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June 25 2016, 2AM

READING ACTS: The Dream Visions (1 Enoch 85-90) and the New Testament. Past posts in the series, plus on related matters, are here and links.
I'M BACK IN ST. ANDREWS. Got in last night, after a few travel close calls and mixups that will make for entertaining stories, even if they weren't particularly entertaining at the time. Great conference. More on it later.


From Wikimedia Commons Four centuries ago this year William Shakespeare died. In the literary world there have been lots of commemorations going on, and all the fuss reminded me of a post I’d written some years back concerning Psalm 46. While teaching... [Bible] [Books] [Current Events] [Posts] [Psalms] [Donald Trump] [Hannibal Hamlin] [King James Version] [Nashotah House] [Psalm 46] [The Bible in Shakespeare] [William Shakespeare]

June 24, 11PM

Heythrop Journal 57:4 (2016)Richard Green, "The Apostle Paul: Public Relations Expert," 621-624Giosuè Ghisalberti, "The Christology of Shame and the Re-evaluations of Hellenic Ideas in 1 and 2 Timothy," 625–637Joshua E. Madden, "A Rapprochement between... [Heythrop Journal] [Παύλος] [Ωριγένης] [ποιμαντικές επιστολές] [προς Ρωμαίους]
Mε αφορμή την επέτειο της επετείου της γέννησης του Geza Vermes (1924-2013) στις 22.6 η ηλεκτρονική έκδοση της Haaretz έχει ένα σύντομο αφιέρωμα σε αυτόν κα... [Vermes] [Ιουδαϊσμός] [Κουμράν] [ιστορικός Ιησούς]


It is hard for me to stress enough how beautiful a country Turkey is. And the Commagene kingdom which includes Arsemeia, Zeugma, and Mt. Nimrud, the mount Olympus of Turkey is some of the most beautiful. Arsemeia is on the back side of Mt. Nimrud and on t... [Uncategorized]


The Explorations in Antiquity Center, in LaGrange, Georgia, now in its tenth year, has changed the name to Biblical History Center. The new website with detailed information is available here. New Logo for the Biblical History Center, LaGrange, Georgia. T... [Archaeology] [Bible Lands] [Bible study] [Culture] [israel] [New Testament] [old testament] [Photography] [Travel]


SANDRO MEZZADRA teaches political theory at the University of Bologna and is adjunct fellow at the Institute for Culture and Society of the University of Western Sydney. He is currently visiting research fellow at the Humboldt University, Berlin (BIM – ... [blog posts] [Book Reviews] [Book-Discussion Group] [Figure of the Migrant] [The Figure of The Migrant] [The Figure of The Migrant - Book Event]
校園出版社即將推出《神兒子的復活》譯本,最近的行銷活動很多,今天收到這段影片: 這是《基督教起源與上帝議題》這系列的第三卷。我翻譯的《耶穌與神的得勝》是第二卷,兩年前出版... [Wright]


Michael Hyatt says "no" and explains why here.HT: Wayne Stiles  [communication]


John Baez came up with a “Crackpot Index” for those who think they are geniuses with revolutionary ideas in physics. What do you say we adapt the list for the field of historical Jesus? How do you think the list below – adapted ever so ... [mythicism] [pseudoscience] [crackpot] [crackpots] [Index] [mythicists]
My history with Rabbi Shlomo Riskin goes all the way back to 1977. He visited a Hillel Academy in Binghamton, New York, where I  taught Talmud many decades ago. At the time, I knew he was already a well-respected rabbi who had brought many Jews back to J... [American Jewish Issues] [Bible] [Biblical Theology] [Contrarian wisdom] [Current Events] [Gender Topics] [Heart-Centered Judaism] [Interfaith Dialogue]


A second law and a second note on introductions to biblical books. Goes together, no? I completed my reading of Numbers along with the Cornerstone Biblical Commentary yesterday and today read the introduction from the section on Deuteronomy. In it the aut... [bible backgrounds] [Bible Commentary] [Bible Passages] [Bible Study Tools] [Deuteronomy] [Introductions] [NLT] [NRSV]


