Second Verse Same as the First

The other day I came across this loony video where a Muslim cleric accuses the Jews of mixing in human blood to make their matzos. I was instantly reminded of the false accusations made against the early church by pagans who apparently misunderstood the nature of communion which they took to involve cannibalism (Thyestean feasts). Athenagoras in his¬†Embassy for the… Read more →

Deal Alert: Dead Sea Scrolls Translation from Eisenbrauns

Eisenbrauns has a daily sale that ranges from “I can see why you have trouble moving copies of that” to “This is a great book that I can’t believe is on sale.” Today’s offering is one that I can personally endorse. It’s Wise, Abegg, and Cook’s translation of the DSS from Harper. In addition to being a capable translation, this… Read more →

Digital Potpourri 6-2-12

One of my favorite blogs, Evangelical Textual Criticism, has a cool post an a possibly very early graffito in Smyrna. If you’ve got the cash, consider acquiring this early Christian papyrus manuscript. Mark Goodacre alerts us to a free transcription of Codex Sinaiticus. Words to avoid if you don’t want the US government to track you. Math modeling solves one… Read more →