Is it true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?

No, they only seem to. What happens is the body dries out after death and the skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they are longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically "living," hair and nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow.

REL 209: midterm examination

The midterm exam will consist of the following:

1) terms (50%): identify 10 of 12 terms for which a brief description will be given (a list of all the terms will be provided)

2) several short-answer questions (50%): you may be given some options from which to choose (be able to discuss the main issues covered so far—the more details the better)

For review:

1. Materials covered through week 7 (focus on significant issues, especially as presented and discussed in class), including:

assigned texts, esp. biblical texts



Keck, chs. 1–5

Ernst Käsemann, "The Faith of Abraham in Romans 4" in Perspectives on Paul, 79–101

Heikki Räisänen, "Paul's Conversion and the Development of His View of the Law," New Testament Studies 33 (1987) 404–19

2. highlighted terms