Jun 18, 2016

Sling Bullets as a Terror Weapon

Although most of the research related to this article involves sling bullets found in Scotland, the article does point out that similar bullets have been around since biblical times. And bullets like these have been found in the Holy Land usually dated to the Hellenistic and Roman periods.

Jun 17, 2016

SBL Press Has a New Twitter Handle and a Blog

I just received this notice by email: 
SBL Press is pleased to announce that @SBLPress is on Twitter and that we have launched the SBL Handbook of Style blog. @SBLPress provides news of new publications, e-book releases, and special sales. The SBL Handbook of Style blog explains elements of SBL style, corrects errors in the second edition, and answers style questions unaddressed in the recent edition. 

Jun 16, 2016

The "Jesus Wife" Fragment in The Atlantic Monthly

Just in case you missed it, Ariel Sabar's article in The Atlantic Monthly seems to be the final nail in the coffin of the so-called "Jesus Wife" fragment.

Jun 15, 2016

Pastor Finds Perfect Bible Passage To Illustrate Movie Clip

Sadly, this "article" from Babylon Bee hits pretty close to how some approach sermon writing.

Jun 14, 2016

Luke-Acts or Luke–Acts and the Proper Use of the Hyphen

I found this article on proper use of the hyphen at The Chronicle of Higher Education more interesting than I probably should. I remember that during the writing of my dissertation, a serious discussion took place over whether it should be Luke-Acts with a hyphen or Luke–Acts with an en dash or en-dash (I have seen it spelled both ways). It was decided that Luke-Acts with a hyphen should be used when referring to these two books as a unity. But Luke–Acts should be used when referring to Luke through Acts as it relates to contact. That is shaving with mighty fine razor!

Jun 13, 2016

Hurtado on Coins and Early Christianity

Larry Hurtado has an interesting post here on "Coins and Early Christianity." It looks like defacing money goes way back.