Daily Archives: August 12, 2008

Oral Traditions and the Making of the Gospel Narratives

Here’s the grind: we’ve been reading the Gospel narratives far too long with Western eyes.  We need to quit right away.  We need to get back there—the first-century Jewis culture—to really appreciate what we read in the Gospel narratives—Mark, Matthew, … Continue reading

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Legends Surrounding the Septuagint

The term Septuagint (from Latin septuaginta, “seventy”) refers to the Greek Translation of the Old Testament.  There are legends surrounding the Septuagint (LXX) that I really don’t know what to believe about it. But Jesus and most of the New Testament … Continue reading

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Todd Bentley Leaves Lakeland

Since I’ve done a number of posts on Mr. Todd Bentley and the Lakeland revivals (see Todd Bentley under Categories), I thought I’d do this final one.  Christianity Today reports that evangelist Todd Bentley has announced that on August 23 he … Continue reading

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Alter on My Favorite Verse in the Psalter

Robert Alter is professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley.  I first encountered the chap while reading one of John Eldredge’s books—he quoted Alter on Genesis.  But then I noticed Alter’s Psalter Falters by David Kerr and … Continue reading

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