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February 24, 12 AM

Σε ημερίδα που πραγματοποιήθηκε χτες, 23.2.2018, αρχαιολόγοι παρουσίασαν τα ευρήματα που ήρθαν στο φως με αφορμή την κατασκευή του μετρό της πό... [Θεσσαλονίκη] [αρχαιολογία] [ελληνορωμαϊκός κόσμος]

February 23, 11PM

There are so many outstanding exhibits in the Museum and the Bible, it is difficult to know which ones to highlight. Here’s a shot of me filming on the fourth floor where we have the history of the Bible and many manuscripts exhibits— One of t... [Uncategorized]

8PM

To me a reasonable partial solution to all this gun violence is as follows: 1) ban bump stocks; 2) ban armor piercing bullets; 3) reinstitute the ban on assault weapons; 4) make 21 the age when it is legal to buy guns, Kids should be able to vote and even... [Uncategorized]

7PM

Seventh installment summarizing Susskind's, Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum.Chapter 1: Dirac was much smarter than I (introducing linear algebra).Chapter 2: Quantum States (a.k.a., more linear algebra)Chapter 3a: L... [Friday Science] [Leonard Susskind] [quantum mechanics]

5PM

Genius. Remnant of Giants In an article published this month in Biblical Archaeology Review, Eilat Mazar claims that she may have discovered “a seal impression of Isaiah the prophet, adviser to King Hezekiah”. The discovery was made from wet-sifted ma... [Modern Culture]
In an article published this month in Biblical Archaeology Review, Eilat Mazar claims that she may have discovered “a seal impression of Isaiah the prophet, adviser to King Hezekiah”. The discovery was made from wet-sifted material originally ... [Ancient Jewish texts] [Avigad & Sass] [doe] [dove] [Eilat Mazar] [icon] [Isaiah bulla] [Isaiah [son of] Nabai] [Oreb [son of] Nabai] [pigeon]

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.Phyllis A. Bird Faith, Feminism, and the Forum of Scripture: Essays on Biblical Theology and Hermeneut... [Books] [Reviews. Review of Biblical Literature]

1PM

Um livro recebido com muito entusiasmo por especialistas na área.GOODMAN, M. A History of Judaism. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2018, 656 p. - ISBN 9780691181271.In this magisterial and elegantly written book, Martin Goodman takes readers from ... [judaismo]
Bread crumbsIn physics, we speak of something called the "Hamiltonian." It is the total energy of a system.3.1 A SystemWhat is a system? A system is something like everything that happens in a certain place. It is everything that happens in a certain cont... [Hamiltonian] [kinetic energy] [potential energy] [Schrödinger's equation]
Yet another massacre in the United States, this time in Florida, indicating that the USA is a major abuser of human rights. As this article indicates, the US might want to learn a lesson or two from China in the full exercise of genuine human rights: The ... [Human Rights] [socialism in power] [United States]
Is this twitter remark- Chris Kyle the greatest american sniper in military history was shot and killed when confronted by a “crazy guy” with a gun. So we just have to train the teachers a lil bit better than Chris Kyle. [Modern Culture]

12 PM

And record it. And send a zipped file of it to me so I can watch it…. Because my buddy Michael Langlois is in it. And he’s super smart. [Archaeology] [Biblical Studies Resources]

11AM

Je réponds aux questions de Campus Protestant sur les genres littéraires de la Bible. Au cours de cet entretien, j’évoque les poèmes, mythes, récits, paraboles et autres genres littéraires employés par les auteurs de la Bible. Vous pouvez regarde... [TV] [exégèse] [littérature] [Nouveau Testament] [philologie] [théologie] [Bible] [Campus protestant] [Tanakh]
Je réponds aux questions de Campus Protestant sur les genres littéraires de la Bible. Au cours de cet entretien, j’évoque les poèmes, mythes, récits, paraboles et autres genres littéraires employés par les auteurs de la Bible. Vous pouvez regarde... [TV] [exégèse] [littérature] [Nouveau Testament] [philologie] [théologie] [Bible] [Campus protestant] [Tanakh]
Nathan Bomey: Several businesses with ties to the National Rifle Association are breaking up with the group amid mounting pressure from gun-control proponents following the Parkland, Fla. school shooting. Cybersecurity firm Symantec, which offered NRA dis... [Uncategorized]

10AM

When I walk around San Antonio, time telescopes. I'm here now with my eight-year-old son -- and I remember being eight in this city too, attending second grade at what was then called the Jewish Day School. As he spends time with his grandparents, I remem... [parenting] [Travel]
From ESPN Players from more than 20 Division I men’s basketball programs have been identified as possibly breaking NCAA rules through violations that were uncovered by the FBI’s investigation into corruption in the sport, according to document... [Uncategorized]
Recent allegations about one of the United Kingdom’s biggest and best-known charities has driven increased demands from some quarters that overseas aid be reduced, if not abolished completely.

