Batir is a Palestinian village famous for preserving the terraced farming that allowed the people of ancient Judah to farm in the hill country. Israel’s separation barrier was slated to run right through it. But for the first time, Israel’s high court has given the village hope citing Batir’s cultural and environmental heritage.
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I’ve been watching all of the first six hours of “The Bible.” There are some good parts. I liked the Samson parts, and the Bethsaida stela of the bovine deity was cool. But their Satan character really does look like Obama. Check it out.
A Polish rock band, Behemoth, is in trouble for tearing up a Bible while on stage.
I thought this story about Evangelical Christians and the historicity of Adam and Eve story was interesting.
There’s been quite a bit of coverage regarding a wall uncovered by Eilat Mazar in Jerusalem that belongs to the first Temple period. There is currently a big debate on whether it’s 10th century, from the time of Solomon, or later.
It’s the Green Bible, made with recycled paper and with words that are nice to nature in green.
Garret Keizer explores using the Bible in modern politics with an article entitled “A New Thing: On the Wisdom of the Bible as Policy Tool” at Religion Dispatches.
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Hello darlings. There has been quite a bit of chatter recently about Sarah Palin in Southern Baptist circles. Many have argued that the United States cannot have a woman leader, citing verses such as 1 Timothy 2:12 “I permit no woman to teach or have authority over a man,” or Ephesians 5:22 “Wives, submit to [...]
Ernie Chambers,a state Senator from my home state of Nebraska, has been trying for the past year to sue God for “death, destruction, and terrorization.” He is trying to make the point that anyone can sue anyone. A US judge just threw out the case, ruling that because God has no address, legal papers can’t [...]