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William Hamblin

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William J. Hamblin is Professor of History at Brigham Young University (Provo, Utah, USA),
 specializing in the ancient and medieval Near East. He is the author of dozens of academic
 articles and several books, most recently, Solomon's Temple: Myth and History, with David 
Seely (Thames and Hudson, 2007). In the fall of 2010 his first novel was published (co-
authored with Neil Newell): The Book of Malchus, (Deseret Book, 2010). A fanatical traveler and photographer, he spent 2010 teaching at the BYU Jerusalem Center, and has lived in
 Israel, England, Egypt and Italy, and traveled to dozens of other countries. You can follow and
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An Enigmatic Mirror

The Divine "I AM": John 8:48-59

Jesus publicly spoke the I AM name of God, and claimed to be God, the I AM. For this, his critics picked up stones to execute him. Read More »

"Before Abraham Was, I Am": John 8:48-59

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Satan: Whose Father Is He?

Jesus and his opponents debate their spiritual identity as evidenced in actions and beliefs. Read More »

Jesus' Relation to the Father: John 8:21-30

Jesus emulates the Father in all things, and is thus the ideal disciple of the Father, whom the Father therefore sends to the world. Read More »

Light of the World: John 8:1-20

The Light who is Christ enlightens individuals, and radically transforms the nature of the very kosmos itself. Read More »

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Recent Articles

The Divine "I AM": John 8:48-59

Jesus publicly spoke the I AM name of God, and claimed to be God, the I AM. For this, his critics picked up stones to execute him. Read More »

"Before Abraham Was, I Am": John 8:48-59

Jesus makes a claim that triggers outrage and anger. Read More »

Satan: Whose Father Is He?

Jesus and his opponents debate their spiritual identity as evidenced in actions and beliefs. Read More »

Jesus' Relation to the Father: John 8:21-30

Jesus emulates the Father in all things, and is thus the ideal disciple of the Father, whom the Father therefore sends to the world. Read More »

Light of the World: John 8:1-20

The Light who is Christ enlightens individuals, and radically transforms the nature of the very kosmos itself. Read More »