Monthly Archives: November 2006

Writing “On the Side”

Scott McKnight over at Jesus Creed has a thought-provoking post on “Writing — On the Side.” His comments resonate with my own thoughts, though I don’t find writing comes easy. Just this morning I was staring at my computer screen … Continue reading

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CSBS Ancient Historiography Seminar: Call for Papers

The Ancient Historiography Seminar / Groupe de Travail sur l’Historiographie Ancienne of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies invites papers on self-identification, community identity, and ethnicity in Judahite/Yehudite historiography for the 2007 Annual Meeting at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon … Continue reading

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Friedman on Humour in the Hebrew Bible

The Owings Mills Times has a small news report on a lecture Richard Friedman gave at a local synagogue. Here are some excerpts: Friedman said it is difficult to get away from humor in the Jewish culture because it is … Continue reading

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Research in Religious Studies Conference Call for Papers

This announcement will be of interest to all Albertan students studying religious studies, biblical studies, and theology. This is an annual student conference put on by the Religious Studies department at the University of Lethbridge. Note that this year the … Continue reading

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2007 Rugby World Cup Tickets On Sale

So, if you are thinking of buying me a Christmas present, you can always buy me some tickets to the 2007 Rugby World Cup since tickets go on sale today. Of course, you would have to buy me airplane tickets … Continue reading

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Canaanite Burial Ground Found in Jerusalem

Israel’s Antiquities Authority announced yesterday the discovery in Jerusalem of an ancient Canaanite burial ground dating back more than 4000 years. Here is the report from Arutz Sheva: Archaeologists working at the site of the Holyland Park building project in … Continue reading

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A Patristic Carnival Anyone?

Phil over at hyperekperisou is proposing to start a regular Patristic Carnival. The Carnival will be patterned after the Biblical Studies Carnival but will focus on Patristics, including textual studies of a patristic writer, translations of the patristic writer, historical … Continue reading

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Bible Stops Bullet

The Bible can save your life — literally! Associated Press reports about a man in Florida “credits two small Bibles in his shirt pocket for saving his life when they stopped a bullet.” Wow… just think what they could have … Continue reading

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God’s Coming Kingdom…

As someone who has a couple pet rabbits, I couldn’t help but want to post this picture (and, no, they are not food, but companions to the lion cubs!). 6 The wolf shall live with the lamb, the leopard shall … Continue reading

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Is the SBL in Need of Medicine?

The most recent Chronicler of Higher Education has an article entitled, “What’s Wrong With the Society of Biblical Literature?” by Jacques Berlinerblau. While I don’t have time to fully engage the article, I think it raises a number of good … Continue reading

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