Monthly Archives: September 2005

Prayer of Jabez in China!

The latest edition of the ever-serious online Christian news source Larknews has a “news” story on how Bruce Wilkerson’s little book, The Prayer of Jabez, has devastated China’s house church movement. You can read it for yourself and snicker here. … Continue reading

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Michael Homan on Hurricane Katrina

I am relieved to report that biblioblogger Michael Homan is safe and sound. His personal report on his experiences riding out hurricane Katrina and its aftermath is a must read. In another blog entry he also appeals for financial donations … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (5 September 2005)

The latest Review of Biblical Literature has come out; here are the reviews related to the study of the Hebrew Bible: Jean-Jacques Glassner, Mesopotamian Chronicles (Edited by Benjamin R. Foster). Review by R. J. van der Spek Innocent Himbaza, Le … Continue reading

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Leviticus Scroll Story Picked Up by CanadianChristianity.com

In a previous post, I mentioned that my story on the Leviticus Scroll fragments may be picked up by CanadianChristianity.com. Well it has; the story is here. Filed in: Discoveries Dead.Sea.Scrolls Leviticus Fragments Eshel

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Da Vinci Code Confirmed by Archaeology?!

The Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz has a story that reports on a discovery of a mystrious pendant among the refuse from the Temple Mount that for a fertile imagination could lead to a best-selling novel… oh, wait, Dan Brown already wrote … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Introductory Hebrew Textbooks

I just received my copy of Nava Bergman’s The Cambridge Biblical Hebrew Workbook: Introductory Level (Cambridge University Press, 2005; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com). There are many features of this book that are quite appealing, such as its application of … Continue reading

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Theological Reflection on Hurricane Katrina

Perhaps it is inevitable that people will try to understand why a disaster like hurricane Katrina happened. The “why” question seems to be part of human nature. Whenever tragedy strikes (whether personal or global) people want to know why. Is … Continue reading

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Codex Blogspot: Now Serving 5000!

I hit the five thousand mark today with my site meter. Since July 7th (the day I added the site meter) there have been almost 100 visitors per day to my blog. If you are a new visitor, welcome! If … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Alberta!

As another Albertan, I would like to echo Michael Pahl’s birthday wish to Alberta. One hundred years ago today the province of Alberta was formed. IMHO, Alberta is one of the best places to live in Canada, if not the … Continue reading

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