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Vom Alten Testament und vom Neuen

This new volume may be of interest to many of you: Im Jahr 2015 kam es zu einer Debatte um den kanonischen Rang des Alten Testaments, der ein Echo auch in der kirchlichen Öffentlichkeit und in der Tagespresse fand. Ausgangspunkt … Continue reading

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Once More, in Case You Missed It: Collected Essays of Erhard Gerstenberger

Selected Writings of Erhard S. Gerstenberger, prof. em. of Old Testament, Marburg There has been published by the University Library of Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, a large collection of essays by OT professor Erhard S. Gerstenberger written over the past 50 years. … Continue reading

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The Official Biblioblogging Carnival- Covering June, 2017

Well here we are once again, having persevered for many years  inviting you to join us on our tour of the best of the best postings from the world of biblical studies which appeared in the month of June in … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the New Luther Bible

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You have seduced me, Yahweh, and I have let myself be seduced; you have overpowered me: you were the stronger. I am a laughing-stock all day long, they all make fun of me.  For whenever I speak, I have to howl … Continue reading

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Buy The Commentary at a Discount- In Honor of Luther’s Wedding Day

That’s right, you can buy the PDF’s of the entire commentary from yours truly for a paltry $199  $149 by clicking my PayPal Link.  It’s that simple.  It’s a good commentary. Here’s what a lawyer in Wisconsin says about it: This commentary … Continue reading

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The Facsimile Edition of Luther’s 1522 Septembertestament

Is beautiful. And a very cool addition to my Luther Bible collection.

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Psalms for Our Time: Or, Psalms Your Pastor Will Never Mention

You are not a God who takes pleasure in evil, no sinner can be your guest. Boasters cannot stand their ground under your gaze. You hate evil-doers,  liars you destroy; the violent and deceitful Yahweh detests. (Ps. 5:4-6 NJB) Break the … Continue reading

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Tracking Down a Facsimile of Luther’s 1522 September Testament

And one has been discovered, and ordered, here.  When it arrives I’ll have in my collection Luther’s 1534 2 volume edition, the 1541 edition, and the earliest, the 1522 New Testament translated at the Wartburg.  Hooray.

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The June Avignonian Carnival of ‘May Biblical Studies End of the Academic Year’ Goodness

The month of May saw the publication of a variety of Biblical Studies related posts across the spectrum of the Biblioblogging / Biblical Studies Kingdom.  Readers will find in what follows the best of the lot.*  If it’s here, it’s … Continue reading

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Marriage by Capture in the Book of Judges

The newest volume of the Society for Old Testament Study Monograph Series has been published: Marriage by Capture in the Book of Judges: An Anthropological Approach.

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The Creation of Eve

Speculum humanae salvationis (‘Krumlovský sborník’), Bohemia ca. 1420 (Praha, Knihovna Národního muzea, III B 10, fol. 2r)

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The Best Version of the Bible

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‘Discoveries’ – An Observation

Whenever someone ‘discovers’ a new ‘meaning’ of an ancient concept it behooves us all to be skeptical.  Why?  Well first of all, the very nature of scholarship is skepticism.  It accepts nothing at face value but requires good substantial evidence. … Continue reading

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The Earliest Known Draft of the King James Bible

Cambridge University Library has a gem of a post. It is rare that archival research makes the national news.  Jeffrey Alan Miller’s identification of a draft of a portion of the King James Bible hit the headlines in October 2015: … Continue reading

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Encountering Scripture: A Confession / Observation

Whenever I read the Bible I feel like Jacob wrestling the Angel.  It won’t let me go till it leaves a permanent wound.

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On This Day in 1611

The King James Version of the Bible was published in Britain.  And no, the one you carry around with you that says KJV on the spine isn’t the same at all!  If your Bible doesn’t look like this, you don’t … Continue reading

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The ‘National Day of Prayer’ Is, By and Large, A Farce

It reminds me of the words of God through Jeremiah- “You steal. You murder. You commit adultery. You lie when you swear on oath. You sacrifice to the god Baal. You pay allegiance to other gods whom you have not … Continue reading

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More Info From the Greek New Testament Project at Tyndale House, Cambridge

Lots of ink has been spilled and many pixels been lit up on the question of what we mean when we say ‘the text of the New Testament’. Is the only thing we are left with ‘texts of the NT’, … Continue reading

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For Those With Ears to Hear

The word that came to Jeremiah from Yahweh, saying, ‘Stand at the gate of the Temple of Yahweh and there proclaim this message. Say, “Listen to the word of Yahweh, all you of Judah who come in by these gates … Continue reading

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