Leonard Greenspoon (Creighton University) completes the third in his series on humor in the bible. Here, he explores the wordplay of the parables, the physical humor of the story of Zacchaeus, and the irony of Peter's denial (pictured)...Read more
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In our ongoing interview series, Professor Marc Brettler interviews Shalom Paul, author of Isaiah 40–66: A Commentary (2009), the leading scholarly work on the topic of "Second Isaiah", the distinctive voice that scholars believe was added to the prophecy years after it was first written.
Ekron, one of the five Philistine capital cities mentioned in the Bible, is located at the site of the Tel Miqne (Khirbet el-Muqanna') on the northern border of the territory of Judah. Seymour Gitin and David Ben-Shlomo (W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem) provide a tour of the excavation, uncovering the customs and cultures of the inhabitants stretching as far back as the Bronze Age.Read More
R.B. Parkinson's landmark translation of the Tale of Sinuhe and other masterpieces of ancient Egypt is now available online for the first time. Featuring adventure stories, dialogues on life and death, ruminations on the problem of suffering, and teachings about the nature of wisdom and virtue, this collection explores many of the themes that are also essential to Biblical literature.Read More
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