This post will be about two services from last Sunday: one at a Presbyterian church, and one at a Catholic church. At the Presbyterian church, the pastor artfully tied together three biblical texts.  The first text was I Kings 19, which was about El... [Bible] [church] [music] [religion]

12 PM

As Great Britain voted in favor of a motion to leave the European Union, premillenial dispensationalists around the world held emergency meetings Friday morning, frantically adjusting their prophetic charts to include the completely unanticipated new deve... [Modern Culture]
Right now, select volumes from the New International Commentary Series on the Old and New Testaments are on sale—and you can get up to 20 of any of those volumes for just $20 each with the coupon code NICSALE. That’s guaranteed savings of 35–72%! Yo... [Products]


One of the concerns that many share about training computers to perform certain tasks (like driving) is when or whether to allow a human to override the machine’s decision(s). I have encountered three recent discussions of this to serve as some fo... [Technology] [fb] [fbia]


By Aimee Byrd: I don’t see how CBMW can move forward from this in a healthy way without cleaning house and publicly apologizing to those it has misled. How can CBMW speak to a culture with “widespread uncertainty and confusion in our culture regarding... [Uncategorized]
As much as the idea of disputare de deo is rejected, the book of Job continues to advocate a form of speech transformed through suffering: lament as speech to God. Instead of speculation about God, the book advocates existential and authentic speech to Go... [Books] [Idle Musings] [Job] [theology]
From the ASOR Program Abstracts: If a terracotta figurine has a head, however schematically rendered, combined with a pair of circular protrusions, however small, or widely or narrowly spaced, and wherever located on a fictive torso, however flat or oddly... [ANE religion] [Archaeology] [Idle Musings] [Just for Fun]
My experience has been that you won’t land a teaching position without a terminal degree and teaching experience, yet, I can’t seem to get teaching experience because I don’t yet have my terminal degree. #frustrationFiled under: Academia... [Academia]


Isaiah 2 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#75979)
Good for nothing. = idol (if you wish). I had a rat once. Not a golden one, but a white and grey one, a lovely creature. Idolatry is a modern phenomenon. Apart from the first 5 verses, this passage is not widely quoted. To think about it, perhaps there i... [Isaiah]
Die reformatorischen Sichtweisen auf den Islam im 16. Jahrhundert skizziert ein neues Impulspapier der EKD. Unter den Reformatoren wird ausdrücklich Johannes Calvin hervorgehoben als derjenige, der anders als Luther oder Bullinger den Islam und die Musli... [Islam]
Currents in Theology and Mission 43:3 (2016)Surekha Nelavala, "God as 'The King' and His Act of Reconciliation: Hope! Despair! A Postcolonial Dalit Feminist Re-interpretation of 'The Vineyard and the Laborers'"Corrine Carvalho, "Whose Gendered Language of... [CTM] [Ματθαίος] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη]
Numen 63:4 (2016)Laura Feldt, "Religion, Nature, and Ambiguous Space in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Mountain Wilderness in Old Babylonian Religious Narratives," 347-382 (abstract) [Numen] [Εγγύς Ανατολή] [θρησκεία]
Record 1.TI: EditorialAU: JN: Early ChristianityPD: 2016-06-01T00:00:00VO: 7NO: 2PG: 153-154(2)IS: 1868-7032URL: Click on the URL to access the article or to link to other issue...
The animal apocalypse is important for the general eschatological outline it provides.  The people of Israel will be oppressed and a deliverer will come (although this deliverer is not as detailed as in the Similitudes.) There will be a judgment (90:20) ... [1 Enoch] [apocalyptic] [pseudepigrapha] [Animal Apocalypse] [Enoch]


