Category: Ketuvim

Three of My Favorite Renditions of Psalm 23

Despite the rather reductionistic takes from some of my atheist brethren, the Bible contains some rich and beautiful texts. One of them is Psalm 23, a song with which most people are familiar, at least in the Christian West. Though attributed to David, Israel’s… Continue Reading “Three of My Favorite Renditions of Psalm 23”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Clay Under a Seal

Does Job 38:12-14 refer to the earth’s spin on its axis?

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”