Monthly Archives: March 2010

Nancy McKeon on Firefighter

Today, for Women’s History Month, I watched Firefighter, a 1986 television movie starring Nancy McKeon, of Facts of Life fame.  You can watch it by going to http://www.youtube.com, then typing “Nancy McKeon Firefighter” into the search engine.  In my post, … Continue reading

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I Kings 20

For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied I Kings 20. King Ben-Hadad of Syria, his army, and thirty-two kings have besieged and attacked Samaria, the capital of Northern Israel.  Ben-Hadad lays claim to the wives, children, silver, and gold … Continue reading

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I’m Flirting with Trying Out a New Church (But One Many of My Readers Won’t Like)

I’m thinking of trying out a new church this coming Sunday.  At Latin mass last year, I felt slightly awkward walking around with people carrying a palm branch on Palm Sunday, so I kind of want to dodge that this … Continue reading

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Betty Friedan, Phyllis Schlafly, and the Proverbs 31 Woman

In this post, I’d like to look at the virtuous woman in Proverbs 31, and comment about whether or not Betty Friedan (and, in a few cases, Phyllis Schlafly) would approve of her.  I’ll paste the NIV, then I’ll comment … Continue reading

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“Elohim” for “YHWH”: Is This Significant?

I started Sara Japhet’s The Ideology of the Book of Chronicles and Its Place in Biblical Thought last night.  On Sunday, I’ll probably start some other books as well: one book on Gnosticism, another on a Mishnah tractate on agriculture, … Continue reading

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Oleson Vs. Oleson

I just watched the Little House on the Prairie episode, Oleson vs. Oleson.  What happens is this: A woman comes to Walnut Grove to give a lecture against a law that gives a woman’s property to her husband once they marry.  … Continue reading

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Van Seters Vs. Levinson on Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread (In Van Seters’ Telling)

I finally finished John Van Seters’ A Law Book for the Diaspora!  In this post, I want to look at pages 163ff., in which Van Seters interacts with B.M. Levinson’s Deuteronomy and the Hermeneutics of Legal Innovation.  It takes a … Continue reading

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Conservative Judgmentalism

Rachel Held Evans had a post, The Christian Response to Health Care Reform, in which I got a little heated.  She closed the thread, so I’ll be ranting on my own blog on the issue of conservative judgmentalism. You know, … Continue reading

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Robert Culp, Helicopter Parents, Democratizing Priestly Food Laws, Copying Cuneiform, A Scholar Is Moved, Tyconius the Proto-Preterist?

1.  Actor Robert Culp has passed away.  I mentioned him last month in a post on Roots: The Next Generation, for he appeared in an episode of that miniseries (see Roots TNG 4-5, Reward and Punishment in Wisdom Literature?, YHWH Alone, … Continue reading

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Dtr Forgiveness, Exilic Enemy’s Ox, Theodore on Galatians 4:24, Divinized Scribes

1.  Two quotes stood out to me in my reading today of John Van Seters’ A Law Book for the Diaspora: Page 135: It is not typical of Dtr, who in one late instance in Deut 4:31 uses the epithet … Continue reading

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