Monthly Archives: September 2006

How The Lord of The Rings Should Have Ended

For your Friday Thursday entertainment: [I was getting ahead of myself] How The Lord of The Rings should have ended… Tags: Humour, Lord of the Rings, Tolkien, YouTube

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Jesus Sighted on Dog’s Derrière

OK, this is too much! One of the most recent Jesus sightings is on the backside of a three-year-old terrier mix named Angus MacDougall. Click here to see for yourself. (HT Bits & Pieces) Tags: Jesus Sighting, Jesus on Dog’s … Continue reading

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Old Testament Baby Names Are Now Popular

An article in the Times Colonist (part of highlights the current popularity of Old Testament baby names. This trend is also seen among the rich and famous — at least if recent celebrity baby names count. Take, for instance, … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival X Reminder

Just a quick reminder that Biblical Studies Carnival X will be hosted by Philip Harland over at Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean during the first week of October 2006. His call for submissions may be found here. You can submit/nominate … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of U2’s First Meeting

According to Neil McCormick’s book Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppelganger (MTV, 2004; Buy from | Buy from today is the 30th anniversary of the first meeting of the guys that would eventually form the band U2. Paul … Continue reading

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Happy New Year (Rosh Hashanah)

I’d like to wish a happy new year for all of my Jewish readers. Rosh Hashanah (ר×?ש השנה) begins at sundown today and marks the beginning of the Days of Awe. Happy New Year for all who are celebrating it. … Continue reading

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Parallel Hebrew Bible with Paleo-Hebrew

I have been meaning to put together a page for my Biblical Hebrew Resources pages collecting the various resources available online, so I have been collecting a fairly impressive list of sites. The Parallel Hebrew Old Testament just came to … Continue reading

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theotherblog on U2’s War

There is an interesting post on U2’s third album, War (1983; Buy from | Buy from over at theotherblog. If you are a U2 fan, it’s worth a gander. Tags: Popular Culture, U2, War

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The Latest in Vetus Testamentum

Volume 56 of Vetus Testamentum — one of the major academic journals on the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible — has hit the shelves, and it contains a number of interesting articles, including one on the first chapter of Chronicles as well … Continue reading

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The Exodus Decoded: An Appraisal (By Chris Heard)

Perhaps one of the most lavish documentaries produced on the Hebrew Bible in recent years is Simcha Jacobovici’s The Exodus Decoded. This two-hour documentary purports to “analyze the latest archaeological findings and scientific papers;… explore the dusty back rooms of … Continue reading

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