Important Archaeological Finds—- Do Tel

650 lines of cuneiform text, recording Esarhaddon's vassal treaty! This really is important for biblical studies, Deuteronomy especially, but any other discussions of Israel's covenant as well. Tell Tayinat is in southeastern Turkey. to Bill Arnold for this one. … [Read more...]

CKB is Gone to Glory

Several years ago, I went back to my alma mater, the University of Durham to give some lectures and to see my old mentor  C.K. Barrett.  This is the picture I took in his house in Pity Me, a little village outside of Durham. It was the last time I saw him.  This morning an alert student told me that Jimmy Dunn announced his passing.Here is the notice from Jimmy----"Hi everyone. You will be saddened to hear that Kingsley Barrett, my predecessor, died last night (6.30 pm, 26.08.11) - aged … [Read more...]

The Serkis Comes to Town— Gollum Goes Ape, and Has Hobbit News

All seems to be well with The Hobbit movie production.  Both Orlando Bloom and Stephen Fry are in Wellington filming for The Hobbit movie and there have been plenty of sightings.We look forward to another video blog from Peter Jackson, which we suspect will be released in the next couple months.  He has yet to disappoint with these.Rise of the Planet of the Apes opened this weekend, which features Hobbit actor, Andy Serkis, who played the character Caesar, which was also a m … [Read more...]

Down with the Syndrome

This is a grace-filled rap video about the friendship of several Christian guys with a Downs Syndrome mate. Check it out. … [Read more...]

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Hoaxes Ancient and Modern— Hurtado Once More

Hoaxes from the Past (that Keep on Re-appearing) larryhurtado | August 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm | Categories: Uncategorized | URL: awaiting more bookshelves for my office move, another book from the past that is worth knowing about:  Famous Biblical Hoaxes, or, Modern Apocrypha, by Edgar J. Goodspeed (1931, reprinted 1956).  Goodspeed was a shining star of NT scholars in the University of Chicago, and among the most important (if not the most important) American N … [Read more...]

Eerdmans Post on the new Philippians Commentary

“Philippians Revisited: Higher Up and Further In” by Ben Witherington III August 9, 2011 in Authors, Background Studies, Biblical Studies, Commentaries | Tags: Apostle Paul, Asbury, Ben Witherington, New Testament, Pauline epistle, Philippi, Philippians, rhetoric, rhetorical analysisBen Witherington IIIBen Witherington III, Amos Professor of New Testament for Doctoral Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary, has written many socio-rhetorical commentaries on New Testament books — inc … [Read more...]

Hurtado on Books Worth Reading

Books Old(er) and Still Worth Knowing by larryhurtado on August 9, 2011 I’m moving office in New College, and this means packing up my books.  As it will be a smaller office, this also means down-sizing my book-collection.  In the process of having to make such decisions, one comes across books read long ago but still very much worth noting (and some acquired but never read!).  Here are just a few gems that today’s students in NT/Christian Origins should know (and know first-ha … [Read more...]

The True Confessions of Neon Deion

He was a remarkable athlete at Florida State, an even more remarkable athlete as a pro footballer who played for five different teams, helping most of them win championships, and this weekend he was inducted into the Hall of Fame.   What you may not know about 'Prime Time' is that he is and has been a devout Christian.   So it was no surprise when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame this week in Canton Ohio that he gave all honor and glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.  And then he thanked about 10 … [Read more...]