Monthly Archives: July 2006

Star Trek 2008

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Latest in the Dead Sea Discoveries

Jim Davila over at PaleoJudaica has the table of contents from the latest Dead Sea Discoveries. Among other things, there is an article on the Qumran Psalms Scroll that looks interesting: Vered Noam, “The Origin of the List of David’s … Continue reading

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Latest in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

There is a new article uploaded to the most recent Journal of Hebrew Scriptures: Aron Pinker, “Nahum and the Greek Tradition on Nineveh’s Fall,” Journal of Hebrew Scriptures 6 (2006) Article 8. Abstract: Greek tradition does not provide consistent and … Continue reading

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The Goal(s) of Textual Criticism (TCHB 7)

In recent years there has been significant debate surrounding the ultimate goal of textual criticism. Traditionally the goal was simply to reconstruct the original text of the Old Testament. With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, it has become … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival VIII Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Biblical Studies Carnival VIII will be hosted by Kevin Edgecomb at Biblicalia in the first week of August, 2006. His call for submissions may be found here. As you are reading posts around the blogosphere, … Continue reading

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More Hebrew Tattoos You Don’t Want!

Since first posting on Hebrew tattoos, I have been innudated with requests for advice for proper spellings, etc. I don’t really mind that much; but I find it quite surprising how many people are thinking of getting Hebrew tattoos. In … Continue reading

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Comment Spam Protection — Please Test

Since switching to WordPress a number of months ago, I have been getting quite a bit of spam in the form of comments on posts. Most of the comments have been innocuous enough, but some are rather x-rated. It hasn’t … Continue reading

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Stylus’ Top 100 Music Videos – A Bit Off the Mark

I woud like to thank AKMA’s Random Thoughts for distracting me from my work today by pointing out Stylus Magazines Top 100 Music Videos of All Time article. Now, as a teen in the eighties, I grew up on the … Continue reading

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Now for Something Completely Different…

For your Friday enjoyment, now I bring you something completely different (than textual criticism!): Peter Chattaway has highlighted a couple hilarious video clips. The first is a collection of Darth Vader clips with audio dubbed in from James Earl Jones’s … Continue reading

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The History of the Biblical Text (TCHB 6)

The last few posts in this series discussed some of the major witnesses to the text of the Old Testament; this post will bring them together and describe a bit of the history of the transmission of the Hebrew Bible. … Continue reading

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