Denis Lamoureux on Biblical Genealogies

| February 24, 2014

Over at the Patheos blog, Pete Enns has been posting about this short video series by Denis Lamoureux. You’ll recall that Dr. Lamoureux was one of the contributors to the 4 Views on the historical Adam book. His position was “no historical Adam.” He’s an evolutionary creationist. I think many of you will find this […]

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 […]

Archaeology and the Israelite Exodus from Egypt

| April 19, 2011

As Passover approaches, we will get the obligatory articles (usually written by devoted skeptical journalists) about “the real truth” behind Passover (and Easter, of course). The article you’ll find at this post over at Todd Bolen’s Bible Places blog isn’t of that stripe. Still, it’s pretty unsatisfying. The author of the article is Stephen Rosenberg […]

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