Top Archaeological Discoveries: The list goes on and on and on…

Higgaion is a blog that is currently posting a list of top archaeological finds for biblical studies. He keeps updating it so be sure to stop by and poke around! ADDITION: This all started over at Joe Cathey’s blog. And over here Joe engages in a “dialogue” (of sorts ๐Ÿ˜‰ with NP Lemche (see this article for a taste of Lemche). Who says scholars can’t have fun?  

Gen. 3.6 – Targumim

(The targum texts here are from the Accordance modules, which were built upon the CAL texts.) The targumic versions of our verse under consideration do not show much interest in the question of how (or if) to render ืขึดืžึผึธึ–ื”ึผ. MT: Gen. 3.6 :ื•ืชืจื ื”ืืฉื” ื›ื™ ื˜ื•ื‘ ื”ืขืฅ ืœืžืื›ืœ ื•ื›ื™ ืชืื•ื” ื”ื•ื ืœืขื™ื ื™ื ื•ื ื—ืžื“ ื”ืขืฅ ืœื”ืฉื›ื™ืœ ื•ืชืงื— ืžืคืจื™ื• ื•ืชืื›ืœ ื•ืชืชืŸ ื’ื ืœืื™ืฉื” ืขืžื” ื•ื™ืื›ืœ Onk: Gen. 3.6 6 ื•ื—ื–ืช ืื™ืชืชื ืืจื™ ื˜ื‘ ืื™ืœื ื ืœืžื™ื›ืœ ื•ืืจื™ ืืกื• […]

SuperBowl Commercials

Jimmy Johnson, creator of Arlo and Janis one of my daily comic reads critiques the Toyota Takoma ad as one of the most insensitive (“dumb”) ads given the recent events here in the Gulf South. I have to agree. Those of us watching it thought it was rather lame, to say the least. That being said, there were very few worthy of comment. But I will anyway. My picks for the best: “FedEx cave Man” […]

Archaeology Disproves the Bible?

Beware of claims that archaeology disprovesโ€”or provesโ€”the Bible is true. By Christian M.M. Brady | posted 09/24/2003 This is an article I wrote originally for the now defunct (but once very fine) mag re:Generation Quarterly. When it went online in Christianity Today (September 2003) Jim Davila noted it and offered fair criticism of it here and a follow up, with some of my comments, here. I am posting it on Targuman partly in an attempt […]

Media bias dilutes faith and the role of religion

From the Winston-Salem Journal. I meant to post it to my Religion class, but it is an interesting article and worth posting here as well. Americans don’t need separation of church and state nearly as much as we need to have separation of church from television, movies and the chronically superficial way that the entertainment media deals with religion. The supposed warlike mentality of Christians is the message that another media icon, Walter Cronkite, delivers […]

NTCS Home Page

I should remind folks that the above link is the homepage for the Newsletter for Targumic and Cognate Studies. From there you can also reach the homepage for the International Organization for Targumic studies. The NTCS site includes online editions of the newsletter, bibliography, and targumic texts in English translation.  

The Resurrection of Jesus: John Dominic Crossan and N. T. Wright in Dialogue

Mark Goodacre published this on his blog. If I am not much mistaken this collection of essays is from papers delivered at a conference/colloquium hosted by our neighbor New Orleans Baptist Seminary http://nobts.edu/. They have brought a number of excellent biblical scholars and theologians to our region for lectures and I am glad to see that they are drying out and getting back up and running! Crossan and Wright on the Resurrection of Jesus MINNEAPOLIS […]