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Monthly Archives: December 2008
Other Higher Powers?
On Stephen Collins’ web site, there’s an interaction between Stephen and someone who wrote in his guestbook. Stephen Collins played the Reverend Eric Camden on 7th Heaven. “J.J.” writes the following: “I loved your show. How could you compromise like … Continue reading
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Cursed Soil, Fellowship with God, Weighing Deeds
1. Philip S. Alexander, “Jewish Aramaic Translations of Hebrew Scriptures,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 233. On Targum Pseudo-Jonathan: “…the idea is … Continue reading
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Good Nimrod, Justin the Arian?, Projecting
1. Abraham Tal, “The Samaritan Targum on the Pentateuch,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 208. “Nimrod is another unpopular figure. Gen 10:8-9 … Continue reading
LXX’s Contemporizing, Sectarian Leaders, Fence Around the Law
1. Emanuel Tov, “The Septuagint,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 178. “In order that the subject matter of the translation should be … Continue reading
Reapplied Prophecy, Marcion on Matthew 5:17, Atoning Marriage
1. Emanuel Tov, “The Septuagint,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 162. “Additionally, Isaiah contains allusions to historical occurrences which indicates that it … Continue reading
The Anonymous Muslim
In my last post, Does Islam Believe Jews and Christians Are Saved?, I wrestled with what the Koran has to say about the eternal destiny of Jews and Christians.Outside of the text, I’ve encountered different perspectives. When I was in … Continue reading
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Does Islam Believe Jews and Christians Are Saved?
Does Islam believe that Jews and Christians are saved? That question has been in my mind as I’ve gone through the Koran. I’m not really in the mood to comb through everything I’ve read, so I’m lucky I found the … Continue reading
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Marley, Fred, and Interaction with the World
Something that sticks out to me from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is that the ghost of Jacob Marley was ordinarily forbidden to interact with the world. Because he didn’t care for others when he was alive, he was condemned … Continue reading
Scrooge v. Ghost of Christmas Present on the Sabbath
I read Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol today. The following is Scrooge’s interaction with the Ghost of Christmas Present on the issue of the Sabbath day–or at least that’s what it looks like to me: In time the bells ceased, … Continue reading
Christmas Eve 2008
I just finished It’s a Wonderful Life on YouTube. To be honest, I think I appreciate it more this year because my TV is indisposed right now. I’m just grateful I got to watch it! I noticed that the Christmas … Continue reading