Daily Archives: March 14, 2006

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Bart Ehrman on The Daily Show

The Daily Show just had Bart Ehrman on discussing his book Misquoting Jesus. “One helluva a good book,” said host John Stewart. For those not familiar with the program it is a “fake news show” that I find very funny, acerbic, and often interesting. Tonight an important question was raised in my mind: Is his name pronounced Er-Man (as John Stewart said) or Air-Man (as I had always assumed)?  

What is your favorite Da Vinci Code Blooper?

Here is mine (not to mention the surrounding drivel of this paragraph): “The Jewish tetragrammaton YHWH—the sacred name of God—is in fact derived from Jehovah, an androgynous physical union between the masculine Jah and the pre-Hebraic name for Eve, Havah” (p.309, DVC). Of course most readers of this blog will know that this is utter tripe and that Jehovah arose out of a misguided attempt to pronounce the tetragrammaton יהוה because the Hebrew text was […]

The Plaxo Toolbar for Mac BETA

I am not downloadingthis yet, but it could be promising. – Integrates with OS X Address Book – Syncs with all your other clients – Lightweight and easy to use The Plaxo Toolbar for Mac synchronizes your Mac OS X Address Book with your Plaxo Universal Address Book. Wherever you install a Plaxo toolbar, your address book will be consistent and stay up-to-date automatically. You can also access your address book on the web through […]

Shocker: Mary Magdalene not a prostitute!

There is lots out there abour the Da Vinci Code right now. Peter Chattaway has this to say at FilmChat: FWIW, my favorite line on this is this quote from E.P. Sanders’ The Historical Figure of Jesus (pages 74-75): “Mary Magdalene has appealed enormously to people who have imagined all sorts of romantic things about her: she had been a prostitute, she was beautiful, she was in love with Jesus, she fled to France carrying […]