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April 18 2015, 4AM

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Here are three blurbs for my next book to be released in the Fall. It's provocatively titled, "How To Defend The Christian Faith: Advice From an Atheist."Read more »
DAY 14: FORTNIGHTTwo weeks out of Egypt, were our ancestorsfootsore? First, the jubilation of skipping townwithout even a sourdough starter --then sandal-blisters, manna, and fear.We don't know where this invisible Godwill take us. We don't know how long ... [NaPoWriMo2015] [Omer] [Omer poems] [poetry]


The Revd Dr Alister McGrath, Professor at Oxford University, and an Associate Priest, offers a reflection this weekend on the proposed changes to theological training and formation for ministry. I chaired the Fulcrum Pivot^Point Thursday just go...
“We are each created in the image of God. It is no badge of honor to be heterosexual and it is no sin to be homosexual, just as it is no honor to be White and no sin to be Black. It is simply who we are.”The quote from Rabbi Paul Menitoff comes from ... [Judaism] [morality] [Bible] [Boy Scouts] [gays] [homosexuality] [Image of God] [Jews] [lesbians] [LGBTQ]


Can you name your state insect? State bird? State dinosaur? The concept of united states, perhaps more obvious in Europe where languages differ, is a complex one. In the United States of America we’ve got our culture wars that generally divide along... [Bible] [Bibliolatry] [Books] [civil religion] [Current Events] [evolution] [Posts] [Sects] [Social Consciousness] [Born to Run] [Indiana] [Moby Dick] [New Jersey] [prejudice] [Scopes Monkey Trial] [state book] [tennessee] [The Godfather]
II Chronicles 29 is about the reign of righteous King Hezekiah, particularly his attempts to repair the Temple and re-establish Temple worship.II Chronicles 29:34 states: “But the priests were too few, so that they could not flay all the burnt offering... [Bible] [II Chronicles] [religion] [Weekly Quiet Time]


ASOR BLOG: Ancient Papyri Online and for Sale (Brice C. Jones).Over the last decade, we have witnessed a growing fascination with ancient papyri from Egypt. By now, most people have heard of the Gospel of Judas, published in 2006, the Gospel of Jesus’ ...
GENIZA FRAGMENT OF THE MONTH (NOVEMBER 2010): The oldest Hebrew fragment in the Collection? T-S NS 3.21.... The scroll, of which two parts have been found in the T-S Collection, T-S NS 3.21 and a small piece T-S NS 4.3, contains only the book of Genesis,...
In our constant pursuit of excellence in the fulfilment of the mission of our blog it would be really helpful to have posts from all our blog members once in a while. Here are some suggestions if you are not feeling inspired (which would seem to apply to ...

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The International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies (IOSCS) offers an annual prize of $350 to be awarded to an outstanding paper in the field of Septuagint studies. The prize has been named in memory of John William Wevers to honor his many ... [μετάφραση Ο΄]
I just caught a plane to Geraldton, rather than driving over kangaroos again 😀    [Uncategorized]

April 17, 11PM

Liber Annuus 64 (2014)Alberto Mello, "Il Miserere (Sal 51). La firma davidica al Salterio," 29-44 (abstract)Alviero Niccacci, "Proverbi 1-9. Testo, traduzione, analisi, composizione," 45-126 (abstract)Vincenzo Lopasso, "Il compito di Elia in Malachia 3,23... [Liber Annuus] [Γαλάτας] [Κουμράν] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [αρχαιολογία] [ελληνορωμαϊκός κόσμος] [κατά Ιωάννην] [κατά Λουκάν] [προφήτες]


It occurred to me along the way that Protestants do a pretty poor job of understanding the sacraments and their roles in Christian life, so I wrote a series of books on baptism, the Lord’s Supper and the Word of God. Baylor did a terrific job on the... [Uncategorized]
    Deb Bowen and Cassie Brown, A Walk With Esther – Contact the  Jewish Federation of Quad Cities to order: Publisher: Never Forget Publishing 2015 Many years ago, while I was serving a congregation in Rock Island, IL, I was privileged to work... [Anti-Semitism] [Contrarian wisdom] [Current Events] [good and evil] [Heart-Centered Judaism] [Holocaust Related Issues]
Στην ιστοσελίδα The Bible and Interpretation έχει αναρτηθεί ένα σύντομο κείμενο του Justin Marc Smith σχετικά με το φιλολογικό είδος των ευαγγελίων και τη ση... [ευαγγέλια]
Our daughter, Laura, taught Jewel Loyd in 1st grade, and this is one wonderful story about Jewel, Notre Dame basketball star and now headed to the WNBA: Image: Getty Images News flash! Jewel was the #1 pick in the WNBA draft — she goes to Seattle. S... [Weekly Meanderings]


Bill T. Arnold, Introduction to the Old TestamentReviewed by David W. BakerReviewed by Anselm C. HagedornMark A. Chancey, Carol Meyers, and Eric M. Meyers, eds., The Bible in the Public Square: Its Enduring Influence in American LifeReviewed by Randall Ba... [RBL] [Γαλάτας] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [Πράξεις] [αρχαιολογία]


