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Yes – congratulations to Loren Rosson, who was the first person to correctly guess that Professor Jim Davila was the biblical scholar (proleptically speaking) pictured up a tree in yesterday’s post.

Jim Davila then and now

Jim Davila in 1973 and 2007: The Youth and his Heavenly Counterpart?

And why was Jim up a tree in 1973? Was he, perhaps, involved in some esoteric shamanistic practice involving a World Tree? Not at all. Jim was acting the part of Erin’s beau, Harold Beasley, in Season 2, Episode 9 of the very popular 1970s television series, The Waltons. Why was Harold up a tree? As John-Boy explains earlier in the program, “I guess that’s just Harold’s way.”

Goodnight, Jim-Boy!