Registration for Next MEMRA Module Now Open

| November 26, 2010

I am offering three courses in the next module of my online institute. More will come later in 2011. Registration ends on December 27. To register for the next module, go to the registration page. To see what other courses will be offered in subsequent modules, go to the calendar page. Just a heads up […]

The Plural Elohim of Psalm 82: Gods or Men?

| November 26, 2010

[Note: For other posts on Mike’s work on the divine council, click here for the archive.] At last week’s annual ETS (Evangelical Theological Society) meeting I read two papers. The first was entitled. “What Is / Are (an) Elohim?“† It dealt with why the reality of other gods (plural elohim) is not a threat to […]

Thoughts on ETS and SBL

| November 26, 2010

Well, the annual meetings are history. I’m glad, too. I don’t do much traveling since I can’t say I enjoy it much. But it’s nice to connect with scholar-friends I see only once a year and to hear (for the most part) some interesting papers. Now for some random thoughts and recollections. ETS (Evangelical Theological […]

Back from the Annual Meetings, Back to Blogging Soon

| November 25, 2010

Just a note that I’m back after a week of conferences. Among the organizations holding meetings this past week were the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), the Near East Archaeological Society (NEAS), the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR), the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR), and the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). Then Thanksgiving was upon […]

Amos 9 and Acts 15

| November 6, 2010

This case is a fascinating one, as I am sure you all know now.† Opinion on the questions I posted varied in the comments: 1. What would you assume the “booth” or “tabernacle” of David is, referred to in v. 11? * some saw a structure here; others saw David’s dynasty or household. 2. What […]