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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.

April 4, 5AM

Very few professors become best-selling authors, but it happens.

April 3, 5AM

Charles R. Morris reviews "Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality" by James Kwak.
Kristin Gilger reviews "The Confessions of X" by Suzanne M. Wolfe.

March 26, 5PM

Proverbs 6 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#88508)
This was where I was stuck. And if I think too much, I will be stuck again. One professor told me my words must make sense. But what is the sense it must make?  Why should one not go surety for someone? What makes it a trap? Is the writer counselling nar... [Proverbs]

4PM

I'm reviewing this film as part of the Early Women Filmmakers Blogathon (though I've been meaning to do so for some time). The film is available as part of the Gaumont Treasures (1897-1913) box set from Kino Lorber or if you're naughty/skint lik... [Feuillade] [La naissance la vie et la mort du Christ] [Silent Bible Films] [Silent Jesus Films]

3PM

For some reason, my Facebook feed is absolutely cluttered with post after post after post where people have some dumb image with a message that says something like this: Share this post if you love Jesus! or Want to be blessed? Leave a comment that says &... [Redeeming Life] [Facebook] [humor] [laugh a little]

1PM

Exodus 10 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#88505)
I was stuck. And now am unstuck. It is quite easy to get stuck. So many questions arise when reading this foreign story in a foreign tongue and a foreign script that my mind must rest before attempting to deal with them. Hardening of the heart. KJV uses ... [Exodus]
For those who understand. Estudios Bíblicos Online 500 Años de la Biblia Políglota Complutense (video) Acto de conmemoración de los 500 años de la Biblia Políglota Complutense. El acto fue presidido por el Rector de la UCM, José Carrillo, y por e... [Modern Culture]
  I have several times in different forums expressed sadness that ‘our’ (which varies somewhat in its content depending on my context when making the claim, but usually implies NZ Baptists or more widely Evangelicals in NZ) theology of sex and ma... [Gender] [Marriage] [Theology of Gender]

12 PM

Στην ιστοσελίδα Marginalia ο Christian C. Sahner συζητά τη σημασία των ανακαλύψεων αρχαίων χειρογράφων των ευαγγελίων στην Αιθιοπία με αφορμή την βιβ... [ιστορία κειμένου] [χειρόγραφα]
Dr Rob Plummer explains why the footnote of some Bibles have the comment “Some manuscripts say…” Interesting – even I learned something ha ha. blessings, [Uncategorized]
If you are a theologian, you will pray truly. And if you pray truly, you are a theologian.—Evagrius the Solitary (of Pontus) [Prayer] [theology] [Thought for the day]
Day 18……#moderndaydesertmother I hang out at a ceramics shop and I do a great deal of painting. One day the owner was given an enormous truckload of items from the family of a woman who had recently died. She had molds, finished pieces, green ware, an... [Other Posts]

10AM

Μία σειρά από ειδικούς στα κείμενα του Κουμράν δημοσιεύουν σύντομες παρεμβάσεις στο Forum του Ancient Jew Review. Αξίζει να τα διαβάσετε:The Growth of Texts at Q... [Κουμράν] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη]
Greece & Rome 64:1 (2017)Joseph Groves, "Polybius' Vocabulary of World Domination: τῶν ὅλων and ἡ οἰκουμένη," 1-13 (abstract)Jónatan Ortiz-García, "A Journey to the Afterlife Under the Protection of the Mistress of Navigation: a... [G & R] [Αίγυπτος] [ελληνορωμαϊκός κόσμος]
Harvard Theological Review 110:2 (2017)Ishay Rosen-Zvi, "Pauline Traditions and the Rabbis: Three Case Studies," 169-194 (abstract)Matthew Kuhner, "The “Aspects of Christ” (Epinoiai Christou) in Origen's Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans," 195-2... [Μακκαβαίοι] [Παύλος] [Ωριγένης] [μαγεία] [προς Ρωμαίους] [ραββίνοι]

9AM

I’ve blogged about the problem of how the peer review process in the sciences has been compromised by laziness and money. Here we go again: “Sting Operation Reveals Science’s Insane Fake News Problem.” As the article’s autho... [Fringe History & Archaeology] [Paleobabble] [Research Tools & Resources] [fake news] [Fraud] [Journals] [peer review] [research] [sting]

6AM

Haaretz (premium): “Archaeologists in Rome have uncovered the [very fragmentary] remains of a second triumphal arch dedicated to the emperor Titus and his success in putting down the Great Revolt of the Jews in the first century C.E.” “The remains... [Antiquities Trade] [Discoveries] [Egypt] [greece] [Italy] [Museums] [New Exhibits] [Syria] [Weekend Roundup]

4AM

And his response to the person who denigrated Special Olympics is right on the mark. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Subscribe to TaborBlog in the sidebar and don’t miss a single post Part 1 was posted here. If you missed it please go back and read this series of posts in sequence. Thus in ­Luke’s account in Acts, when James suddenly appears out of nowhere as l... [2nd Temple Judaism] [Christian Origins] [family of Jesus] [James Brother of Jesus] [Jesus Dynasty] [messianism]
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church26 March 2017‘Siege and Salvation’Lamentations 4.1-22   Matthew 26.36-46   Sometimes, this week included, as we have heard,            the world can... [sermon]

3AM

I recently sat through Sexual Harassment Prevention training. Not because of anything I’ve done, mind you, but because organizations have long realized that if training isn’t mandated, lawyers are ready to pounce when someone does do something illega... [Current Events] [feminism] [Posts] [Social Consciousness] [immutable characteristics] [protected category] [sexual harassment] [Sexual Harassment Prevention Training] [Trump Administration]
A Facebook friend’s father said the above in a conversation with a young-earth creationist, and fortunately was willing for their words to be shared. When we bring presuppositions to scripture we find what we look for. And those who claim they are ... [young-earth creationism] [Bible] [Interpretation] [young-earth creationists]

2AM

NEW BOOK FROM BRILL:Religio-Philosophical Discourses in the Mediterranean World From Plato, through Jesus, to Late Antiquity Edited by Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Aarhus University and George van Kooten, University of Groningen This first volume of the...
DR. RABBI NORMAN SOLOMON: What was the Tachash Covering the Tabernacle? Animal, Vegetable or Mineral? Assyriology and archaeology provide an answer to an ancient question (TheTorah.com). Conclusion:Beaded hides are, from many points of view, the ideal mat...

1AM

READING ACTS: Fourth Maccabees and a Rational Faith.The “temperate mind” restrains the impulses of the body, what Paul calls “self-control” in Galatians 5:23. That Paul and 4 Maccabees both have a high view of the Law and the virtue of self-contro...
AWOL: The Oriental Institute Open Access Publications. So many links!
BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Story of Hebrew’ is a scholarly, engaging history of the language (Jonathan Kirsch, The Jewish Journal).One of the curiosities in “The Story of Hebrew” by Lewis Glinert (Princeton University Press) is that the author manages to w...

March 25, 11PM

Psalm 27 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#88483)
I am working on an arrangement of Psalm 27. I saw a remarkable sign in the Hebrew I had not noticed before. An ornament around verse 13. Three dots above the letters and three below. I have seen such dots but I had not paid much attention to them. And I h... [music] [musical structure] [Psalms]

10PM

Gracious Father, whose blessed Son Jesus Christ came down from heaven to be the true bread which gives life to the world: Evermore give us this bread, that he may live in us, and we in him; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now a... [Uncategorized]