My 5 Favorite Books of 2017​

It's become a somewhat annual tradition for me and many others to write a post like this. But people love books lists as they consider last-second Christmas gifts or are looking for ways to spend their Amazon gift cards. There are a few reasons why I’ve compiled this list. First, I love reading and I … Continue reading My 5 Favorite Books of 2017​

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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

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

Scots Translation of the New Testament

Here was an interesting (and short) blog post from the New College Librarian on the 30th Anniversary of the translation of the New Testament into Scots. The New Testament is currently on display at the library at New College. This post provoked a couple of thoughts: firstly, I was surprised that it wasn't until 1983 that there … Continue reading Scots Translation of the New Testament

Audio Tanak

David Reimer (New College, University of Edinburgh) sent me a link to a website with the entire Tanak read in audio to help prepare for my MTh in Biblical Studies. I have found this website helpful for my pronunciation and to quickly work through large chunks of text. I added the link to the Resource page on … Continue reading Audio Tanak

A language tool worth investing in…

I was recently invited to write a testimony for the biblical language software, Paradigm Master Pro. I first became aware of this program when I was taking Greek with Maurice Robinson, Guardian of the Byzantine Text. After testing the software through the available free online quizzes (you do not even have to sign up to … Continue reading A language tool worth investing in…

Online Hebrew/Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Akkadian, and Arabic Lexicon

Many of you may be aware of the following resource from Tyndale House but I thought I would go ahead and link it to the blog. The lexicon is set up for you to select your choice of language and then click on the first two letters of the word you are looking up. You … Continue reading Online Hebrew/Aramaic, Greek, Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Akkadian, and Arabic Lexicon