Daily Archives: November 12, 2008

Veterans’ Day

Today is Veterans’ Day, and, to be honest, I don’t know what to say about it. I definitely want to thank the men and women who voluntarily place their lives on the line for a cause greater than themselves. That’s … Continue reading

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Child Sacrifice, Part 1

Source: Michael Fishbane’s Biblical Interpretation in Ancient Israel (New York: Oxford, 1988) 184. “Recalling the failure of Exod. 22:28-9 to provide any written comment differentiating the treatment of human first-born from their animal counterparts (regardless of how the oral biblical … Continue reading

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Quickly–In a Few Thousand Years!

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 167-168. “[Jesus’ disciples] believed that some then alive would not taste death until they had seen the Son of Man enter his kingdom. His … Continue reading

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What Was Reuben’s Crime?

Source: J.J. Collins, “Testaments,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 334. “The exposition of a particular virtue may be illustrated from Test. Reuben. First, the patriarch declares his theme: ‘Pay no heed … Continue reading

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Guess What?

Today, I watched the first and last episodes of the Waltons. It was an accident. I didn’t plan it that way. I have a bunch of them on tape, and those were the ones that appeared on my screen. Most … Continue reading

Posted in Life, Little House, Television, Waltons