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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, 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]

6PM

So it's on to Module 9 of the Navy Basic Electricity and Electronics series from the 1970s. The previous modules have been:Module 1: CurrentModule 2: VoltageModule 3: ResistanceModule 4: Measuring Current and Voltage in a Series Circui... [electromagnetic induction] [Navy Basic Electricity and Electronics]

5PM

“A wise man therefore must not take a wife. For in the first place his study of philosophy will be hindered, and it is impossible for anyone to attend to his books and his wife. Matrons want many things, costly dresses, gold, jewels, great outlay, m... [jerome]
Of course God had a wife, and Dr. Karen Garst neatly summarizes the evidence right here.

3PM

I have a challenge for the people like Jerry Falwell Jr and Eric Metaxas and the other would be Christians who support Trump: how do you feel about his admiration for a man who thinks soldiers raping women is a joke? Defend Trump if you dare.  Do it.  I... [Total Depravity]

2PM

The doctor took his son on his lap, and the child befouled him. Thereupon he [Martin Luther] said, “How our Lord God has to put up with many a murmur and stink from us, worse than a mother must endure from her child!” —  Martin Luther, Table Ta... [Luther]

1PM

This was the second time I’ve filled a pulpit since 2004. The Loch Ness monster is seen more often than I show up in a pulpit. But I am getting requests to post this and, more importantly, I keep getting questions that tell me that many Christians ... [Announcement] [NakedBible] [Uncategorized]
A Review of David Fitzgerald's Jesus: Mything in ActionThose who do research and then present their findings often discover that there is more work to do. Such was the case in 2010 when David Fitzgerald published a little book called Nailed: Ten Chris...

12 PM

BAHN, P. Archaeology: A Very Short Introduction. 2. ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012, 136 p. - ISBN  9780199657438.This entertaining Very Short Introduction reflects the enduring popularity of archaeology - a subject which appeals as a pasti... [Arqueologia]

11AM

GAMBLE, C. Archaeology: The Basics. 3. ed. Abingdon: Routledge, 2015, 306 p. - ISBN 9780415694834. This book answers key questions about how and why we practice archaeology and examines the theories and themes underpinning the subject. Fully updated, this... [Arqueologia]

10AM

Readers of Reversing Hermon know that this information is in an appendix to that book. But in the book these allusions are given in full and are listed by Pseudepigraphical source. That’s one reason that appendix is so long! We should all thank Wa... [Ancient Texts & Manuscripts] [Enoch, Books of] [NakedBible] [allusions] [chart] [Enoch] [Index] [pseudepigrapha] [quotations] [Reversing Hermon]
I was on Carl Gallups’ show this past Friday. It’s short (half hour), but the show has a large audience in the Gulf area. Enjoy! [Announcement] [callups] [carl] [Enoch] [Heiser] [Radio] [Reversing Hermon] [Unseen Realm] [watchers]

8AM

The fastest (and only) path to fame for a biblical scholar is atheism or agnosticism.  The same is true for theologians.  Beware the famous ones- there’s heresy under the veneer.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
O primeiro número de 2018 da revista Estudos Bíblicos está sendo preparado pelos Biblistas Mineiros. Terá por tema o fundamentalismo, analisando textos de Gn 1-11 e do livro do Apocalipse. Devem ser elaborados uns 11 artigos por alguns de nós. O meu ... [bibliografia]
Archaeologists have revealed new evidence for the Roman destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70 from the excavations of the road from the Siloam Pool to the Temple Mount. The tomb of an unknown saint has been unearthed at Hippos. A stone slab with two indenti... [Dead Sea] [Excavations] [Galilee] [Jerusalem] [Museums] [New Exhibits] [Photo Resources] [Resources] [Samaria] [Shephelah] [Temple Mount] [Weekend Roundup]
Samuel Byrskog, Raimo Hakola, Jutta Maria Jokiranta (Hg.) Social Memory and Social Identity in the Study of Early Judaism and Early Christianity. Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus / Studien zur Umwelt des Neuen Testaments (NTOA/StUNT). – Band 116 ... [bibliography] [book] [New Testament] [scholarship]
As I was wrapping up a study of Genesis, I was struck by the fact that the final restoration scene between Joseph and his brothers ends well (Gen 50:15-21). This is unlike most of the brotherly relationships in Genesis that tend to end in dysfunction or d... [Genesis] [old testament]
The charge brought against the epistle of Jude that it is an artifact of Frühkatholizismus, “early Catholicism,” is frequently found in literature on the epistle. This period of time is alternatively known as the “post-apostolic” period, but begi... [Epistle of Jude]

