Restoration

May 28, 2017

HEZEKIAH WAS a better king than any since David, and better than all those who followed. He repaired and restored the Temple, reinstituted the worship of Yahweh, and tore down the high places devoted to Baal and Astarte (not just in Judah, but in Israel, too).

SciFriday: Google’s AI Acid Trip

May 26, 2017

Google continues researching artificial intelligence. Its DeepMind AI team has released a tool called DeepDream that’s transforming images into… well, nightmares.

Fox News retracts Seth Rich WikiLeaks story

May 25, 2017

Fox News Tuesday retracted its story linking Seth Rich, the Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in Washington D.C. last summer, to the DNC emails published by WikiLeaks.

Terror in Manchester

May 24, 2017

22 people died and dozens more were injured in a suicide bombing Monday night at a concert in Manchester, England.

New Ebola outbreak in Africa

May 23, 2017

The World Health Organization has confirmed a third death from Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and they’re tracking 416 others who had contact with the infected.

President Trump in Israel

May 22, 2017

Monday, Donald Trump became the first U.S. president in history to visit the Western Wall of the Temple in Jerusalem.

The sin of the Amorites was the sin of Babylon

May 21, 2017

What did God mean when he told Abraham his descendants would return from Egypt in the fourth generation because “the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet complete”? Moses made it clear to readers in his day. But because we don’t know history, we miss the point.

Leviathan, Babylon, and the Titans

May 21, 2017

ISAIAH PROPHESIED the fall of Babylon before it had risen. At the time of the prophesies we read this week, Assyria was still the dominant power in the ancient Near East, but the phrase, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon,” was revealed to the prophet anyway.

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