Category Archives: Wealth of Egypt

What If?

You may or may not be eager to delve into the ritual details of the Jewish Day of Atonement, but Adam Kirsh’s latest blog at the Tablet offers an important insight into what the Talmud is all about generally. In … Continue reading

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Classical Timeline

Just sighted: interactive timelines for classical philosophy and early Christianity. Check out ClassicalTimeline. Although still in beta, it looks like it could be very cool. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell … Continue reading

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The Conflict between Science versus Religion: It’s not just Epic, It’s Mythical!

James Hannam explores the nature of the often reported but seldom documented age-old conflict between science and religion: A couple of years ago, I had the privilege of giving a talk at the Royal Society in London on medieval natural … Continue reading

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Fairies in the Bible?

Joel Hoffman is blogging today about unicorns and other mythological creatures in the Bible—or at least in the King James Version. As he usually does, Dr. Hoffman raises an intriguing question about how the original Hebrew words the KJV rendered … Continue reading

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Three CRAPpy Songs

Jim McGrath is teaching students about information literacy through song parodies. Cool! Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the comments on this postTell a friend

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The Flow of History

Rogueclassicism tipped me off to the existence of The Flow of History, a cool site with brief summaries of various world history topics. The site also has many, many graphic representations of key points in the form of flow charts. … Continue reading

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The Subjunctive Mood

After reading Geoffrey Pullum’s rant about misunderstandings of the subjunctive mood today at Language Log, I am even more mystified by this fairly commonplace explanation of the Latin subjunctive. Share this: Digg this postRecommend on FacebookTweet about itSubscribe to the … Continue reading

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Caucasian Rednecks?

Google.org has launched a new initiative called the Endangered Languages Project. According to the website, With the Endangered Languages Project, Google puts its technology at the service of the organizations and individuals working to confront the language endangerment by documenting, … Continue reading

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Moses, John Tyler, and Skewed Generation Lengths

I thought this story about Presidential descendants was interesting: Former President John Tyler, born 221 years ago, still has two living grandchildren. The one-term president isn’t a well-known historical figure; he’s probably best remembered for helping to push through the … Continue reading

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I Am a Descendant of King David—and So Are You

Jim Davila notes a Jerusalem Post article about descendants of the House of David Are you a descendant of the House of David? If you have ever wondered if blue blood flows through your veins, you might consider visiting the … Continue reading

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