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update-A skeptical approach to the Luwian inscription

Yesterday I posted about the potentially revolutionary translation of an old inscription in the ancient Luwian language and script.  I said that there would likely be skeptics. Then I found this article. The skepticism expressed there is about the third … Continue reading

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Hebrews and replacement theology

Here is hat tip to James Bradford Pate  of James’ Ramblings for a link to this paper by a Jewish author drawing back a bit from the view that the New Testament book of Hebrews supports replacement theology, for which the … Continue reading

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Jews, Kurds, and a weird coincidence

Among the ethnic and nationalist movements that have made news lately has been a vote for independence by Iraqi Kurds.  Actually, the Kurds are in Turkey and Iran too. All three countries strongly oppose Kurdish independence.  But Israel gives the … Continue reading

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The genetic archeology of Lebanon

There are different ways to explore the past.  We have some ancient texts.  We have dug up pots and the remains of buildings.  We even have mummies and other human remains.  More recently we have tried to date sites by … Continue reading

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To life!

There was a personal and family event a couple of months ago that I have not mentioned on here before.   Our oldest son, who lives an hour and a half away, called early one morning to say that his wife … Continue reading

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A weather problem

I am between reading projects anyway so I will just call this week a loss for blogging. We had a tornado Monday.  Electricity and internet have been intermittent.  I have had a big mess of fallen branches to clean up, … Continue reading

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Immediate and future blog projects

This year I want to study grace in Judaism and Christianity. There are important new works by John Barclay and Jon Levenson. Both of these have a very difficult subject. Grace, which essentially means the undeserved love of God, has been a … Continue reading

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