Where in the World is James McGrath?

The answer to the question is that I am finally back home in Indianapolis. But if you were hoping that I was going to tease you with photos from my travels, here are some for you to try to guess where I visited, which I think may stump you!     [Read more...]

The Tribes of Israel

Paul Davidson posted on the topic of the tribes of Israel, noticing that there is often evidence of a baker's dozen or so, and sometimes a shorter list than twelve. Here is a chart he made that seeks to list the tribes mentioned in various passages (click for a pdf with the details in readable [Read More...]

Schweitzer’s and Korngold’s Homes

Around Vienna one will see busts and statues of many famous people. But off the beaten path are homes where famous people – and people who deserve to be even more famous than they are – once made their homes.   Obscured by bushes in the photo above is a plaque indicating that Erich Wolfgang [Read More...]

Around Vienna

As one person guessed, I am in Vienna for the International Society of Biblical Literature conference. Here are some photos from around the city today:   Next to Beethoven's piano, in the building where he composed works such as the 5th symphony and Fuer Elise.     [Read more...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

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Around Sibiu

As at least one person guessed, I am currently in Sibiu, Romania. The photo above is of what is thought to be the oldest house in the city, dating from the 15th century. While I like the local food here, I particularly appreciated the “fried stuff maker” with the religious name in the photo below, [Read More...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

Another day, another place…     [Read more...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

OK, the last post asking where I was had too big a clue – the name of a city on the side of a hill! This one is from the same country, but a different place. I'll give you that, the photo of the winding road (which the BBC television show Top Gear said is [Read More...]

Where in the World is James McGrath?

I am traveling and I thought it would be more interesting to share photos and let you see if you can guess where I am. One of the photos contains a big clue if you spot it.   [Read more...]

Traveling and Blogging

I’ll be traveling again in the coming weeks. I have scheduled at least one blog post for every day that I’ll be away, and so you may not even notice the difference around here, other than that I may respond to comments at what seem like odd times of day. I’ll try to blog during [Read More...]

Butler University 2014 Israel Trip Movie Trailer

OK, so this movie trailer, made by one of the students who went on the trip, may be my new favorite movie… [Read more...]