Monthly Archives: July 2013

Yossi Garfinkel’s case for a palace of David

I have said that I have doubts about the claim that the finds at Khirbet Qeiyafa in Israel show that this site was part of the polity of Judah in the 10th century.  I have also said that I may … Continue reading

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Pope says homosexuality is not a sin-again

Pope Francis, according to a news report I heard last night, has suddenly changed the Vatican’s view of homosexuality.  When I heard the report, I knew the reporters had it wrong.  The GetReligion blog makes fun of the press once again. … Continue reading

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Monotheism at Marvel Comics

One way to have a topic to write back and forth about to our oldest granddaughter is to watch some of the same movies.  A few months ago we talked about The Hunger Games. Then she wanted us to watch … Continue reading

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Levine-unconscous anti-Semitism

I finished reading The Misunderstood Jew by Amy-Jill Levine. From childhood, Levine had a charitable and open attitude toward Christianity.  I think I mentioned that as a small child she wanted to become Pope when she grew up.  This, I … Continue reading

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Levine-parallel tracks

Amy-Jill Levine on page 210 of The Misunderstood Jew quotes Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger from a 2000 (before he was Pope) official Vatican document.  He said, “The faith witnessed to by the Jewish Bible (the Old Testament for Christians) is not … Continue reading

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They have found something important-maybe David’s palace

Here is an announcement from Israel’s Antiquities Authority late this week about the archeological dig at Khirbet Qeiyafa. They claim that Yossi Garfinkel has dug up a palace of David.  He has found what looks like an administrative building and … Continue reading

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Levine-the most controversial part

I know someone who read Amy-Jill Levine’s The Misunderstood Jew last year.  At least he read some of it.  At some point he had a negative reaction and started telling others not to read the book. Now I have probably … Continue reading

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