By Theophrastus If you don’t mind (quite) salty language, you may enjoy William Brennan’s book review in the New Yorker: “The Irish Novel That’s So Good People Were Scared to Translate It” about not one but two translations of Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s infamous Cré na Cille — published in quick succession …read more
Monthly Archives: March 2016
By Ben Witherington One of the classic ways to either change the subject or stop a conversation is by labeling something mere prejudice. The conversation then changes if the speaker believes they are being shamed into being quiet. Indeed, often the conversation just stops. For example, when someone objects to some aspects of …read more
By Accordance Bible Software Celebrating Historical Events! The two major faiths of the Bible, Judaism and Christianity, are both rooted in rich historical events. This week, Jews will celebrate Purim, commemorating the deliverance of the people from Haman in the book of Esther. And Christians will […] …read more
By Scot McKnight A discussion with a pastor this week led to a question by the pastor: “The difference is just nuance, isn’t it?” What difference?, you ask. The difference between the old and the new perspective. Toss in the apocalyptic Paul and some think this is nothing but a squabble among …read more
By Todd Scacewater Want to refresh and improve your Hebrew while studying an OT prophet closely? I’m always on the lookout for resources that help you naturally improve your biblical language skills. I love some of the NT Greek guides that are being Read More »
The post A Comprehensive Guide to the Language, …read more
By Alistair C. Stewart Recently posted to academia.edu, an essay by Annette Yoshiko Reed entitled “Parting Ways over Blood and Water? Beyond ‘Judaism’ and ‘Christianity’ in the Roman Near East”, another piece along the lines of “the ways that never parted.”
I will not, here and now in any event, expatiate on the fundamental thesis, …read more
By Adam Miller by Alexander Rocklin* This post is part of the Theory & Religion Series, where contributors are asked to discuss a current project they are working on, or a book or essay by a particular theorist that they have found useful in their teaching and research in the study of religion.I’ve …read more
By Scot McKnight By Maureen Farrell Garcia. She is the author of various articles including”Groomed for Abuse” and “Sex Offenders in Our Midst.” When she’s not researching sexual abuse dynamics, she reads, writes, and teaches writing at Nyack College in NYC. She would love for you to connect with her on Twitter: @mfarrellgarcia …read more
By Timothy Sinag-Tala Confraternity BibleOver the past couple of weeks, we have been having a fascinating discussion regarding which OT would fit best with the Confraternity NT were it ever to be re-published in the future. One of the more interesting comments I read concerns the issue of transpositioning/dislocating of verses, …read more
By wmcoppins As a new feature for this blog, I have spent the last two weeks compiling Bibliographies of Neutestamentler/innen in the German Language Sphere (BNGLS). This task has greatly expanded my own understanding of what is going on in the German-speaking world, and I hope it will also prove beneficial for …read more
By Mason Slater Many people think eschatology refers to events occurring at the end of history. In this book, two scholars with expertise in biblical eschatology argue that God’s kingdom breaking into this world through Jesus Christ has inaugurated a new creation, a reality that should shape pastoral leadership and be reflected in …read more
By Bill Mounce Bill Mounce is traveling this month and is taking a break from his weekly column on biblical Greek until April. Meanwhile, we’ve hand-picked some classic, popular posts from the “Mondays with Mounce” archive for your Greek-studying pleasure.
The punctuation mark for this week is the semi-colon, which isn’t used often in …read more
By Todd Scacewater If you’re looking for some solid reading for Holy Week, Crossway has you covered.
They’ve put The Last Days of Jesus on sale for just $3.99 on Kindle. It’s authored by Andreas Kostenberger, Justin Taylor, and Alexander Stewart. It details the week, day by day, with historical precision and devotional insight. …read more
By jps To enhance its image the Gun Empire boasts of pure American values, yet preaches insurrection and plots the overthrow of a democratically elected government. It asks to be approached as one of the great religions of the world, yet lies to the American public. It claims God-given rights to be …read more
By RichardMansfield When I was younger, I was obsessed with the newest ideas, the most cutting-edge interpretations of the Bible and understandings of history. However, as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to appreciate ancient perspectives. In fact, I’ve come to give them first priority in my studies. Thus, I’m …read more
By jps In the context of a world surrounded by water those Bible passages celebrating God’s setting of boundaries for the sea make sense. The sea was dangerous and should God ever stop holding these chaotic waters at bay the world would collapse.— The Biblical Cosmos, page 31 We’re starting a delightful …read more
By RichardMansfield Through a special arrangement with the publisher, we are pleased to announce a special sale of the Gospel Transformation Bible notes for a full 1/3 off the regular price. Through April 3, you can add the Gospel Transformation Bible notes to your personal Accordance Library for the low price …read more
By Lindsay In the last post, I summarized Robert Reymond’s Covenant Theology viewpoint in B&H’s Perspectives on Israel and the Church: 4 Views. This post presents the there responses to his chapter.
Since Thomas has the sharpest disagreement with Reymond, I will summarize his response in more detail and give a few …read more