Jim:Nicely said, NDL. Originally posted on Nicola Denzey Lewis, Ph.D.: Last week, a few colleagues of mine blogged about why they blogged. The slightly defensive tone to the blogs or even their titles speaks to the fact that in the Academy as a whole, aca... [Modern Culture]


At Bible and Interpretation, Justin Marc Smith has a post about the relationship of the Gospels’ genre to the their intended readership and proposes a new typology (contemporary open, contemporary focused, non-contemporary open, non-contemporary foc... [Genre] [Provenance] [Reception History]


You need to read this very brief announcement by Ellen concerning her analysis of the percentage of men, mostly white, who have reviewed books for RBL.  It’s quite eye-opening.  And I’m a white male.  I can only imagine what others who find... [Modern Culture]
NPR’s Robert Siegel speaks with Michael Specter, staff writer at The New Yorkerabout some physicians’ calls for Columbia University to sever ties with TV’s Dr. Oz over what they call his “disdain for science” and promotion o... [Modern Culture]

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This one is due out in July and who doesn’t want to read it? This is the first biography in English of Johann Reuchlin (1455-1522), based upon the new critical edition of his correspondence. Reuchlin became most famous as the Catholic defender of Je... [Church History]
I had the great privilege this week of sitting down with David Ker to interview him for BLT. Well, we were virtually sitting down. Actually, I’m not sure whether he was sitting down or not. We did the interview via the internet. And I only at first ... [fun] [David Ker] [Interview]
In line with my ongoing commitment to make available theological resources from around the world, I am very pleased to announce that what is probably the only bilingual khmer-English Theological Journal – Honeycomb – is now available on-line f... [Journals]
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to hear the Epic of Gilgamesh being read in Akkadian? Well, now is your chance. The SOAS, University of London has posted on their web site a number of Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) texts being read in ancient lan... [ancient history] [Bible Studies]


While there may be a desire to read the gospels in a way that is analogous to the Christian letters in circulation in the first century, this would be a mistake. The gospels are not letters, they are bioi, and they conform to the basic structures and expe... [Biblical Studies Resources]
Superando obstáculos nas leituras de Jeremias. Estudos Bíblicos, Petrópolis, n. 107, p. 50-62, 2010.Nos anos 90 publiquei Nascido Profeta: a vocação de Jeremias. São Paulo: Paulus, 1992. Neste livro trato da vida Jeremias a partir de sua vocação, ... [antigo_testamento]
He’s moved to Syracuse, NY and adopted a daughter… apparently.  And he’s showing off, again… in a most unsettling way. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
A P.C.C. is a “Parochial Church Council” in Anglican churches. But the map works quite well for any denomination. Isn’t this a great variation on the London Underground map? Can you relate to it? The budget circle line that goes round an... [Anglican] [humor] [church] [committee] [MAP] [underground]


Quem gostava de dizer que a ignorância é atrevida e polifacética era o valadarense romanizado Juarez Dutra, meu amigo, bibliotecário do Colégio Pio Brasileiro nos meus tempos de estudante em Roma. Ele dizia que a frase era de Zaratustra - aquele famo... [televisao]
Ignorance is the result when education becomes about what the student wants rather than what a good education demands.  Succumbing to #FeltNeeds in academia is as dumb, and as damnable, as it is in the church.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
For many years I’ve been working on the ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series. It is nearly complete now, with only Samuel and Kings remaining, so I believe I’m at the place where, along with individual volumes being made available in print and pd... [Modern Culture]
Now available in a widget dashboard near you, we present the Social Media Icons Widget! No longer do you have to fiddle around with complicated HTML code to add beautiful social media icons to your blog or website. With this new widget, you can add ico... [Social] [Widgets] [Facebook] [GitHub] [Instagram] [LinkedIn] [Pinterest] [Twitter] [Vimeo] [YouTube]
Now available in a widget dashboard near you, we present the Social Media Icons Widget! No longer do you have to fiddle around with complicated HTML code to add beautiful social media icons to your blog or website. With this new widget, you can add ico... [Social] [Widgets] [Facebook] [GitHub] [Instagram] [LinkedIn] [Pinterest] [Twitter] [Vimeo] [YouTube]


Just finished the take home exam for my Bible Survey class. Alongside the three essays they must write, I’ve included a Super Duper Bonus Question: After which biblical character would you name this kitty and why? If you don’t like cats, you can n... [fun] [Dog] [exams] [lolcat]
Biblical scholars have long been aware that finite clauses in BH are most frequently verb-first. This fact was noted by the 19th-century biblical exegete Malbim (Rabbi Meir Loeb ben Jeḥiel Michael, 1809–79). Malbim (1973: §111) states that the genera... [Books] [grammar] [Hebrew] [Linguistics] [Word Order]
The Cartesianism Heidegger targets throughout his treatise [Being and Time] famously revolves around the conception of a self-possessed subject: I am who I am first; I am affected by the world second. But if, as Heidegger contends, this conception is unte... [Books] [ethics]
Κυκλοφορεί από τον εκδοτικό οίκο Mohr Siebeck ένα νέο βιβλίο σχετικά με τον τρόπο που οι Πράξεις αναφέρονται έμμεσα στο θέμα των εθνικοτήτων κ... [Πράξεις] [ελληνορωμαϊκός κόσμος]
Dorkly shared a multi-panel comic about how the Bible would work as a videogame. Above are a couple of panels. Click through to see more. Do you think the analogy works, whether as humor or to make a more serious point in a way that gamers can understand... [Bible] [humor] [cartoon] [comic] [videogame]


