More #StuffJesusNeverSaid

This is an interesting one, because in John 6, the source of the quote which is the basis for this reworked version, the meaning is probably “no one can come to me unless they find their way to me through the Scriptures they already have.” The point is that the hearers of Jesus were grumbling in [Read More...]

Pihta and Polemic in the Mandaean Canonical Prayerbook

Jorunn Buckley's paper at the ARAM conference on the Mandaeans focused on a series of prayers focused on the pihta, a special bread used in Mandaean ritual. There are references and allusions to other groups which are viewed as not making or eating the bread in an appropriate manner.   I think that CP357 is [Read More...]

Ezekiel 4:12 Cereal

Ask and you shall receive! After I suggested the idea in my last post, Jeff Carter kindly made this addition so as to offer a more comprehensively Biblical range of cereal choices: If you don’t get the joke, take a look at Ezekiel 4:9, which gives its name to a genuine range of products, and [Read More...]