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December 5 2017, 12 PM

Although nonviolent offenders get the most attention from reformers, they account for less than 20 percent of all prisoners.

May 28, 4PM

For you to send along your Carnival suggestions.  If you’ve seen a good biblioblog post, send it.Filed under: Biblical Studies Carnival [Biblical Studies Carnival]
Just a quick note. I omitted to note that Jesus seems to express something close to the ideas in my last post1  when he says to activist enthusiast Peter: Very truly, I tell you, when you were younger, you used to fasten your own belt and to go wherever... [aging]
A few days ago I posted on Facebook a link to a post from six years ago: Does Jesus make me whole? As a result, I was challenged again to reflect more on the theology of aging. By this I do not mean, how younger people can cope with the older ones, nor h... [aging]


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Memorial Day, originally known a Decoration Day, was established following the Civil War, but was not an official federal holiday until  1971. It was called decoration day because in towns across America, graves were decorated with flower and prayers we... [Other Posts]
Why don’t Christian parents with kids on sports teams just say no when the team schedules a game for Sunday morning?  Anyone?Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
1 Kings 13 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#91577)
This story of prophetic political power and deception leaps the gap of several hundred years between Jeroboam and Josiah (2 Kings 23). Politics demands an unequal power relationship. Both the unnamed man of God and the old prophet get their insights... (N... [1 kings 13]


This essay is worth reading.  Additionally, what’s said here can and also should be said of the TV church.Filed under: Theology [theology]
Paul lies covered with worthless dust, but will rise again to glory; over you are raised costly tombs, but both you and your wealth are doomed to the burning. Have a care, I pray you, at least have a care for the riches you love. Why are even the grave-cl... [jerome]


The Center for Jewish History in NYC is currently showing an exhibit of Hebrew, Greek, and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts from Corpus Christi College, Oxford, celebrating its quincentenary. This is the first time Hebrew, Greek and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts and oth...


Στο πλαίσιο του αφιερώματος του ηλεκτρονικού περιοδικού Marginalia στο νέο βιβλίο της Cynthia Baker με τον τίτλο Jew, δημοσιεύεται το κείμενο της Annett... [Ιουδαίοι] [Ιουδαϊσμός] [αρχέγονος Χριστιανισμός] [αρχαία Εκκλησία]


Inviting Richard Spencer to Church, by Jason Micheli Here in Alexandria this week the local gym made news by canceling the membership of Richard Spencer, leader of the Alt-Right (racist, anti-Semitic and xenophobic) movement. Identified by a Georgetown Pr... [Uncategorized]
HODDER, I. (ed.) Archaeological Theory Today. 2 ed. Cambridge: Polity, 2012, 320 p. - ISBN 9780745653068.  This volume provides an authoritative account of the current status of archaeological theory, as presented by some of its major exponents and i... [Arqueologia]
While most scholars accept that the intended author of the epistle of Jude is meant to be the brother of James (and thus brother of Jesus as well), not many are convinced that it is authentically authored by such a person. The epistle is instead routinely... [Epistle of Jude]


FAGAN, B. M. ; DURRANI, N. Archaeology: A Brief Introduction. 12. ed. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, 424 p. – ISBN  9781138190313.Archaeology is a jargon-free and accessible introduction to the field which details how archaeologists study the human pas... [Arqueologia]
FAGAN, B. M. ; DURRANI, N. A Brief History of Archaeology: Classical Times to the Twenty-First Century. 2. ed. Abingdon: Routledge, 2016, 302 p. – ISBN 9781138657076.This short account of the discipline of archaeology tells of spectacular discoveries an... [Arqueologia]
CLINE, E. H. Three Stones Make a Wall: The Story of Archaeology.  Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017, 480 p. - ISBN 9780691166407. Written by Eric Cline, an archaeologist with more than thirty seasons of excavation experience, Three Stones M... [Arqueologia]
Nå har eg enda ein gong vandra nokre dagar i området mellom Nasaret og Gennesaretsjøen. Eg blir ikkje ferdig med dette. Det er noko heilt spesielt å oppleva eit landskap frå bakkenivå. Ein kjem nær lukter, lydar, tre, blomar og dyr, – og ikkj... [Bibelsk arkeologi, historie og geografi] [Galilea] [Jesus trail] [Arbel] [Pilegrimsvandring i Israel]


