Monthly Archives: July 2005

Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL

There are a number of good books relating to Hebrew Bible reviewed in this week’s Review of Biblical Literature. Johnston’s Useless Beauty is a great example of reading contemporary movies alongside a biblical book so as to encourage theological reflection. … Continue reading

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The Bible: A Dangerous Weapon?

This sad story comes from the Detroit Free Press: Judge sentences man accused of beating girlfriend with Bible SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A man accused of beating his girlfriend on Halloween with a Bible has been sentenced to 7 years … Continue reading

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Eshel in the Israeli News?

I have heard that there was a story in both Yediot Aharonot and Maariv on Friday 22, 2005, that accuses Hanan Eshel of supporting looting by purchasing the Leviticus fragments. As far as I can tell, this story is not … Continue reading

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Over 1000 Served…

I remember growing up and the McDonald’s would have on their signs, “Over 1 Million Served” or the like. Hmm… when did they stop doing that? At any rate, I hit the one thousand mark today with my site meter, … Continue reading

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Septuagint Institute at TWU/ACTS

While this has been in the works for a while, a date has just been set to celebrate the inauguration of the Septuagint Institute at Trinity Western University and Associated Canadian Theological Schools (TWU/ACTS). On Saturday, September 17, 2005 there … Continue reading

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Biblical Plagues coming to a Theatre Near You!

The ten biblical plagues (or were there only seven? see Psalms 78 and 105) will be coming to a theatre near you soon! The Reaping is described as a “supernatural tale” about a myth debunker (played by Hilary Swank) who … Continue reading

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Updated step-By-Step Reconstruction of Leviticus Fragments

I have updated my Step-by-Step Reconstruction of the New Leviticus Fragments based on my interview with Professor Hanan Eshel (see here for a preliminary report on my interview). The primary change I made was to incorporate the smaller fragment at … Continue reading

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News Flash: Original Hebrew Bible did NOT have Vowels!

In a ground-breaking and controversial article, Israel Today reported today that the “original Hebrew writings, including the ancient Bible scrolls, did not use vowel points or punctuation.” This amazing news will send shock waves through academia as biblical scholars throughout … Continue reading

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Publisher for New Septuagint Commentary Series Announced

Jim West at Biblical Theology blog has already announced this, though I feel it is worth repeating since my doctoral advisor (Albert Pietersma) is one of the chief editors and I may be involved in the commentary on the Greek … Continue reading

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The Transporter is Unattended… Scotty Has Beamed Up

James Doohan, the Canadian actor better known affectionately as “Scotty” from the original Star Trek series, passed away today at the age of 85. While this doesn’t really relate to biblical studies, many may not know that Doohan was also … Continue reading

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