Monthly Archives: June 2006

Last Chance to Submit for Biblical Studies Carnival VII

The next Biblical Studies Carnival will be hosted sometime in the next few days by Chip Hardy at Daily Hebrew. If you have written a good post in the area of academic biblical studies or if you have read such … Continue reading

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Big Thanks to Jim West

I am sitting on the couch in my family room browsing through my new two-volume Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. VanderKam, eds.; Oxford, 2000; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com) compliments of … Continue reading

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Will the Real King David Stand Up!

The most recent volume of the Catholic Biblical Quarterly has an interesting article by David Bosworth entitled, “Evaluating King David: Old Problems and Recent Scholarship” (CBQ 68 [2006] 191-210). Bosworth examines a number of recent academic biographies of the biblical … Continue reading

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Animals in Heaven?!

Jimmy Kimmel Live had a funny segment tonight on whether or not animals will be in heaven. The segment featured my favourite television prophecy gurus, Dr. Jack and Rexella Van Impe. Those of you who are wondering if Lassie, Garfield, … Continue reading

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Septuagint Institute Website

The Septuagint Institute at Trinity Western University and ACTS Seminary has a new website. It has information about the Institute as well as announcements about upcoming events. Check it out. Tags: Septuagint, LXX, Septuagint Institute, Trinity Western University

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The God Who Wasn’t There?

The other day I watched the straight to DVD documentary by Brian Flemming, The God Who Wasn’t There (Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). The promotional blurb promised that what Bowling for Columbine did to the gun culture and … Continue reading

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Big Sigh…

Last night there was a collective sigh as the Oilers lost to the Hurricances. The score I predicted (3-1) was right — but for the wrong team. Well, it was very disappointing, though Oilers fans can be proud of their … Continue reading

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Stanley Cup Game Seven – Go Oilers Go!

Game seven of the Stanley Cup playoffs starts in half an hour. For the record, I predict an Edmonton 3-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. The momentum is certainly with the Oilers after the last two wins, and even though … Continue reading

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Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible – An Introduction (TCHB 1)

I fancy myself a wee bit of a textual critic, though through my studies with the likes of Bruce Waltke, E.J. Revel, Stan Walters, Al Pietersma, among others, I perhaps more than anything else recognize the hard work and commitment … Continue reading

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Rugby, Hockey, and Father’s Day — What A Day!

I know that technically tomorrow is Father’s Day, but I had a great Saturday. This afternoon I went with my son to part of the Churchill Cup Rugby Finals. We watched the New Zealand MÄ?ori trounce Scotland 52-17 in an … Continue reading

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