Book Reviews: Thankful for the Comments on My First Book

Prof. Johan Lust has kindly reviewed my first book Mapping Judah’s Fate in Ezekiel’s Oracles against the Nations. The review is published at Ephemerides theologicae Lovanienses 93 (2017): 152-153. For your reading convenience, here are the photographed pages: Prof. Karin Schöpflin has also kindly written a review of my book, which is published at Zeitschrift … More Book Reviews: Thankful for the Comments on My First Book

Germany: How Much “Progress” We Have Made after 500 Years of Reformation!

It is our human responsibility to remember what has happened, to try to understand why, and to ask how things could have been different. It is our Christian responsibility to reassess the structures of our beliefs and the effects of these beliefs on others. It is both a human and a Christian responsibility to take … More Germany: How Much “Progress” We Have Made after 500 Years of Reformation!

News: Chinese Tourists Arrested in Germany after Making Hitler Salutes in Front of Reichstag

Breaking News from Haaretz: “German police on Saturday arrested two Chinese tourists for making illegal “Heil Hitler” salutes in front of the historic Reichstag building that houses the German parliament.” Read more. There are times when I am truly ashamed of the ignorance of some of my own people. They idealize and even idolize everything … More News: Chinese Tourists Arrested in Germany after Making Hitler Salutes in Front of Reichstag

Austria: Salzburg Carnival/Salzburger Fasnacht

The European history never ceases to surprise me. Based on the information presented at the museum of Schloss Hellbrunn. I found out how some 17th century Europeans entertained themselves with their animals. During the annual Salzburg Carnival, which incorporated elements from Venice, 1. bulls and bears were hunted to death. 2. geese were beheaded. According … More Austria: Salzburg Carnival/Salzburger Fasnacht

Austria: A Wonderful Summer School in Salzburg

Prof. Kristin De Troyer held a fantastic summer school on the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts of Esther at the theological faculty of the University of Salzburg between the 3rd and 7th of July, 2017. I consider myself luckly to have been selected as one of the eleven participants from around the world. A knowledgeable teacher … More Austria: A Wonderful Summer School in Salzburg

Alexey Somov’s New Book: Representations of the Afterlife in Luke-Acts

Dr. Alexey Somov very kindly mentions my Revue de Qumran’s article on Sheol in his new book entitled Representations of the Afterlife in Luke-Acts. This is the first time my work has been cited! 🙂 For those of you interested in the New Testament studies and historical concepts of afterlife, you may not want to … More Alexey Somov’s New Book: Representations of the Afterlife in Luke-Acts