Review of Candida Moss’s Book, The Myth of Persecution

| October 4, 2013

A book of this nature is a bit tangential to what I normally do on this blog, but this book has gotten a lot of recent attention. In fact, it’s own history is a good object lesson. When Moss’s book was published months ago, the popular media picked up on it right away since it […]

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, […]

Genesis 6:1-4 and Historical Christian Thought

| April 20, 2013

Ever wonder how folks like Aquinas, Luther, and Calvin thought about Genesis 6:1-4? This essay I came across today provides a decent overview. I’m thinking some readers will find it interesting. Technorati Tags: Aquinas, Calvin, Christianity, Genesis 6, Luther, nephilim, sons of God

Biblical Theology, Poverty, and Social Justice: Part 6

| February 26, 2013

Summarizing the Old Testament Material Fundamental Questions To this point in our social justice series we’ve tracked through the OT vocabulary for poverty and the poor. We supplemented the study of the vocabulary to include an article by J. Levenson about Israel’s state economy and the poor. Our goal was seeking answers to some fundamental […]

James Tabor’s Essay on Early Christianity’s View of Resurrection: A Review

| April 19, 2012

I have to this point confined my thoughts on the “Jesus Family Tomb” (Talpiot A) and the more recent adjacent tomb (Talpiot B) to my PaleoBabble blog, but my thoughts on James Tabor’s recent blog post entitled, “Why People are Confused about the Earliest Christian View of Resurrection of the Dead” seems to fit this […]