Daily Archives: November 24, 2008

Another Nullified Law

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 487. “How great a reverence was felt for Judah may be seen from the fact that, on his death, no less honors were paid … Continue reading

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Why Mess with It?

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 126. “But of course every finite being will come up against external causes that will limit its freedom. Ideally one will want to reduce the number of those freedom-limiting encounters … Continue reading

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Prophecy-After-the-Fact

Source: J.J. Collins, “The Sibylline Oracles,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 374. “The assumption of Geffcken and Rzach that the conquest of Mesopotamia could only be prophesied after the fact is … Continue reading

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Legalistic Christians?

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 473. “[According to the Mishna, t]he discharge of certain duties secures the enjoyment of reward on earth and in the world to come; such … Continue reading

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Principle-Centered

Source: John Sellars, Stoicism (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006) 114-122. In this post, I’m not going to comment on a specific quote, but I’ll touch on the gist of what I read today. For the Stoics, we shouldn’t base … Continue reading

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Sibylline Oracles, Apocalypse, Flood

Source: J.J. Collins, “The Sibylline Oracles,” Jewish Writings of the Second Temple Period, ed. Michael E. Stone (Philadelphia: Fortress, 1984) 363. “This passage refers to a conflagration, followed by a resurrection of the dead and a judgment. Even if this … Continue reading

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