Monthly Archives: February 2007

More on the Qumran Latrines

Michael Pitkowsky alerted me to another article on the Qumran latrines in The Forward, a national Jewish newspaper. The article, by Katharina Galor and Jürgen Zangenberg, critiques the view of Joseph Zias and James Tabor that the latrines provide additional … Continue reading

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls, Discoveries, Qumran | Comments Off on More on the Qumran Latrines

Biblical Studies Carnival XV Call for Submissions

Charles Halton has posted a call for submissions for Biblical Studies Carnival XV over at I encourage you to submit a post today! This can be one of your own posts or you can nominate a post written by … Continue reading

Posted in Biblical Studies Carnival | Comments Off on Biblical Studies Carnival XV Call for Submissions

H.R. Pufnstuf

I would like to thank all of my readers who identified the 1970s television show in my previous post. As it turns out, the show was H.R. Pufnstuf by Sid and Marty Krofft. I remember watching the show Saturday mornings … Continue reading

Posted in Personal, Popular Culture | 1 Comment

Tate on Biblical Interpretation

In the past when I taught the introductory hermeneutics course at Taylor, I used W. Randolph Tate‘s Biblical Interpretation: An Integrated Approach (Revised Edition; Hendrickson, 1997; Buy from or I found that its engaging, easy to read style … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Hermeneutics, Reviews & Notices, Teaching & Learning | 1 Comment

Cowabunga, Dude!

The Simpsons Movie in 2007. Woo-hoo! See the trailers today. (HT Looking Closer) Tags: Humour, The Simpsons Movie, Bart Simpson, Homer, marge, Lisa, maggie

Posted in Film, Humour | Comments Off on Cowabunga, Dude!

Help with 1970s Pop Culture Reference

OK, this may seem a bit strange, but I want some help to identify a 1970s pop culture reference. I was watching the music video for Everclear’s song “AM Radio” and for the life of me I can’t recall the … Continue reading

Posted in music, Music Videos, Popular Culture | 10 Comments

Old Babylonian Creation Texts (Creation in Ancient Mesopotamia, Part 2)

This is the second post in the series “Ideas of Origins and Creation in Ancient Mesopotamia.” The first post in the series, which detailed some methodological issues highlighted some bibliographical resources, may be found here. The third post will survey … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Near East, Creation in Ancient Mesopotamia, Genesis, Old Testament, Series | 1 Comment

Visitor 150,000, Who Are You?

At precisely 8:39:53 am Eastern time this morning (Monday 19 February 2007) my 150,000th visitor happened upon this blog. As I mentioned earlier, this lucky visitor gets a free book. The reader was a fellow Canadian from Napanee, Ontario. If … Continue reading

Posted in Blog News, Milestones & Visitor Recognition | Comments Off on Visitor 150,000, Who Are You?

Under the Weather

OK, I was snowed under with marking and report writing (done the report writing for now, but still have tonnes of marking), now I feel crappy. Hopefully I can beat this cold before it beats me! I really don’t want … Continue reading

Posted in Humour, Macintosh, Personal | Comments Off on Under the Weather

Love Poetry from the Song of Songs

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s some biblical love poetry for any young men who may be out there. Whisper these words into the ears of your Valentine’s Day date and you will be guaranteed a second date! … Really! (Image from … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, Old Testament, Song of Songs, Valentine's Day | Comments Off on Love Poetry from the Song of Songs