Monthly Archives: July 2005

A Course Dedicated to the Da Vinci Code?

The Ireland Sunday Times reports that Trinity College Dublin is offering a course on Dan Brown’s international best-seller, The Da Vinci Code. I continue to be fascinated by the response this book has elicited. I thought it was a good … Continue reading

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Qumran Fragments on the Market? Discovery and Provenance of the Leviticus Fragments

Stephen Goranson brought my attention (via the Biblical Studies email list) to the following story by Henk Schutten: “Dead Sea Scrolls in the Trade.” The story was published in Dutch newspaper het Parool (An English Translation is available here). The … Continue reading

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New Picture of Leviticus Scroll Fragments

As promised, below is a new — previously unpublished — picture of the recently discovered scroll fragments of the book of Leviticus. This picture was taken by Hanan Eshel on the night of 23 August 2004 at the abandoned Jordanian … Continue reading

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New Picture of Leviticus Fragments Coming Soon!

Quick Note: I have a new picture of the Leviticus scroll fragments when they were first seen by Hanan Eshel in August 2004. I will post it as soon as possible.

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Conflation and Confusion in Report on Leviticus Scroll Discovery

A post on the biblical studies email list by Elmer D. Escoto brought my attention to a Spanish news story on the Leviticus scroll discovery that interestingly conflates what I believe is its original English source — with very confusing … Continue reading

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“Magisterial,” “Authoritative,” “Weighty,” “Awesome” …

The title of this blog entry reflects some adjectives describing the first volume of Hossfeld and Zenger’s Hermeneia commentary on the book of Psalms. I realize that I have already flogged this volume (see “Noteworthy Commentary on the Psalms Published“), … Continue reading

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The LXX Psalm Superscriptions (Part 3) Liturgical Notices and the Psalms for the Days of the Week

This is the third of a series of entries on the superscriptions in the Greek Psalter. Previous entries include “The Septuagint Psalm Superscriptions (Part 1)” and “The Septuagint Psalm Superscriptions (Part 2): Personal Names and Notions of Authorship.” Liturgical Notices … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, 2.1 – Biblical Plagues & Plaguedomes

Plagues appear to be rather “in” right now. I blogged on a new feature film called The Reaping, which is based loosely on the biblical plagues here. Jim West at Biblical Theology recently drew our attention to an online quiz, … Continue reading

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Web Surfers Beware: “www” in Hebrew is 666 or Mark of the Beast

I could not resist noting this story: Domain Registrars Beware: ‘www.’ in Hebrew is 666 or Mark of the Beast July 26, 2005 – (HOSTSEARCH.COM) – In apocalyptic end-of-the-world domain registrar security news, the newly founded e-Knights of the Cross … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 2

More Scripture Candy In my first installment of “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch” I highlighted some of the classic examples of Scripture Candy, such as Testamints and Bible Bars. I never realized just how much of this sort of stuff … Continue reading

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