Hervomde teologiese studies 72:1 (2016)V. Ndikhokele N. Mtshiselwa, "Reading Ruth 4 and Leviticus 25:8–55 in the light of the landless and poor women in South Africa: A conversation with Fernando F. Segovia and Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara"Hervomde teologi... [HTS] [Εβραίους] [Κουμράν] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [γλώσσα] [εβραϊκά]
Amidst all the brouhaha over Brexit, it might be worth getting some perspective. Some preach doom, while others point out that the island off the western peninsula of the Eurasian land-mass means little for places like Australia (a couple of percentage po... [china] [Brexit] [global shift] [grandson] [politics] [Russia]
Vetus Testamentum 66:3 (2016)Itzhak Amar, "Chaotic Writing as a Literary Element in the Story of Ahaz in 2 Chronicles 28," 349-364 (abstract)Hee-Sook Bae, "Bin ich Hüter meines Bruders? Eine Überlegung zur Stellung Kains in Gen 4,1-16," 365-377 (ab... [Vetus Testamentum] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [Ψαλμοί] [ιστορία] [ιστορία κειμένου] [πάπυροι] [χειρόγραφα]
Yesterday, the citizens of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. In no particular order, here are a few thoughts on where we go from here. 1. Rebuilding Trust I was appalled at the campaigns run by both the "Remain" and the "Leave" camps. ...
暑假將在衛理神學院開一門《新約苦難觀》課程,先前因為忙著網上希臘文視聽教材的汰舊換新,最近才開始緊鑼密鼓的備課。今天寫到一段關於「苦難與信仰」,有感動貼出與大家一起省思:... [faith] [suffering]
Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more.  For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Je... [chrysostom] [Clement of Alexandria]
My name is Rod Thomas and for four years I was enamored with a T.V. show with only one goal: Tweet Live. Now I can fulfill my friends’ wish, to right Marc Guggenheim’s wrongs. To use the list of grievances comic book nerds have left me, to bring down ... [pop culture] [#amandawallerdeservedbetter] [#nolaurelnoarrow] [#shadodeservedbetter] [Amanda Waller] [Arrow] [Black Canary] [comic books] [comics] [DC Comics] [Diversity] [Fandoms] [Green Arrow] [Katie Cassidy] [Lauriver] [marc guggenheim] [metanarrative] [olicity] [relationships] [Shado] [story] [Television] [The CW Television Network] [Tumblr] [wendy mericle]


This was overheard.  I think.  Maybe.  Possibly… If you’d like a copy of the Commentary on Exodus, and all the rest, in PDF, here’s how they can be yours too: click my PayPal Link.  You won’t regret it.Filed under: Bible, Bi... [Bible] [Biblical Studies Resources] [Modern Culture]
Another chapter of Brian Greene's, The Fabric of the Cosmos. My first eight summaries are at the bottom.1. Another good chapter. This one has to do with early universe and speculation about how particles obtained mass. I thought Greene did a very goo... [Friday Science] [Higgs boson]
When asked why there was only one set of footprints, Jesus replied, “It was then that I unfriended you on Facebook.” – Unvirtuous AbbeyFiled under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
On June 24, 1530, the treaty [that ended the First Kappel War] was signed, and Zwingli on that day expressed himself as satisfied and thankful. The treaty contained eighteen Articles, of which these were the chief: 1. Neither side was to persecute anyon... [Church History] [Zwingli]
June’s monthly sale is almost over, but there’s still time to save. And if you’re looking for great deals, don’t miss these six valuable resources available for under $30: 1. A Commentary on the Epistle to the Hebrews—40% off Philip Edgcumbe Hug... [Products]


JAMES MCGRATH: John the Jew: The Last Day of the 2016 Enoch Seminar Nangeroni Meeting. James's report on the discussion during the fourth day of the conference. I have some notes on the conference too, which I will try to work up into a blog post in the n...
READING ACTS: The Animal Apocalypse, Part 1 – 1 Enoch 85-90. Past posts in the series, plus on related matters, are here and links.