Book Review: Wisdom Texts from Qumran by Daniel J. Harrington S.J.

Daniel J. Harrington S.J.  Wisdom Texts from Qumran. New York, NY.: Routledge, 1996. [1]

A few years ago, I had to pleasure to take a Wisdom Literature survey course with Dan Harrington at Boston College.  The portion of the course dealing with the sapiential literature from Qumran was a personal highlight for me.  I remember [...]

Product Review: Logos' Qumran Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls Database

The Qumran Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls Database (henceforth referred to as BDSS) finally arrived on Friday (March 11).  After much delay and a few setbacks, I am now in possession of this important resource.  As many of my readers will know, the Dead Sea Scrolls represent some of the oldest known textual witnesses to the [...]

Does Jesus Give a Spit About Purity Regulations?

In my Gospels class, we were discussing how the ancients and moderns understood Jesus’ ministry to the sick.  The tri-fold categories discussed include: Miracle, Magic, or Medicine.  Obviously these categories were considered somewhat fluid within the ancient world, so one should not press them too far.  However, for those who have argued that Jesus practiced [...]