Shai Held on Reading the Bible Selectively and Morally

Darrell Pursiful shared excerpts from and a link to an article by Shai Held on the use of the Bible in Judaism. The same points could be made for any religious tradition with a sacred text of key importance. Here’s a sample: The world is not divided between those who read selectively and those who [Read More...]

Discussion Continues about New Testament Study, Languages and Methods

Here are some posts that are part of or relate to the ongoing discussion of the essential languages and tools for New Testament Study. Daniel Streett posted about the difference between reading a language fluently and being able to translate it word for word. Anyone who has learned to speak a modern language fluently will [Read More...]

Quote of the Day (David Miller)

Science was the best vehicle for determining whether Galileo was right. Church leaders who feared the crumbling of their Aristotelian theologies were not the best persons to make such a determination. Likewise, the discipline of history is the best vehicle for determining the historicity of Adam and Eve. Church leaders who fear the crumbling of [Read More...]

Sooner or Later It Comes Down To Faith

In one of my classes, after discussing a number of difficulties and issues related to the creation stories in Genesis, a student chimed in that sooner or later one simply has to have faith. I didn’t disagree, but instead asked: What sort of faith, and faith in what? We had already read part of Paul [Read More...]

The Weirdest Bible Translation Ever?

The blog On The Main Line recently had a post entitled “The weirdest Bible translation ever.” Can you guess which one the author had in mind? No, it isn’t the Klingon Bible. It is The Orthodox Jewish Bible: Tanakh and Orthodox Jewish Brit Chadasha by Phillip E. Goble. You can take a look at it [Read More...]

Discussion of Languages and New Testament Study around the Blogosphere

The discussion of which languages you need for New Testament study seems to have gone viral. Here are links to those who have chimed in since I wrote my own post on the subject: James Crossley Chris Brady Duane Smith Larry Hurtado (twice) BW16 (twice) Jim West Matthew R. Malcolm See also Mike Kok’s contribution [Read More...]

Breaking News: Jesus Christ Files Lawsuit Against GOP For Slander

The Freewood Post reports the following: Jesus Christ filed a lawsuit today in the New York Supreme Court against the Republican National Committee for what he is calling “egregious misrepresentation of his statements and image.” One of the attorneys representing Christ had this to say: “For years Republicans have proclaimed their love for and loyalty [Read More...]

Call for Papers: Histories of the End

Via Deane Galbraithe: Call for papers: Histories of the End In 2012 Relegere will publish a special issue dedicated to reception histories of the end times, however they might be imagined, in religious contexts. We welcome reception histories not only of Christian imaginaries of the book of Revelation, but also of the end of days in [Read More...]

Who Said That? Captain America vs. 2 Corinthians

I just spotted a news article at IO9 about the fact that the majority of respondents to a survey attributed the following quote to Captain America: “We often suffer, but we are never crushed. Even when we don’t know what to do, we never give up.” That’s 2 Corinthians 4:8 in the translation of the [Read More...]

The World’s Most Valuable Book?

Via Joe Carter on Google+ [Read more...]

Skepticism Around the Blogosphere

I began this post wanting to share the news that the forger of the lead codices has admitted that they are fakes – but David Elkington is claiming that his are real. See Steve Caruso’s, Joel Watts’, Jim Davila’s and Tom Verenna’s posts on the subject for all the details. Elsewhere in the skeptical blogosphere, Joe Felsenstein [Read More...]


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X