Category: Ketuvim

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”

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

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. So far in our examination of Ray Comfort’s Scientific Facts in the Bible[1] we have observed that Comfort has been wrong on just about everything. Not only is his exegesis of biblical texts… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Lightning and Light”

Jonah and the…

The story of Jonah found in the book which bears his name is one of the best known in all the Hebrew Bible. Unwilling to warn the Assyrian capital of Nineveh of coming judgment, Jonah stows away onto a ship that is going the… Continue Reading “Jonah and the…”

Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #2 – Daniel 9:24-27 – An Interpretation

Part 1 – Daniel vs. History Part 2 – Daniel 9:24-27 – An Interpretation Part 3 – Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nitocris In this series we are exploring the claim made by pop-apologist SJ Thomason in her post “Did Daniel the Prophet Accurately Predict the Timing… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #2 – Daniel 9:24-27 – An Interpretation”

Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #1 – Daniel vs. History

Part 1 – Daniel vs. History Part 2 – Daniel 9:24-27 – An Interpretation Part 3 – Belshazzar, Nebuchadnezzar, and Nitocris “Fulfilled prophecies are what distinguish the Bible from other holy texts and are evidence of direct revelations by God.” – SJ Thomason.1 In a… Continue Reading “Evangelical Eisegesis: A Dalliance with Daniel #1 – Daniel vs. History”

The Weekly Roundup – 11.2.18

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”

Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Hanging on Nothing

To see other posts in this series, please go to the series’ page. In the previous installment of “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers” you were introduced to Ray Comfort and his book Scientific Facts in the Bible. As we saw in that post, his first example… Continue Reading “Invasion of the Bible Snatchers: Ray Comfort’s ‘Scientific Facts in the Bible’ – Hanging on Nothing”

Pete Enns on Ecclesiastes

Old Testament scholar Pete Enns recently did a podcast episode on his The Bible for Normal People where he discussed the curious book of Ecclesiastes. Enns doesn’t shy away from the rather bleak outlook on life that Ecclesiastes seems to present. Life is absurd so… Continue Reading “Pete Enns on Ecclesiastes”

Pixels and Papyrus on the Identity of Behemoth

I grew up a Young Earth Creationist who believed, among other things, that humans and dinosaurs walked the planet together. They were probably even on Noah’s ark! Most if not all dinosaurs were present on the Ark, as they were clearly terrestrial creatures.1 But… Continue Reading “Pixels and Papyrus on the Identity of Behemoth”