Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

Does Boring Mean Historically-Accurate?

I was catching up on my reading of Nick Norelli’s “Bible in a Year” series.  On Numbers 7, Nick says the following: “Wouldn’t it have been so much easier to just say, ‘Each of the 12 tribes gave…’ rather than … Continue reading

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The Reliability of Memory and the Beloved Disciple As Eyewitness

In my latest reading of Richard Bauckham’s Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitness Testimony, Bauckham talks about the reliability of memory and the issue of whether or not the Gospel of John reflects eyewitness testimony. An argument that … Continue reading

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Nixon’s Civil Rights 14

On page 134 of Dean Kotlowski’s Nixon’s Civil Rights, we read that “The president knew that high crime rates made ghetto businesses risky ventures” (Kotlowski’s words), and President Richard Nixon referred to “how the first black supermarket complex in Delaware … Continue reading

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