Monthly Archives: November 2005

Five Things (From Brandon Wason)

Brandon Wason listed me with this “meme” in his “Five Things” post, and so I as a responsible blogger I will follow suit and do likewise (somewhat tongue-in-cheek). (I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t know what a “meme” was … Continue reading

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Pop Culture Profile: U2 (UPDATED)

Next week I will deliver a lecture in my Religion & Popular Culture class entitled “The Gospel according to U2.” Readers of this blog know that I am a huge U2 fan and I am looking forward to this lecture. … Continue reading

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But I Want to be an Dwarf!

OK, I took the silly middle earth quiz (Thanks, Ken!). I wanted to be a Dwarf (perhaps it is the rugby player in me). At any rate, as it turns out I am a hobbit. Hobbit To which race of … Continue reading

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Tell es-Safi Ostracon Tracing and Comments (UPDATED)

I was taking a closer look at the picture of the Tell es-Safi ostracon and decided to trace the letters in Photoshop. I found it quite difficult to identify some of the characters — especially the aleph. I should warn … Continue reading

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Giant Pickle’s Goliath’s Cereal Bowl Discovered

I know this is (relatively) old news — at least on the ‘net — but there has been another exciting archaeological discovery announced: Goliath’s cereal bowl has been found! An ostracon (a fancy scholarly name for a piece of broken … Continue reading

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Call for Papers: 4th Annual Research in Religious Studies Conference

On behalf of Dr. James Linville of the University of Lethbridge, I am pleased to announce a call for student papers for the 4th Annual Research in Religious Studies Conference at the University of Lethbridge in Lethbridge, Alberta, Saturday 29 … Continue reading

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Tel Zeitah Abecedary Photo and Update

There has been a bit more discussion on the blog in regards to the 10th century abecedary inscription discovered at Tel Zeitah. See the additional posts by Jim West (here and here), while Joe Cathy responds to his detractors here. … Continue reading

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Ancient Hebrew Alphabetic Inscription Discovered

Another significant archaeological discovery in Israel was just announced. A large limestone boulder with an “abecedary” (an inscription with the letters of the alphabet written from beginning to end) was discovered on the last day of the 2005 season of … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (8 November 2005)

The latest Review of Biblical Literature has been posted. There are a number of Hebrew Bible related reviews as well as some interesting Second Temple ones. Here is a complete listing: Walter Brueggemann, Worship in Ancient Israel: An Essential Guide. … Continue reading

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Top 100 Spiritually Significant Films

The list of the top 100 Spiritually Significant Films has been posted at the Arts and Faith Message Board. I did a quick count and I have seen over 40 of the films listed. I agree with most of the … Continue reading

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