Tag Archives: Bible

Recent Resources, Books and Articles of Interest for Ancient Studies and Scripture

A list of recent items (with links) I have been made aware of which may be of interest to those who are into Ancient Studies, Biblical Studies, Archaeology and related topics. Bible: Robert Hinckley, Adam, Aaron, and the Garden Sanctuary Yona Sabar, The Book of Daniel in a Neo-Aramaic Translation Clinton Chisholm, “The Bible, Scholars, […]

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Event: 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference

via MormonInterpreter.com 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference Saturday, 25 October, 2014, full day, 251 TNRB (N. Eldon Tanner Building), Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah The Interpreter Foundation would like to announce a forthcoming conference, the 2014 Temple on Mount Zion Conference to be held in 251 TNRB (N. Eldon Tanner Building) on the campus of Brigham Young University, in Provo, […]

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A Look Back at the Three “Men” Who Visited Abraham

In Genesis 18, we read that the Lord appeared to Abraham in Mamre, and also, in the same verse, that three “men” visited him.  This has to be one of the most debated scriptural passages of all time.  The big question is whether these three were divine beings (and if one of the three was […]

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Society of Biblical Literature Proposal Accepted

I was recently informed that my paper proposal, “Taking Their Place with the Host of the Holy Ones: The Contribution of Biblical Texts to the Qumran Belief in Individual and Communal Ascent to Heaven,” has been accepted for presentation at the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Annual Meeting this November in Baltimore. It was accepted for the Esotericism and Mysticism in Antiquity program unit session.

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Expound Symposium: My Notes on Matthew Brown’s “Cube, Gate and Measuring Tools: A Biblical Pattern”

The following are my notes on Matthew B. Brown’s presentation at the recently held Expound Symposium that I participated in on May 14th (see my initial report on the event here). Matthew’s paper was intriguing — a very insightful treatment of temple-related topics that readers of this blog would surely find extremely interesting.  My notes […]

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UK Temple Studies Group Symposium V: The Temple Hidden in the Bible

The Temple Studies Group website has just posted information regarding their next symposium, to be held July 2 at the Temple Church in London.  I will definitely be there!  Anyone else planning on going? The focus of this symposium will be on finding the Temple hidden in the Bible.  There are four confirmed speakers with […]

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Reviews of Interesting New Books on RBL

Via the Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter, 17 Feb 2011 ———————————— The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature and listed on the RBL blog (http://rblnewsletter.blogspot.com/): John J. Collins Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7404 Reviewed by Philip R. Davies David Lyle Jeffrey […]

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Isaiah Ascends to Heaven to See the Social Trinity

The title of this blog post is meant to catch your attention more than anything, and if you are reading this, then I guess it worked!! The purpose of this post is to simply announce, for those who haven’t seen them, a couple of papers that I have recently posted on my Scribd account. The […]

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