Monthly Archives: November 2006

Verhoeven’s “Christ, the Man”?

Cinema Blend is reporting a rumour that Paul Verhoeven, director and Jesus-Seminar member, is planning on making a Jesus film. I have heard this rumour before, but it seems that this rumour may have some basis in reality: The rumor … Continue reading

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Hebrew or Israeli? Linguistics and Zionism

Reuters has an article by Dan Williams (no relation) on maverick scholar Ghil’ad Zuckermann, entitled, “Hebrew or Israeli? Linguist stirs Zionist debate.” Zuckermann argues that modern Hebrew should be renamed “Israeli” and give up any claim to pure descent from … Continue reading

Posted in Hebrew, News | 5 Comments

Memorable TV Catchphrases

The TV Land cable network has put together a list of the 100 greatest catchphrases in television. There will be a countdown special, “The 100 Greatest TV Quotes & Catch Phrases,” over five days starting December 11. You can see … Continue reading

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How Historically Accurate is the Bible?

The Fort Wayne News-Sentinel offers a couple responses to the question, “How Historically Accurate is the Bible?” The first response is by an orthodox rabbi who believes “completely in the historical accuracy of the Hebrew Bible” on the basis of … Continue reading

Posted in Historiography, News | 1 Comment

Global Warming Sounds Good Right Now…

It’s stinking cold up here in northern Alberta (Michael Pahl concurs). We’re going through a bit of a cold snap with temperatures around -25 degrees Celsius (that’s around -13 F for you Americans). We’ve also had a tonne of snow. … Continue reading

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Edmonton SBL Hebrew Scriptures Satellite Fall Seminar

As the coordinator of the Edmonton SBL Hebrew Scriptures Satellite, I would like to announce our fall seminar: “The Prospects and Potentials of a Narratological Approach to the Pentateuch Targumsâ€? by Simon Adnams Lasair University of Manchester Response by Dr. … Continue reading

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Back from SBL

I got back from Washington late last night to cold blizzard-like conditions in Edmonton. I could barely see the car ahead of me on the short highway trip into town from the airport. I was exhausted. I dragged myself out … Continue reading

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The Septuagint Psalm Superscriptions (Part 2) Personal Names and Notions of Authorship (Best of Codex)

[Originally posted 3rd July 2005] There are a total of 37 places where the LXX Psalter has either additions (13x) or expansions (24x) to the superscripts in comparison to the MT Psalter. While these may be classified in a number … Continue reading

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Live from the SBL

Just wanted to post a quick note about the “biblioblogger” podcast over at Targuman. A handful of bloggers got together yesterday here in Washington and had a round table discussion about a number of things related to our blogs. So, … Continue reading

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Beyond Minimalism & Maximalism: Some Modest Observations on the Historiography Debate (Best of Codex)

[Originally posted 14th December 2005; Note that some of the original links are now unfortunately dead due to some blogs being defunct] Why is it interesting debates spring up right when I am swamped with end of term grading and … Continue reading

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