Some varied Corinthiaka to start off the week.
The western liturgical calendar flipped this weekend with the first Sunday of Advent. Yesterday’s epistle reading from 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 appropriate describes the anticipation accentuated in the advent season.
More on scholars and students of the New Testament setting the scene for understanding Paul’s Corinthian letters. Mark Roberts at Patheos gives us a couple of interesting posts on unity and conflict in Paul’s church in Corinth:
After my posts about Rife’s work at Koutsongila last month, I found Katy Meyer’s blog, Bones Don’t Lie, and her recent entry (“Early Roman Chamber Tombs at Kenchreai, Greece”) discussing and responding to several articles by the Kenchreai Cemetery and Excavation Project group. A couple of images there too.
It doesn’t get much better than a “Write a Caption Contest”. This one asks to provide a caption for the Minerva cruise ship passing through the Corinth canal. That canal gets so much press on the web. My contribution wasn’t selected as one of the five finalists: “You think THIS is slow? Try carting one of these overland by oxen!”
And speaking of the Corinth canal, this is a nice one from Light and Shadows.
A 16th century painting by Hans Holbein the Younger on the most famous courtesan linked to ancient Corinth.