Monthly Archives: June 2006

New Book: The Dead Sea Scrolls: What Have We Learned?

I am quite excited about this new book on the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Dead Sea Scrolls: What Have We Learned?, Eileen M. Schuller (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). Dr. Eileen Schuller is … Continue reading

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Dilettantes, Interpretation, and Scholarship

There has been an interesting blog discussion surrounding the qualifications of an interpreter of the Bible. Jim West started the ball rolling with his post in response to this “news” story about “bible scholars” predicting a nuclear attack. Jim’s basic … Continue reading

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CSBS 2006 – Curses and Curse Stories in Antiquity

Monday morning (29 May 2006) at the CSBS there was a special session entitled “Curses and Curse Stories in Antiquity / Les Malédictions dans l’Antiquité Ancienne.” This special two-year session is headed up by Tony Chartrand-Burke, who teaches Biblical Studies … Continue reading

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Another New LXX Book: The Legend of the Septuagint

There is a new book on the Septuagint that focuses on the legends surrounding its origins (the Letter of Aristeas), as well as its reception history: The Legend of the Septuagint: From Classical Antiquity to Today, Abraham Wasserstein and David … Continue reading

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The Significance of June 6, 2006 (6, 6, 06)

The publicity office of a B-grade Hollywood remake of a mediocre film, The Omen, is hyping the fact that today is the sixth day of the sixth month in the year two thousand and six (= 666). And that is … Continue reading

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Nooooo…… Roloson’s Out of the Playoffs

I can’t believe it. I am in shock. Not only did the Oilers lose after having a commanding 3-0 lead tonight (I was envisioning a grand blog post with neat graphics and everything!), they lost their starting goaltender, Dwayne Roloson. … Continue reading

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Take the Old Testament Challenge

If this Pastor doesn’t make you want to read the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, then I don’t know what will! Take the Old Testament Challenge today! Tags: humour

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CSBS 2006 – The Presidential Address by Dr. William Morrow

Late Sunday afternoon (28 May 2006), William Morrow gave his address as outgoing President of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. Morrow is Associate Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at Queen’s University in Kindston, Ontario. He is author of Scribing the … Continue reading

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The Real Old Testament?!

In my web waderings, I came across a film called The Real Old Testament produced and directed by Curtis and Paul Hannum. From the trailer available on the website, this film looks like a somewhat/very irreverant (so be warned) — … Continue reading

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New Septuagint Volume

When I was in Toronto for CSBS, I went to the annual Pietersma picnic and caught up with the likes of Claude Cox, Tony Michael, Cameron Boyd-Taylor, Paul McLean, Wade White, and, of course, Al Pietersma. We talked briefly about … Continue reading

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