9AM

Share the Gospel with your kids and their friends so that God can change their lives and replace their hate with his love. [Modern Culture]

8AM

Confronting the sinful party with their sins and reminding them of their covenant obligations often results in strong criticism and personal persecution. Under circumstances such as these, the prophet is vulnerable to personal vindictive emotions. Standin... [Books] [Intercession] [Major Prophets] [Prayer] [Prophecy] [Standing in the Breach] [theology]
Of the estimated 14.5 million school-age Catholic children in the U.S., about or 55 percent are Latino. Yet 4 percent of school-age Latino Catholic children are enrolled in Catholic schools.
The desire for stronger gun control may not translate into more caution with gun storage among owners of firearms.
(Picture courtesy of M. Taibbi and Rolling Stone Magazine) The Slaughter of the Innocents Long ago in Bethlehem A massacre occurred Children, slaughtered in the streets Their tiny cries not heard. When Herod runs the country And arms it to the teeth Then ... [Uncategorized]
Teachers do not talk about being afraid of our students. We talk about being afraid for our students.
Cardinal Sarah questions why Catholics stand—rather than kneel—and receive Communion in the hand.
“Far too spiritual, our prayer is asphyxiated by good manners.”

7AM

Indeed by Jim via Zwinglius Redivivus (#103507)
“For me, Yahweh’s word has been the cause of insult and derision all day long. I would say to myself, ‘I will not think about him, I will not speak in his name any more,’ but then there seemed to be a fire burning in my heart, impr... [Modern Culture]
Catholic leaders and organizers from around the U.S. have been loudly clamoring for relief for the young adults, some who already face deportation and the loss of permits that allow them to work, drive and attend school.
Perhaps the gift of the rough seas is that they force us to acknowledge our utter dependence on the One who loves us.
Everyone knows that Genesis 1 claims that God created the world in six days and rested on the seventh. William Brown (Seven Pillars of Creation) shows that the sevens are everywhere in the creation account: “The account of Genesis 1 is carefully str... [Bible - OT - Genesis]
In an essay in Sin, Death, and the Devil, Stanley Hauerwas describes our “sinsick” condition, drawing from Thomas for help. Thomas links sin and sickness in a way that, Hauerwas says, strikes moderns as “bizarre”: “‘Sickness’ for us . . . is... [Medicine]
John Hedley Brooke (Science and Religion, 44-45) summarizes the argument of JW Draper’s 1875 History of the Conflict between Religion and Science: “The history of science, he wrote, is a narrative of the conflict of two contending powers, the ... [Roman Catholicism] [science]

6AM

La chaîne de télévision RMC Découverte m’interroge au sujet de la “Sainte Lance”. Selon la Bible, lorsque Jésus meurt sur la croix, un soldat romain lui transperce le flanc avec sa lance (Jean 19,34). Qu’est-il advenu de cette lance ? C’es... [TV] [apocryphes] [archéologie] [Évangiles] [histoire] [Jésus] [Jean] [Nouveau Testament] [Bible] [RMC Découverte]
La chaîne de télévision RMC Découverte m’interroge au sujet de la “Sainte Lance”. Selon la Bible, lorsque Jésus meurt sur la croix, un soldat romain lui transperce le flanc avec sa lance (Jean 19,34). Qu’est-il advenu de cette lance ? C’es... [TV] [apocryphes] [archéologie] [Évangiles] [histoire] [Jésus] [Jean] [Nouveau Testament] [Bible] [RMC Découverte]
When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, “Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his l... [caesarius]

