Daily Archives: 25 Jan 2018

They’re Going to Revise the NRSV…

Will it be called the NNRSV or the NRRSV?

The Interesting Thing About Lecturing in Hong Kong…

Is the studiousness and seriousness of the students. In contrast to so many in the West, who simply want to ‘finish’ their studies, students in the East want to learn.

In that respect they have a thing or two to teach us.

2018 Hawarden OT in the NT Conference Schedule


Draft Programme

Thursday 22nd March
6.45 Dinner

Session 1 Chair: Susan Docherty
8.00 – 8.15 Welcome and Introductions

8.15 – 9.15 Rikk Watts
The Stronger One and the Dove: Revisiting Two Discarded Images in Mark

Friday 23rd March
From 8.00 Breakfast

Session 2 Chair: Steve Moyise
9.00 – 9.45 Steve Smith
Relevance Theory and Methodology in OT in NT Study

9.45 – 9.55 Short Break

Session 3 Chair: Susan Docherty
9.55 – 10.50 Bill Tooman
Scriptural Reuse in Ancient Jewish Literature: State of the Art

10.50 – 11.20 Coffee Break

11.20 – 12.15 Katharine Dell
Proverbs and Prophecy: an Intertextual Approach

12.15 – 12.45 General Discussion
Bridging the Gap: Hebrew Bible Scholarship and the Study of OT in NT

12.45 – 1.00 Short Break

1.00 Lunch

Free Afternoon

3.30 – 4.00 Tea
Session 4 Chair: Dave Allen
4.00 – 4.45 Andrea Bird
The Moses/Elijah Motif in Mark’s Transfiguration Account: An Example of Why an OT Hermeneutic makes Sense

4.50 – 5.35 Jon Stammers
Scribes bringing out new and old treasures: Parallels between the Book
of Chronicles and the Book of Matthew?

5.45 – 6.30 Susan Docherty
Exodus in the New Testament: The Headlines

6.30 – 6.45 Short Break

6.45 Dinner

Session 5 Chair: Steve Smith
8.00 – 9.00 David Allen
Forty Years of the Hawarden Seminar

Saturday 24th March
From 8.00 Breakfast

Session 6 Chair: Steve Moyise
9.15 – 10.05 Bryan Whitfield
How Numbers Shapes the Argument of Hebrews

10.05 – 10.15 Short Break

10.15 – 11.00 Zoe Hollinger
Strengthening weak hands and feet on the racetrack or on the Highway of Holiness towards Zion? A reconsideration of the allusion to Isa
35:3LXX in Heb 12:12-13

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

Session 7 Chair: Susan Docherty
11.30 – 12.20 Michael Dormandy
Large Roles for Large Rolls? OT Citation Mechanics in 1 Peter

12.20 – 12. 45 Closing Reflections and Plans for Hawarden 2019

1.00 Lunch followed by departures

The Job Group

J-Term Concludes

And the journey home begins. It was a wonderful two weeks but I’m very keen to get back home.

I’m on the way to the airport, so more from there.

Narcissism Passing itself off as Ministry: Brian Tamaki

This clown calls himself ‘Bishop Brian’-

‘Bishop’ Brian is an uneducated self appointed buffoon who has figured out that pentebabbleists will follow anyone who claims to speak for God as long as that someone has fleeced the foolish and amassed a fortune.

Pentebabbleists love the prosperity ‘gospel’ and Tamaki is the fruit of their loins.

The Basis and Foundation of Fellowship

Where love is absent, fellowship is impossible.

More Sage Insight from Sirach

Keep well clear of your enemies, and be wary of your friends.  A loyal friend is a powerful defence: whoever finds one has indeed found a treasure. A loyal friend is something beyond price, there is no measuring his worth.  A loyal friend is the elixir of life, and those who fear the Lord will find one. (Sir. 6:13-16)

More From Lunch

Around this Morning, and Lunch With Some of The Ming Hua Folk

The morning session on Paul was very fun and lunch with the gang was also a blast.  Tonight we finish up with Job.