Monthly Archives: March 2008

First Temple Archaeological Excavation Yeilds Seal, Among Other Things

Yitzhak Sapir drew our attention to a new press release from the Israel Antiquities Authority on the Biblicalist email discussion group this morning. about some recent discoveries from an archaeological salvage excavation being carried out just west of the Temple … Continue reading

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The Fear of Yahweh and the Hermeneutics of Wisdom

I’m teaching a course on wisdom literature this semester and I thought I would do a few posts relating to the wisdom literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. In this first post I want to look at what I think … Continue reading

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Bad Sermon: “Him that pisseth against the wall”

Check out this sermon on the phrase “him that pisseth against the wall” from the KJV of 1 Kings 14:10. The phrase also occurs in 1Sam 25:22, 25:34; 1Kings 16:11, 21:21, and 2Kings 9:8. The rendering by the KJV, while … Continue reading

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The Biblicalist: A New Email List for Biblical Studies

The moderators would like to announce the release of a new biblical studies email list, The Biblicalist ( The Biblicalist is a biblical studies list of academic emphasis open to all who wish to approach the Bible in its wider … Continue reading

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Biblical Studies Carnival XXVII

Kevin Wilson has uploaded the March 2008 edition of the Biblical Studies Carnival XXVII over at Blue Cord — and it even comes with a nifty graphic! Kevin takes us for an entertaining and informative stroll down the midway as … Continue reading

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