5AM

Why devote your time, energy, resources, and skills to the effort it actually takes to learn how to understand the Bible when you can take a shortcut and pretend to be an expertly trained scholar with just one course….  Pop your brain in DTS’... [Modern Culture]
… But no one can complain because to do so is ‘intolerance’.  Marriage means whatever you want it to mean so get over it…  At least that’s what we’re supposed to believe. Why not, eh? Why not marry a train station if ... [Total Depravity]

4AM

Today is the anniversary of Calvin’s death.  I’ve previously posted on the event of course and you can enjoy 24 Hours of Calvin here. After Zwingli, Calvin was the greatest of the Reformers.  It’s proper to remember him on the annivers... [Calvin]

3AM

明天(5月28日,主日)乃本堂少年军,既马六甲第二分队(BB 2nd Melaka)的立愿主日。每一年的立愿主日,我们见证少年军队员在过去一年的努力,同时再次在上主面前重新立志。我们的礼文虽... [教会生活]
While reading about Jerusalem lately, I recalled my first visit to the Wailing Wall. The Wailing Wall is the only standing part left of the temple that Herod the Great refurbished on the site of the temple originally built during Solomon’s reign, destr... [Bible] [Current Events] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Religious Origins] [Sects] [Social Consciousness] [Travel] [Herod the Great] [Jerusalem] [Judaism] [Tel Dor] [Wailing Wall] [Western Wall]
Back in the first few months that I was writing this blog I wrote two pieces about a potential adaptation of Anne Rice's novel "Christ the Lord". I must admit that in the meantime I've never quite been quite interested enough to read the actual ... [Epic Genre] [Nativity - Mary Joseph] [Young Messiah]
I’ve been watching The Young Pope, an intriguing TV series on HBO about, well, a young Pope. He’s a suave and dashing figure, entirely unlikeable, serious parental issues, hovering somewhere between closet atheist and bonafide saint. When I fi... [Uncategorized]

2AM

Liz Theoharis writes: Keeping in mind these emphases of Deuter­onomy, we can grasp the liberative dimension of Jesus’ words in Matthew 26:11, “you always have the poor with you.” After an unnamed prophetess anoints him to be ruler of God’s kingdo... [Deuteronomy] [Economics] [Gospel of Matthew] [jesus] [Jubilee] [Matthew] [poor] [Poverty] [Sabbath]
BRYN MAYR CLASSICAL REVIEW: Stephanie Lynn Budin, Jean MacIntosh Turfa (ed.), Women in Antiquity: Real Women across the Ancient World. Rewriting antiquity. London; New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. xxxvi, 1074. ISBN 9781138808362. $240.00. . Reviewed b...

1AM

SYRIAC WATCH: Mining Ancient Texts Reveals Clues to Space Weather of Yore. Low-latitude sightings of colorful hues in the sky likely to have been auroras indicate powerful geomagnetic storms buffeted Earth when some old chronicles were written, researcher...
SYRIAC WATCH: As Turmoil Displaces Middle Eastern Christians, Scholars Work to Preserve Syriac Culture (Mitch Teich, NPR News in Milwaukee). An excellent audio interview about Syriac literature with Dan Schwartz, Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent, and Na...
READING ACTS: Apocalypse of Abraham. This is a good summary of this mysterious text. One important point not mentioned is that our only sources for it are medieval and later manuscripts in Slavonic. There does seem to be a respectable case, though, that i...
ASOR BLOG: Israel Numismatic Report: Important Finds, Altruistic Reporting, and the Law (David Hendin).Readers of Israeli newspapers and archaeology blogs for the last few years have seen a notable uptick in the number of coin finds reported by “good Sa...