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November 23 2014, 7AM

Peter Bekins sent me the following by e-mail, and I thought I should share it with readers here, with his permission:_______In light of the recent Facebook discussion on your wall re the flood and the Grand Canyon in which one gentleman was adamant that t... [Genesis] [Babylonian] [flood] [Tablet]


A few days ago I noted that those going to SBL might want to stop by the Bibleplaces booth (#411). I did today. They have significant discounts on the collections, plus a free volume of choice for just stopping by. If you teach the Bible and are looking f... [Bible Study Resources] [israel] [Technology]


For those who haven’t heard, Eerdmans is publishing Chris Tilling‘s Paul’s Divine Christology as an affordable volume! Rachel Bomberger (of EerdWord fame) caught up with Chris at SBL and interviewed him about his work. The question I s... [Biblical Studies] [Books (Misc.)] [Christology] [New Testament]
The American Academy of Religion and Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting is a big thing. It draws a myriad (literally) of scholars together every year and invades a fair sized city that may or may not be a religious haven. San Diego feels like... [civil religion] [higher education] [Posts] [Sects] [Social Consciousness] [Travel] [AAR/SBL] [alcohol] [Alcoholism] [california] [Gaslamp District] [jesus] [native american] [San Diego]



Fredric Jameson used to argue for what may be called a dialectic of totalisation. In some cases, a universal master narrative actually fosters a diversity of voices, which in some way gain the possibility to speak. Jameson was countering the postmodern ba... [socialism] [Stalin] [reading Stalin] [universals]


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Corpus of Mesopotamian Anti-witchcraft Rituals (AWOL).
NEW BOOK FROM BRILL:A Concise Lexicon of Late Biblical HebrewLinguistic Innovations in the Writings of the Second Temple PeriodAvi Hurvitz in collaboration with Leeor Gottlieb, Aaron Hornkohl, and Emmanuel MastéyThe Hebrew language may be divided into th...


You thought that love’s a bit like gold Or like the stories you were told, Or that true love is like the fire That burns to make the night a liar. You thought that love is like a thief Who steals your linen handkerchief– Or, like the lightening in... [Uncategorized]
I am going to do a comparison of one of the Sunday readings from the lectionary, using the Knox Bible and The Message.  If you think this might be of some interest (or at least amusing) let me know.  While done in different ways, I think both Kn... [Knox vs. The Message]

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Wedding of Dawn and Simon Cole-SavidgeSaturday 22nd November 2014John 2:1-11   On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there.  2 Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. ...

November 22, 11PM

Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
One of the regular things one is often told is don’t miss the opera house tour, when one comes to Vienna. The opera house had to be reconstructed after WWII because the front one third of it was blown up by an Allied bomb. All is well now however, a... [Uncategorized]
Almighty and everlasting God, Whose will it is to restore all things in your well¯beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his m... [Prayer and Formation]
Which he gave me this morning and for which Ithank him. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


It is still the same sentiment which he follows up in the passage in which [Paul] puts the recompense above the sufferings: "for we know" he says, "that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a house not made wit...


Ran across this yesterday in an interview with Anne Graham Lotz. Lotz spoke of the need for those who have been wronged to forgive those who have wronged them and avoid clinging to bitter feelings. Forgiveness, she said, was "a choice, not a feeling. The... [gospel] [Idle Musings] [theology]


Thus even though they delete also the testimony of the devils who cry out to Jesus 'son of David', yet they will not be able to delete the testimony of the apostles, if the devils' testimony is beneath their notice. [Tertullian De carne Christi 22.1 KROYM...
I just received Dennis Pardee's The Ugaritic Texts and the Origins of West-Semitic Literary Composition via Interlibrary Loan today and have been reading it. Good stuff! Mainly philological stuff that doesn't lend itself to extracts very well. But this on... [Books] [grammar] [Hebrew] [Idle Musings] [theology] [Ugaritic]


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been captivated by the art of story-telling. I’ve been known to have quite a vivid imagination ( I guess I still do…?) as a child and would funnel this creative energy to conjurring some of the ... [Political Jesus] [Enlightenment] [Myths and Folktales] [narrative theology] [Race] [racial stereotypes] [story]


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I just uploaded the power point from my thesis defense presentation to It isn’t a lot of information. I confess all by itself that it might create more questions than anything else. But we’re making progress. The real deal will b... [grammar] [Greek] [Language] [Linguistics]


are now posted on my website and are thus now accessible and downloadable here. As stated by several, the present versions of these papers are preliminary versions; you are allowed to download or read online, but they are not to be quoted publicly in an... [Uncategorized]


One of my favorite people- Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Here is the second instalment of Richard Bauckham's assessment of the new book by Simcha Jacobovici and Barrie Wilson, The Lost Gospel:Assessing The Lost GospelPart 2: Misinterpreting Ephremby Richard BauckhamThe above links to a PDF of the article.  ... [Aseneth] [Barrie Wilson] [lost gospel] [richard bauckham] [simcha jacobovici]
Then the book hall is the place to be. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
This one looks grand. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


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Great to see Jodi and Knut and Thomas and to meet Frauke. t Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Visit their newly launched blog and check out the exciting things happening.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’ (Matthew 25:40) The Parable of the Judgment of the Nations The Parable of the Sheep and the Goats Matthew 25:31-46... [Reflections] [discipleship]
I have been reading C.K. Barrett's essay, "Theology in the World of Learning", where Barrett defends theology as an academic discipline and was impressed with this quote among many others:C.K. Barrett (1917-2011) If the Church were simply identifiabl...


In the past we had a leisurely attitude toward Islam in the West,due to our concern with more localized and European wars,and the relatively peaceful experience we had in our our countries,even when engaging in war overseas.At the same time, in the intere... [crusades] [Isis] [Islam] [Islamic Expansion] [Jihad]


Jim:Pretty much Originally posted on Amazing Lookalike!: On the left is Neils Peter Lemche, Professor of Old Testament exegesis at the University of Copenhagen. On the right is Francis Ford Coppola, director of such films as The Godfather and Apocalyp... [Modern Culture]
Jim:Lawsy! Originally posted on Amazing Lookalike!: On the left is Jacob L. Wright, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. On the right is Flamboyant Austrian fashion reporter Brüno, a character played by S... [Modern Culture]
From Bloomsbury- this one of a kind volume - Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Today I am a panelist in an SBL session about Bart Ehrman's book, How Jesus Became God. I thought I would share my notes here both for regular blog readers not attending SBL, for those at SBL who wanted to attend the session and could not, and for th... [Christology] [Monotheism] [David Capes] [shema]
And meeting Rick Waldhom Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


Michelle Van Loon, and follow the link to read the rest: Are you aware of the luggage others are carrying?  If you attended a church service this weekend, you may have been sitting in a roomful of suitcases. There’s no way to tell what percentage of pe... [Uncategorized]