Daily Archives: May 1, 2011


I really enjoyed church this morning.  The sermon was about the story of Doubting Thomas in John 20.  The pastor said that it’s unfortunate that Thomas got that nickname, since Thomas was willing to go with Jesus to Jerusalem and … Continue reading

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Tigay on the Cherem

In this post, I will talk about Jeffrey Tigay’s Excursus 18 in his Jewish Publication Society commentary on Deuteronomy, entitled “The Proscription of the Canaanites”.  The issue is this: In Deuteronomy 7:1-2; 7:16; and 20:15-18, God commands the Israelites to … Continue reading

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Starting Lemche’s Prelude to Israel’s Past

I started Niels Peter Lemche’s Prelude to Israel’s Past.  I have two items: 1. The first item concerns anachronisms in the Hebrew Bible.  Genesis 11:31 says that Abraham came from “Ur of the Chaldeans”, which is not an accurate description … Continue reading

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