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Deliverance: the Movement from Pain to Praise

I recently attended a talk given by Dr. Rosann Catalano, a Roman Catholic theologian and scholar at the Institute for Christian-Jewish Studies, on the topic of pain and suffering in the Bible. Dr. Catalano (who is an excellent speaker, by … Continue reading

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Cosman on Maimonides On Asthma

…Maimonides’s treatise On Asthma. Inspired by Greek texts, it was written in Arabic in the 12th century by a Jewish physician for an Islamic patron, and translated to the Western world in Latin by Christian scholars. Thanks to its remarkable … Continue reading

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Holy Week Potpourri

A jumble of things that have been going on this week: – On Monday, Pope Francis sent a Passover telegram to the Chief Rabbi of Rome: A few days on from our meeting, and with renewed gratitude for your having … Continue reading

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More Pope Francis tidbits

garnered from various news stories. His favorite painting is Chagall’s White Crucifixion: painted in 1938 by Jewish artist Marc Chagall, depicting the crucified Christ as a clearly identifiable Jewish man surrounded by contemporary images of Jews suffering under the Nazi … Continue reading

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Installation Mass: Ecumenical and Interfaith Attendees

I am overjoyed to learn that the Patriarch of Constantinople will be attending Pope Francis’ installation mass!!! This is the first time in a thousand years that an Orthodox patriarch will be involved in the installation of the bishop of … Continue reading

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Review: Testament Of Abraham

Testament Of Abraham by Dale C. Allison Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a superb piece of scholarship on a non-canonical Jewish-origin text that really deserves to be better known. The story of Abraham’s encounter with the … Continue reading

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Review: Four Views on the Apostle Paul

Four Views on the Apostle Paul by Michael F. Bird My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is the first book of the recently popular “N Views on Topic X” form that I’ve read, and I think it’s a great … Continue reading

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Richard Bauckham on the Talpiot Ossuary Inscription

In a detailed analysis of both the text and the surrounding artistic border on the Talpioth ossuary, Dr. Bauckham makes a fascinating case for this inscription as unique, artistically and poetically complex, and (if I understand correctly) consistent with some … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day

In honor of International Women’s Day, I thought I’d do a quick roundup of some relevant posts: – the World Communion of Reformed Churches blog is Celebrating Ten Women of the Bible today – BLT reblogs about Orthodox Jewish women … Continue reading

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Nathan Englander’s and Jonathan Safran Foer’s “hyper-literal” Haggadah translation? « BLT

As we’ve been talking about translation, I thought I’d reblog this BLT post on a new “hyper-literal” translation of the Haggadah, the prayerbook/script/order of service used for the Passover Seder. Theophrastus quotes portions of an NPR interview with translator Nathan … Continue reading

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