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March 28 2015, 7PM

H ομιλία του Peter Brown στο Πανεπιστήμιο της Georgetown (James M. and Margaret H. Costan Lecture in Early Christianity) με τον τίτλο: "What Has Athens to do with Jerusalem?" δημοσιεύθηκε στο youtube κ... [Ιουδαϊσμός] [ελληνισμός]


In his book responding to Emser Luther writes Have you never heard the fable about the roaring match between the ass and the lion? When some animals fled at the sound of the ass’s braying, the lion turned to him, saying, “If I didn’t know you are an... [Modern Culture]
That until there is an academically run and academically produced tv channel on cable tv that does what Bibledex has done on YouTube, there will only exist marginally accurate (if accurate at all)  programs for public consumption about the Bible. I w... [Modern Culture]


They’ve made Bill O’Reilly’s moronic book on Jesus into a tv special on the NatGeo channel.  That pretty much sums up the seriousness with which you can take that particular pasture of tv land cow manure. Which goes to show that aro... [Modern Culture]
Last night saw what appears to be Channel 5's Easter religious offering the first in an supposedly four-part series called Mysteries of the Bible. I say "supposedly" because despite it being claimed in numerous places that this was the first episode of fo... [Documentaries]
Chapter 4 is through the mill for the third time and to mix a metaphor, the hair, those she-goats curled up on the slopes, are gradually being combed into place. The Song is of course a very important piece both of love poetry and of theology. Not to be ... [glosses] [recurring words] [Song of Songs] [theology]


These lands are particularly blessed because they have come in their hundreds and hundreds through the week: Country Views United States 24,577 United Kingdom 2,788 Canada 2,253 Germany 1,140 Australia 957 Netherlands 756 Argentina 578 ... [Biblioblogs]
For as he that is in sound health lays no store by the physician, but he that is in a desperate condition looks upon him as a god, so Christ is not especially welcome to the whole, but to the sick he is unexpected safety sent from above.  — Huldryc... [Zwingli]


This is a two part blog on Christians and Relationships. We will end up considering marriage as a special subset. In this blog our focus is the background to relationships among Christians. The second blog will focus on marriage and the relationship wit... [Biblical Studies] [Meditatio] [Ministry] [New Testament] [Oratio] [forgiveness] [love] [Marriage] [relationships]
This age has many scholars who spring up everywhere as if out of the Trojan Horse… – Huldrych ZwingliFiled under: Zwingli [Zwingli]

12 PM

i have a question for all my friends upset with indiana but first a disclaimer- i don’t have any first hand knowledge of what the new law says and i have no use for bigotry against anyone anywhere. that said, i am troubled by the seeming hypocrisy o... [Modern Culture]
by Jim via Zwinglius Redivivus (#52286)
A baby who was found dead in her car seat in a Florida restaurant parking lot had lost more than one-third of her body weight in the 22 days since she was born, a medical examiner testified Friday.  Betsey Kee Stephens died as a result of malnutrition an... [Modern Culture]


You need God more than God needs you.  The corollary truth- you need Christianity more than Christianity needs you. I’m sorry that you’ve been lied to, deceived, and misled about this but your perceptions ate not the gauge of truth. IR... [Modern Culture]


Fun email exchange: Sender- Jim, why do you talk about books so much?Me- Because books are the tools of our trade and libraries are our workshops.Sender- No, why do you talk about other people’s?Me- Because I like to get the word out about things I ... [Modern Culture]
Just before Palm Sunday, Jesus made the trek from Jericho to Jerusalem. What did he see? A good book to read this week in the days leading up to Good Friday is The Final Days of Jesus, now $3.99 on Kindle. The Temple Institute has built a sacrificial a... [Excavations] [greece] [Holidays] [Jerusalem] [Judah] [Museums] [Resources] [Temple Mount] [Tourism] [Turkey] [Weekend Roundup]
The Easter sale contains over 50 products at incredible discounts, and within this massive lineup are some best-selling gems of biblical scholarship. Through April 4, save up to 40% and get a free book when you take advantage of our Easter special. Answer... [Products] [augsburg commentary] [Darrell Bock] [Easter Sale] [free book of the month] [gospels] [mobile ed] [mobile ed studies in the gospels bundle] [New Testament]


