Monthly Archives: December 2008

Untranslated Passages, the Conquest, Hate the Sinner

1. Charles Perrot, “The Reading of the Bible in the Ancient Synagogue,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 144. “During the reading from … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Comps, Daily Quiet Time, Koran, Rabbinics, Religion, School | 7 Comments

Samuele Bacchiocchi Has Passed Away

I’ve just learned from X-HWA (In Memoriam, Samuele Bacchiocchi) and Felix (Samuele Bacchiocchi: 1938-2008) that Seventh-Day Adventist scholar Samuele Bacchiocchi has passed away. The name of “Bacchiocchi” was respected in Armstrongite circles–at least the ones that I ran in. I … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Deaths, Life, Religion | 6 Comments

It’s a Wonderful Life on YouTube

My TV will be out of commission this Christmas day, but my tradition of watching It’s a Wonderful Life will go on! The entire movie is on YouTube. I watched Parts I and II, so I’m posting the link to … Continue reading

Posted in Holidays, It's a Wonderful Life, Movies | 2 Comments

Qere-Ketiv, Pseudo-Clementine Annihilationism, the Best Possible World

1. Martin Jan Mulder, “The Transmission of the Biblical Text,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 112. “In the course of time, many … Continue reading

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Diverse Bibles, God’s Unforgiveness, Bad and Good Waters

1. Martin Jan Mulder, “The Transmission of the Biblical Text,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 101. “Kahle was moved to his criticism … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Comps, Daily Quiet Time, Job, Koran, Life, Rabbinics, Religion, School

Joan of Arcadia: Desolation and Consolation

The following is from the Joan of Arcadia‘s Season 1 finale. Joan is in the hospital, and doctors think that she may have a medical condition that leads her to have hallucinations. This leads to a crucial question: Are Joan’s … Continue reading

Posted in Alcoholism, Church, Desperate Housewives, Joan of Arcadia, Life, Religion, Television | 3 Comments

Paul Weyrich Has Died

The New York Times has reported that Paul Weyrich has died (see Paul Weyrich, 66, a Conservative Strategist, Dies). Weyrich was a pioneer of the New Right in the 1970’s and 1980’s. Actually, I vaguely recall reading in William Martin’s … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Deaths, George W. Bush, Politics | 19 Comments

Sons of God in Deut. 32:8, Husband of One Wife, Pre-existent Messiah

1. Martin Jan Mulder, “The Transmission of the Biblical Text,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 93. “Another example of the tendency to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Comps, Deuteronomy, Jewish-Christian Relations, Rabbinics, Religion, School

Job and Resurrection, Clement on Faith and Works, Christian Edom

1. Roger T. Beckwith, “Formation of the Hebrew Bible,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 74-75. “Josephus’ works list the distinguishing tenets of … Continue reading

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

Bush’s Last-Minute Decisions

NPR has a story today, Bush’s Last-Minute ‘Conscience’ Rules Cause Furor. It states, “Health care workers, hospitals and even entire insurance companies could decline to perform, refer or pay for abortion or any other health care practice that violates a … Continue reading

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