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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
 discuss "An Enigmatic Mirror" on Facebook.

An Enigmatic Mirror

Jesus at the Festival of Sukkot, Part 2: John 7:25-53

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Jesus at the Festival of Sukkot, Part 2: John 7:25-53

Jesus' ancestry and birthplace are superseded by his relationship to the Father. Read More »

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Jesus feeds the crowds, thus placing himself in the role of the prophet-like-Moses. Read More »

The Word: Commentary on John 1:6-18 (Part 2)

John is creating suspense for the readers, leaving them wondering until the final revelation of the identity of the divine Word. Read More »

An Enigmatic Mirror: An Introduction

The goal of a pilgrimage into a sacred text is to mentally and spiritually travel toward the sacred as described in those texts. In this column, I plan to make some textual pilgrimages through ancient texts. Read More »

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