Category Archives: Biblical Studies Resources

“On Biblical Forgeries and Imagined Communities—A Critical Analysis of Recent Criticism”

Paul Anderson responds to Mendez’s panicked “Did the Johannine Community Exist?”  Enjoy.  It’s quite long, but you have time to read it.  What else have you got to do right now?  

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Jérémie, by Thomas Römer

L’histoire d’un grand prophète qui se plaignait tout le temps. Ceux qui ne connaissent pas le prophète Jérémie connaissent au moins ses fameuses « jérémiades ». Homme de la plainte et de la supplique, grand conteur de la destruction de … Continue reading

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You Need a Commentary That Helps Make Sense of the Bible- And You Have Time Now To Enjoy One

The ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series is the only series of Commentaries in modern history written by a single person on the entire Bible and aimed at layfolk .  Everyone needs a commentary on the Bible that they can understand … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Kurt Aland

Today is the anniversary of the birth of that great Text Critic and Church Historian (yes, he wrote an extensive history of Christianity which spanned two large volumes) Kurt Aland.  He was born on 28 March, 1915 (and regrettably passed … Continue reading

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Well There’s a Bit of Good News From the Crossley/ Keith Consortium

@chriskeith7 tweets CSSSB 2020 Online Discussion Series, featuring Helen Bond, @JGCrossley, Chris Keith, @goodacre, and John Kloppenborg. Free and interactive. Lectures on Mondays at 2pm EST. Information on how to access will be available on CSSSB Facebook page closer to … Continue reading

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Lexical Semantics and Lexicography

Because, you know, why not.  What else have you got to do but read this? Part 2 of the series Observations from a Linguistic Spectator: An Annual Report. For part 1, see here.

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The ‘Sacred Page’ is Back

Michael Barber shares the happy news- I am very happy to announce that, after years of planning and redesign, Brant Pitre, John Bergsma, John Kincaid, and I have relaunched our website, TheSacredPage.com. This is version 2.0 in more ways than one. Among other things, … Continue reading

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Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht is Making Its Extensive Collection of Biblical Studies Materials Available

Along with other subject areas: Uns erreichen immer wieder Anfragen von Studierenden, die zurzeit an Seminar- und Abschlussarbeiten schreiben und aufgrund der Schließung von Bibliotheken nur schwer an die wichtige Literatur kommen. Wissenschaft und Forschung auch in Krisenzeiten aufrecht zu … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible, ANE, and New Testament Facebook Groups Connecting Scholars with Resources

Hebrew Bible Resources in the Times of Corona ANE Researcher Quarantine Library NT Studies Literature Requests in Times of Corona Not the snazziest names, but you get the gist.

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ANE Researcher Quarantine “Library”

It’s a new Facebook group for those who are stuck without resources or library access.  It may interest you.

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Free Access to Numerous New Testament Resources in a Time of Pandemic

Visit the Google Doc here, put together by Steve Walton.

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#ICYMI- Wortschatz der Hebräischen Bibel

Here, from your friends at TVZ.  Why not use this time of quarantine to juice up your Hebrew vocabulary?

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Das Abendmahl im johanneischen Kreis: Eine exegetisch-hermeneutische Studie zur Mahltheologie des Johannesevangeliums

Bienert, David C., Das Abendmahl im johanneischen Kreis: Eine exegetisch-hermeneutische Studie zur Mahltheologie des Johannesevangeliums. A copy came in the mail today.  I’ll review it soon (since we’re all on lockdown).

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Das Buch Ezechiel

Ed. by Gertz, Jan Christian / Körting, Corinna / Witte, Markus, Das Buch Ezechiel: Komposition, Redaktion und Rezeption. A review copy arrived today.  More soon.

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Chris Rollston on the Museum of the Bible Dead Sea Scrolls Fiasco

The Forger Among Us: The Museum of the Bible Dead Sea Scrolls and the Recent History of Epigraphic Forgeries On March 13, 2020, the Museum of the Bible held a symposium in Washington, D.D. The focus of the symposium was … Continue reading

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Scholars Helping Scholars

Scholars Helping Scholars From Christoph Heilig- If you are a NT scholar and struggling to access literature you need for your work, here’s a group where we can help each other: https://www.facebook.com/groups/512612756104594/.

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Petrusliteratur und Petrusarchäologie: Römische Begegnungen

Peter was a central figure of emerging Christianity that has shaped an important branch of early Christian literature and has been linked to an early and equally important local tradition in Rome. However, both lines of the reception of Peter … Continue reading

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When You’re Bored and You Can’t Think of Anything to Write, Sensationalize a Misleading Idea. You’ll be Famous

And in the news.  Like Mr Mendez. Everyone knows the Gospel of John, like all the rest, is anonymous.  We also know that anonymous does not equal fraud.  Or forgery. We also know that the earliest Church was well aware … Continue reading

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A Commentary Sale For the Anniversary of the Beginning of the Zwinglian Reformation

In honor of the outbreak of the Reformation in Zurich, The Commentary is on sale for the very low price of $70 (the regular price is $75).  Yes, you read that correctly, you can obtain a commentary on the entire … Continue reading

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I’ll Have to See this Exhibition

Visions of the End explores the Apocalypse through captivating artworks inspired by the writings of John of Patmos, who wrote the Book of Revelation around 100 C.E. The exhibition features twenty-six pieces of medieval and Renaissance art from some of the … Continue reading

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