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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 27, 8AM

Sorry for the song reference to Haddaway in the post title there … Although it was a really good song. A reader recently sent me an email which I was unable to answer. (GASP! Yes … there are numerous such questions!) So, with his permission, ... [Redeeming Life] [z] [1 Corinthians 13] [love]

7AM

Todo mundo que lida com estudos bíblicos conhece a coleção Cadernos Bíblicos, que foi parcialmente publicada pela Paulus. Pois é. Cadernos Bíblicos é a tradução dos Cahiers Évangile, em francês. Os Cahiers Évangile são publicados por Édition... [revistas]
Ian Paul has a helpful post here covering some good resources for preaching the Gospel of Matthew. In the post, mention is made of a commentary list by Antony Billington but the link takes you to a bio. Here is the link to the actual document. [Matthew] [New Testament] [Preaching] [Sermons]
Sometimes I hear it said that Old Testament ethics can be summed up in the command to fear God, and New Testament ethics can be summed up in the command to love God. Related, it is sometimes observed that the Old Testament summary of the law is ten senten...
Continuing a series of posts about NT Christology, Larry Hurtado recently posted about “Chronology and Ontology“. There, he makes this claim: So, how can we say that “ontological” categories don’t appear to be operative in ea... [Christology] [History of Interpretation] [Paul and His Interpreters] [Divinity of Christ] [Larry Hurtado] [Nicaea] [ontology]

6AM

Todo mundo que lida com estudos bíblicos conhece a coleção Cadernos Bíblicos, que foi parcialmente publicada no Brasil pela Paulus. Pois é. Cadernos Bíblicos é a tradução dos Cahiers Évangile, em francês. Os Cahiers Évangile são publicados po... [revistas]
2016.09.27 | Lincoln H. Blumell and Thomas A. Wayment (eds.), Christian Oxyrhynchus: Texts, Documents, and Sources. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2015. ISBN 9781602585393. Review by Matthew J. Hama, Trinity Western University Many thanks to Baylor... [Baylor University Press] [Lincoln H. BLUMELL] [Matthew J. Hama] [Oxyrhynchus] [Papyrology] [Thomas A. WAYMENT] [Uncategorized]
The biblical writers have taken care to avoid the appearance of ritual speech. These narratives instead show characters apparently speaking in their own voices, demonstrating the best qualities of which humans and human speech are capable: justice, courag... [Books] [Idle Musings] [Intercession] [Prayer] [theology]

5AM

THIS DOESN'T SOUND GOOD: Chinese authorities reportedly crack down on Jewish revival in Kaifeng.(JTA) — Chinese authorities reportedly have cracked down on a Jewish revival in the city of Kaifeng. The government has shut down Jewish organizations, proh...
ARCHAEOLOGY: Researchers: Jerusalem Structure Was Dining Room of Ancient City Council. Archaeologist Alexander Onn compares the Second Temple era hall with Israel's parliamentary cafeteria, a modern meeting place of the ruling elite (Nir Hasson, Haaretz)....
You think like this, “As I am a crude ass, and do not read the books, so there is no one in the world who reads them; rather, when I let my braying heehaw, heehaw resound, or even let out a donkey’s fart, then everyone will have to consider it... [Luther] [Modern Culture]
The conclusion of Romans 1 is that no human responds to the clear revelation of God in creation. Because humans do not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, God hands them over to a “not worthwhile” mind. Based on contemporary rhetoric o... [Romans] [Book of Romans] [Paul]

4AM

THIS WEEK'S DAF YOMI COLUMN BY ADAM KIRSCH IN TABLET: Jew vs. Non-Jew vs. Jew. In this week’s ‘Daf Yomi,’ Talmudic sages attempt to deal with the risks inherent in communal loyalty taking precedence over common law and principled justice.One of the...
JUST BECAUSE: Gallery of Dead Sea Scrolls: A Glimpse of the Past (Live Science).
YONA SABAR: Hebrew Word of the Week: rimmon “pomegranate.”The pomegranate is one of several components of the Sephardic seder for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year holiday. The symbolic reason for eating it is “so that we become filled with mitzvot...
I take hope in your presence like an arm around my shoulders, in your music that carries me as air currents carry seagulls. Hope says sweetness is coming.Trust that better days will arrive. Every day begins in sundown and opens into brightness, goi...
Follow the story of Jesus from infancy to resurrection to discover the ancient context of Matthew’s Gospel, the authorship of Mark, and the implications of Luke for the church today. Matthew In The Gospel of Matthew in Its Jewish Context (NT314), Dr. Cr... [Products]

