Judaism Tag

Like many others, I submitted two paper proposals for the 2012 Annual Meeting in hopes that at least one of them would be accepted. Of the two, one was especially important for this year, as I have been waiting over six years for a call...

I know I'm a bit late to the party here (teaching a summer course and doing home renovations have had me busy), but Timothy Gombis' "The Paul We Think We Know" in Christianity Today is worth the read. Gombis does an excellent job highlighting the...

During my reading for preliminary exams (generally a frustrating exercise, given that I was forced to read lots of infuriating scholarship without the ability to respond to it anytime soon), one mistake came up surprisingly often in the literature: Pauline scholars—who of all people should...

[caption id="attachment_2126" align="alignright" width="300"] No war is ever civil.[/caption] In Part One, we looked at how Washington, DC, pastor Anthony Evans' declaration that the Supreme Court's refusal to hear a case challenging the DC gay marriage law has set up a "civil war between the church...

This month's Biblical Archaeology Review includes a nice piece by Doron Mendels on Why Paul Went West (subscription required), highlighting the difference between the Jewish diaspora communities of the (Roman/Hellenistic) west and the (Babylonian) east, explaining that it only makes sense for Paul, with his...