Daily Archives: November 17, 2008

Mercy to Nations Sin

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 331. “Jochanan ben Zakkai, the head not of the State but of the community, appears to have acted as a shield from a political … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Comps, History, Rabbinics, Religion, School

Knowing Good, Doing Good?

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 53. “When one of his students interrupts and says that studying logic is a waste of time because it will not help him improve his character, Epictetus replies by saying … Continue reading

Posted in Church, Comps, Daily Quiet Time, Greco-Roman, I Clement, Joan of Arcadia, Life, School, Television

King Moses

Source: George W.E. Nickelsburg, “The Bible Rewritten and Expanded,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 126-127. “In his dream Moses is conveyed to Sinai’s peak, where he sees a gigantic throne and … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Comps, Judges, Life, Religion, School, Weekly Quiet Time

My New Obsession–Season 3 of Joan!

I’ve been reading two versions of Joan of Arcadia: Season 3. You can find them here and here. For background on where season 2 ended, see my post, Joan of Arcadia, Season 3. These authors are not Barbara Hall, the … Continue reading

Posted in Desperate Housewives, Joan of Arcadia, Joan of Arcadia Season 3, Religion, Television

Out-of-Character Titus

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 307. “For a whole night and the next day the fire raged fiercely; then Titus commanded that it should be extinguished, and that a … Continue reading

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Divinized After Death

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 39. The Stoic poet Lucan says about the first century B.C.E. figure Cato: “Cato was a true father of his country, and far worthier than others who have since been … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Comps, Greco-Roman, History, Politics, Religion, Wisdom of Solomon

Jubilees and the Hellenistic Reform

Source: George W.E. Nickelsburg, “The Bible Rewritten and Expanded,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 103. “…many of Jubilees’ additions to the biblical text of Genesis and Exodus have the Jew-gentile situation … Continue reading

Posted in Comps, Greco-Roman, II Maccabees, IV Maccabees, Papers, Politeia Paper, School