Syriac E-Sources

| May 28, 2011

If there are any out there who like Syriac, this is pretty cool. I’m actually not one of them. I actually suggested that it be removed from my graduate program in favor of Akkadian and more Ugaritic. The reason is that languages and literature pre-dating or contemporaneous to the biblical Hebrew text are just more […]

Win an iPad and Back to Blogging

| May 27, 2011

Just to let you know – my novel, The Facade, is now available for hand-helds via the new VYRSO reader. Just click on the link below to get the reader and the book for 99 cents, and register to win an iPad! Hopefully this weekend I’ll be back to blogging. I have a hankering to […]

Camping Crackpottery Survey Update

| May 26, 2011

Contest voting is pretty tight, as the graphic shows. No sign of a clear consensus yet, so I’ll be leaving the survey live for a while yet.† Not sure if Harold Camping’s latest nugget of incoherence will sway voters, either. In case you haven’t heard you’re blessed, Camping responded to his rapture boo-boo by declaring […]

Harold Camping, Bible Crackpottery, and a Contest

| May 21, 2011

In honor of today’s blazingly stupid (and failed) rapture prediction by Harold Camping, I thought I’d coin a new term to use for Bible crackpottery.† I can’t decide between two alternatives. I was actually hoping he’d be right since I’ve been grading (mostly poor) student papers since Friday night. “Lord, Jesus, come quickly.” My mind […]

Regional SBL Papers

| May 16, 2011

[Note: For other posts on Mike’s work on the divine council, click here for the archive.] [Note to those who left comments on this post: I have fixed the bad link in the earlier post.] Here are my two regional SBL papers (keep in mind that in both I spent part of my time talking […]