Monthly Archives: March 2009

Jonah’s “Big Fish” Story 3: Jonah and the Sailors (1:1-16)

[I will be republishing my series on the Hebrew text of Jonah for my current introductory Hebrew class since I had to go back and fix the Hebrew in the posts] The first chapter of the book of Jonah begins … Continue reading

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Reminder: Nominate Posts for BSC XL

This is just a friendly reminder to submit some of your favourite posts of the month of March to the next Biblical Studies Carnival (the big 4-0) that will be hosted by James Gregory at his eponymous blog, James Gregory’s … Continue reading

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Finding God in The Shack

If you haven’t heard of the popular novel The Shack (Buy from Amazon.ca | Amazon.com), then you must have been living in a cave for the last two years. William P. Young’s bestselling novel about a man’s encounter with the … Continue reading

Posted in Popular Culture, Suffering, Theodicy, Theology | 1 Comment

U2 Announces Tour: Two Canadian Dates

U2 just announced the dates and locations for their worldwide tour. The tour, called the U2360° Tour, is starting in Ireland and then stopping for one show in  London before hitting Europe. The North American leg of the tour is … Continue reading

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God Has A Wonderful Plan for Your Life…

Some more Friday fun: The “Health and Wealth” gospel at its finest! (at least for Lions) (HT Brandon Wason) Tags: God Loves You, Comic, Humour

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Top Ten Highlights from “U2 Week”

I decided to dub this “U2 Week” in honour of U2 releasing their new album, No Line On the Horizon, on Tuesday 3 March 2009. You probably also have heard that U2 was on Late Show with David Letterman all … Continue reading

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Women, Biblioblogs, and the Biblical Studies Carnival

There is an interesting conversation going on among some bibliobloggers surrounding the involvement (or lack thereof) of women in blogging the Bible.  While this may be a lamentable situation, I don’t find it surprising.  The proportion of women bibliobloggers probably … Continue reading

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Electronic Edition of the Göttingen Septuagint Announced by Logos

Logos Bible Software has announced a project that will make all Septuagint scholars’  mouths water: an electronic edition of all of the Göttingen Septuagint volumes, including the entire critical apparatus.  The LXX will be morphologically tagged and fully searchable; and … Continue reading

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German Translation of the LXX Published

The very first translation of the Septuagint into German has now been published: Septuaginta Deutsch: Das griechische Alte Testament in deutscher Übersetzung (Martin Karrer and Wolfgang Kraus, eds.; Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft, 2009). The “LXX.D” project has been on the go for … Continue reading

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U2 – No Line on the Horizon: My First Impressions

I have had a chance to listen to U2’s new album, No Line on the Horizon, a number of times. I’m not sure if this will be my favourite U2 album, but I quite like it. Some songs remind me … Continue reading

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