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- Deuteronomy 24:4: Why Was the Ex-Wife Defiled?
- Ezekiel 28:16: Satan? Adam? Who?
- More on Origen and the Sabbath
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- Tucker’s 5/17/2022 Monologue
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- 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
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Monthly Archives: October 2010
I just learned from James McGrath’s site that ex-fundamentalist Ken Pulliam died suddenly from a heart attack. Ken’s blog was Why I De-Converted from Evangelical Christianity. Ken Pulliam received a Ph.D. from Bob Jones University and became a professor of … Continue reading
Tuesday is Election Day! Many of my readers know that I’m leaning Democratic this election year, on account of my disillusionment with Republicans and a number of conservatives. I’m not saying that the Democrats are perfect, but I want to … Continue reading
For my weekly quiet time today, I studied Ecclesiastes 7. I’d like to discuss two issues, using certain passages as a fulcrum-point: 1. Ecclesiastes 7:16-17 states (in the NRSV): “Do not be too righteous, and do not act too wise; why … Continue reading
Yesterday, I read the introduction to Ehud Ben Zvi’s A Historical-Critical Study of the Book of Zephaniah. Ben Zvi disputes the notion that the Book of Zephaniah was a transcript of a speech that the prophet Zephaniah gave on the … Continue reading
Yesterday, I read the introduction to Joseph Blenkinsopp’s commentary on Ezra-Nehemiah. Blenkinsopp believes that the school that produced I-II Chronicles also produced Ezra-Nehemiah, for Ezra-Nehemiah continues the story of I-II Chronicles, as well as shares terminology with that of the … Continue reading
1. My Mom has started a blog: see here. People on my blogger blog probably know Janice from her insightful comments. Now, you can read more of her insights on her own blog. Take a look! 2. Today, I read … Continue reading
Today, I read Shalom Paul’s introduction to his commentary on the Book of Amos. Paul believes that the prophecy was delivered in the eighth century B.C.E., prior to Assyria’s emergence as a threat to Northern Israel. Paul notes that the … Continue reading
Today, I started Fredrik Hagglund’s Isaiah 53 in the Light of Homecoming after Exile. On page 4, he states his thesis. For Hagglund, Isaiah 40-52 describes a glorious scenario of Israel’s restoration from exile. But the restoration of Israel to … Continue reading
1. I just finished Jacob Neusner’s Judaism: The Evidence of the Mishnah. On pages 307-328, Neusner discusses two Jewish stories: that of Honi the circle-drawer, which appears in Mishnah Taanith 3:8 (second century C.E.), and that of Vespasian’s interaction with … Continue reading