Daily Archives: July 19, 2016

Ramblings on the Republican National Convention, Night 1

I watched some of the Republican National Convention last night. At first, it was rather sleepy.  As far as I can see, Willie Robertson and Scott Baio got scattered, tepid applause. Then Marcus Luttrell, a former Navy Seal, spoke, and … Continue reading

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The Story of Balaam: How Biblical Tradition Turned a Prophet of God into an Arch-Heretic

Originally posted on Is That in the Bible?:
In 1967, inscriptions written on a crumbled plaster wall were discovered during the excavation of Tell Deir ‘Alla in Jordan. Dated to the early 8th century BCE and written in a local…

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The Prelapsarian Christ

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
When the Word became flesh, he assumed, not human nature as originally constituted in Edenic innocence, but human nature as marked by sin and the curse of death—thus declare many modern theologians. The controlling images,…

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Beale-pagan temples

Originally posted on theoutwardquest:
G. K. Beale says that both texts and ruins from the ancient Near East portray temples as small models of either heavenly temples or of the whole universe. In yesterday’s post we saw how he understands…

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