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- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- More on Christ in the Rig Veda (With a Question Mark)
- Scrooge v. Ghost of Christmas Present on the Sabbath
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson
- Chapters 38-39 of The Stand
- Booker T. Washington's Approach in a Nut-Shell
- Did Adam and Eve Have the Holy Spirit?: "The Conflict of Adam and Eve with Satan"
- "Take Away Our (Bent or Desire?) to Sinning"
- Book Write-Up: Rewire Your Heart, by David Bowden
- 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
- Church Write-Up about Romans 5-6, Tension, and Witnessing, and Book Write-Up about the IVP Reformation Commentary on Joshua, Judges, and Ruth
Monthly Archives: May 2011
I’m rereading Philip Davies’ Scribes and Schools. Here are three items: 1. On pages 63-64, Davies argues that scribal activity continued in Judah during the exile—since “Taxes, records, and correspondence were still needed”—but that the scribes in Judah were overwhelmed … Continue reading
I’ll be leaving for New York City today, since I’ll be taking my Hebrew Bible comprehensive examination tomorrow. I’m hoping that my books and notes will fit into my backpack! Yesterday, I took a particular approach to studying: I researched … Continue reading
In this post, I’ll be going through Jon Levenson’s The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism and highlighting passages that stood out to me. 1. On pages 17-18, Levenson says that there is continuity and discontinuity between the … Continue reading
I’m reading Jon Levenson’s The Hebrew Bible, the Old Testament, and Historical Criticism. If I wanted my friends and relatives outside of the realm of academic biblical studies to understand me better, I’d give them this book—or some variation of … Continue reading
At church this morning, the sermon was good. It was about loneliness, and how Jesus Christ lives inside of us. As the hymn by the Gaithers goes: “Because he lives, I can face tomorrow. Because he lives, all fear is … Continue reading
In this post, I’ll be looking at Tryggve Mettinger’s discussion of critiques of Sigmund Mowinckel in In Search of God. A significant element of Sigmund Mowinckel’s interpretation of the Psalms was the autumn New Year’s festival, which was about the … Continue reading
My Hebrew Bible comp is rapidly approaching. I have read a lot of books over these past five months, as my regular readers know. But I have also read some book reviews. This afternoon, I was reading Sam Wheeler’s review … Continue reading
I finished Frank Crusemann’s The Torah: Theology and Social History of Old Testament Law. In this post, I’ll talk some about Crusemann’s dating of what he calls “The Priestly Writing”. On page 301, Crusemann states regarding P: “A picture of … Continue reading
For my weekly quiet time this week, I’ll be blogging about Psalm 26 and its interpreters. Psalms like this used to give me problems because the Psalmist appears to be so self-righteous in them. And they appear to give others … Continue reading
I’m continuing my way through Frank Crusemann’s The Torah: Theology and Social History of Old Testament Law. I have three items from today’s reading. 1. Crusemann highlights the role of the am ha-aretz (the people of the land) in promoting … Continue reading