Rotel-but-Real Cheese Dip

  Rotel-but-Real It’s so easy make Rotel tomatoes there’s no reason to buy them in a can. I’m not going to go all quasi-scientific on you about the dangers of eating out of cans, but it should be common sense that eating as fresh as possible tastes better. This is ridiculously easy, and you make this first […]

There are no individual statements

Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, 42 There are no individual statements, there never are. Every statement is the product of a machinic assemblage, in other words, of collective agents of enunciation (take “collective agents” to mean not peoples or societies but multiplicities.) The proper name (nom propre) does not designate an individual: it is on […]

The Septuagint Sessions #10 – Alison Salvesen on Isaiah at the Göttingen Summer School

In this interview with Alison Salvesen of the University of Oxford, we discuss the topic of her Göttingen Septuagint Summer School: Isaiah in Jewish and Christian Tradition. She talks about some of the current issues in the study of the Septuagint Isaiah, how the Septuagint is another interpretive tradition alongside the Hebrew Isaiah but one […]

The Septuagint Sessions #9 – Francis Borchardt on 2 Maccabees 2:13-15

This podcast is part 2 of an interview with Francis Borchardt [Listen to part 1 here]. We discuss the usefulness of 2 Maccabees 2:13-15 in discussions on the formation of the canon, and he offers 5 proofs for why this passage cannot be used as evidence for an emerging canon in the second century BCE. 2 Maccabees 2:13-15 13 ἐξηγοῦντο δὲ […]

The Septuagint Sessions #8 – Francis Borchardt on the Prologue to Sirach and the Tripartite Canon

In this podcast, Francis Borchardt of the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Hong Kong joins us to talk about the Prologue to Sirach and the question of the emerging Hebrew Bible canon. Since the writer of the Prologue — assumed to be Ben Sira’s grandson and the translator of the Greek version of Ben Sira — […]

The Septuagint Sessions #7 [AUDIO VERSION] – Benjamin G. Wright on Translation Theory and the Interlinear Paradigm for Septuagint Studies

[This podcast first appeared in video and can be viewed here.] In this podcast, Professor Benjamin Wright joins us from Lehigh University to talk about translation theory and the Interlinear Paradigm for Septuagint Studies. He is the University Distinguished Professor in Religion Studies, Bible, Early Judaism and Christianity, the co-editor of the New English Translation of the […]

The Septuagint Sessions #7 [VIDEO VERSION] – Benjamin G. Wright on Translation Theory and the Interlinear Paradigm for Septuagint Studies

In this podcast (the first in video), Professor Benjamin Wright joins us from Lehigh University to talk about translation theory and the Interlinear Paradigm for Septuagint Studies. He is the University Distinguished Professor in Religion Studies, Bible, Early Judaism and Christianity, the co-editor of the New English Translation of the Septuagint, and author or editor of numerous […]

RIP Maya Angelou

What a tragic loss of a real hero of our time. Below is one of her best, and one of the most inspirational pieces anywhere. Still I Rise You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may tread me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does […]