Monthly Archives: January 2006

Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (30 January 2006)

Like clockwork, the latest Review of Biblical Literature has appeared and there are a few reviews of books in the area of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and cognate disciplines — though pickings are a bit sparse this week. I would recommend … Continue reading

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Old Testament/First Testament/Hebrew Bible/Tanak: What’s in a Name? Quite a Bit Actually!

Labels don’t really matter that much, do they? A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet — or so they say. A little while ago there was a discussion on the biblical studies email list about different … Continue reading

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Peace in Middle East? Not Likely…

With Hamas winning a majority of seats in the Palestinian parliament yesterday, it looks like peace hopes in the Middle East are dashed, at least for now. ש×?Ö·Ö­×?ֲלוּ ש×?ְלֹ֣ו×? יְרוּש×?ָלִָ֑×?

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God and Sinners

Came across these wise words today: They queried Wisdom, “What is the sinner’s punishment?” and it told them, “Misfortune pursues sinners” (Proverbs 13:21). They queried Prophecy, “What is the sinner’s punishment?” and it told them, “The person who sins shall … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (15 & 23 January 2006)

There are some interesting books in the field of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament recently profiled in the Review of Biblical Literature. Some books and reviews that I took special note of include fellow Canadian Mark Boda’s review of Kalimi’s recent work … Continue reading

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The TRUE Freshmaker

A friend emailed this to me: Hmm… I’m still a bit under the weather… perhaps I need a Mentos!

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Call for Submissions: Biblical Studies Carnival II

This is a call for submissions and nominations for the second Biblical Studies Carnival, a monthly carnival showcasing the best of weblog posts in the area of academic biblical studies. I will be hosting the next Carnival here at Codex … Continue reading

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Under the Weather and Somewhat Irritated

I have been fighting a bug or something this week — aches, no energy, and a developing cough. To top it all off, Friday when I left work to ride my mountain bike home I discovered someone had ripped it … Continue reading

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Christian Kitsch and Jesus Junk 6 – Philosophical Kitsch

I came across this the Unemployed Philosophers Guild website via Felix Hominum and it is chock-full of humorous kitsch. Previous instalments of my “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch,” may be found here. Take special note of volume 4, the “What … Continue reading

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Jim West’s Biblical Theology Blog No More!

No, I don’t think the rapture has happened (and even if it did, I imagine Jim West would be down here with me!). No, maximalists haven’t kidnapped Jim (right, Joe?). What has happened is that Jim West has pulled the … Continue reading

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