Brian LePort’s Short Review of Runge’s Greek Discourse Grammar

Brian LePort recently posted a positive short review of Steve Runge's Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament (Hendrickson 2010). My linguistic journey began when I was introduced to using linguistics as tool for exegesis when I took a Biblical Hebrew Syntax course at Southeastern Seminary. Then while at Edinburgh I purchased Runge's DGGNT and ultimately utilised the concepts from … Continue reading Brian LePort’s Short Review of Runge’s Greek Discourse Grammar

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Some Advice for Seminarians

After spending the first two years of teaching at Cal Baptist preparing lectures, getting to know my school and administration, immersing myself and my family in our local church, and trying to do my best to not mess it all up, I now have a bit of time each week to work on some things … Continue reading Some Advice for Seminarians

John Wevers’ Guidelines for using the LXX in Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible

I recently read an older article from John Wevers on guidelines for using the LXX in textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible. The more the I interact with the critical apparatus of BHS, the more his words ring true. Formal Correctness. Make sure the information you are reading in the apparatus is factually correct. Clarity … Continue reading John Wevers’ Guidelines for using the LXX in Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible

WHO IS ISRAEL?: A PERSPECTIVE FROM AMOS 7-9

Defining who "Israel" is can prove to be a difficult task because of the ambiguity of the term. In the book of the Twelve, "Israel" can refer to the restored covenantal people (Amos 9:7-10), the Northern Kingdom (Amos 5:1-3), Southern Kingdom (Mal 2:11), or an idealised future community of faith (Zech. 12:1-14:21).[1] The ambiguity does … Continue reading WHO IS ISRAEL?: A PERSPECTIVE FROM AMOS 7-9

Paul Joyce appointed to Samuel Davidson Chair–Kings College London

Back in April, Paul Joyce was appointed to the Samuel Davidson Chair at Kings College London. Paul was previously at St. Peter's College Oxford and has garnered international acclaim for his work in Ezekiel. I'll always remember my first SBL in New Orleans when I was invited to the Oxford reception and I was introduced … Continue reading Paul Joyce appointed to Samuel Davidson Chair–Kings College London

Compiling a Vocabulary List in Accordance

A friend of mine was preparing to preach on Deuteronomy 10:12-22 and asked if I could help him compile a vocabulary list from that section and where he could find where these words are used else where in the Hebrew Bible. Here is a step by step tutorial of how I compiled the vocabulary list … Continue reading Compiling a Vocabulary List in Accordance

David’s Census

I just got word that my paper, "Intertextuality Between 1 Chronicles 21:1-17 and Genesis 13 and the Problem of David's Census," has been accepted for presentation at this year's ETS meeting. I'll be presenting in the Textual Strategies in the Hebrew Bible section at 4:40 on Wednesday. I'm excited but also nervous - those Hebrew … Continue reading David’s Census