Monthly Archives: November 2005

What Noah Really Had to Put Up With…

OK, this advertisement for St. Paul Property and Liability Insurance is absolutely hilarious. Thanks to Talmida for the heads up! Filed in: Humour Hebrew Bible Noah

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Oh, The Depths of Christian Advertising

OK, time for a Friday night rant. I personally find a lot of Christian advertising and marketing to be somewhat vacuous and mildly offensive — OK “offensive” may be too strong, perhaps “irritating” is more accurate. I think much of … Continue reading

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Jim West on P. R. Davies on the Origins of “Biblical” Israel: Parts 2 & 3

Jim West has taken up the mantel from Christopher Heard and blogged on the second and third part of Philip R. Davies’s recent article “The Origin of Biblical Israel” in the in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures vol. 5, article … Continue reading

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Congratulations Talmida! 10,000th Visitor and Book Winner

And the winner is… Talmida from Edmonton, Alberta. As it turns out, my 10,000 visitor has been a regular reader of my blogspot. In her blog profile Talmida describes herself as “a liberal zen catholic studying Hebrew who suspects that … Continue reading

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The Disciples as Current Students

A colleague sent this to me — I’m not sure about any other educators out there, but I could relate! Jesus took his disciples up on the mountain and gathered them around him. And he taught them, saying “Blessed are … Continue reading

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Investigation Surrounding the Purchase of Leviticus Scroll

The scroll fragments of the book of Leviticus that came to light in July 2005 (see my coverage and analysis of the scroll fragments here), are in the news again, as noted by Jim West at Biblical Theology blog here … Continue reading

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Christopher Heard on P. R. Davies on the Origins of “Biblical” Israel: Part I, Post 1

Christopher Heard over at Higgaion had the good — nay, excellent idea of initiating a “roundblog” discussion of P. R. Davies, “The Origin of Biblical Israel,” in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures, vol. 5, article 17 (2005). I have read … Continue reading

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