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Theological New Yorker Cartoons

Theological New Yorker Cartoons | Biblical Interpretation | Scoop.it
A slide show with some of the most popular New Yorker cartoons came my way. Below are my favorites. Click through to see the whole collection.
 
 
 
I hope this gives you something to do to pass the time while stuck inside on this day of blizzard.
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Why Did Judas Identify Jesus with a Kiss?

Why Did Judas Identify Jesus with a Kiss? | Biblical Interpretation | Scoop.it
I’ve been reading a new book titled Pseudo-Cyril of Jerusalem “On the Life and the Passion of Christ”: A Coptic Apocryphon by the Dutch scholar Roelof van den Broek.1 In case it has escaped your attention, it provides a new translation of an...
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King Solomon’s Two-Buck Chuck

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Dating to the tenth century B.C., this alphabetical text is the earliest ever found in Jerusalem. A recent article suggests that it refers to cheap wine imported into Jerusalem.
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How Ancient Jews Dated Years

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During the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66–70 C.E.), which ended with the destruction of the Temple, Jews minted their own coins dated to the first, second, third, fourth and, more rarely, even fifth year of the revolt.
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New Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Opens in Fort Worth, Texas

New Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit Opens in Fort Worth, Texas | Biblical Interpretation | Scoop.it
A new Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit, titled "Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible," opened up this week at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.
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Two Shekel Chuck

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It has been proposed that the above Hebrew inscription may have indicated that the vessel contained wine of the lowest quality.
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Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source

Tarshish: Hacksilber Hoards Pinpoint Solomon’s Silver Source | Biblical Interpretation | Scoop.it
“Once every three years the fleet of ships of Tarshish used to come bringing gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks … the king [Solomon] made silver as common in Jerusalem as stones.” – 1 Kings 10:22-27 “Tarshish did business with you out of the...
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Ancient Fabric Dyed Biblical Blue?

Ancient Fabric Dyed Biblical Blue? | Biblical Interpretation | Scoop.it
A 2,000-year-old indigo swatch of wool discovered near the Dead Sea was dyed with extracts from the Murex snail in a process that may be similar to what ancient dyers used to produce tekhelet, or Biblical blue.
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Piety Preserved

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Saint Jerome depicted in a manuscript. Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program Through March 2, 2014 The Getty Center Los Angeles, California www.getty.edu Many manuscripts—literally, documents written by hand—from medieval...
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Oldest Hebrew Text Is Evidence for Bible Stories?

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The 3,000-year-old text could show that a real King David did indeed rule over a vast kingdom of Israelites, one archaeologist says. But another expert warns it's too early to make conclusions.
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