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- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- The Seating Arrangement at the Last Supper
- More on Origen and the Sabbath
- Genesis 3:3: Neither Shall Ye Touch the Fruit
- Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson
- Friendship, in Stephen King's IT
- A Contradiction in Stephen King's IT
- "The Amazing Power of Prayer"
- Deuteronomy 24:4: Why Was the Ex-Wife Defiled?
- NYMAG: Joe Biden’s Big Squeeze
- Book Write-Up: The Alchemy Thief, by R.A. Denny
- Book Write-Ups: The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People; Reformation Commentary on John 13-21; Every Leaf, Line, and Letter
- The New American: Celebrate! Columbus “Divided History” and Deserves to be Defended, Not Upended
- Morning Wire: China’s Socially Conservative Reasons for Banning Video Games
- FAIR: The Media Myth of ‘Once Prosperous’ and Democratic Venezuela Before Chávez
- Elder Platform for California
- Books Write-Up: Obadiah, Jonah and Micah; Letters for the Church; the Paradox of Sonship
- Common Dreams: Biden Applauded for Executive Order Targeting ‘Insidious’ Anti-Worker Practices
- Book Write-Up: The Path of Faith, by Brandon D. Crowe
Monthly Archives: October 2009
Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001) 218-219. When you open an Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in Hebrew (say, a BHS), the letters’ script that you see is known in rabbinic sources as the Assyrian “square” script, and … Continue reading
Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001) 176, 191. Tov says that there are a variety of texts for the Hebrew Bible that were found at Qumran. There are proto-Masoretic texts, pre-Samaritan texts, Hebrew texts with … Continue reading
Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001). I didn’t put a page number beside the bibliographic reference because I don’t have one specific quote on which to comment. There are so many! The topic that came up in … Continue reading
1. Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001) 126. In Exodus 6:12 (NRSV), Moses says to God, who wants him to speak to Pharaoh: “The Israelites have not listened to me; how then shall Pharaoh listen to … Continue reading
Over the past few weeks, three things have brought to my mind the issue of judging. 1. First, there was my daily Ellen White reading. (My Adventist friends would probably be shocked to read much of what I have to … Continue reading
I am very upset right now, since I just lost a post that I worked about an hour on. But I’ll give you the gist. 1. Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001) 94-95. Tov talks … Continue reading
I’m looking forward to the new V on Tuesday, November 3, on ABC! Not only did I like the original miniseries, and not only does this remake look awesome, but it has some of my favorite actors from some of … Continue reading
1. Emanuel Tov, Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2001) 82-83. …the historical data on the origin of the Samaritan community do not point to an exceptionally early date, and thus do not support the claims of the … Continue reading
At Latin mass this morning, the priest (philosopher guy) spoke about the separation of church and state. Or, more accurately, he spoke against it. He quoted a statement by Pope Benedict (I think) that said removing God from the public … Continue reading
My weekly quiet time this week was on II Samuel 24, in which David takes a census of the people of Israel, leading God to punish him by sending a pestilence upon the nation. Here are a couple of points: … Continue reading