Category: Ketuvim

Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #3 – Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nitocris

A look at a recent post by pop-apologist SJ Thomason on Belshazzar in the book of Daniel.

Two Recent Pieces at TheTorah.com

Links to two recent pieces that appeared on TheTorah.com.

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Paths of the Seas

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. The psalmist wrote,  You [i.e. Yahweh] have given them [i.e. humanity] dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under their feet, all sheep and oxen, and also… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Paths of the Seas”

Bart Ehrman: The Pseudonymous Authorship of Daniel

Bart D. Ehrman, Heaven and Hell: A History of the Afterlife (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2020), 120-121. The pseudonymous authorship…is a literary ploy used by authors to convince their readers that they know what was soon to happen, and so to provide comfort for them… Continue Reading “Bart Ehrman: The Pseudonymous Authorship of Daniel”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – “Behold Behemoth” (with Jackson Wheat)

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. When I was a child I was obsessed with dinosaurs. Our VHS copy of The Land Before Time received quite a workout, as did Dinosaurs! A Fun-Filled Trip Back in Time (featuring the adorable Fred Savage), as well as… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – “Behold Behemoth” (with Jackson Wheat)”

“They Pierced My Hands and Feet” – A Brief Reply to @Cato_37 on Psalm 22 and the LXX

Both of my readers know that I am a glutton for punishment. If I’m not wading into the waters of bad Christian apologetics or exegesis, then I’m drowning in the waters of bad atheist exegesis. Today’s post will be the former.  On Twitter I… Continue Reading ““They Pierced My Hands and Feet” – A Brief Reply to @Cato_37 on Psalm 22 and the LXX”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Light and Darkness

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. Next in Ray Comfort’s Scientific Facts in the Bible, the apologist asserts that Job 38:19 (“Where is the way to the dwelling of light?” [NKJV]) is speaking of the speed of light:  Man… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Light and Darkness”

The Weekly Roundup – 10.18.19

I am finally getting caught up with episodes of the New Testament Review, enjoying episode 23 on Richard Bauckham’s work on the hypothesis of Gospel communities and episode 24 on Judith Perkins’ The Suffering Self: Pain and Narrative Representation in the Early Christian Era.… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 10.18.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 9.27.19

Dr. Josh Bowen of the Digital Hammurabi duo released a video not too long ago explaining Daniel 9 in its historical context, specifically the 70 weeks. Many Christians see the text as a prophecy about Jesus but this doesn’t seem to be a natural… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 9.27.19”

The Weekly Roundup – 9.13.19

It’s back! The Weekly Roundup has returned from its hiatus since earlier this summer. Since I was responsible for the August 2019 Biblical Studies Carnival, I suspended work on the Roundup to prepare for that. But that has been submitted and so I’ll resume… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 9.13.19”