Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Josephus on Balaam, Deuteronomy 4:36 and Exodus 19-20, Polemon, Mesopotamian Infernal Prince

I’ll be doing this post fast, since the Sabbath is nigh! 1.  Louis Feldman’s Josephus’s Interpretation of the Bible: In Numbers 22, God allows Balaam to go with the envoys to the Moabite King Balak, who wants to hire Balaam … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Philosophy, Religion

Merlin Olsen

I learned yesterday that Merlin Olsen has passed away.  Merlin Olsen was a football player, a sports commentator, and an actor on such programs as Little House on the Prairie, Father Murphy, and Aaron’s Way.  My family called him “Mr. … Continue reading

Posted in Deaths, Highway to Heaven, Little House, Michael Landon, Television | 4 Comments

Feminine Mystique 2

In my reading today of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique, I learned why (according to her) women’s magazines went from celebrating the adventurous, independent woman in the late 1930’s and the 1940’s, to propagating the Feminine Mystique in the 1950’s.  (The … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, Women's History Month | 2 Comments

Josephus the Inclusivist, Hard to Understand, Gift of Gab, What Song of Songs Rightfully Lacks

1.  An interesting discussion is occurring under John Hobbins’ post, New Testament Only Christians.  Eventually, John and Terri get into the subject of the Jerusalem Conference in Acts 15.  Terri states: When the council in Jerusalem makes its decision to … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Greco-Roman, Religion