Tag Archives: Margaret Barker

Two Great Scholars Speak to Interpreter Gathering

I had the opportunity to be at a gathering for the Interpreter online journal early in August where scholars Margaret Barker and Stephen Webb addressed the group in a Q&A format. It was an intriguing discussion. Margaret Barker, a Methodist scholar and founder of the Temple Study Group in England, has become a favorite among […]

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Conference: THE LADY OF THE TEMPLE: EXAMINING THE DIVINE FEMININE IN THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN TRADITION

Conference Schedule The Academy for Temple Studies and the Utah State University Religious Studies program announce further details of the conference to be held on October 23, 2013, on the campus of Utah State University.  It will start at 9:15 a.m. in the Eccles Conference Center and adjourn at 4:30 p.m.  Since seating is limited, we […]

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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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Margaret Barker Misquoted about Lead Codices

I recently came across a blog post by Thomas Verenna that shares an email he sent to Margaret Barker about her recent quotes which have been appearing in the media.  According to this, Barker claims that she has been grossly misquoted. She says: “Alas, I was not quoted correctly. I am discovering all sorts of […]

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Biblical Scholars Weigh in on Discovery of Metal Plates

Via Jim Davila at PaleoJudaica Just an update on my last post regarding the supposed discovery of a cache of ancient inscriptions written on metal plates.  This find continues to generate interest and a number of biblical scholars, including Margaret Barker, Philip Davies, and Jim Davila, have expressed opinions on the matter, based on what information […]

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The Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: Margaret Barker

Adam the High Priest in the Paradise Temple — Margaret Barker Adam and Eden are the beginning and the end of the Bible. An overly literal reading of the text can obscure profound insights. The Return to Eden was an important part of Christian teaching. See Cyril of Jerusalem, First Lecture on the Mysteries, 1. […]

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Kevin Christensen on Margaret Barker’s Research

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned in a post on ancient Israelite religious reforms that Kevin Christensen had written a lot on that subject, but that the site that I was used to going to for links to his articles seemed to have some broken links. I was just recently made aware that all the […]

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Next Temple Studies Group Symposium

Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: The Paradisiac Temple. From First Adam to Last The fourth Temple Studies Group Symposium will be on Saturday 6 November 2010, 10am-4pm at the Temple Church, London. Please note that Saturday access to the Temple Church is only via the Tudor Street entrance. Confirmed speakers: Professor Robert Hayward, Durham University; […]

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