Qohelet 7

By Bob MacDonald The end of this chapter is disappointing. The preacher loses the edge of the sword. Perhaps I should not believe him/her anyway. The Qohelet’s name is besmirched slightly.

The last 6 verses are distinguished by a pair of recurring words that do not appear in the first 23 verses.

ובּקשׁ and seek

25בּקשׁ
וחשׁבּוןּ …read more

Psalm 107, a correction

By Bob MacDonald It is inevitable in a book as large as Seeing the Psalter, that some issues are going to get away from author and computer alike. One of these is the stem for the long word, מֽוֹסְרוֹתֵ֑ימוֹ, in Psalm 2.

נְֽ֭נַתְּקָה אֶת־מֽוֹסְרוֹתֵ֑ימוֹ
וְנַשְׁלִ֖יכָה מִמֶּ֣נּוּ עֲבֹתֵֽימוֹ3Let us snap their bonds
and kiss good-bye to their …read more

Psalm 107, a correction

By Bob MacDonald It is inevitable in a book as large as Seeing the Psalter, that some issues are going to get away from author and computer alike. One of these is the stem for the long word, מֽוֹסְרוֹתֵ֑ימוֹ, in Psalm 2.

נְֽ֭נַתְּקָה אֶת־מֽוֹסְרוֹתֵ֑ימוֹ
וְנַשְׁלִ֖יכָה מִמֶּ֣נּוּ עֲבֹתֵֽימוֹ3Let us snap their bonds
and kiss good-bye to their …read more

Psalm 107, a correction

By Bob MacDonald It is inevitable in a book as large as Seeing the Psalter, that some issues are going to get away from author and computer alike. One of these is the stem for the long word, מֽוֹסְרוֹתֵ֑ימוֹ, in Psalm 2.

נְֽ֭נַתְּקָה אֶת־מֽוֹסְרוֹתֵ֑ימוֹ
וְנַשְׁלִ֖יכָה מִמֶּ֣נּוּ עֲבֹתֵֽימוֹ3Let us snap their bonds
and kiss good-bye to their …read more

Registering for the Genesis and Evolution Conference in the Buffalo Area (September 18-19, 2015)

By J Richard Middleton Back in April I mentioned an upcoming conference in the Buffalo region called “Genesis Recast,” featuring Old Testament scholar John Walton, along with New Testament scholar Craig Evans, scientist Steve Schafner, and director of Mission Advancement for Christianity Today magazine Skye Jethani. My previous blog post gave more information on …read more

Digest for July 3rd, 2015

Top 20 Biblical Commentary Posts

  1. The Bard’s Bible: The Role of Scripture in the Plays of William Shakespeare by Deane (blog)
  2. The Right Thing To Do by James F. McGrath (blog)
  3. Learn from Kent Hughes, Bryan Chapell and Other Great Preachers by Paul Kirby (blog)
  4. Marc Brettler: A Jewish Perspective on the New Testament by Deane (blog)
  5. Marty Michelson – Complex Characters in the Book of Samuel by Deane (blog)
  6. A Radically Different View of Orthodoxy and Heresy by Bart (blog)
  7. Eerdmans All Over: July 3, 2015 by Eerdmans (blog)
  8. The Poetry of the Lord’s Prayer by Ian Paul (blog)
  9. Winning the peace by Walter van Beek (blog)
  10. Privilege is Blindness (by John Frye) by Scot McKnight (blog)
  11. The Disconnect Between Leadership and Marriage or Singleness – An Excerpt from The Emotionally Healthy Leader by ZA Blog (blog)
  12. A Vision for the Liberal Arts 1 by Ken Schenck (blog)
  13. Book Write-Up: Christ in the Sabbath, by Rich Robinson by James Pate (blog)
  14. Hundreds of Answers and Eighty-One Questions by James F. McGrath (blog)
  15. Revisiting President Packer on “Scientific Neglect” and Meetings by Ben S. (blog)
  16. Weekly Meanderings on the Fourth of July by Scot McKnight (blog)
  17. What are the Gates of Hell? by Stephen Bedard (blog)
  18. No Adam, No Christ? by James F. McGrath (blog)
  19. Knox on a New Apologetics by Timothy (blog)
  20. New Testament Studies 61/3 by Danny Zacharias (blog)

Biblical Criticism Posts

  1. Conference on the Psalms of Solomon by Jim Davila (blog)
  2. The Book of Tobit by Jim Davila (blog)
  3. Tunisia's tourism under threat by Jim Davila (blog)
  4. More on Sacred Imaginations by Jim Davila (blog)
  5. Secret Mikveh Discovered Under a Living Room Floor by Megan Sauter (blog)
  6. More destruction of Palmyra's antiquities? Plus Hatra news. by Jim Davila (blog)
  7. New College, Edinburgh: An American Link (expanded) by Joshua Mann (blog)

