Topographical Maps of the Land of the Bible

Having never been to Israel, one of the hardest things for me to picture when reading a given OT historical account is the layout of the region.  A professor once recounted to me that even if one knows how far it is from Jerusalem to Hebron (or any other city), one may still not understand… Continue reading Topographical Maps of the Land of the Bible

DeVaux on Texts and Artifacts

I wanted to share a nice quote by Roland De Vaux regarding the relationship between archaeological artifacts and ancient texts: Archaeology does not confirm a text, which is what it is, it can only confirm the interpretation which we give it.  If the results of archaeology seem to be opposed to the conclusions of text… Continue reading DeVaux on Texts and Artifacts

Deconstructing A Title . . .

I was looking through my Zondervan Academic catalog that arrived in the mail today and came across a title for a forthcoming book that rubbed me the wrong way.  Well, to be more specific, the sub-title rubbed me the wrong way, which made me go back and get wrongly-rubbed by the title.  I haven't read… Continue reading Deconstructing A Title . . .