I’m a bit late in posting this (actually very late). But I thought some might be interested in reading my recent book review of Eugene Merrill’s commentary on 1–2 Chronicles that was published in the latest Themelios journal. Especially helpful are discussions on three theological themes in a redemptive-historical framework that are central to the … Continue reading A Book Review on Eugene Merrill’s 1–2 Chronicles Commentary
Yesterday a comment on the Internet sparked some reflection about the nature of neighbor-hood and the people who inhabit the Middle East. The comment in question seemed to conflate America, and particularly its Christian inhabitants, with an idealized version of Israel on the one hand, and Middle Eastern peoples, particularly devout Muslims, with Israel’s OT … Continue reading Who Is My Neighbor?
As ETS/SBL/AAR/etc approaches, I want to invite those interested to this year's Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar and to the newly formed Scripture and Doctrine Seminar. The theme for the former is The Old Testament and Worldview, and Al Wolters, Raymond van Leeuwen, Koert van Bekkum, Jamie Grant, David Beldman, and I will be speaking on … Continue reading Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar 2015
The Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar, which has produced the 8-volume Scripture and Hermeneutics Series with Zondervan, as well the upcoming Manifesto for Theological Interpretation with Baker, will host its annual meeting this year in Atlanta, GA (in partnership with IBR) on the topic of Worldview and the Old Testament. Speakers include Al Wolters, Jamie Grant, … Continue reading Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar 2015
I'm really excited that another resource has come out from my friend Heath Thomas. Heath is Associate Professor of Old Testament and PhD Director at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. His latest publication is an edited volume (along with Jeremy Evans of Southeastern and Paul Copan of Palm Beach Atlantic University) on Holy War … Continue reading Holy War in the Bible
The entire Bible, from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21, is about Jesus Christ. Let me give a few reasons why I believe that is the case, as well as a few clarifications about what that means. First, reasons: I suppose #1 ought to be the fact that Jesus says on numerous occasions that the Old … Continue reading The Bible is About Jesus
Today starts the second week of modules at New College. My first week went by well and should start getting into more of a routine of how life will be here as a postgraduate. I thought I would list the modules that I am taking for this term. Hebrew Scripture Theology Hebrew Prophecy Intermediate Greek … Continue reading Modules for 2012
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
Over at Canon Fodder (which is the best name I've heard for a blog), Michael Kruger has been discussing misconceptions of the NT Canon. In his latest post he discusses the basis for distinguising heresy from orthodoxy in the early church. I really enjoyed what he writes concerning the role of the Old Testament in the … Continue reading Michael Kruger on the basis of distinguishing heresy from orthodoxy in the early church
Many thanks to David Stark for his post making me aware of Emmanuel Tov's Scribal Practices and Approaches Reflected in the Texts Found in the Judean Desert are available as PDF's in Tov's publication section of his website.