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”
Links to two recent pieces that appeared on TheTorah.com.
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”
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”
Check these out, comrades! Twitter user @bibhistctxt continues his series over at his blog on ancient Israelite origins in “Israelite Origins: Late Date Exodus.” The “late date” for the Exodus is sometime during the 13th century BCE, before 1207 and after 1270 or so.… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 11.2.18”
“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” Mark 1:11b, NRSV In my first post covering Jesus’ baptism I argued that the baptism Jesus underwent implied that he too needed to repent of his sins (Mark 1:4). Not only is… Continue Reading “Musings on Mark: The Baptism of Jesus (2) – Baptized in the Spirit”
The last post I did on “Evangelical Eisegesis” covered the Twitter ramblings of Greg Locke, the veritable gift that keeps on giving. Today’s post will cover a similar fountain of fallaciousness who I’ve briefly dealt with before on this blog: SJ Thomason. Thomason runs… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: SJ Thomason and “God’s Promises,” part 1″