3AM

With the SBC convention this summer came a series of stories … Southern Baptists see 9th year of membership decline, or this story Southern Baptist Convention Membership and Attendance on Decline, but Church Planting on Rise with more details. Over ... [Uncategorized]
All the details about the Commentary are available here.  Get it.  Get it today.Filed under: Bible, Biblical Studies Resources, Books, Modern Culture [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources] [Books] [Modern Culture]
Chris Keith and Steve Walton drew attention to the videos that have been made available of the papers read at the conference about memory and Jesus at St. Mary’s University. I’m delighted these have been made available, since I wanted to atten... [New Testament] [conference] [jesus] [memory] [video]
By George Athas.  That’s it.  Just a cover.  Not a book.  A cover.  The outside front covering of the book.  Here. It looks like he’s made a good start.  Perhaps soon, a book!Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
The ninth installment of my grandfather Shepherd's 1960 prophecy book, copied here without comment.__________________________The Palestinian stage was now set for the working out of the Third Phase* of a Jewish return to the land. This phase would be the ... [Harry Shepherd] [modern prophecy]

2AM

When Hoskier in his Concerning the Text of the Apocalypse talks about Spirit testimony, he means something different from what Peter Gurry was talking about (here).The following is taken from page xxxviii in Hoskier: [Hoskier] [Revelation 21:4] [spiritism]
In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion. For other posts in this series, follow th... [Politics and Religion] [Theory and Method] [Theory in the Real World] [Uncategorized] [Adam J. Powell] [Durham University] [Ninian Smart] [Russell McCutcheon] [So You're Not a Priest? Scholars Explain What They Do to Outsiders]

1AM

The most recent RBL has a review by Ian Werrett of Alex Jassen's Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The review is long, but a good (generally appreciative) summary of the important points of the book. In particular, Jassen stresses how nonpentateu... [authority] [citations] [Halakah] [Jassen] [legal texts]
Kevin Smith is one of New Jersey’s own. I’ve always considered it one of life’s great ironies that Loki and Bartleby, the fallen angels in Dogma, move from Wisconsin to New Jersey, the exact same route my career took. (Feel free to read into this.... [Bibliolatry] [Current Events] [movies] [popular culture] [Posts] [Religious Violence] [Sects] [Social Consciousness] [Branch Davidians] [dogma] [Fred Phelps] [horror movies] [Kevin Smith] [New Jersey] [Red State] [Waco]

12 AM

From Pauline Lee [mailto:leepc@slu.edu]: =============================The Department of Theological Studies at Saint Louis University is inviting applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. As the chair of ... [jobs]
With Advent we have the beginning of a new liturgical year, and the gospel for continuous reading is Matthew. Now is a good time to think about the resources we will need for preaching, reading and studying for the year ahead, and these are some of the th... [Preaching] [Antony Billington] [Dick France] [gospels] [Interpretation] [Mark Allen Powell] [Matthew] [Preaching]

September 26, 10PM

Verbum et ecclesia 37:1 (2016)Jeremy Punt, "The accusation of 'world disturbers' (Acts 17:6) in socio-political context"Pieter van der Zwan, "Some psychoanalytical meanings of the skin in Leviticus 13–14" [VE] [Θεσσαλονίκη] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [Πράξεις] [αυτοκράτορας] [πολιτική]
BEN: Here’s one of my favorite quotes from the book—– —“If God foreknows some event that happens then he may have predestined that event. But the fact that he foreknew an event does not require its predestination if it happens…. Since ... [Uncategorized]
By Leslie Leyland Fields My husband’s running for state office right now. I’ve kissed babies, shaken hands, handed out fliers, waved in a parade, edited op-eds. This national election cycle has become personal in unexpected ways. When the nation goes ... [Uncategorized]