Category Archives: Koran

Aram and Edom, Levitical Ministers, What’s God Want?

1. Benjamin Kedar, “The Latin Translations,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 309. “First one may mention those blunders of the translators that … Continue reading

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Crossley on Early Christianity’s Growth

In my post, Why Did Christianity Grow?, I discussed Philip Schaff’s explanations for the growth of early Christianity. Doug Ward and Steph recommended that I read Rodney Starks’ Rise of Christianity, and Steph also suggested James Crossley’s Why Christianity Happened. … Continue reading

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Other Higher Powers?

On Stephen Collins’ web site, there’s an interaction between Stephen and someone who wrote in his guestbook. Stephen Collins played the Reverend Eric Camden on 7th Heaven. “J.J.” writes the following: “I loved your show. How could you compromise like … Continue reading

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LXX’s Contemporizing, Sectarian Leaders, Fence Around the Law

1. Emanuel Tov, “The Septuagint,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 178. “In order that the subject matter of the translation should be … Continue reading

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The Anonymous Muslim

In my last post, Does Islam Believe Jews and Christians Are Saved?, I wrestled with what the Koran has to say about the eternal destiny of Jews and Christians.Outside of the text, I’ve encountered different perspectives. When I was in … Continue reading

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Does Islam Believe Jews and Christians Are Saved?

Does Islam believe that Jews and Christians are saved? That question has been in my mind as I’ve gone through the Koran. I’m not really in the mood to comb through everything I’ve read, so I’m lucky I found the … Continue reading

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Untranslated Passages, the Conquest, Hate the Sinner

1. Charles Perrot, “The Reading of the Bible in the Ancient Synagogue,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 144. “During the reading from … Continue reading

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Diverse Bibles, God’s Unforgiveness, Bad and Good Waters

1. Martin Jan Mulder, “The Transmission of the Biblical Text,” Mikra: Text, Translation, Reading and Interpretation of the Hebrew Bible in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, ed. Martin Jan Mulder (Peabody: Hendrickson, 2004) 101. “Kahle was moved to his criticism … Continue reading

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