mt olives looking east from the golden gate

BELOW– A "TRANSIT LOUNGE" OF IDEAS ON CULTURE, LITERATURE, BIBLE STUDY, ETC

synagogue first centiry magdala

mt hermon, january 2017 (Ps 133)

• how to think like shakespeare (scott newstock).

  a brilliant piece about integrative thinking, the humanties,

  and current challenges in academe; many implications for

  biblical studies and how we study texts.  click here for link

• exegesis vs. "reading language fluently" (daniel streett).

  great piece that critiques conventional exegesis and

  advocates true, rich reading of texts. click here for link

•check out the inspiring reading of the

   bible by david suchet at biblegateway.com

   click here for link

studying the ain dara temple near aleppo, syria

just for fun, watch the calf!

1993 calf interview israel tv

click on box to watch video

• more often material progress masks social

  regression, as we can do more bad things

  more impressively and more quickly than

  ever before — and then seek more

  sophisticated and contextualized

  exemptions.   - Victor Davis Hanson

lecture on context of scripture

• the corruption of biblical studies

   a must-read for anyone in the field of

   biblical studies or heading that way!

  Joshua Berman piece. click here for link