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- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Genesis 4:13: Did Cain Repent?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- David Bryan on N.T. Wright and the Argument from “Anachronistic Anastasis” by Eric Bess — Κέλσος
- To Contact Me
- Universalism (or a Second Chance) in Revelation?
- The Seating Arrangement at the Last Supper
- Joshua 4:9: The Underwater Memorial
- Exodus 22:2-3 and Self-Defense
- Dostoevsky, Hitler, and Universalism
- Anxious for Nothing, Buchanan’s The Greatest Comeback, with a Goebbels Tangent
- Angels in Romans 8:28 and Matthew Barrett’s Canon, Covenant and Christology
- Church Write-Up: Romans 8:14-30 and Forgiveness
- Book Write-Up: Suicide of a Superpower, State of Emergency, Day of Reckoning (Patrick J. Buchanan)
- The Insulted Soldiers Hoax
- Book Write-Ups: Libido Dominandi, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit (E. Michael Jones)
- Romans 7-8 and Review of Discerning Ethics
- Book Write-Up: Churchill, Hitler, and the Unnecessary War, by Patrick J. Buchanan
- Church Write-Up: Baptism and Love
- Book Write-Up: Republican Women, Divided We Stand
Monthly Archives: January 2011
I started Bernard Levinson’s Deuteronomy and the Hermeneutics of Legal Innovation. Levinson argues that Deuteronomy was associated with King Josiah of Judah’s “centralization and purification of the cultus in 622 B.C.E., as narrated in 2 Kings 22-23” (9). Against scholars … Continue reading
At the Presbyterian Church this morning, the title of the sermon was “You Can Be Happy.” The sermon had some things that I’ve heard in other settings, but also some unexpected twists and turns. The pastor referred to a celebrity … Continue reading
I finished up Jon Levenson’s Sinai and Zion today. In this post, I want to discuss Levenson’s view on the Sinai and the Zion traditions as they relate to Northern and Southern Israel. Many biblical scholars hold that the Sinai … Continue reading
For my weekly quiet time this week, I will write about Psalm 9. Psalm 9 expresses confidence that God will judge the wicked and the nations that forget God, even as he vindicates the oppressed. The superscription on this Psalm … Continue reading
I’m reading Jon Levenson’s Sinai and Zion right now. It’s been years since I’ve read it, and this reading is different from my previous readings. In my previous readings, I had a hard time understanding Levenson’s argument, plus I could … Continue reading
I finished James Hoffmeier’s Ancient Israel in Sinai. Here are the Hoffmeier points that stood out to me: 1. In my post,Wellhausen’s Chronology of Sources, I discussed a defense of the historicity of the Tabernacle by David Heagel, which appeared … Continue reading
I’m continuing my way through James Hoffmeier’s Ancient Israel in Sinai. The book has a lot of good information—such as evidence that the biblical writings attributed by scholars to “P” reflect knowledge of thirteenth century Egyptian terminology rather than the … Continue reading
I’m continuing my way through James Hoffmeier’s Ancient Israel in Sinai. Perhaps Hoffmeier’s strongest argument so far occurs on pages 56-57. Hoffmeier argues that the occurrence of the city-name of Ramesses in Exodus 1:11, 12:37, and Numbers 33:3 indicates that … Continue reading
I started James Hoffmeier’s Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Tradition. You can tell from the title that Hoffmeier is a conservative scholar. And yet, I know of centrist and liberal scholars who respect … Continue reading
I finished Julius Wellhausen’s Prolegomena. In this post, I want to comment on two issues. First, I’ll pick out something from today’s reading that stood out to me. Second, I’ll discuss Wellhausen’s date for the Yahwist source (J). 1. In … Continue reading