TVZ has just published what will be an important volume to students of Barth and students of Dogmatic theology: Karl Barth hat im Laufe seiner jahrzehntelangen Arbeit an der «Kirchlichen Dogmatik» immer wieder kürzere und auch längere Passagen, die er... [Barth] [TVZ]
Click here.Filed under: Bible [Bible]


I thought this the perfect image of faith when I saw the photo of the trusting girl leaping to her dad at York Walls. Photo Via- Emma Keef ‏   @EmmaCKeef  Filed under: Theology [theology]
This link at the History blog is simply lovely. Be sure to click the sublinks that show the comic book in stone that is Trajan's column. And then go to the time travel complete with cell-phone that shows 'the making of Trajan's column'. [history] [Links]


Larry Behrendt wrote the above words in a comment here on this blog, and I asked for permission to share them with a wider audience. His own blog post “Madness in Indiana” is also important, offering a careful reading of the law that many are ... [Judaism] [politics] [discrimination] [Indiana] [Law] [Mike Pence] [Religious Freedom Restoration Act] [RFRA]
W. Bradford Wilcox: America’s churches are in trouble, and they are in trouble in communities that arguably need them the most. One of the tragic tales told by Harvard scholar Robert Putnam in his important new book, “Our Kids: The American Dream in C... [Uncategorized]


Until Apple threatens to boycott China and the Middle East, their threats toward Indiana is just another marketing campaign aimed at chumps.  –  Patrick Deneen And that’s a fact.  But Apple won’t boycott China or the Middle East (wher... [Modern Culture]
The city of Corinth was an important cosmopolitan city in the middle part of the first century. (Was Corinth more sinful than other Roman cities? Click the link for my comments about that longstanding misunderstanding of history, as well as a followup c... [Observations on Acts] [Corinth] [Hellenistic Jews] [Luke / Acts] [Sin City] [The Book of Acts]
This episode was apparently supposed to air before 316. It begins with Cesar searching in the Dharma station on Hydra island. He finds Daniel’s notes. This is crucially important, as it explains how the Others knew details about when the plane would... [LOST] [Jeremy Bentham] [John Locke]
Stonehenge. The very name evokes mystery and myth. Although archaeology has revealed more about the monument than any mere visual survey, we are still very much in the dark about its origin and purpose. With one exception: we know it was something reli... [Archaeology] [Britannia] [Current Events] [Posts] [Psalms] [celestial religion] [entrepreneurs] [Julian Spalding] [Stonehenge] [The Guardian] [Weathering the Psalms]


On the 28th of March of 1527 the following volume appeared in Zurich –  Früntlich verglimpfung über die predig Luthers wider die Schwermer (Zürich, 1527) [BSB / PDF] [e-rara / PDF].  Written by Zwingli, it calls into question Luther’s ext... [Zwingli]
Yesterday I posted a link to a Dutch blog- but in case you missed it, the Protestantse Theologische Universiteit (of Dutchland) now has a biblioblog.  Add it to your list of sites to check. De PThU start met de Bijbelblog ‘ Vraag het een bijbelwetensch... [Biblioblogs]


Στο τρέχον τεύχος του περιοδικού Recherches de Science Religieuse 103:1 (2015) το οποίο είναι αφιερωμένο στην ύστερη γραμματεία περιλαμβάνονται τα εξής άρθρα ... [RSR] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [προφητεία]
Years ago I attended an Easter morning service at my friend Peter's church in Williamstown. I went with our friend Bernard, visiting from Ghana. (I wrote an essay about it: A field trip into Easter.) One of the moments which has stayed with me is Reveren... [blogExodus]


