Daily Archives: January 24, 2010

Rephaim, Undeceptive Deception, Suffering

1.  I read Patrick Miller’s “Aspects of the Religion of Ugarit” in Ancient Israelite Religion.  Miller is discussing texts from second-millennium B.C.E. Syria-Palestine.  His comments on the Ugaritic cult of the dead on page 63 stood out to me: The key … Continue reading

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Struggles with I Kings 11

I just finished my quiet time on I Kings 11.  I’m a little full right now—physically, that is—because I went to the Indian buffet earlier this afternoon.  So I’m stuffed and sleepy and lazy.  But I’ll try to keep this … Continue reading

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