Monthly Archives: May 2007

Goat Skin DNA, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Tehillim

Goats and Scrolls While it is not odd to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in the news — especially with the scroll exhibit touring the United States — there is an interesting article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovic in the Jerusalem Post … Continue reading

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The Final Word on Psalm 2:12

The debate surrounding the translation and interpretation of Psalm 2:12 continues. For some context, you can see my previous post here, while John Hobbins has some further (good) reflections on why it is inappropriate to capitalize “Son” in this verse … Continue reading

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Some Septuagint Updates

I have made some updates to my Resources Relating to the LXX pages on my main website. The updates included mentioning two new resources, both of which I previously announced some time ago. First, there is the new revised version … Continue reading

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Rowan Atkinson Sunday Gospel Lesson

Just in case you missed church this morning, here is a gospel lesson by Rowan Atkinson, a.k.a. Mr. Bean (If you offend easily, probably shouldn’t watch the video). WPvideo 1.10 All complaints may be registered at The Withering Fig or … Continue reading

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Thinking Blogger Award

I would like to thank my Mom and Dad, my wife and kids, my pet bunnies… The always thinking Chris Heard over at Higgaion has awarded me a “Thinking Blogger Award” — even despite the fact that I occasionally resort … Continue reading

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Improving Your Academic Writing

Angela Roskop Erisman of Imaginary Grace blogspot (a fairly new one which I was not aware of, but now have added it to my blogroll) has a great post on “Writing in Biblical Studies.” Here is her lead-in to an … Continue reading

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King Herod Video

This video clip from Fox News is a pretty good summary of the discovery of Herod’s tomb (and it allows me to try out my multimedia plugin). WPvideo 1.10 Download Tags: Archaeology, King Herod, Tomb

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Leviticus Scroll Image Comparison Before and After Removal

The missing image referred to in my previous post was linked to in the Hebrew version of the same article. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the scroll before (right) and after (left) the part was cut out: It appears … Continue reading

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Leviticus Scroll Fragments in the News Again

The Leviticus scroll discovered (or should I say recovered) by Israeli Archaeologist Hanan Eshel is back in the news. According to an article in Ha’aretz, Eshel is claiming that the Israeli Antiquities Authority is performing unnecessarily obtrusive tests on the … Continue reading

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Providence, Luck, and God’s Sovereignty (or lack thereof)

I commend to my readers Chris Heard’s thoughful post, “As luck would have it, God was with us.” Tags: Providence

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