Daily Archives: November 30, 2015

Book Write-Up: The Chosen People, by A. Chadwick Thornhill

A. Chadwick Thornhill.  The Chosen People: Election, Paul and Second Temple Judaism.  Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. In the New Testament, there is talk about election and God choosing people before the foundation of … Continue reading

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65. Does the Giraffe’s neck infer intelligent design or evolution?

Originally posted on 500 Questions about God & Christianity:
As we’ve seen, nature’s extremes can yield clues about whether evolution, or intelligent design, best explains the design choices we observe in nature. The long neck of the giraffe is no exception,…

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Pseudepigrapha Saturday: Treatise of Shem (Belated Edition)

Originally posted on The Biblical Review:
Generally I post Pseudepigrapha Saturday on Saturdays. Unfortunately, due to the business of #AARSBL15 and thanksgiving time, I have been unable to post it. Well, now I present you with the exclusive “Belated Edition”…

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Book Review (part 5: Pseudepigraphy) – ‘Neither Jew nor Greek’ by James D.G. Dunn

Originally posted on The Dustin Martyr Blog:
This is the fifth installment of my recap/review of Dunn’s newest volume, Neither Jew nor Greek. After finishing up his discussion on introductory issues regarding the four Canonical Gospels, Dunn turns to the remaining NT…

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“Jewish” and “Hellenistic” in Recent Scholarship on Christian Origins

Originally posted on Larry Hurtado's Blog:
In some recent studies of early expressions of Jesus-devotion, there are some issues that need clarification.  One of these recent studies is Iesus Deus:  The Early Christian Depiction of Jesus as a Mediterranean God, by…

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