A new study suggests that the Philistines brought their pigs with them when they sailed to the coast of Israel. The second issue of the Tel Aviv University Archaeology Newsletter has reports on projects at Masada, Kiriath Jearim, Timna Valley, City of D... [Discoveries] [Excavations] [Galilee] [Philistines] [Resources] [Shephelah]


The entire Temple Precinct is called the Haram es-Sharif (Noble Sanctuary) by Moslems. They claim that the site has been identified with Islam since the religion’s beginning. The Al-Aksa (also El-Aqsa or el-Aksa) mosque is especially important becau... [Archaeology] [Bible Places] [Bible study] [israel] [Jordan] [New Testament] [New Testament Times] [Photography] [Travel] [Moslem religion]
“For Paul, holiness is a venereal disease passed on from one spouse to the other.” – Richard B. Hays on 1 Cor. 7:14 Via Mike SkinnerFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Like many people, I’ve been re-reading 1984 and wondering what’s going on in a country I thought I knew. With clear evidence of wrong-doing on the part of the chief executive, Republicans have been closing ranks to ensure that bullies rule the pl... [Current Events] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [1984] [freedom of the press] [GOP] [Greg Gianforte] [MAD] [Montana] [propaganda] [Republican Party]


The advantages of a university or academical education will never be despised except by him who never enjoyed them, or who affects to be superior to their necessity. – William OrmeFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
“Wright’s portrait of Paul …is basically designed by the wishes of dogmatic concerns and constraints. … Luke … would be disappointed” – Becker “PFG is not a modest book, and its author is not modest either&#... [Biblical Studies Resources] [Books]
NEW BOOK FROM BRILL: Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Introductions to Astrology. A Parallel Hebrew-English Critical Edition of the Book of the Beginning of Wisdom and the Book of the Judgments of the Zodiacal Signs. Abraham Ibn Ezra’s Astrological Writings, Volum...
COMPETITION: The John William Wevers Prize in Septuagint Studies (IOSCS). The competition is for advanced postgraduates and junior scholars. The deadline for submission of a paper is 15 August. Follow the link for further particulars and a list of past re...


BRICE C. JONES: Book Notice: Discarded, Discovered, Collected: The University of Michigan Papyrus Collection. By Arthur Verhoogt. Forthcoming with University of Michigan Press in the autumn of 2017.
The article from which the quote is taken is worth reading in its entirety. Here is another excerpt: Some people are confused about how certainty and uncertainty can both co-exist at the same time in science, while too many opportunists (creationists and... [education] [contradiction] [critical thinking] [denial] [denialism] [discomfort] [meme] [quote] [science]
NEW BOOK FROM DE GRUYTER: Blenkinsopp, Joseph. Essays on Judaism in the Pre-Hellenistic Period. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 495. March 2017.Aims and Scope The essays deal with developments during the period from the l...


This is the fourth post on the Contexts of Ministry in my Seminary in a Nutshell series. See the bottom for the previous posts in this unit, "The Person and Contexts of a Minister." I have completed one other unit in this series, The Pastor... [cultural intelligence] [Culture] [seminary in a nutshell]
AWOL: Hellenistic Babylonia: Texts, Images and Names. Of no little potential interest for background on ancient Judaism. There was a vibrant Jewish community in Babylon in this period, about which we know very little. More on ancient Babylonian texts and...
Jesus the Eternal Son: Answering Adoptionist Christology Paperback – July 13, 2017 by Michael F. Bird (Author) #1 New Release in Paul’s Letters Adoptionism—the idea that Jesus is portrayed in the Bible as a human figure who was adopted as God&#... [Uncategorized]


Eg kom i går heim frå ein ny flott fottur på Jesus Trail i Galilea. I tida fram mot turen laga eg ei bildeserie frå tidlegare vandringar i dette landskapet. Eg avsluttar nå denne bildeserien med ei oversikt over bilda. Jesus trail går frå Nasaret ... [Uncategorized]

12 AM

Robert J. Hutchinson.  The Dawn of Christianity: How God Used Simple Fisherman, Soldiers, and Prostitutes to Transform the World.  Nelson Books, 2017.  See here to purchase the book.In The Dawn of Christianity, Robert J. Hutchinson covers t... [Bible] [religion]

May 27, 10PM

Windows vs. Ford. For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, “I... [Uncategorized]
O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has gone bef... [Uncategorized]