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December 19, 2007
Some Notes on Reading Hebrew (and Greek)
I taught Old Testament in Institute last semester, but we only did Genesis. I'll try...
December 11, 2007
The New Spanish LDS Bible
Some of you may have heard that the LDS Church has undertaken a massive project...
November 26, 2007
Notes from hither and yon
AHLDuke summarizes the SBL conference on his blog. I hear it was a good time....
November 09, 2007
My Margaret Barker Experience
I first heard about Margaret Barker seven years ago and have watched from the sidelines...
November 06, 2007
Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, and Various Near Eastern Texts
Two quick notes: Non-LDS scholar Peter Flint gave a lecture on the Dead Sea Scrolls...
October 24, 2007
Five Recommended books for Understanding the Old Testament
Five or so... First, a good Bible or two, meant for understanding and personal study....
October 23, 2007
Offenders for a Word
The classic Daniel Peterson/Stephen Ricks historical defense of LDS doctrine, Offenders for a Word, has...
October 17, 2007
A discussion I had recently with a friend of mine reminded me of one of...
October 17, 2007
LDS at SBL: Roll call
The annual Society of Biblical Literature conference will be held next month in San Diego,...
September 06, 2007
Ten Tidbits about the Old Testament
This post joins the previous ones of similar title on the New Testament and Book...
August 21, 2007
The Divine Council and its Doctrinal Implications: an EV-Mormon Discussion
Several months ago, I mentioned Mike Heiser's paper, " You've Seen One Elohim, You've Seen...
August 20, 2007
Ten Tantalizing Tidbits about the Book of Mormon
These aren't quite as tantalizing as TT's NT tidbits, but we don't have similar extra-scriptural...
August 13, 2007
Ten Tidbits about the NT
A friend of mine recently asked me to sketch out ten "provocative" axioms about the...
August 02, 2007
Is Jesus a God in the NT?
The short answer: not really. The long answer: There are two texts that might say...
July 07, 2007
The Song of Songs and Divine Eros
It might surprise many Christians to know that for nearly a millennium, the Song of...
June 19, 2007
Ancient Justification for Modern Practice
Kevin Barney's post over at BCC has me thinking about the ramifications of female Apostleship...
June 01, 2007
What is an Author?
As Mormons I think that we are deeply invested in authorial intent as the source...
May 14, 2007
A Case for the DH, Part III: No New Covenant (not in Exod 34, anyway)
The evidence and discussion in parts I and II are more than just academic exercises...
May 10, 2007
Enoch Pt.2: The Ancient Evidence
In the first post I briefly introduced the idea that there exists a textual tradition...
May 02, 2007
Enoch: A Case for Ancient Text Restored Pt.1
One of the most unique characters revealed to us in the latter days through new...
April 30, 2007
A Case for the Documentary Hypothesis, Part II: The Clincher
In part one of this post, I outlined "internal" reasons for dividing Exodus 34 into...
April 27, 2007
A Case for the Documentary Hypothesis, Part I: The Division of Exodus 34
HP's very recent post provides a good springboard for a discussion of the Documentary Hypothesis....
April 25, 2007
Except by Prayer…and Fasting!
There is a somewhat strange episode in the Gospel of Mark (okay, so all of...
April 17, 2007
Strange Bedfellows: Fundamentalism and Historical Criticism
Fundamentalist Christianity grew up around the turn of the 20th century, primarily as a reaction...
March 29, 2007
The Book of Mormon’s Contextual Vacuum
An interesting point made at school the other day has inspired me to rise, if...
March 19, 2007
Ugaritic! Huh! What is it good for?! Absolutely everything…
The texts from the city of Ugarit and the language they were written in (Ugaritic)...
March 13, 2007
The Talpiyot Tomb of Jesus: A Sober Assessment
Here's a link to an article on the Talpiyot tomb written by Jodi Magness of...
March 12, 2007
Polygamy in the Book of Mormon
It struck me the other day that the one place in the Book of Mormon...
March 09, 2007
A tentative list of general LDS biases in approaches to the Bible
Scholars have a tendency to operate on shorthand and stereotype whenever they feel like they...
March 08, 2007
The Incoherence of the Flood
It's been too long since I posted anything controversial so I guess I better start...
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