Monthly Archives: October 2006

Approaching 100,000

As I mentioned last week, in honour of reaching the 100,000 visitor mark on this blog, I am giving away a book to lucky (providential?) number 100,000. Since the magic (ordained?) number is fast approaching, I have changed the image … Continue reading

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Witches in the Hebrew Bible

[This was originally posted October 31, 2005] This last week I was copying an article in the Festschrift for John F.A. Sawyer (Words Remembered, Texts Renewed, JSOT 195, Sheffield 1995), and came across an interesting chapter on witches in the … Continue reading

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Temple Treasures in Monastery?

The San Francisco Chronicle has an article claiming that the treasures from the (second) Jewish Temple are sitting in a Greek Orthodox monastery near Bethlehem. Right… The article, “Ancient Jewish treasures in monastery, book says Ancient Jewish treasures in monastery, … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Bible Exhibit in the News

The Hamilton Spectator has an interesting article from Washington Post reporter Allan Cooperman on the Bible exhibit underway at the Smithsonian. The article, “A True Testament to Change: How Much was Altered in the Bible’s Evolution?“, highlights some of the … Continue reading

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Two Hobbit Films Planned… Sweet!

This is great news… at least if you are a Tolkien fan. It appears MGM is planning to produce two (not one) films based on The Hobbit, and that their first choice for director is none other than Peter Jackson. … Continue reading

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Food in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Ever feel like making our self a bowl of “red stuff” or wondering what the typical ancient Israelite or first century Jew ate for dinner? Haaretz.com has an article entitled “The land of milk … and molasses?” by Yahil Zaban … Continue reading

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Latest in the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

Some new articles and book reviews have been uploaded to the Journal of Hebrew Scriptures. The following article has been added: William K. Gilders, “Why Does Eleazar Sprinkle the Red Cow Blood? Making Sense of a Biblical Ritual,” Journal of … Continue reading

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Approaching 100,000 — Time to Give Away A Free Book!

OK, I know some bibliobloggers think contests, recognizing milestones, and other such stuff is cheesy. But I don’t care. As this blog approaches its 100,000th visitor, I want to give away a book. So here’s the deal: if you are … Continue reading

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Bible Movies Galore

I have been getting behind in my coverage of Bible films. I have watched quite a few recently, but just haven’t found the time to blog about them. Such is life. There are a number of intriguing Bible films that … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls Confirm Bible?

According to Billy Graham, the Dead Sea Scrolls “repeatedly confirm the accuracy of the Bible.” In his Q&A column in the Kansas City Star and elsewhere, Graham gave the latter answer to an inquirer who told about a friend “who … Continue reading

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