Category Archives: Biblica

Two Nations 1

I started Andrew Hacker’s Two Nations: Black and White, Separate, Hostile, Unequal.  I have the 1995 version, which includes reflections about the O.J. Simpson verdict.  An African-American friend a long time ago recommended this book to me to show me … Continue reading

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Psalm 114

For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied Psalm 114.  In this post, I’ll use as my focal-point vv 1-4, which say (in the King James Version): “(1.)When Israel went out of Egypt, the house of Jacob from a … Continue reading

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Van Seters on the Documentary Hypothesis

I continued through John Van Seter’s Abraham in History and Tradition while I watched Commander in Chief, which stars Geena Davis, Donald Sutherland, Zach from Saved by the Bell, Peter Coyote, Claire from Heroes (on one episode), and others. Lynette’s … Continue reading

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Avoiding a Suffering God; YHWH in the Underworld

Hi everyone! This will be a quick post. My home computer isn’t working, so I’m using one at the public library, and I only have 51 minutes left. So this will be fast! Anon15:5 and Elna: I read your comments, … Continue reading

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To Know the Good…

G. Reale, A History of Ancient Philosophy: The Systems of the Hellenistic Age, trans. John R. Catan (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1985) 60. There is nothing to which Plato, right down to the end of his life, … Continue reading

Posted in Biblica, Comps, Life, Religion, School

Moshe Weinfeld and Dtr in II Samuel 7

I’m writing a paper, and blogging is one way for me to organize my thoughts. The topic is biblical intertextuality, which is when one biblical text interacts with another biblical text. My professor recommended that I “discuss II Samuel [7], … Continue reading

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Tom Harpur’s “Christ Within”

I’ve been reading Tom Harpur’s The Pagan Christ (New York: Walker & Company, 2004), which argues that the “Christ myth” came from ancient Egyptian legends about Horus. Today, I don’t want to interact with that argument so much, except to … Continue reading

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Link on Neusner

I’m posting this link from Biblica because it may help me on my comps, so I want ready access to it: Neusner’s Theology of the Oral Torah, chapter 7

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