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Monthly Archives: November 2009
I’m back to blogging, after a two-day hiatus! Yesterday and the day before, my mom and her husband were helping me clean my moldy basement apartment, as well as teaching me how to keep it clean. My mom’s husband was … Continue reading
Impractical Laws, Part II
Last night, I finished Moshe Weinfeld’s Social Justice in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East. Today, I want to follow up on yesterday’s post, Impractical Laws?. The relevant pages are 156 and 177. In my post yesterday, I … Continue reading
Yesterday, I read more of Moshe Weinfeld’s Social Justice in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East. It referred to parallels between Israel and other nations in the ancient Near East, as well as Greece. In the Torah, God … Continue reading
The Serpent in Paradise, Solomon’s Error
I continued through Moshe Weinfeld’s Social Justice in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East, and I also listened to the sermon that I mentioned in my post, Was Solomon Wrong to Ask for Wisdom? Here are some thoughts: … Continue reading
Did Second Isaiah Misunderstand Idolatry?; Greek Sodom and Gomorrah Story
Yesterday, I finished Mark Smith’s The Origins of Biblical Monotheism and started Moshe Weinfeld’s Social Justice in Ancient Israel and the Ancient Near East. 1. For Smith’s book, what stood out to me was his discussion of the conception of … Continue reading
God’s Size, Differences, Three Stages, To the City, Dying and Rising Gods, King as God, Renegade Priest
I found some jewels in my reading yesterday of Mark Smith’s The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: 1. Smith talks about how certain gods in Ugaritic literature are said to have a large physical size. Smith sees a biblical parallel to … Continue reading
Counterfeit Gods, by Tim Keller
For my Sabbath reading yesterday, I read Tim Keller’s Counterfeit Gods: The Empty Promises of Money, Sex, and Power, and the Only Hope That Matters. Tim Keller is the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City. His premise … Continue reading
Emergence of Monotheism, Drunken El, Antichrist Defeats Hosts, Palin on O’Reilly
Here are some odds and ends: 1. I read more of Mark Smith The Origins of Biblical Monotheism yesterday, and page 49 is crucial because it offers insight as to when Smith thinks the shift from polytheism to monotheism occurred … Continue reading
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A Thaw Among Physicists?
I started Mark Smith’s The Origins of Biblical Monotheism yesterday. The part that stuck out to me was on page 3: Although discourse about God and the notion of belief has become increasingly problematic in departments of religion and divinity … Continue reading
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Was Solomon Wrong to Ask for Wisdom?
I finished David Carr’s From D to Q yesterday. I made an error in my last post: I said that Carr thought that the Deuteronomist inserted the part of I Kings 3 in which Solomon goes to Jerusalem to sacrifice. … Continue reading
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