Article: The Enemies Within: Gog of Magog in Ezekiel 38-39

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My article entitled “The Enemies Within: Gog of Magog in Ezekiel 38-39” is now published in the open-access journal HTS Teologiese Studies/Theological Studies (South Africa-based)! (more…)

Announcement: Paper Accepted in HTS Theologiese Studies/Theological Studies

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Do you remember my paper on Ezekiel’s Gog of Magog delivered at the SBL international meeting in Seoul last July? I am happy to announce that it has passed the double-blind peer review of HTS Theologiese Studies/Theological Studies (ISI listed, South Africa based)!

One of the anonymous reviewers mistakenly considers me a male, (more…)

Film Review: Noah Within and Beyond the Bible

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SPOILER ALERT!

The award-winning director Darren Aronofsky has recently transformed a biblical epic into a blockbuster film – “Noah”. Since I had enjoyed his “Black Swan” a lot, I went to watch “Noah” with a lot of expectations. Again, I was not disappointed. “Noah” has the breath-taking scenery, dramatic plot, and above all complex characters. Some of my friends have also watched it. They ask me what I think of this film in relation to the Bible. For them, a natural curiosity is whether this film is biblical or not. For me, this film offers a good opportunity to discuss the open nature of the biblical texts, which often offer gaps for transformations and reinterpretations. (more…)