Camels in the Bible on Hump Day

| February 12, 2014

It’s Wednesday and, wouldn’t you know it, someone sent me a link to the following article: “Will Camel Discovery Break the Bible’s Back?” In case you’re not up on the problem of camels for the Bible (shame on you), here’s an excerpt: “. . . a scientific report [has] establish[ed] that camels, the basic mode […]

Doing Archaeology Without the Bible?

| October 15, 2013

The ASOR (American Schools of Oriental Research) blog by archaeologist Steven Collins entitled, “Has Archaeology Gone Overboard in Throwing Out the Bible?” It’s an interesting take on the tense and terse relationship between biblical maximalists and minimalists. For those unacquainted with the terminology, see here for an older post of mine (and its links). The […]

Why Should You Care About the Septuagint?

| July 22, 2013

Here’s one answer. The link leads to the Oxford University Press website and points to a new book on the LXX. But it also contains a good overview answer to the question that I’d recommend to readers. Here’s a related answer that I wrote for Bible and Spade in 2010. Technorati Tags: Christianity, early church, […]

Why Sodom and Gomorrah are Not Located at Tall al-Hamman

| March 4, 2013

Todd Bolen at the Bible Places blog begins his post on this ¬†issue this way: “The proposal that Sodom has been found on the northeastern side of the Dead Sea has been around for a decade or so, but with the publication of an article by Steven Collins this month it will receive the widest […]

History, Archaeology, and Faith

| February 15, 2013

The Bible Places Blog (BPB) draws our attention to a new book edited by James K. Hoffmeier and Dennis R. Magary entitled, Do Historical Matters Matter to Faith?: A Critical Appraisal of Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Scripture. It looks like a quality resource. It’s focus is on how biblical historicity matters for inspiration and […]