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Book Review: John J. Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination. Third Edition

Collins, John J. The Apocalyptic Imagination. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2016. 456 pp. Pb; $38.   Link to Eerdmans Along with Collin’s Between Athens and Jerusalem, The Apocalyptic Imagination is a popular introduction to the l...
by Reading Acts on Jul 23, 2016

Book Review: John J. Collins, The Apocalyptic Imagination. Third Edition

Collins, John J. The Apocalyptic Imagination. Third Edition. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2016. 456 pp. Pb; $38.   Link to Eerdmans Along with Collin’s Between Athens and Jerusalem, The Apocalyptic Imagination is a popular introduction to the l...
by Reading Acts on Jul 23, 2016

Journeys of 2015

Each year begins with a series of resolutions, plans and desires that can range from personal ambition in career goals and, why not, in our travel bucket list added. For 2015 Pound Travel comes with a list of proposed travel list that will conti...
by We care about your travel on Apr 21, 2016

Journeys of 2015

Each year begins with a series of resolutions, plans and desires that can range from personal ambition in career goals and, why not, in our travel bucket list added. For 2015 Pound Travel comes with a list of proposed travel list that will conti...
by We care about your travel on Apr 21, 2016

Journeys of 2015

Each year begins with a series of resolutions, plans and desires that can range from personal ambition in career goals and, why not, in our travel bucket list added. For 2015 Pound Travel comes with a list of proposed travel list that will continue...
by We care about your travel on Jun 11, 2015

Masada, Qumran and the Dead Sea

En route to Jerusalem, we stop at the famed site of Masada, along with Qumran, home of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and take a muddy dip in the Dead Sea.The post Masada, Qumran and the Dead Sea appeared first on The Traveling Scholar.
by The Traveling Scholar on Dec 8, 2014

Review, @degruyter_TRS “The Rewritten Scrolls from Qumran: Texts, Translation, and Commentary”

 The Dead Sea Scrolls, as a mystical object the majority of Jewish and Christian believers still ignore, is relatively new. As an object of study, newer still. Yet, in recent years scholars have paid more attention to the content of the scrolls more...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Oct 22, 2014

Matthew 5:27-30 Adultery and Lust

Jesus also extends the seventh commandment to include far more than sex outside of marriage. His method is generally the same as for murder in the previous section. It is not just the action of adultery that is the problem but the thought process beh...
by Reading Acts on Oct 4, 2014

Matthew 5:33-37 – “Let Your Yes, Be Yes!”

Oath taking was common in Jesus day, since it was permissible by the Mosaic Law (Deut 23:21-23).  An oath was pronouncing a curse upon one’s self if the truth was not spoken, or a promise is not fulfilled. The first century Jewish philosopher Phil...
by Reading Acts on Oct 4, 2014

Creating the Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5:1-2 Now when he saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them, saying… The Sermon on the Mount is the first of five sermons in Matthew.  Notice that the first and the...
by Reading Acts on Oct 1, 2014

Jesus in Nazareth – Announcing the End of the Exile

After his baptism and temptation, Jesus returns to his hometown of Nazareth where he attends a synagogue service. He is asked to read a portion of scripture from Isaiah 61. It is possible Jesus was allowed to choose the passage; it is not certain whe...
by Reading Acts on Sep 28, 2014

Dead See Scrolls

Despite her ability to overlook my obvious deficiencies, my wife has good eyesight. Last week she spotted an article carried by the Associated Press entitled “Dispute over ancient scrolls changes modern law.” Although many ancient documents (nota...

In the Mail: @DeGruyter_TRS “The Rewritten Scrolls from Qumran: Texts, Translation, and Commentary (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) “

Among the unknown Jewish writings that emerged from the caves of Qumran are five scrolls rewriting the Book of Joshua. The present volume offers a detailed analysis of these texts and explores their relationship with each other and other Second Templ...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Apr 7, 2014

Lenin Statues in the Lowlands

A short drive to the northeast of Amsterdam lies the town of Assen, capital of the Dutch province of Drenthe. Unlike many Dutch cities, it does not have a centuries-long history of art culture - at least not to the same extent as cities like Amsterda...
by Amsterdam City Blog on Mar 22, 2013

Insert Pun about the Virgin Birth – My take

First, it begins here with comments by Dr. Francesca Stavrakopoulou, an expert in the Hebrew bible. T. Michael Law, the expert in the Greek Old Testament, known in the heavenly tongue as Septuagint, weighs in about the mistranslation part. Mark Go...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Dec 20, 2012

The Nash Papyrus Online

The Cambridge Digital Library has published The Nash Papyrus online.  This is a famous fragment containing the Ten Commandments and the Shema. This document was discovered in 1898 and likely dates to 150-100 B.C. F. C. Burkitt described the text i...
by Reading Acts on Dec 14, 2012

Interview with Prof. Lawrence Schiffman (@LHSchiffman) on “Outside the Bible”

Prof. Lawrence Schiffman talks with Rabbi Barry Schwartz, JPS Director, about his role as Editor of Outside the Bible, a groundbreaking JPS anthology of second temple literature to be released in 2013. You can find Dr. Schiffman’s site (and blo...
by The Church of Jesus Christ on Nov 26, 2012

Mooched from Bookmooch - IMM #6

Weekly meme from The Story Siren The idea is to post the books you got this week, whether you bought them, got them as a gift, from the library, or received them to review. Another book from Bookmooch. This was from a generous giver from Singapo...
by ..:bookish mind:.. on Oct 22, 2012

Mooched from Bookmooch #5

Another book from Bookmooch. This was from a generous giver from Singapore. When I saw this book, I just couldn't let it pass. Even though it 's old, I still like it^^*...
by ..:bookish mind:.. on Oct 20, 2012

Dead Sea Scrolls by A. Powell Davies & Library Books - IMM (6)

Weekly meme from The Story Siren The idea is to post the books you got this week, whether you bought them, got them as a gift, from the library, or received them to review. Another book from Bookmooch. This from a generous giver from Singapore...
by ..:bookish mind:.. on Oct 9, 2012


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