Daily Archives: August 27, 2011

Psalm 39

For my weekly quiet time this week, I will blog about Psalm 39. The Psalmist does not want to sin with his tongue, which perhaps means that he is afraid that he will open his mouth and curse God, or … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Psalms, Religion, Weekly Quiet Time

Cohen on Converts’ Status and Timothy’s Circumcision

I finished Shaye Cohen’s The Beginnings of Jewishness: Boundaries, Varieties, Uncertainties.  In this post, I will talk about Chapter 10, “Israelite Mothers, Israelite Fathers: Matrilineal Descent and the Inequality of the Convert”, and Appendix D, “Was Timothy Jewish?” 1.  Chapter … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Rabbinics, Religion