A Year of Naked Bible-osity

| June 27, 2009

It caught my attention last nigth that I’ve been writing this blog for a year now (hard to believe).† So, I decided to look up the stats for the year. The Naked Bible had 70,300 visits in its first year!† Thanks to those who stopped by to read! Technorati Tags: blog stats

Romans 5:12, Part 5: A Few More Replies to Replies

| June 27, 2009

Still doesn’t seem like the time to go into what I really want to (the “where do babies go when they die?” thing). I promise that will be the next post. But for now, some mop of further replies and questions seems best. Same format as last post. COMM: “You SEEM (I am leaving you […]

Romans 5:12, Part 4

| June 26, 2009

I’ve decided to respond to replies first before plowing ahead with the next installment of Romans 5:12. What follows are comments drawn from replies (COMM) and my response (MSH) or clarification. I’m only sticking to the germane material. That is, a lot of the comment I’m referencing misunderstands the idea of contingent immortality (it skips […]

Jewish Magic Bibliography

| June 25, 2009

Here’s a very nice 131 page bibliography on Jewish magical practices (all eras – biblical, the ANE background to the biblical, and later Judaism). Just came up on the ABZU blog. You say you’ve never heard of “Jewish magic”? Well, that’s what the bibliography is for. “Magic” (in ancient terms — not David Copperfield) is […]

More on Romans 5:12 (Part 3)

| June 23, 2009

Well, time to get back to Romans 5:12 and the “imputation” or “transmission” of Adam’s guilt to the human race. If you missed the previous post, I deny that Romans 5:12 teaches that Adam’s guilt was what was transmitted to humanity as a result of his sin. But, on the other hand, I affirm that […]