Monthly Archives: February 2009

Reminder to Nominate Posts for March’s Biblical Studies Carnival

This is just a friendly reminder to submit some of your favourite posts of the month of February to the next Biblical Studies Carnival that will be hosted by Darrell Pursiful over at Dr. Platypus. In order to save Darrell … Continue reading

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New and Forthcoming Commentaries on Genesis

I have been perusing a couple new commentaries on the book of Genesis and decided to update my commentary listing.  I am aware of four recently published commentaries on Genesis: Bill T. Arnold. Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Cambridge University … Continue reading

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My Oscar Picks

I won’t be able to watch the Oscars tonight (not that I usually do watch them) since I will be at a friend’s 50th birthday party, but I am interested to see who the winners will be. While the Academy … Continue reading

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Friday Fun: The Tithe Rap

I found this video lame and funny at the same time: I actually will be preaching on stewardship in the next month; perhaps I should show this video. Of course, the problem I have with the video is that I … Continue reading

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U2 Conference Postponed (Yipee!)

Back in November I announced an academic conference focused on the music and message of the Irish rock band, U2.  As it turns out, the conference, “U2: The Hype and the Feedback,” which was supposed to be held in NYC … Continue reading

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An Update on My Life

I would like to thank all of the people who have expressed concern over the closure of the university college where I teach. There has been no miracle bailout by  Bill Gates, so Taylor University College is still slated to … Continue reading

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What Does Harmonizing Genesis 1 and 2 Really Accomplish?

I am teaching an undergraduate course on the book of Genesis this semester and have been reflecting on how to best read the creation accounts in Genesis 1 and 2. Many of my students have been brought up to read … Continue reading

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Anticipating U2’s No Line on the Horizon

As a U2 fan, I am looking forward to the release of U2’s new album, No Line on the Horizon. While the album is slated for release in North American on 3 March 2009, the first single from the album, … Continue reading

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Reasons to Study the Septuagint (in Honour of International Septuagint Day)

“The Sept-tu-a-what?” is what I hear from many of my students when I first mention the Septuagint in my introductory lecture on the text and transmission of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.  By mid-term, however (or should I say by the … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus Conference

As many of my readers may or may not know, there will be a special Codex Sinaiticus Conference at the British Library, London, on 6-7 July 2009. The Codex Sinaiticus Project, an international initiative to reunite the entire manuscript in … Continue reading

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