Monthly Archives: April 2005

Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew

Peter Chataway, on his FilmChat blog, recently announced a special Vancouver viewing of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew, along with a short entitled, Seeking Locations in Palestine for “The Gospel According to St. Matthew.” This short … Continue reading

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RBL Latest: Introduction to the Prophets

The latest Review of Biblical Literature came this morning. I was initially excited to see Hutton’s Fortress Introduction to the Prophets listed, as I have never found a satisfactory textbook for my undergraduate Prophets course. But, alas, after reading the … Continue reading

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Old Testament Commentary Survey Completed!

My Old Testament Commentary Survey is now complete. I finished the minor prophets section and uploaded it. So now all of the books of the Protestant Old Testament/Hebrew Bible are included. Updating this resource has given me new appreciation of … Continue reading

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Da Vinci Code Wins Best Book at British Book Awards

Helenann Hartley noted on her blog that the Da Vinci Code won best book at the British Book Awards. On the one hand, as a novel I found Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code a fun and engaging read, but I … Continue reading

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Athens Revisted…

In regards to the previous post “Between Athens and Jerusalem: Thoughts on Critical Commitment” I made reference to the idea of “critical commitment.” As a faculty we read V. James Mannoia’s book Christian Liberal Arts: An Education that Goes Beyond. … Continue reading

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4QSama Delayed

In a previous post I mentioned the much anticipated publication of DJD 17, Qumran Cave 4.XII: 1-2 Samuel. It appears that its publication has been delayed once again. The Oxford University Press US website has a new date of 20 … Continue reading

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Between Athens and Jerusalem: Thoughts on Critical Commitment

Thanks to the heads up on Michael Pahl’s blog, I took a look at the latest SBL Forum and read C. Drew Smith’s post, "’Between Athens and Jerusalem’: Reading Liberal Books at Church-Based Universities." As a professor at a faith-based … Continue reading

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Reprint of Seeligmann’s LXX Isaiah Monograph

This week’s Review of Biblical Literature includes a review of Isac Seeligmann’s masterful The Septuagint Version of Isaiah. This reprint of his 1948 work includes an introduction by Septuagint scholar Robert Hahnhart as well as two additional essays by Seeligmann. … Continue reading

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Old Testament Commentary Survey Updates

I have begun updating my Old Testament Commentary Survey. So far I have given it a new look and completed updating the Pentateuch, Wisdom & Psalms, and Historical Books sections. Please take a look at my new format and let … Continue reading

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Some Pop Culture Thoughts: Is There Redemption for “Sin City”?

I went to see the film “Sin City” with a friend this week. The film moved at a brisk pace and was visually stunning. While I was expecting a film noir, it was a lot darker than I expected. The … Continue reading

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