Radical Criticism Posts

  1. Bibel-Blogs aus aller Welt auf einen Blick by Kunigunde Kreuzerin (blog)
  2. Christian Texts and History • Who's afraid of Jesus Terminator? by Giuseppe (blog)
  3. Twittering and the Time Rich by Gavin R (blog)
  4. Christian Texts and History • A brief note on Hebrews 7.26-27 (offering up). by Ben C. Smith (blog)
  5. The Bible's Commandments About Women by Steve Wells (blog)
  6. Christian Texts and History • Gal 1:19 interpolation by Giuseppe (blog)

Review of Zellentin, The Qur’an’s Legal Culture

By noreply@blogger.com (Jim Davila) MARGINALIA REVIEW OF BOOKS: The Ancient Origins of Qur’anic Laws – By Emran El-Badawi.Are the origins of the Qur’an’s laws and rituals traceable to a single ancient community of Jewish-Christians? Although long debated, this controversial yet hugely important question receives the expert analysis of Holger Zellentin, The Qur’an’s Legal Culture: …read more

Review of Zellentin, The Qur’an’s Legal Culture

By noreply@blogger.com (Jim Davila) MARGINALIA REVIEW OF BOOKS: The Ancient Origins of Qur’anic Laws – By Emran El-Badawi.Are the origins of the Qur’an’s laws and rituals traceable to a single ancient community of Jewish-Christians? Although long debated, this controversial yet hugely important question receives the expert analysis of Holger Zellentin, The Qur’an’s Legal Culture: …read more

Review of Zellentin, The Qur’an’s Legal Culture

By noreply@blogger.com (Jim Davila) MARGINALIA REVIEW OF BOOKS: The Ancient Origins of Qur’anic Laws – By Emran El-Badawi.Are the origins of the Qur’an’s laws and rituals traceable to a single ancient community of Jewish-Christians? Although long debated, this controversial yet hugely important question receives the expert analysis of Holger Zellentin, The Qur’an’s Legal Culture: …read more

Have the Essenes been marginalized?

By noreply@blogger.com (Jim Davila) THE BIBLE AND INTERPRETATION:On Jesus, the Essenes, and the Anxiety of InfluenceBy Simon J. JosephCalifornia Lutheran Universitywww.simonjjoseph.comJune 2015A brief and evidently programmatic essay. Regarding this:Although the work of The Enoch Seminar challenges and expands the definition of the “Essenic/Enochic” movement, it seems that today, with few notable exceptions, the “Essenes” …read more

Review of McKenzie et al., The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan, vol. 1

By noreply@blogger.com (Jim Davila) BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW:Judith S. McKenzie et al. , The Nabataean Temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan. Volume 1: Architecture and Religion. Volume 2: Cultic Offerings, Vessels, and Other Specialist Reports. Final Report on Nelson Glueck’s 1937 Excavation. Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research, 67-68. Boston: …read more

Remembering Life Stories (3): Biographical Temporality

By Bill Heroman Temporal content appears in biographical narratives not just through “sufficient causality” but in material that aligns with common patterns of human growth and personal development. Such content structures stories not by Plot but by Character. We identify this material in biographical literature by considering three patterns: “necessary causality”, statistical probability, …read more

The Hebrew Republic: Eric Nelson on the Influence of the Hebrew Bible on Early Modern European Politics

By Deane Professor Eric Nelson (Harvard University) lectured on Jewish sources and the transformation of European political thought for the Israel Democracy Institute’s Human Rights and Judaism project, on July 9, 2012. The respondent is Professor Arye Edrei (Tel Aviv University). Nelson’s lecture concerns some of the same material covered in his …read more

The Hebrew Republic: Eric Nelson on the Influence of the Hebrew Bible on Early Modern European Politics

By Deane Professor Eric Nelson (Harvard University) lectured on Jewish sources and the transformation of European political thought for the Israel Democracy Institute’s Human Rights and Judaism project, on July 9, 2012. The respondent is Professor Arye Edrei (Tel Aviv University). Nelson’s lecture concerns some of the same material covered in his …read more

The Hebrew Republic: Eric Nelson on the Influence of the Hebrew Bible on Early Modern European Politics

By Deane Professor Eric Nelson (Harvard University) lectured on Jewish sources and the transformation of European political thought for the Israel Democracy Institute’s Human Rights and Judaism project, on July 9, 2012. The respondent is Professor Arye Edrei (Tel Aviv University). Nelson’s lecture concerns some of the same material covered in his …read more

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