Daily Archives: January 12, 2009

Abraham’s Justification, My Justification, God as Father

1. Devorah Dimant, “Use and Interpretation of the Mikra in the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 394. “Abraham–‘found faithful … Continue reading

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Queen vs. Roots: The Next Generation

I’ve been watching Alex Haley’s Queen (1993), followed by his Roots: The Next Generation (1979), which also has Queen. Queen was the mother of Simon Haley, who was the dad of Alex Haley. She was the daughter of a mulatto … Continue reading

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God Forgiving Adam, A Saved God

2. Philip Schaff, History of the Christian Church, Volume II: Ante-Nicene Christianity (Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans, 1910) 727. “Tatian of Assyria (110-172)…denied that Adam was saved, because Adam says: ‘We all die in Adam.’” When I was at Harvard, … Continue reading

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