Category Archives: Best of Codex

Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 4 – What is Kitsch? (Best of Codex)

[I have an abiding interest in kitsch and this post provides some theoretical background into kitsch. Originally posted 20th October 2005] I’ve been asked by some readers “What is ‘Kitsch’?” In this post I will attempt to define it, or … Continue reading

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Essential Films for Theologians: The “Director’s Cut”? (Best of Codex)

[With the Oscars quickly approaching, I figured I could highlight some of my previous reflections on film. This was originally Posted 15th February 2006. As far as this year is concerned, I would give top honours to The King’s Speech, … Continue reading

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Hebrew Tattoos: Buyers Beware! (Best of Codex)

[Originally posted 8th March 2006; While this post is not necessarily the “best” of Codex, it certainly is one of the most popular — at least if Google searches count for anything. This post (and others on Hebrew tattoos) generates … Continue reading

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Once Again… What’s in a Name?

No sooner than I go out of town to a conference than an interesting debate begins in the blogosphere. It appears that the question of the appropriate label for what Christians traditionally have referred to as the “Old Testament” is … Continue reading

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The Septuagint Psalm Superscriptions (Part 2) Personal Names and Notions of Authorship (Best of Codex)

[Originally posted 3rd July 2005] There are a total of 37 places where the LXX Psalter has either additions (13x) or expansions (24x) to the superscripts in comparison to the MT Psalter. While these may be classified in a number … Continue reading

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Beyond Minimalism & Maximalism: Some Modest Observations on the Historiography Debate (Best of Codex)

[Originally posted 14th December 2005; Note that some of the original links are now unfortunately dead due to some blogs being defunct] Why is it interesting debates spring up right when I am swamped with end of term grading and … Continue reading

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A Step-by-Step Reconstruction of the New Leviticus Fragments (Best of Codex)

[Originally Posted 18th July 2005] Tim Bulkeley over at SansBlog asked me to expand my analysis of the newly-discovered fragments of Leviticus by describing a bit of the processes involved in identifying and reconstructing the fragments. I thought that I … Continue reading

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Off to Washington…

I am flying to Washington shortly. While I may post a bit about the conference from Washington, don’t count on it! 🙂 While I am away, I am going to run a little “Best of Codex” series. These are posts … Continue reading

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