Noah: Not Happily Ever After

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Jon Stewart offers an insightful treatment of some Christians’ reactions to the Noah movie. [Read more...]

Inspired by the Flood Story

The above featurette about the making of the ark for the upcoming movie Noah has gotten me much more excited about the movie than I was before. It is not the first adaptation of the flood story to take creative license. That is, in actual fact, what the Bible’s flood story did with earlier versions. [Read More...]

On the Biblical Cutting Room Floor

What else can you imagine being found on the cutting room floor of the Bible's editors?   [Read more...]

The Sequel to Noah

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The Bible and Time Travel

I was thinking recently that it would be fun to teach a class, whether about the Bible or history more generally, which approached it through stories about time travel to various times and places, and then looked at the actual historical sources. A few recent posts on blogs I read intersected with this, bringing the [Read More...]

The J Source

Students are regularly confused because “J” is the abbreviation for the Yahwist source, resulting from the spelling in German and the fact that the Documentary Hypothesis originated in German-language scholarship. And so that, differences in spelling, pronunciation of letters, and the challenges many have when they need to pronounce Biblical names and words, all seem [Read More...]

The Solid Sky

Hector Avalos has a lengthy and detailed post about the solidity of the sky – the “firmament” – in ancient Israelite thinking, as found reflected in the Bible. Click through to read it, especially if you are not aware of how this provides overwhelming evidence that so-called Biblical literalists in fact pick and choose what [Read More...]

Eve: The Motion Picture

From Saturday Night Live, via Hemant Mehta. What struck me most was the parental nature of God as depicted in the sketch. Disobedience wasn't something surprising, and Eve is not told “Get out of this house, you disobeyed my rules” or something authoritarian like that, but rather than she was going to need to move [Read More...]

Reading Genesis With Ancient Eyes

John Walton discusses the interpretation of Genesis’ creation stories. HT Allan Bevere [Read more...]

Fruit or Vegetable?

I thought this cartoon by Chris Bambrough was worth sharing. I think it is the first one I have ever seen focused on the creation of the tomato!   [Read more...]

Genesis and Other Storytelling

The day before yesterday, I learned that a friend of mine had previously interviewed Tony Banks and chatted with other members of the band Genesis, of which he is a huge fan. Yesterday, the Genesis album The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was the focus of an article that came to my attention in The [Read More...]


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