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"Hidden Riches" by Christopher B. Hays

Hays, Christopher B. Hidden Riches: A Sourcebook for the Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East. Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2014. 862 more words


Egypt to ‘Rebuild’ the Lighthouse of Alexandria, One of the Seven Ancient World Wonders

Egypt wants to rebuild the Pharos—the famous Lighthouse of Alexandria, which was one of the seven ancient wonders of the world. I’m not sure how they’re going to go about it, since the Mamluk Era Qaitbay Citadel currently occupies the relevant site. 60 more words


"A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible" by Ryan P. Bonfiglio

Bonfiglio, Ryan P. A Study Companion to Introduction to the Hebrew Bible. Second ed. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Fortress Press, 2014.

Written as a supplementary text to John Collin’s… 527 more words


Born In The Fury Of God

Born In The Fury Of God

A response to : 4. Homosexuals: Born that Way.

In chapter three of the book Fury of God by pastor Jeremy Lundmark we come to the account of Sodom and Gomorrah and the destruction of those cities found in Genesis chapter nineteen. 2,191 more words


New evidence for Jewish exiles found in clay tablets

Here’s a brief article by Mark Chavalas (University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse) about some clay tablets that reveal what life was like for Judeans exiled from their homeland by the Babylonians in the sixth century BC. 148 more words

Biblical Studies

Research Reading III

Tonight I thought I would share a little bit more of the Research Reading that I am doing to prepare for future wanderings.

Most of you already know that I am preparing for a trip this summer to participate in an archaeological dig at… 394 more words


The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature?

The Bible among the Myths: Unique Revelation or Just Ancient Literature? by John N. Oswalt. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2009.

Does the Israelite religion as portrayed in the Old Testament mirror the faith of its ancient Near Eastern neighbors, or is it unique and exceptional? 153 more words

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