Monthly Archives: November 2006

A Step-by-Step Reconstruction of the New Leviticus Fragments (Best of Codex)

[Originally Posted 18th July 2005] Tim Bulkeley over at SansBlog asked me to expand my analysis of the newly-discovered fragments of Leviticus by describing a bit of the processes involved in identifying and reconstructing the fragments. I thought that I … Continue reading

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Off to Washington…

I am flying to Washington shortly. While I may post a bit about the conference from Washington, don’t count on it! 🙂 While I am away, I am going to run a little “Best of Codex” series. These are posts … Continue reading

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More on Potties: Qumran, World Toilet Expo, and Princess Diana

I bet you’re wondering what could Qumran, Expos, and Princess Diana possibly have in common?! Well, a Google search on the “Dead Sea Scrolls” brings up the following: More information available on the latrines found at Khirbet Qumran is provided … Continue reading

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Jesus Doll Rejected and Spurned by Marines

Associated Press is carrying an article about how the Marine Reserves’ Toys for Tots program rejected and spurned a donation of 4,000 Talking Jesus Dolls. Here is an excerpt: A suburban Los Angeles company offered to donate 4,000 of the … Continue reading

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Musings on A Generous Orthodoxy

I recognize that this “theological” post is a bit off-topic for my blog (it has nothing to do with potties or Hebrew tattoos! :-)), but I figured I could branch out every once and a while! My small group has … Continue reading

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2006 Society of Biblical Literature Meetings

Well, like many others, I am heading off Friday to the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion meetings in Washington, D.C. Unlike many others, I am not presenting a paper this time (yipee!). I typically always present … Continue reading

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From Potties to Potty-Mouths: Classical Swearing

There is an interesting article on profanity in classical authors by Barry Baldwin over at Shatter Colors Literary Review. The article, “Classical Swearing: A Vade-Mecum,” surveys the history of swearing in classical times. Here is an excerpt: You might expect … Continue reading

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Going Potty at Qumran: Evidence of Latrines Discovered (GPAT 4)

A recent news release on Eureka Alert summarizes a forthcoming article in Revue de Qumran on a remote latrine site discovered at Khirbet Qumran. This is the fifth in a series of posts (some more serious than others) on “Going … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 7.1 – Chocolate Deities

This won’t be a full edition of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, but when I saw this sweet pantheon of Chocolate Deities, I just had to post it (for other editions of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch see here). I … Continue reading

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SBL Forum: Ancient Texts, Google Books, and Wikis

The November edition of the SBL Forum is online. It includes articles on the biblical manuscript exhibition at the Smithsonian (as well as a review of the exhibition), an article exploring the benefits of Google Book, as well as number … Continue reading

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