Category Archives: Emergent

Peace in Middle East? Not Likely…

With Hamas winning a majority of seats in the Palestinian parliament yesterday, it looks like peace hopes in the Middle East are dashed, at least for now. ש×?Ö·Ö­×?ֲלוּ ש×?ְלֹ֣ו×? יְרוּש×?ָלִָ֑×?

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God and Sinners

Came across these wise words today: They queried Wisdom, “What is the sinner’s punishment?” and it told them, “Misfortune pursues sinners” (Proverbs 13:21). They queried Prophecy, “What is the sinner’s punishment?” and it told them, “The person who sins shall … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (15 & 23 January 2006)

There are some interesting books in the field of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament recently profiled in the Review of Biblical Literature. Some books and reviews that I took special note of include fellow Canadian Mark Boda’s review of Kalimi’s recent work … Continue reading

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The TRUE Freshmaker

A friend emailed this to me: Hmm… I’m still a bit under the weather… perhaps I need a Mentos!

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Call for Submissions: Biblical Studies Carnival II

This is a call for submissions and nominations for the second Biblical Studies Carnival, a monthly carnival showcasing the best of weblog posts in the area of academic biblical studies. I will be hosting the next Carnival here at Codex … Continue reading

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Under the Weather and Somewhat Irritated

I have been fighting a bug or something this week — aches, no energy, and a developing cough. To top it all off, Friday when I left work to ride my mountain bike home I discovered someone had ripped it … Continue reading

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Jim West’s Biblical Theology Blog No More!

No, I don’t think the rapture has happened (and even if it did, I imagine Jim West would be down here with me!). No, maximalists haven’t kidnapped Jim (right, Joe?). What has happened is that Jim West has pulled the … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL (12, 19 December 2005 and 8 January 2006)

I have been negligent in my posting of new reviews in the Review of Biblical Literature (bad Tyler!). I almost decided to forego the ones that I missed, but I just couldn’t do it! So here they are in all … Continue reading

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Satan is Alive and Well… on Harland’s Blog

Phil Harland over at Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean blog has started a series of posts on the History of Satan, inspired by an undergraduate course of the same name he is teaching this term. In his first post (Satan … Continue reading

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Macworld Wonders and Windoze Laments

OK, in my heart of hearts I am a Macintosh user. I get excited on days like today when Steve Jobs announces new screaming fast Macintosh laptops and iMacs (all running on Intel chips!). While I wondered about the move … Continue reading

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