Daily Archives: April 18, 2011

Four Lessons from Last Night’s Desperate Housewives

I enjoyed last night’s Desperate Housewives episode.  Here are four items that stood out to me: 1.  Tom Sciavo decided to take that high-powered job, and he expressed excitement to Lynette that people are actually eager to know what he … Continue reading

Posted in Desperate Housewives, Television, Touched by an Angel

Thompson on the Four Levels of Tradition

I started Thomas Thompson’s Origin Tradition of Ancient Israel.  On the back cover, I read the following summary of the book: “In this radical study, comparable to his work on The Historicity of the Patriarchal Narratives, Thompson provides a large-scale … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion

The Domestic Camel

One argument that I have read or heard many times is that the patriarchal stories are anachronistic because they present people riding on camels (e.g., Genesis 24:61; 31:17), when camels were not domesticated during the time of the patriarchs, the … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Religion