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...]

Is the Bible Better in the Original Klingon?

IO9′s article on dramatic works that should be performed in sci-fi languages reminded me of an activity I did once in a class on religion and sci-fi, getting students to “translate” (in actual fact, imagine they are explaining) a passage from the Bible or other Scriptures to someone from another planet. It provides an interesting [Read More...]

Veganism in Bible Times

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The Shadow Bible

A commenter on a recent post mentioned the experience of highlighting substantial parts of a work by Nietzsche while working on an essay. Years later, he found the text and tried reading those parts he hadn’t highlighted, to see what was in the sections that he didn’t find significant at the time. He then went [Read More...]

Pete Rollins on Cutting the Bible

Pete Rollins has an excellent post on cutting the Bible (without anyone noticing). Here’s a sample that I considered particularly poignant: There have been various attempts by the liberal tradition within Christianity to remove parts of the Bible that they don’t agree with (e.g. the Jefferson Bible), something that conservative Christians have vehemently attacked. However [Read More...]

September 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival – Early Edition

Due to a truly impressive amount of blogging about matters related to the Bible, I have decided to offer an early edition of the September 2011 Biblical Studies Carnival, which provides a round-up of posts from August 2011. Here is a carnival featuring the posts from the first half of this month. I have tried [Read More...]


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