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The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE


2014.11.18 | Margreet L. Steiner and Ann E. Killebrew, eds. The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. 2,138 more words

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Engaging the Scriptures Geographically

I’m presenting at the Instructional Design & Learning Community conference on Friday at BYU on the topic of Engaging the Scriptures Geographically.  I’ll be drawing upon my published research on… 21 more words

Ancient Near Eastern Environmental Wisdom

An excellent article came out in the recent issue of BBR (24.3) by Sandra Richter from Wheaton College titled, “Environmental Law: Wisdom from the Ancients.” Sandra presents several counterpoints to the argument that Judaism and Christianity do not have environmental concerns at their core like polytheism and animism do. 289 more words

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Untidy endings in Erbil

In the way of all things, the end has come and I’ll be leaving Erbil tonight. I’m enjoying a last bit of crisp, sunny Kurdish autumn before I get a big wet smack in the face at Manchester, where heavy rain is forecast. 486 more words

Archaeology

New Article on Interpreter: I Will Write It in Their Hearts: Jeremiah 16; 23; 39; 31

I published a new article on Interpreter focusing on select chapters from the Book of Jeremiah.  The article is entitled “I Will Write It in Their Hearts: Jeremiah 16; 23; 39; 31… 72 more words

Power and Protection: the symbolism and significance of the griffin

A mythical, hybrid creature, the griffin has its origins in the art of the ancient Near East, where it assumed the role of guardian of the royal treasure. 432 more words

It's All Greek

"Creation and the Persistence of Evil" by Jon Levenson

Though published 1988, Jon Levenson’s “Creation and the Persistence Evil: The Jewish Drama of Omnipotence” still breaths invigorating and lively words into the hearts and minds of modern readers who seek to understand Yahweh in the ancient context of creation. 709 more words

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