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Entries from February 2007

The Power of Music

February 17th, 2007 · No Comments

DAVID KRONEMYER: And I literally mean “power.” An article in today’s Wall Street Journal reminded me of how Noriega was driven out of Panama when American troops played rock music after he holed up in the Vatican embassy, Córdoba, J., “Booming Panama City Await’s Noriega’s Return,” Wall St. Journal (Feb. 17, 2007). Songs played included [...]

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Did the Ancient Israelites Practice Human Sacrifice?

February 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment

DAVID KRONEMYER: There is no direct evidence they did, and by asking this question, I do not mean to impugn their righteousness or integrity. However, as an anthropological fact, human sacrifice was an integral component of precursor Canaanite religions, Roland de Vaux, Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions 441 (1997). The Old Testament is scattered [...]

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