Monthly Archives: September 2005

The Move is On…

My blog has been quiet lately, due in part to the beginning of semester crunch but more recently due to the fact that we take possession of our new house tomorrow. Suffice it to say that our current house is … Continue reading

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Move over Atkins… the “Jesus Diet” is Here!

I came across a reference to the “Jesus Diet” while reading the comments from Ed Cook’s blog entry on “Fat Yanks” and I couldn’t believe it! The “Jesus diet” consists of (1) no pork; (2) a lot of fish and … Continue reading

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GodBlog Conference at Biola

The first-ever “GodBlog” conference will be held at Biola University on October 13, 2005. The conference will feature some blogosphere heavyweights including syndicated talk show host Hugh Hewitt, author of Blog: Understanding the Information Reformation that’s Changing Your World, whose … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (26 September 2005)

The latest Review of Biblical Literature is now out and has some interesting reviews relating to the Hebrew Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls. Especially noteworthy considering the recent interest in historiography among bibliobloggers is a favourable review of Kofoed’s Text … Continue reading

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Histor(iograph)y and the Hebrew Bible – The Nature and Function of Histor(iograph)y

This is the second in a series on “Histor(iograph)y and the Hebrew Bible” that I will be doing (at least until I get distracted by a shiny object). My first post, in which I traced some developments in the theoretical … Continue reading

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“History,” “Historiography,” and “Historical” – Some Parameters to the Debate

I’ve been wanting to weigh-in with some of my own thoughts in the debate on historiography and historical method that Joe Cathay, Jim West, Ken Ristau, and Christopher Heard have been having of late, but haven’t had the time. Now … Continue reading

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Dogs, Urine, and Bible Translations (On the Importance of Translating Connotative Meaning)

Translation Theory 101 All translators agree that the task of translation is to communicate the meaning of the original source language in the target/receptor language (at least I haven’t met one who wanted to obscure the original meaning!). The debate … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls Debunk Da Vinci Code Once and For All!

I must of missed this discovery due to how busy I was starting a new semester and everything. It appears that another new Dead Sea Scroll was recently discovered and it puts an end to the spurious claims of The … Continue reading

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Kittel’s Biblical Hebrew: Text and Workbook, Second Edition Vocabulary Database Now Online

I have updated my database based on the Hebrew vocabulary of Bonnie Pedrotti Kittel, Victoria Hoffer, and Rebecca Abts Wright, Biblical Hebrew: Text and Workbook, Second Edition (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (20 September 2005)

The latest Review of Biblical Literature is now available. It includes a decent review of Ingrid Hjelm’s Jerusalem’s Rise to Sovereignty: Zion and Gerizim in Competition by biblioblogger Jim West. That Jim enjoyed the work is apparent from his first … Continue reading

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