Denis Lamoureux’s conclusion to his series on biblical genealogies

Today we conclude the 6-part audio-slide series by Denis Lamoureux on biblical genealogies (part 1 is here). In this episode, Lamoureux summaries the main findings and conclusions of his previous episodes, namely how the genealogies of Jesus, the Patriarchs, and Adam function. He also reminds us of the “agenda” that drives him to make this series of slide [Read More...]

How to avoid biblical archaeology food fights: one archaeologist’s advice

This recent post by Steven Collins concerning the role of archaeology and the Bible (namely, the Old Testament) is worth looking at. I don’t endorse it completely, but I find what he has to say generally to be a good starting point. Read it for yourself and see what you think. Collins’s main issue is with [Read More...]

More on updating Yahweh: a possible way forward (Carlos Bovell part 2)

Today’s post is the second of two by Carlos Bovell (see first post and bio here) on how Israel’s understanding of God developed over time and what this says about God and how God speaks. In yesterday’s post, I made reference to Mark Smith’s book God in Translation: Deities in Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical [Read More...]

Did ancient scribes update Yahweh? Probably. (and that’s OK)

Today’s guest blogger is Carlos Bovell, whom many of you know from some previous posts here. Carlos is a graduate of Westminster Theological Seminary and The Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto. He is also the author of Inerrancy and the Spiritual Formation of Younger Evangelicals (2007), By Good and Necessary Consequence: A Preliminary Genealogy of Biblical Foundationalism (2009), an edited volume, Interdisciplinary [Read More...]

Archaeology and the Exodus Story as a “Mnemo-Narrative” (and no cracks about “finding mnemo” please)

Below is a half-hour video passed on to me a while back by an archaeologist friend of mine. It is of a lecture given by Israeli archaeologist Aren Maeir of Bar Ilan University. The lecture is entitled, “Can Archaeological Correlates for the Mnemo-Narrative of Exodus be Found?” I think I embed the video properly, but if not, [Read More...]


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