One of the most significant characteristics of Second Temple Judaism is the wide variety of texts that circulated among different groups of Jews. We are accustomed to treating these documents in classes, based more on their transmission than their literary and theological characteristics. So we speak of Apocrypha, Pseudepigrapha, and Dead Sea Scrolls, designating in the first and last instance specific groups of texts collected in some way in Antiquity. Pseudepigrapha is a catch-all… Continue
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A summary of the interpretation of Genesis 1 and 2 by John Sailhamer as presented in “Genesis Unbound: A provocative new look at the creation account” (1997). What follows is a fairly lengthy introduction and overview of John Sailhamer’s book “Genesis Unbound” (1997).
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OCTOBER 15, 2015 BY Continue
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The Resurrection of Daniel 12:2 Fulfilled or Future?
This is the latest book from Don Preston and I just starting reading it tonight and was so knocked over by so many of the futurist fallacies exposed by Preston and decided to see if anyone else was reading it and like to chime in.
I'm only into @page 25 but the material presented by Preston is so devastating to the futurist view of… Continue
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Brian Godawa has recently joined our site and i'm very exciting about his contributions.
I have in the past purchased his books but mostly I'm proud of his
ability to interact with folks in Hollywood and i'm sure he has been subjected to many of their attacks.
Anyhow I wanted to point this out to my friends here and hope you'll' check out his site and what he has done in… Continue
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How do we know the Earth is older than literalistic readings of the Bible seem to imply?
Nicolas Steno (1638–1686), the Catholic bishop who formulated foundational principles in stratigraphy, paleontology, and even crystallography.
Geologists have been wrestling with this question for centuries,… Continue
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Discussion about Creation, Violence, and the God of the Old Testament with Iain Provan, author of the recent 'Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why it Matters.'
Thu, Sep 11, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM…
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This seems to be an interesting article concerning the on going discussion about Mr.Adam.
One of the questions raised by the evolutionary view of human origins is where, exactly to place Adam and the origin of the human race created in the image of God. Were there pre-Adamic humans? Are or were some “humans” (however we define human… Continue
Added by John on August 7, 2014 at 7:14pm —
Listen to Dr. Eric Cline talk about Noah (yes, the one who built an ark). We asked him about the biblical and ancient Near Eastern descriptions of Noah, and the claims by different teams that they’ve discovered Noah’s ark.
Dr. Cline is a professor of Classics, Anthropology, and History, & Chair of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at … Continue
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Nice little article by Ben Irwin showing once again problem passages in the Bible are not really a problem when read with a proper hermeneutic and understanding why the writers wrote the way they did.
"In other words, Genesis 1 reflects an ancient cosmology which we all know to be scientifically inaccurate. The earth is not a flat disc surrounded by a primeval ocean. There is no solid… Continue
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A closer look at one of the most enigmatic women in Genesis…
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The Jewish Roman World of Jesus: A Newly Designed Web Site
by James Tabor
The award-winning web site that I began back in 1993 called “The Jewish Roman World of Jesus” has had over 5 million “visits” over the past two decades. It is used by students and faculty colleagues alike in accessing original source materials related to the study of the historical Jesus, the New Testament,…
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If Americans Knew was originally founded by an American freelance journalist, Alison Weir* (read her full bio and articles), who traveled independently throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip in February and March of 2001. Ms. Weir found a situation largely the reverse of what was being reported by… Continue
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Seventh-day Adventists, now 17 million strong, 'inventive and prosperous' while still waiting for Second Coming.
(RNS) Over the past 150 years, Seventh-day Adventists have built one of Christianity’s most inventive and prosperous churches, all the while… Continue
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Many people assert that if God created everything, then He must have also created evil, too. Is this right? Is God ultimately to blame for all the suffering in the world? In this latest Come Reason podcast series, Lenny takes apart the claim that God must be the creator of evil and shows why such an objection cannot stand.
By Lenny Esposito…
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Free on Kindle: Why Trust Jesus? by Dave Sterrett
The last decade has shaken our trust in personal safety through terrorist attacks, school…
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