5AM

The late Billy Graham from a 1959 issue of Christianity Today. 1959!! One of the pet words of this age is “tolerance.” It is a good word, but we have tried to stretch it over too great an area of life. We have applied it too often where it doe... [billy graham]
Galileo Goes To Jail, a 2009 collection of essays edited by Ronald Numbers, examines 25 myths of science and religion. The essays aren’t defenses of religion by any means; they instead aim at complicating the received scientific triumphalism and set... [science]
“Modernity,” writes Jason A. Josephson-Storm, “is first and foremost the sign of a rupture . . . a device for positing significant historical breaks” (The Myth of Disenchantment, 7). By designating something as “modern,”... [Disenchantment] [modernity]
The Bible as Word of God, Fatal Flaw #1One of the most extraordinary claims made by Christians is that God’s only means of communicating with the world is through the mammalian brain of one species. Yes, think about it, that’s it: the three or four po...
While reiterating that the killings must stop, the bishops warned that the leaders did not know how to make peace, were confused, traumatized and feared peace.
A Baptist preacher had never before been invited to speak at a Catholic institution.
Till the end of February, save over 50% on the entire Bible Speaks Today commentary, both Old and New Testaments. Eleven volumes in this series rank among the top five for their respective books at bestcommentaries.com, while many others rank in the top t... [Products]
Psalm 6 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#103492)
This psalm can be formative. [There is no doubt I saved all the hardest to read bits to the end! So I have to put out a psalm or three while I work slowly on the remaining pieces of this mammoth puzzle - making many little adjustments here and there also.... [Psalms]

4AM

U.N. agencies estimate more than 65 million people are currently stateless or forcibly displaced from their countries and 51 percent of them are children.
Sociologists, Rosenstock-Huessy charges, often formulate their theories in this fashion: “an obscure Force A and a Relation B . . . affect Mr Y.” Sociologists “pretend that their science address a nameless world” (In the Cross of R... [Rosenstock-Huessy] [Sociology]
Everyone wonders – children, “savages,” men and women at one another. Philosophers wonder too, Rosenzweig says (Understanding the Sick and the Healthy), but they respond to wonder differently from the rest of us. The rest of us are “adrift on ... [philosophy]
Frances Young (God’s Presence, 173-4) offers this summary of the post-Nicene consensus concerning the image of God in man: “Athanasius and the Cappadocians, those who fashioned the notion of theopoiesis/theosis and recognized that it implied N... [Theology - Anthropology]

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On 22 February 1943, Sophie Scholl was beheaded for conspiring against the Nazis in Munich’s Stadelheim Prison.  “I’m still so remote from God that I don’t even sense his presence when I pray. Sometimes when I utter God’s na... [Modern Culture]
DR. JONATHAN STÖKL: Ancient Israelite Divination: Urim ve-Tummim, Ephod, and Prophecy (TheTorah.com).In the Prophets, Israelite leaders such as Joshua, Saul, David, and Ahab use divination to help them make decisions, just as their ancient Near Eastern c...
CHRISTOPHER ROLLSTON: The Putative Bulla of Isaiah the Prophet: Not so Fast.In sum, in light of the fact that there almost twenty people mentioned in the Bible whose names are based on the same root word as the name “Isaiah” (and thus plenty of people...
THGNT Blog: Variants in the Passion Narrative (2)This post is part of a series [2018] on some of the textual variants found in the Passion narratives. We will discuss the rationale behind the text adopted in the Greek New Testament as Produced at Tyndale ... [Matt 27:49] [Passion Narrative] [Tyndale House Greek New Testament]
By Mike Glenn Bishop Joseph Walker III is the pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Nashville, Tennessee. The African American mega-church is one of the largest in Tennessee, with a membership of over 30,000 people. He is also the Presiding Bishop of the F... [Uncategorized]
Last November at SBL in Boston, I had the privilege of sitting down with filmmaker Rob Orlando twice. One of those meetings was planned, and saw me in front of a green screen wearing makeup (more about that later and on future occasions). The other was se... [movies] [Paul and his letters] [apostle] [Documentary] [Paul] [Paul the Apostle] [Robert Orlando]
THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST TODAY: Understanding Tophets: A Short Introduction (Adriano Orsingher).Few historical issues are as controversial as child sacrifice in the ancient Mediterranean and Biblical worlds. The Biblical term Tophet is conventionally used to...
The place wasn’t meant for a family of six. Properly speaking, it was a one-bedroom house, or hovel. The attic, from which we could see the sky through the roof, was divided into two rooms, with no doors. You had to pull down the stairs in order to c... [Books] [Current Events] [higher education] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [ethics] [Nancy Isenberg] [politics] [Poverty] [White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America]
NEW ISSUE OF THE HEBREW JOURNAL TARBIZ: Vol. 85, No. 1. TOC:Ronnie Goldstein | YHWH’s Inheritance and His Enthronement Shraga Bar-On and Yakir Paz | The Land of God to the Sons of God: Deuteronomy 32: 8-9 and the Inheritance of the Land of Israel Shlo...
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