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January 22 2017, 4AM

STEPHEN FINE: WHO IS CARRYING THE TEMPLE MENORAH? A JEWISH COUNTER-NARRATIVE OF THE ARCH OF TITUS SPOLIA PANEL ( The Arch of Titus, constructed circa 81 CE under the emperor Domitian, commemorates the victory of the general, then em...
AWOL: Chester Beatty Papyri at The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM).The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) is pleased to announce that a six-person team, in a four-week expedition during July–August 2013, ...
The Oxyrhynchus Hymn is the oldest piece of Christian music that has accompanying notation. Above is a setting of the words to new music by Johann Kim. Below is an attempt to reconstruct what it might have sounded like in a instrumental rendition on reco... [music] [Hymn] [Oxyrhynchus]


YONA SABAR: Hebrew Word of the Week: ‘almah "young woman, maiden, marriageable girl; missy." With the obligatory foray into Isaiah 7:14. That catches us up with relevant Hebrew Word of the Week columns for now.
BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW:John Granger Cook, Crucifixion in the Mediterranean World. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 327. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015. Pp. xxiv, 522. ISBN 9783161537646. €69.00 (pb). Reviewed by James H. De...
PUNIC WATCH: Tourist numbers at main Cartagena sites up by 16 per cent in 2016. The most popular sites were the Roman Theatre of Cartagena and the Punic Wall (Murica Today).As the Town Hall of Cartagena strives to increase tourist activity in the city and...
What an amazing week. Between Tuesday and Friday, 17 and 20 January, the world shifted. On Tuesday, Xi Jinping addressed the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, while on Friday Donald Trump became president of the United States. Their two speeches... [another world is possible] [china] [Marxism] [Donald Trump] [world leadership] [Xi Jinping]


Event Sequence is not the same as either formal chronology or narrative sequence(s). Event sequence is about reconstructing temporal order without attaching calendrical dates or calculating standardized temporal measurements; we might call this "Informal ...


Don’t believe the lies. Your government is lying to you already on day 1. I watched in disbelief as Trump’s press secretary for the White House, Sean Spicer, told bald-face lies the very first day of Trump’s reign of terror. I was in Washington, ... [Current Events] [feminism] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [Travel] [election 2016] [Inauguration] [post-truth] [Sean Spicer] [truth] [Women's March on Washington]

January 21, 11PM

This is the Third Sunday after the Epiphany Give us grace, O Lord, to answer readily the call of our Savior Jesus Christ and proclaim to all people the Good News of his salvation, that we and the whole world may perceive the glory of his marvelous works; ... [Uncategorized]


Doing things out of order, we may not know where we are in the canonical sequence. But we are where the repeating words in the text have led us. And as far as I can see, 'this place' (below) is Jerusalem. Here if we mirror read for a moment, we can see w... [Jeremiah]


Ted Leach.  Companion to the Old Testament: For the Interpreter Within Each of Us.  Bloomington: WestBow Press, 2013.  See here to buy the book. Ted Leach was a United Methodist pastor for four decades.  His book, Companion to the Old ... [Bible] [religion]

12 PM

I am staying overnight at the lovely Mt Zion hotel, overlooking the Hinnom Valley south of the Old City of Jerusalem. It is one of my favorite places in the world. I have stayed here a half dozen times over the years, both when we have been excavating at ... [Christian Origins] [historical Jesus] [Paul]
This essay isn't so much of a review as a look at some of the film's main themes. As such it will contain spoilers though there are not any particularly shocking twists that would be spoilt by what I discuss below. It's also very much a work-in-progress,s... [Nativity - Mary Joseph]


“Siloam Street,” now dubbed “Pilgrims Way,” leading from the Pool of Siloam to the Temple Mount, was inaugurated recently. Excavations begin this summer at Kiriath Jearim and applications for volunteers are being accepted. Carl Rasmussen recentl... [Excavations] [Golan] [Israel's Coast] [Jerusalem] [Judah] [Museums] [Shephelah] [Technology] [Temple Mount] [Weekend Roundup]


It is being said in rumor and reported by some news outlets (both those who lean right and those who lean left) that the Trump administration removed pages from the White House website. Depending on the outlet and it’s readership, it may have been a... [Other Posts]
What are the most important questions about heaven you have faced? Here are the top ten questions about heaven that I discuss in my book, The Heaven Promise. The paperback edition has a small group study guide that Tara Beth Leach developed. From a theol... [Uncategorized]
Did you ever watch "Mission Impossible"? At the start of each episode, a recorded voice would announce "Your mission, should you choose to accept it..." And then after explaining the mission, the voice would conclude "this tape will self-destruct in five... [Torah]


This new study dates and explains the sun standing still Joshua 10. The study assumes the solar eclipse explanation. I believe that the dating is wrong and I am doubtful that the eclipse view best explains the event. [Apologetics] [Joshua] [old testament]
Yesterday, a dapper Nazi was punched while giving an interview about how the white race has an inborn right to domination. (I am not naming him in an effort to shield myself from the attention of his ilk; I imagine his identity is easily ascertainable via... [blog posts] [fascism]
O curso de Língua Hebraica Bíblica compreende apenas 45 horas no segundo semestre do primeiro ano de Teologia. É um tempo insuficiente mesmo para a aprendizagem elementar do hebraico bíblico. Por isso o curso se propõe apenas familiarizar o estudante... [linguas]