Moses, Sargon, and the Exposed Child Motif in Ancient Literature

| May 28, 2009

Here’s an interesting article that advanced students of the Old Testament should read and digest. Egyptologist Donald Redford traces what he calls the “exposed child” motif through ancient literature. By “exposed child” he means stories that have the elments of the Moses birth in them. Redford’s goal isn’t specifically to deal with the Moses story, […]

Abraham Was from Ur in Mesopotamia . . . Right?

| May 21, 2009

I don’t think so, and I’m in good company.† Why?† You’ll know that after reading this 1958 article by Cyrus Gordon, one of my favorite scholars: “Abraham and the Merchants of Ura.”† You’ll wonder why it’s been so overlooked. Technorati Tags: Abraham, Ur

Still Waiting on my Guest Canon Blogger

| May 21, 2009

No, I haven’t forgotten about the topic thread.† On to a real post now.

New Article on NT Canon

| May 18, 2009

Check out this post over on Evangelical Textual Criticism. The post describes an article in the most recent JETS issue on the NT canon problem. Technorati Tags: canon, canonicity, New Testament

How the New Testament Came Together

| May 13, 2009

That’s the title of a 28 page non-specialist introduction by a bona fide textual critic, Peter Head.† The Evangelical Textual Criticism blog has details on how to get it. Technorati Tags: New Testament, textual criticism