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October bargain list

This month’s list, in our series of bargain books, contains titles in the areas of philosophy, classics, archaeology and ancient near east, Judaica, and other assorted books.   24 more words


Microview: "Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament" by John Walton

John Walton’s Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament is an introductory look comparing the thought and worldview of ancient near eastern societies (Egyptians, Mesopotamian, etc.) to the worldview of the Bible. 368 more words


Why Christians Should Read (and Take Seriously) the Book of Deuteronomy

As a student of Biblical Studies, I constantly grapple with the question of how this thing called the Bible fits into a modern context. Inevitably, when studying an ancient religious text that is followed by millions around the world today, one cannot stay confined to the historical realm, but rather must confront issues pertaining to the Bible today. 747 more words


Parashat Bereishit - Dualities of Creation, Dualities of Man

בְּצֶלֶם אֱ׳לֹהִים בָּרָא אֹתוֹ

Sefer Bereishit starts out by depicting ‘א’s creation of existence, a depiction that has come under attack from a number of perspectives. 1,387 more words


Semi-functional alcohologist

Archaeologically things are at a bit of a low ebb in Erbil. I’ve been back on site for three days since the end of the Eid holiday. 483 more words


Blogging through The Lost World of Scripture: Proposition 1

The Lost World of Scripture: Ancient Literary Culture and Biblical Authority

By John H. Walton and Brent D. Sandy

I must say that when I received a copy of this title from the always-generous folks at IVP, I was excited. 667 more words


Free from SBL: C. L. Crouch, Israel & the Assyrians: Deuteronomy, the Succession Treaty of Esarhaddon, & the Nature of Subversion

SBL Publications has a list of titles available for free download on this page. Because you’re interested in Deuteronomy and its composition and ideological function, you’ll be particularly excited to see the inimitable Carly Crouch’s… 192 more words

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