Monthly Archives: October 2006

King David’s Spa Treatment

Just imagine King David, after a hard day cutting off Philistine foreskins, heads down his private tunnel to his spa for the full treatment: a nice aromatherapy massage, sauna, and steam bath. What better way is there for a king … Continue reading

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SBL Forum: Teaching, Text Criticism, and Texts

The latest SBL Forum is online and has a number of interesting articles. Stephen Carlson (of hypotyposeis fame) has a preview of his coming SBL presentation on “Archaic Mark” (MS 2427), while Stefan C. Reif introduces some newly discovered Genizah … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Psalms for Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Day! Yes, up here in Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving Day this weekend (technically tomorrow). So I have already had some turkey with my in-laws and tomorrow we go to my brother’s house. I’ve been teaching a Psalms class … Continue reading

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New U2 “Best Of” Album Coming

According to, U2 will be releasing a “Best Of” album this November 21st. Proceeds from the album will go to Music Rising, a campaign created by U2 guitarist the Edge that aims to raise money to replace musical instruments … Continue reading

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The Return of the Gods to Western Culture

Last week Taylor University College hosted Dr. Jens Zimmermann from Trinity Western University as our speaker for our annual Faith & Culture Conference. The theme of this year’s conference was “Incarnational Humanism and the Christian University.” Most of the lectures … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival X is online at Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

I am happy to announce that Biblical Studies Carnival X is online at Phil Harland‘s Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean. Phil has done a great job summarizing posts related to academic biblical studies (as well as some other stuff) — … Continue reading

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