(Apologies for my silence lately. I have been busier than I thought I would be with two recent speaking engagements and writing two articles. I will return to regular posting here very soon. 803 more words
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Another article of mine was published by Interpreter: A Journal of Mormon Scripture. “I Will Betroth Thee Unto Me in Righteousness: Hosea 1-3; 11; 13-14. 137 more words
The usual assumption, when we look back at ancient goddesses and gods and at their relationships and interactions, is that they model certain expected behaviors. Gods tend to rule the sky, and the sun, and their role in the fertility myths is, naturally, the active one, that of insemination. 909 more words
Editor’s Note: I (“SlimJim”) am away in a family trip and this is a pre-scheduled post. Responses will be delayed.
This is a wonderful book by an Old Testament professor who has done his doctoral dissertation related to ancient warfare. 636 more words