Monthly Archives: September 2009

Biblical Studies Carnival Online

The October edition of the Biblical Studies Carnival (number 46) is online over at The Hebrew and Greek Reader.  Daniel and Tonya have done a great job highlighting the best of biblical studies in the blogosphere for the month of … Continue reading

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The Success and Failure of Kings

The DVD of the first — and last — season of NBC’s biblical drama, Kings, was released yesterday (Michael Green, 2009; IMDb; Buy from Amazon.ca | Amazon.com). The thirteen episode series is a modernized and very creative retelling of the … Continue reading

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500,000th Reader Book Giveaway!

While some readers may see this as a garish ploy to attract more readers to my blog, as this blog approaches its 500,000th visitor,  I want to give away a book.  So here’s the deal: if you are number 500,000 … Continue reading

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Nominate Posts Today for the Next Biblical Studies Carnival!

This is just a friendly reminder to NOMINATE posts for the next Biblical Studies Carnival, to be hosted by Daniel and Tonya over at Hebrew and Greek Reader. The Carnival will be number XLVI and should be posted close to … Continue reading

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Coins or Scarabs?

As noted in a comment in my last post, Daniel O. McClellan over at his his blog Maklelan, has some possible pictures of the so-called “coins” that were discovered. If he is correct in his opinion and if his pictures … Continue reading

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Coins from the Joseph Era found In Egypt!?

News reports are buzing this morning about a cache of coins discovered among some unsorted artifacts in the recesses of the Museum of Egypt. Not only are coins not thought to have been used in ancient Egypt, more surprisingly, the … Continue reading

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The End of Historiography and Prophecy?

The End of Historiography? We had an interesting discussion in my course on ancient historiography the other day. We were discussing Arnaldo Momigliano’s article, “Persian Historiography, Greek Historiography, and Jewish Historiography,” in The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography (Berkeley: University … Continue reading

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Christian Carnival CCXCIV (#294 for those who don’t do Roman)

Welcome to the 294th installment of the Christian Carnival, a weekly collection of some of the best posts of the Christian blogosphere. Biblical Studies First up are some posts relating to biblical studies. Jeremy over at Parableman has a post … Continue reading

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