Shishak: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report

It seems fitting that, having explored the lives of Hebrew, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian kings, we should now consider an Egyptian Pharaoh. While many Pharaohs in the book of Genesis are not named, following the convention of Moses’ day, later Pharaohs in Scripture are named, following the convention at the time of later authors.1 One […] via Shishak: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report Continue reading Shishak: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report

Paul’s Letter Carriers Tychicus And Onesimus — The Textual Mechanic

Ancient writings were largely circulated within communities through copying and distributing, with no legal copyright or formal system to control plagiarism. Once a work began to circulate the author became powerless to control the quality of the copying process or to select the audience that would read the work. The permanency of writing and the… via Paul’s Letter Carriers Tychicus And Onesimus — The Textual Mechanic Continue reading Paul’s Letter Carriers Tychicus And Onesimus — The Textual Mechanic

“God Repented” vs Greek Ontology

Above: An approximation of Parmenides’ “what is.” THE CONFLICT There is an ongoing conflict between Biblical studies and philosophical theology. N.T. Wright sums it up this way in his essay “Historical Paul and Systematic Theology”: “In a famous conversation between Paul Tillich and C. H. Dodd at Union Seminary in New York, Tillich basically said that […] via “God Repented” vs Greek Ontology — Colvinism Continue reading “God Repented” vs Greek Ontology

King David: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report

Our next bioarchaeography is about one of the most fiercely-debated figures in the Old Testament. Some scholars believe King David was more myth than man who, if he existed, was nothing more than a tribal chief, and certainly not the historical king of a dynasty in Israel. For example, University of Sheffield Professor, Dr. Philip […] via King David: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report Continue reading King David: An Archaeological Biography — Bible Archaeology Report

Simon Peter’s Disciplines 2 Peter 1.5-15

2 Peter 1.5-7 For this reason expend all efforts to supplement to your faith excellence; then, to excellence, knowledge; then, to knowledge, self control; then, to self control, endurance; then, to endurance, godliness; then, to godliness, human kindness; then, to human kindness, love. These disciplines that Simon Peter lists are regarded as crucially important to the early Christians since he wants to repeatedly remind his … Continue reading Simon Peter’s Disciplines 2 Peter 1.5-15