By Ben Witherington Some people have far too much money and time on their hands (think the Donald, for example). One of the wealthy residents of Chicago was into miniatures, exact replica miniatures, rather like being into expensive doll houses with all equipment included. And so it was that Mrs. Thorne had created …read more
Monthly Archives: September 2015
By Scot McKnight I have had a conversation with a number of Bible professors about the state of the Bible in America’s churches and among America’s Christians. The drive to relate everything to “felt needs” shakes loose the foundations from a Word-shaped spirituality. The difference is noticeable and significant: instead of listening to …read more
By Anthony Lawson What is biblical criticism Biblical criticism is the academic or scholarly study of the Bible using various tools and methods. One website defined it this way, “biblical criticism simply refers […]
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By James F. McGrath Rev. Frank Schaefer has drawn to my attention that a movie is being made about his experience. Some of you may recall when Schaeffer faced censure by his denomination for officiating at his own son’s same-sex wedding.The movie will be called An Act of Love. If you are interested in …read more
By Biblical Archaeology Society Staff Stichting Fonds Goudse Glazen, GoudaJonah strides forth from the gaping mouth of a huge fish in this stained-glass window in St. John’s Church, Gouda, the Netherlands.The Book of Jonah is read in the synagogue on the afternoon of Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, the sacred Day …read more
By Bob MacDonald These numbers are for musical sequences that occur in more than 20 verses in the Bible.They may indicate different musical practices among the different books. There are, however, only 2612 (10%) verses are involved with these 61 most common patterns. 15,284 (over 65%) verses have unique musical patterns. The remaining …read more
By Michael Langlois Je suis à Rabat, au Maroc, pour un cours d’introduction à la Bible !
Une nouvelle promotion d’étudiants commence un cycle de licence en théologie à l’Institut Al Mowafaqa.
Je suis membre du conseil scientifique de cet institut, qui a signé une convention avec l’université de Strasbourg, et j’ai la joie d’y …read more
By Michael Langlois Vous êtes cordialement invités à une conférence sur la naissance du monothéisme, à Rabat, au Maroc, le 21 septembre 2015.
Le judaïsme, suivi par le christianisme et l’islam, est souvent considéré comme le berceau du monothéisme. Mais est-ce vraiment le cas ? Le monothéisme n’est-il pas apparu plus tôt ? A …read more
By Nick Norelli Since I don’t really blog anymore I always forget to mention when I’ve received something good in the mail. But hopefully what I’m about to mention will get me back to blogging a little more than usual. About a week ago I received a copy of Crispin Fletcher-Louis’ Jesus Monotheism, …read more
By arenmaeir Haskel Greenfield has passed on a promotional video for U of Manitoba (great video, except that they don’t show that 11 out of 12 months of the year it’s covered by snow…:-) in which Nour Ashour and Talisha Chaput, Haskel’s students and Safi team members, appear in Haskel’s Near Eastern …read more
By Matthew D. Montonini 1884-1937Sir Edwyn Clement Hoskyns, 13th Baronet and priest of the Church of England, is perhaps known best for his classic commentary, The Fourth Gospel, which was subsequently completed by his student, Francis Noel Davey, due to Hoskyns untimely death. To give one a measure of Hoskyns as a scholar, the …read more
By Ben Witherington Perhaps you have seen some variant of the following altered commercial about pigs flying… But I have something far better than this sort of gimmicky mock up. I have actual pictorial proof that pigs can fly. One of the less well know stories about Neal Armstrong was what he insisted …read more
By arenmaeir Chris McKinny, long-time team member of the Safi expedition, and now senior member of the Burna team, has just put out two things that are definitely worthy of a “shout out”:
An excellent series of charts, in digital form, on the chronology of the kings of Judah and Israel (for more …read more
By Loren Rosson This evangelical pastor is a Liberty University alumni, and a card-carrying conservative who worked for the George Bush campaign of 2004. Yet he insists that Bernie Sanders is the only viable option from a fundamentalist Christian perspective. I’ve said many times that the Judeo-Christian bible, when read honestly, is liberal-friendly …read more
By Matthew R. Malcolm I was kindly sent a copy of the latest edition of Vox Reformata: Australasian Journal for Christian Scholarship. This edition is devoted to the Corinthian correspondence, and looks to have some interesting articles. A number of the previous editions look very interesting too – you can find the info here. …read more
By Timothy Welcome back to another edition of Sunday’s Message. Here, I will reproduce the readings for Mass from The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition. (I want to thank Greg Pierce at ACTA for giving me permission to do this weekly post.) While this is not an “official” Catholic edition, one of my hopes …read more