Ancient smugglers


My next reading project will be Mathias Henze’s Mind the Gap: How Jewish Writings between the Old and New Testament Help Us Understand Jesus. I haven’t read the book though. And I am not ready to start this week.

So I am going to make a few posts about odds and ends.

When I was in Nashville last month, I took some of my grandchildren to the Frist Center where there was an exposition of Roman artifacts from the British Museum. The Brits were about to close down the exhibit because they were afraid construction work there would endanger some of the artifacts.

When I came home I went over to the British Museum’s website just to look around. One of the things I found there was this interesting and well-written article: Trade and contraband in ancient Assyria.

The author, Mathilde Touillon-Ricci, has been reading old Assyrian clay tablets…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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