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"It can sink no lower": On fanaticism and dogma.
Our present discussion adds another layer. Dogma and normative ritual are not only the line of last defense against the etiolation of religious life. They are also the line of first defense against Judaism sinking, not ...
What is the opposite of weakness.
First Father Brown, G.K. Chesterton's answer to Sherlock Holmes. The serene wisdom of Father Brown and the haunted shadow of the whisky priest both belong to a world infinitely distant from the shabby stories of abuse that ...
Editor's note: Of pity and the immigrant.
Hydrogen Production Catalyzed by Bidirectional, Biomimetic Models of the [FeFe]-Hydrogenase Active Site.
(American Chemical Society, 2014)
Active site mimics of [FeFe]-hydrogenase are shown to be bidirectional catalysts, producing H2 upon treatment with protons and reducing equivalents. This reactivity complements the previously reported oxidation of H2 by ...
New genes often acquire male-specific functions but rarely become essential in Drosophila.
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2017-09-15)
Relatively little is known about the in vivo functions of newly emerging genes, especially in metazoans. Although prior RNAi studies reported prevalent lethality among young gene knockdowns, our phylogenomic analyses reveal ...
Co-culture Activation of MAP Kinase in Drosophila S2 Cells.
Intercellular communication often involves phosphorylation of signal transduction proteins, including mitogen-activated protein kinases (MAPKs). Immunological detection of phosphorylated MAPK can be used to monitor ...
The Self-Referential Coda in the Mishnah and the Egyptian-Israelite Literary Tradition of Wisdom.
(Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht GmbH & Co. KG, 2017-02)
It has often been noted that Mishnah Avot is heir to aspects of the biblical tradition of Wisdom. A further element of this inheritance is studied here: the tradition of ending a Wisdom book with a selfreferential coda, ...
Pornography or theology? The legal background, psychological reality, and theological import of Ezekiel 16.
(The Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2017)
The description of the relationship between Yhwh and Jerusalem in Ezekiel 16 has troubled readers, ancient and modern. Here I argue that the problems are actually more severe than has been realized in recent scholarship. ...
Sex or power? The crime of the single girl in Deuteronomy 22.
(Harrassowitz Verlag, 2010)
(From Conclusions): In sum, this study has argued that the law of the slandered bride is not primarily about sex. It is a law about power, in particular the power of the parents over their daughter’s sexuality, and is ...
The Diffusion of the Alphabet in the Second Millennium BCE: On the Movements of Scribal Ideas from Egypt to the Levant, Mesopotamia, and Yemen.
(University of Arizona, 2018-12)
The non-impact of the alphabet has garnered a lot of attention recently: how could an invention so revolutionary do so little? Researchers have been led to wonder whether the alphabet may not have been as revolutionary as ...