Scottish Journal of Theology 68:1 (2015)John Anthony Dunne, "Suffering and covenantal hope in Galatians: a critique of the ‘apocalyptic reading’ and its proponents," 1-15 (abstract)Tyler Atkinson, "Contemplation as an alternative to curiosity: St Bona... [SJTh] [Γαλάτας] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [πρόσληψη]
Reading Bullinger is always edifying.  Here’s a snippet from the great man from one of his letters1- Und warlichen so sind wir uss uns «von natur nüt anders dan kinder des zorns» [Eph 2,3], daruss aber gottes unergrüntliche barmherzigheit ergla... [Bullinger]
Η βιβλιοθήκη των Παρισίων διαθέτει ψηφιοποιημένο στο διαδίκτυο τον κώδικα M 021. Eπιπλέον, στην ανάρτηση του ιστολογίου Evangelical Textual Criticism δίνε... [ιστορία κειμένου] [χειρόγραφα]
Études théologiques et religieuses 89:4 (2014)Bernard Gosse, "Esaïe 12 et le Psautier," 425-433 (abstract)Dumont Aurore, "Romains 13 dans la philosophie morale et politique de Paul Ricœur," 451-461 (abstract) [ETR] [Ricoeur] [Ρωμαίους] [Ψαλμοί] [προφήτες]
I’ve seen the image above in several places, including Open Parachute. I think there is a more widespread cultural issue behind this. Boasting that your child is a successful athlete or a beauty pageant winner is not viewed in the same way as boasti... [science] [arrogance] [trust]
And the two satanists in this story are the latter sort of depraved: “Ashley Dack, 29, of Texas, was babysitting young children when she sexually abused the 11-month-old baby and took photos of the acts.  According to court documents, Dack sent the pho... [Total Depravity]


MAGNES PRESS has just announced that some of its older publications are now being re-released as eBooks. Prominent among them is:HEKHALOT ZUTARTIJerusalem Studies in Jewish Thought supplement A (1982)By Rachel EliorPurchase options: Price Site priceOnl...
II Chronicles 26 is about King Uzziah of Judah.  He was righteous, but God punished him with leprosy because he went into the Temple to offer incense, which only the Aaronide priests were allowed to do. Here are some thoughts: 1.  II Chronicle... [Bible] [II Chronicles] [religion] [Weekly Quiet Time]

12 AM

Miryam T. Brand, Evil Within and Without: The Source of Sin and Its Nature as Portrayed in Second Temple LiteratureReviewed by Rodney A. WerlineRonald E. Clements, Jerusalem and the Nations: Studies in the Book of IsaiahReviewed by Bo H. LimJohn A. Cook a... [RBL] [Ιουδαϊσμός] [Ιστορία Χρόνων Κ.Δ.] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [αρχαιολογία] [μαγεία] [ραββίνοι]
Denne veka fekk eg tilsendt den rykande ferske guideboka om tempelhøgda i Jerusalem. Eg hadde bestilt boka frå forlaget, slik at eg skulle få den så snart som mogleg. Boka blir omtalt slik: JERUSALEM—THE TEMPLE MOUNT is the first modern guide  to t... [Bøker] [Bibelsk arkeologi] [Israel og dei palestinske områda] [Jerusalem] [Gamlebyen i Jerusalem] [Tempelet i Jerusalem] [tempelhøgda] [tempelhøyden] [Tempelplassen]

March 27, 11PM

Over at Anvil, Chris Tilling reviews Paul and the Faithfulness of God, see here. He concludes: Only a few scholars have ever had Wright’s learning or brilliance, something most of us cannot pretend to imitate. At the very least he models an energy and... [Uncategorized]


Now Has the sun set on Sunday School? Many a prayer has been said over the fate of the vaunted American institution, whose struggles cut across denominational lines. Between 1997 and 2004, churches lost tens of thousands of Sunday school programs, accordi... [Weekly Meanderings]
Apologies for a few four letter words from one of the panelists. BW3 [Uncategorized]


The Wabash Center is a premier space for professional development for educators in Religious Studies and Theology. Through workshops, consultations, a journal, and a number of social media projects, the center has played a substantial  part in the develo... [Personal] [teaching] [#blacklivesmatter] [AAR] [African-American] [Bible] [Biblical Studies] [Black culture] [classroom] [College] [higher ed] [higher education] [pedagogy] [Race] [religious studies] [SBL] [theology] [Wabash]
"Seppli, Seppli!" he [Father Clemens] said kindly, as he pressed his hand, "what have I heard ? Are you not willing to follow Stanzeli when she wishes to go into the chapel? I wish to tell you something: our Heavenly Father does not command us to go into ... [Books] [Prayer]