Daily Archives: December 9, 2013

A Curious Mix of Confidence and Low Self-Esteem

Originally posted on Finding Truth:
Since leaving Christianity, I’ve had time to reflect on why some people leave their faith when confronted with issues and why others stay. The reasons are quite varied, of course. And a large part of…

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On Reading in the Roman World: A Key Book

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
In the course of working up a commissioned article on the reading of texts in early Christianity, I’ve come across a work that I confess I hadn’t known of before, but that deserves…

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The Final Days 2

On page 73 of The Final Days, by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, we read the following about Judge Sirica: “Sirica entered.  He didn’t like dramatic courtroom confrontations, and he expected one this afternoon.  His nerves were getting to him.” … Continue reading

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First Bible of the Church: A Plea for the Septuagint, reviewed

Originally posted on Words on the Word:
For the New Testament authors, the original text, that is, the text they drew on, was primarily the Septuagint. To make up the first part of the Bible which has the New Testament…

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