The Cambridge Ancient History Online

If you need something to read this weekend, the third edition of The Cambridge Ancient History (14 volumes) is online at archive.org.

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Quotes from No God but One

As many readers already know, Muslim-to-Christian convert and apologist Nabeel Qureshi recently passed away. His death at a young age and with such an apparently promising future is one those all-to-regular occurrences that make us ask, "Why God?" But let us not forget that he has left behind many of his thoughts in writing. Upon …

Balaam Inscriptions from Deir ʿAlla

In 1967, a Dutch expedition under the archaeologist H. Franken, after several seasons of excavations, discovered inscriptions on plaster at Tell Deir ʿAlla, a site located about eight kilometers east of the Jordan, not far from the northern bank of the Yabbok/Zerqa river, which flows into the Jordan. The discovery was made in a stratum …

Roman Libraries and Gospel Anonymity

George W. Houston's Inside Roman Libraries: Book Collections and Their Management in Antiquity (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2014) provides some information that may be relevant to the authorship of the Gospels. Scholars often claim the Gospels were originally anonymous and the names assigned to them (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) were given …

Colin J. Hemer’s The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History is on sale for $1.99

Colin J. Hemer's The Book of Acts in the Setting of Hellenistic History is on sale for $1.99 as part of Logos's free book of the month. If you have any interest in the historicity of Acts you should buy this book. The book normally sells for $50 on Logos. Of the New Testament books, …

Book Recommendation: Medical Miracles

Back in September I linked to an article by an atheist doctor, Jacalyn Duffin, who confirmed a healing deemed miraculous by the Vatican. In the article she says she investigated over 1,400 miracle investigations by the Roman Catholic Church conducted between 1588 and 1999. For Christmas I received her Medical Miracles: Doctors, Saints, and Healing …