Most contemporary economic theories, whether capitalist or socialist, treat labor as a natural resource or commodity, on a par with raw materials, and speak in the same terms of its cost and supply. What is hidden by the metaphor is the nature of the labo... [Books] [Metaphors We Live By]
These passages illustrate two things: first, to be included among the sons of God, a disciple must be willing to forgive even their enemies. Second, would-be sons who refuse to forgive their enemies exclude themselves from being or becoming “sons of God... [Books] [lord's prayer] [theology]
I am in the process of moving, and I will not have much access to my computer, so I will be turning off comments for a while.  Posts will still appear on this blog, but not as frequently until I get settled in.
Lynn Austin.  Wonderland Creek.  Minneapolis: Bethany House Publishers, 2011.  See here to buy the book. Wonderland Creek won a Christy Award, which is an award for evangelical Christian fiction.  I really enjoyed other Christy Award... [Bible] [religion]
That’s a complete misunderstanding of the Torah.  It assumes that Law itself is not based on and in love.  That’s a false assumption.  The Law exists precisely because of love and to serve love. The false separation of Law and Love (sometim... [theology]
Superman: Red Son (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Over on a my facebook wall, someone posted a link to the trailer for Batman V. Superman movie due out next year. Most of you know I am a comic book nerd and I love my superhero movies. I am also a huge fan of th... [media] [Batman V. Superman]
Channeling Emil Brunner in this piece in the Church Times. What sort of ministers does RME believe the Church needs? Like the Green report, RME is pragmatic in its outlook, favouring a corporate, management-driven institutional approach to ministerial tra... [theology]
Τα τεύχη του περιοδικού Revue théologique de Louvain για τα έτη 1990-2008 διατίθενται ελεύθερα στο διαδίκτυο. Στα άρθρα του μπορεί κανείς να βρει και πολλά β... [RThL]
I don’t know how he does it, but I find this amazingly helpful.  It’s far better than RSS or anything like that in terms of finding biblioblog postings all in one helpful location.  Check it out. Filed under: biblioblogs Tagged: bibliobloggi... [Biblioblogs] [biblioblogging]
Communio: Internationale Katholische Zeitschrift 44:2 (2015)Justina Metzdorf, "Das «Auge Gottes» in den Psalmen"Robert Vorholt, "Sehen und Erbarmen. Der Blick Jesu im Spiegel des Lukasevangeliums" [Communio] [Ψαλμοί] [κατά Λουκάν]


As I’ve mentioned before on this blog, when it comes to Aramaic materials sometimes you can judge a book by its cover. In this case, it is also a prime example of how a Google search can go terribly wrong. Long story short, I came across this book ... [Aramaic Blog] [funny] [bad aramaic] [bad syriac]
Kurk, this [Englishing of the Greeking of the Hebrew Isaiah] is in many ways brilliant, particularly in its conveying so much information in so little space, and being simultaneously a translation of the Hebrew (crossed out) and the Greek. It does capture... [Christianity] [English] [Greek] [Hebrew] [Hebrew Bible] [Interpretation] [Judaism] [New Testament] [Septuagint] [Series: LXX Psalms] [translation] [Alexandria] [politics]
Etudes théologiques et religieuses 90:1 (2015)Daniel Marguerat, "Le silence sur la mort de Paul dans les Actes des apôtres," 1-29 (abstract)Christophe Singer, "Justes, justice, justification. Harmoniques pauliniennes dans l' Évangile de Luc," 95-105 (a... [ETR] [Παύλος] [Πράξεις] [κατά Λουκάν]
The episode begins with Jack in the afterlife world, at home, looking puzzledly at a scar from when he had is appendix out. He asks his mother about it, and she says he had it out when he was 6 or 7 years old. He then runs to pick up his son David from sc... [LOST] [Jack Shephard] [Jacob] [Lighthouse]
As seguintes resenhas foram recentemente publicadas pela Review of Biblical Literature:Angelika Berlejung, Jan Dietrich, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, eds.Menschenbilder und Körperkonzepte im Alten Israel, in Ägypten und im Alten OrientReviewed by Mark W... [resenhas]
Here is a table outlining various views concerning the unpardonable sin in Matthew 11:31-32.  The Unpardonable Sin: Three Questions What is it? Why is it unpardonable? Can it be committed today? Rejection of the work of the Spirit thro... [Matthew] [New Testament] [sin]
As seguintes resenhas foram recentemente publicadas pela Review of Biblical Literature:Itzhak BenyaminiNarcissist Universalism: A Psychoanalytic Reading of Paul’s EpistlesReviewed by Kari SyreeniWim M. de BruinIsaiah 1–12 as Written and Read in Antiquit... [resenhas]