Settlers of Canaan

OK, so somehow I had missed, until Jeff Carter and Jonathan Bernier drew it to my attention, that there is a game which is an authorized variation on Settlers of Catan, called…Settlers Of Canaan! I will keep an eye out for it at GenCon tomorrow. Of related interest, Minion Games has one called Kingdom of [Read More...]

Temple Mount Flyover

From SourceFlix. Since the area is a no-fly zone even when there isn’t war going on, this is a rather rare perspective. Sharing this video also gives me the chance to see whether issues I’ve had in the past have been resolved, now that the Patheos upgrade has finished. And so let me try embedding a YouTube [Read More...]

JC’s Pennies

Over the past few days, the above images have come to my attention on Facebook. Since they all relate to Jesus and money, I thought I would share them together and see what conversations emerge from allowing them to converge here.   [Read more...]

The History of Jerusalem’s Most Sacred Site

HT Christian Brady [Read more...]

N. T. Wright on Literalism

From Biologos HT JK Doyle [Read more...]

Temple Mount Today

Via Mystical Politics. Zoom in to see the details. [Read more...]

The Most Shocking Verse in Hebrews?

The most shocking verse in the Epistle to the Hebrews? No, I’m not referring to that verse near the end of the epistle where the author, apparently seriously, refers to having written “briefly.” I’m referring to Hebrews 10:19, which says “we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place.” I don’t think that Christians today, familiar [Read More...]

Gentiles and Crap

As we continued working our way through Hebrews today in my Sunday school class, the mention of the curtain (separating the holy place from the most holy place or “holy of holies”), and the lack of mention of the temple (the author focuses instead on the tabernacle), led us to a broader discussion of the [Read More...]

Remnants from the Jewish Temple?

An interesting story came to my attention via a Greek archaeology feed aggregator, which with a bit of help led me to a story from the Biblical Archaeology Society. If the results of carbon dating indicated in the article are correct, then cedar beams used in the Al-Aqsa Mosque were there long before its construction. [Read More...]

Jesus Clears the Temple

For those who appreciate atrocious puns as much as I do… [Read more...]

Jerusalem in the Mandaean Book of John and the Origins of Gnosticism

Mandaean texts like the Book of John make reference to Jerusalem quite often – more often than one would expect if this religion had its origins in Mesopotamia, and so the very attention given to Jerusalem provides important hints about the history and geographical movements of the Mandaeans. Here are links to the passages which [Read More...]


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