Tags » Ancient Near East

It's His Story

I’ve been trying to finish my essay on the structure of the book of Genesis, but I keep running into the need to explain why I disagree with the mainstream academic belief about who wrote down these stories first.  547 more words

Stemmed Chalice

Stemmed cup or Chalice

Bactrian, 4th to 3rd Millenium B.C.

Calcite, Height: 9 3/4 inches, 24.5 cm


"Masculinities and Third Gender" by Ilan Peled

Ilan Peled. Masculinities and Third Gender: The Origins and Nature of an Institutionalized Gender Otherness in the Ancient Near East. Alter Orient und Altes Testament, Band 435.  888 more words


The Roundup: Intelligent Design, Talking to Kids about Gun Violence, and the Philistines

Crash Course Philosophy #11 – It’s been a while since I’ve posted about Crash Course Philosophy and so I’d like to resume till I’m all caught up. 233 more words


A Sin to Slave: How Slavery in the American South Was Incompatible with Covenant Code

The mention of slavery in the Bible often brings up images and notions of slavery from our more recent cultural past, which presents a stumbling block for many in coming to faith in Christ. 4,371 more words


"The Materiality of Magic" edited by Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer

Dietrich Boschung and Jan N. Bremmer (eds.). The Materiality of Magic. Morphomata Volume 20. Paderborn: Wilhelm Fink, 2015, pp. 443. 

In the last two decades, scholarship about magic has thrived; however, in the midst of everything, there has been little focus on the material aspect of magic. 1,444 more words