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I am a Member of The Guild of Biblical Minimalists

Posted by NT Wrong on October 2, 2008

The inaugural presentation of The 'Billy', for services to biblical minimalism, will be presented at the first meeting of the Guild in January 2009.

The inaugural presentation of The 'Billy', for services to biblical minimalism, will be presented at the first meeting of the Guild in January 2009.

I am extremely proud and deeply honoured to discover that I am a member of The Guild of Biblical Minimalists. The Officers of the Guild include such notables as Philip Davies, Thomas Thompson, Keith Whitelam, Niels Peter Lemche, Emanuel Pfoh, and the notorious Jim West.

The Grand Patron of the Guild is the man who has done more than any other to further the cause of biblical minimalism, William Dever. Although he fell away from the truth in his earlier days, and is subject to relapse in public meetings, William Dever is today a proud, card-carrying minimalist:

“Originally I wrote to frustrate the Biblical minimalists; then I became one of them, more or less.”
– William Dever, “Losing Faith.” Biblical Archaeology Review 33.2 (March/April 2007) : 54.

We look forward to the inaugural meeting of the Guild of Biblical Minimalists, to be held at a local pub near the University of Cambridge, January 5-7, 2009, which happens to coincide with SOTS. All enquiries to Dr Jim West.

3 Responses to “I am a Member of The Guild of Biblical Minimalists”

  1. Jim said

    oh that statuette is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Philip Davies said

    That may look like Dever but it can’t be. The mouth is not wide open.

  3. ntwrong said

    The statue catches him pronouncing the ‘P’ in his description of certain minimalists as ‘Propagandists’ or maybe ‘Pamphleteers’. This was while speaking to the Southern Baptist Convention.

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