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- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
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- Amos 6:10
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Daily Archives: November 3, 2008
Source: Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988) 188. Exodus 21:16: “And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death” (KJV). … Continue reading
Source: Baruch Bokser, Origins of the Seder (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986) 60, 129. Bokser quotes Elisabeth Fiorenza as follows: “Cultic language is used in the literature of Qumran because the community is now, in the endtime when the … Continue reading
Source: R.J. Hankinson, “Philosophy and Science,” The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, ed. David Sedley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 294-295. “Plato thought that the brain was the seat of intelligence…Aristotle, on the other hand, located thought as … Continue reading
Earlier today, I was watching some Joan of Arcadia and Desperate Housewives DVDs–while I did some reading, of course. What I was watching included the interviews with cast and crew, as well as commentaries on specific episodes. What amazed me … Continue reading
Source: Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988) 196-197. Exodus 34:21 states: “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even in plowing time and in harvest time you shall rest.” … Continue reading
Source: Judith Hauptman’s “Mishnah As a Response to ‘Tosefta,’” which is in Specific Problems in Rabbinic Literature. According to Hauptman, the Mishnah is a reworking or a supplement of an earlier Tosefta. Hauptman argues that the Mishnah is an opaque … Continue reading
Source: Frans A.J. De Haas, “Late Ancient Philosophy,” The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy, ed. David Sedley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003) 256. “The purpose of life is ‘likeness to God’…In progressing towards this goal, natural aptitude, training … Continue reading