Category Archives: Bible

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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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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Gunkel’s Form Critical Classification of the Psalms in Portuguese

A couple years back I put together a summary of Hermann Gunkel‘s form critical classification of the Psalms for one of my classes. I posted the summary on my blog and made a handout available on my website. Since then … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes Goes Golfing

I just returned from a nice long weekend away with the family. This was one of our annual trips that with a couple other families. We took the kids tubing at the lake, went ATV-ing, sat around the campfire and … Continue reading

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The Relationship between the Septuagint and Qumran Psalm 151

As I mentioned in my previous posts on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition, there is significant debate on the relationship between the Septuagint Psalm 151 and the version of the Psalm found in the Qumran Psalms scroll (11Q5 Psalm … Continue reading

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Psalm 151 at Qumran

As mentioned in my previour post on Septuagint Psalm 151 (first installment in my series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition), the discovery of Hebrew psalms clearly related to the Septuagint Psalm 151 created quite a stir among biblical … Continue reading

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Septuagint Psalm 151

This post is my first in a series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition.¬† Now,¬† some of my readers may be wondering what is this Psalm 151 that I am talking about? The biblical book of Psalms only contains … Continue reading

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Five Books/Scholars that Shaped My Reading of the Bible

I have been tagged in the popular¬† “Five Books” meme and since I want to return to blogging more regularly, I figured I would add my five to the growing list of biblical studies blogs that have responded to the … Continue reading

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Williamson on the Oxford Hebrew Bible

The latest volume of Biblica has an excellent article by H.G.M. Williamson evaluating the proposed Oxford Hebrew Bible project. In the article, “Do We Need A New Bible? Reflections on the Proposed Oxford Hebrew Bible” (Biblica 90/2 [2009] 153-175), Williamson … Continue reading

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