turned into a more accessible book when he wrote The Challenge of Jesus and then later Simply Jesus, so when he wrote Paul and the Faithfulness of God many of us expected so... [Uncategorized]

6PM

  The theme of brotherhood is central to the entire Book of Genesis. On Shabbat we chant the words, “Hinei ma tov uma na’im, shevet achim gam yachad.” (“Look how good and pleasurable it is for brothers to dwell together in unity.&... [American Jewish Issues] [Anti-Semitism] [biblical history] [Biblical Theology] [Book Reviews] [Current Events]

2PM

It has more to do with prophecy than politics.
From ‘do not lead us’ to ‘do not let us fall’ understand neither the Old Testament nor how to translate Greek. They are theological and exegetical buffoons.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]

1PM

The ‘chaos candidate’ is now our pyromaniac president.
As you well know Logos Bible Software is huge, with many features. Depending on your wants and methods of study and lesson preparation, you may not need all that Logos has to offer. So I always tell people at Camp Logos, Use what you need, but always try ... [Training]

11AM

  Her er ei oppdatert oversikt over eit utval tidlegare bloggnotat relatert til jula. Bildet er The Adoration of the Shepherds av Rembrandt (eller ein av hans elevar). Legg merke til lyset som kjem frå barnet i krybba, – «det sanne lys... [Betlehem] [Forkynning] [Kyrkjeåret] [Advent] [jul] [julebudskapet] [juleevangeliet]
A glimpse of where and how I davened on Friday morning.   One of the highlights of my URJ Biennial was davening last Friday morning with Nava Tehila. This is not surprising. Longtime readers of my blog know that davening with Nava Tehila has long been... [Denominational Judaism] [Jewish Renewal] [music] [Prayer]