By Ben Witherington After the Bible, the book, or collection of books most read, studied, performed around the world, whether in English or not, is of course Shakespeare. And the impact has been, and continues to be enormous. If you don’t know the Bible and Shakespeare, and you’re an English-speaking person,then you are …read more
Monthly Archives: May 2016
By Brian Davidson Paul Jean Clays, via Wikimedia Commons
Sententiae Antiquae posted “Oscar Wilde reads Greek…and more” last year, and I’ve thought about it several times since. The post tells the story of Oscar Wilde being asked to read Acts 27 at his viva. Though he had never read the passage, his classics training …read more
By Neil Godfrey I recently completed reading A Shift in Time: How Historical Documents Reveal the Surprising Truth About Jesus by Lena Einhorn. Lena Einhorn proposes a radical rethink of Christian origins and does so in a welcome methodical and understated manner. Far from being a sensationalist weaving of data into a mesmerizing …read more
By Phillip J. Long In the previous post I made a few comments on common problems confronting those who study the Pseudepigrapha. A serious problem is that even though a particular book originated among Jewish thinkers of the Second Temple period, most of this literature was preserved by Christians. It is therefore possible Christian …read more
By Holly Marr Biblical illiteracy, particularly in the US, is increasing at a staggering rate. Now more than ever it’s critical that the people of God not only read the Bible more frequently, but study the Bible. There are many ways to study Scripture, and numerous tools one can use—commentaries, original language resources, …read more
By Todd Bolen Two scuba divers made the find of a lifetime last month when they discovered a shipwreck dating to the 4th century AD. In what has been called the most extensive underwater discovery in Israel in 30 years, the divers found statues, anchors, and lumps of coins, all remarkably well preserved …read more
By Ben Witherington Here is an offer you absolutely should not refuse. Available on Kindle already (cut and paste this link into your browser—https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FTEBDFM), my brand new summer beach reading special ‘Southern Discomfort’, available at only $9.99. In the wake of my bestseller, A Week in the Life of Corinth, I turned, in …read more
By Brian Davidson My 7th and 8th graders read this last Friday to practice working with various adjective positions.
ἐπορευθησαν οἱ νεκροι προς τον πονηρον οἰκον,
οὐ δε ἠδυναντο εἰσελθειν ὁτι οὐκ ἠνοιξεν ὁ παλαιος1παλαιος, α, ον, old ἀνθρωπος την θυραν2θυρα, door την παλαιαν.
τι3τι, why πορευονται οἱ νεκροι;
τις4τις, who ἐστιν ὁ παλαιος ἀνθρωπος;
ἠλθον ἐγω προς …read more
By Scot McKnight From USA Today: Washington, D.C., is the fittest city in the United States for the third year in a row, according to a ranking of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country. The nation’s capital was closely followed byMinneapolis-St. Paul and Denver as the second- and third-fittest of the …read more
By firstname.lastname@example.org (Charles Savelle) Here are a couple of Greek resources that some of you might be interested in.Logeion is produced by the University of Chicago. Apparently this works for Latin as well.Master Greek is produced by Paul and Cheryl Hoskins. Paul Hoskins is Associate professor of New Testament at southwestern baptist Theological Seminary. …read more
By Mason Slater The following is an excerpt from Kevin Vanhoozer’s chapter “Holy Scripture” in Christian Dogmatics, edited by Michael Allen and Scott Swain.
The interpretation of the Bible—the way readers receive and act in response to it—is also part of the domain of God’s Word. To be sure, it is possible to read …read more
By Tyler Smith What if you could spend the same amount of time studying for your next sermon, paper, lesson, or Bible study, but get more insight?
There is, unfortunately, no “give-me-insight” button in Logos. The sober truth is, there’s no substitute for hard, prayerful work—but technology and good training can indeed help streamline …read more
By Scot McKnight Why the Church Cannot Afford to Be Either Conservative or Progressive, by Joe James, the education minister at the Southside Church of Christ in Rogers Arkansas. Being a minister in 2016 presents a host of challenges. But perhaps the most difficult line for pastors to walk is in translating two …read more
By mattsheedy In this series with the Bulletin, we ask scholars to talk about how they describe what they do to outsiders by sharing a story or two, and reflect on how this has affected their identity as scholars of religion.Small Talk and the “Religious Studies” Professionalby Matthew BaldwinMavens of etiquette and …read more
By arenmaeir Today, Louise Hitchcock presented a poster that was jointly authored by Louise and myself, at the 16th Annual Aegean Conference (Hesperos), held at the University of Ioannina, Greece.
The full title of the poster is:
Hitchcock, L. A., and Maeir, A. M. 2016. Hesperos and Phosphoros: How Research on Aegean-Eastern Interactions Can …read more