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God Creates, So Should We

The book of Psalms reminds us that our purest theology comes out in worship, in the creative expression of the believer. Humans are creative beings. Being Image bearers means that it is not only humanity that is creative, but God as well. 736 more words

Jewish Roots Of Christianity

Big in Ugarit

Ever wondered what people rocked out to in the Levant during the Bronze Age? Of course you have! Open Culture have posted an interesting wee article… 180 more words

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Ancient Israelite Zion Theology, Judeo-Christian Apocalypticism, and Biblical (Mis)interpretation

There is a long history of apocalyptic fervor in the Judeo-Christian tradition. These notions often gain intensity during moments of social or political strife. However, the peace and security some theological notions offer, if misinterpreted or misapplied, may potentially help precipitate crises and conflicts that upset the stability of civilized society. 117 more words

Wrapping-Up Petra

In only a few hours I am to get on a plane and begin the next phase of my adventures this summer. The last six weeks have blown by much faster than I can believe. 287 more words


Ancient Near Eastern Monographs

The Society of Biblical Literature’s Ancient Near Eastern Monographs are available as free pdfs.

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Bible Archaeology

Free Download: Lenzi & Stökl, Divination, Politics, & Ancient Near Eastern Empires

SBL has made the following volume available for free download here:

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Khirbet et-Tannur: A New Approach

Be sure to check out the fascinating work being done by Cale Staley, a graduate student in Religious Studies at the University of Iowa working in Digital Humanities research. 44 more words