Category Archives: Biblical Studies Resources

Teach Us to Pray: The Lord’s Prayer in the Early Church and Today

The Lord’s Prayer is one of the oldest and most widely used short summaries not only of how Christians pray but of what they believe about God, the world, and humankind. Justo González, whose textbooks have taught Christian doctrine and … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Life of an Important Scholar: Ernst Käsemann

On 12 July, 1906 the inestimable E.Käsemann was born.  He wrote a lot!  A LOT!  He was productive, and brilliant, and gifted, and personable, and warm, and generous with his time, and conversational, and of course, controversial. Käsemann was – … Continue reading

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Open Access: From Scrolls to Scrolling: Sacred Texts, Materiality, and Dynamic Media Cultures

Throughout history, the study of sacred texts has focused almost exclusively on the content and meaning of these writings. Such a focus obscures the fact that sacred texts are always embodied in particular material forms—from ancient scrolls to contemporary electronic … Continue reading

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Studien zur Septuaginta und zum hellenistischen Judentum

This volume presents selected studies by Robert Hanhart, Professor Emeritus and former director of the Septuaginta-Unternehmen der Göttinger Akademie der Wissenschaft. These studies deal with the origin, history and the translation technique of the Septuagint in the context of Hellenistic Judaism. … Continue reading

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The Commentary

The ‘Person in the Pew’ commentary series is the only series of Commentaries written by a single person on the entire Bible and aimed at layfolk in modern history.   The books are all available in PDF format from yours truly … Continue reading

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John: The Mundane Gospel and its Archaeology-Related Features

A new essay in Bible and Interpretation is worth a look- However, in addition to its theological features, the Fourth Gospel is also the most mundane of the gospels. John has more empirical (sensorily attributed) references, topographical details, and archaeologically … Continue reading

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Some Very Cool Things from ISD

Scripture in Its Historical Contexts Volume II: Exegesis, Hermeneutics, and Theology by James A. Sanders, edited by Craig A. Evans 9783161557576 Hardback, 336 pages Publication Date: July 2019 Regular Price: $167.00 / Special Offer Price: $134.00 Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Series: … Continue reading

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Its the ‘Pandemic / Societal Apocalypse / Is June Finally Over? / Ugh What a Miserable Month’ Edition of the Biblical Studies Carnival

Welcome to the ‘Pandemic Pandemonium’ Biblioblog Carnival Put your mask on and come on in.  There’s plenty to see and you won’t have to touch anyone or even come within 6 feet of someone else.  And the only thing you’ll … Continue reading

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Christoph Heilig is Seeking Your Help

All the details are here.  You can support this important project for a month for less than you spend on coffee for a day. Christoph is a very good scholar.  You won’t be disappointed with his work.

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Geschichte Israels und Judas im Altertum

This new volume will be of interest to many- The authors develop a new viewpoint on the ancient history of Israel and Judah by examining social and economic conditions, contemporary inscriptions, and archeological and iconographic sources as a basis for … Continue reading

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Der Römerbrief

Dieser Kommentar bietet eine allgemeinverständliche Auslegung des Römerbriefs. Er berücksichtigt die neuesten Ergebnisse der Bibelwissenschaft, konzentriert sich aber darauf, den Leserinnen und Lesern die Botschaft dieses Briefs aufzuschließen. Dabei werden auch schwierige Details erklärt und der Zusammenhang mit grundlegenden alttestamentlichen … Continue reading

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A Zoom Session on Sinaiticus

Wednesday, July 1, 10am CET, TeTra Seminar paper on Zoom: Brent Nongbri (MF Norwegian School of Theology) — “Revisiting the Date of Codex Sinaiticus”.  If you’d like to attend, feel free to contact us at dan.batovici@kuleuven.be or andy.hilkens@ugent.be

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Food Taboos and Biblical Prohibitions: Reassessing Archaeological and Literary Perspectives

It’s open access.  With thanks to Konrad Schmid for the heads up. This volume presents contributions from »The Larger Context of the Biblical Food Prohibitions: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches« conference held in Lausanne in June, 2017. The biblical food prohibitions … Continue reading

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New in Bible and Interpretation

Greek Literature and the Primary History In recent years, however, a number of scholars have dated the biblical books in the Primary History (Genesis through 2 Kings) very late. Thus, they have raised the possibility that the authors of these … Continue reading

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Der erste und zweite Thessalonicherbrief

The next volume in the series- Der erste und zweite Thessalonicherbrief – is reviewed below. Die Kommentarreihe “Die Botschaft des Neuen Testaments” richtet sich sowohl an Theologen als auch an theologisch interessierte Laien. Die einzelnen Bände bieten eine fundierte Auslegung … Continue reading

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Our Commentary

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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BasisBibel: The New Testament and the Psalms

Since the publication of the New Testament edition, the BasisBibel has been hailed in the English-speaking world by students and professors of German alike. Each sentence contains no more than sixteen words and no more than one subordinating clause. With its concise … Continue reading

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Der erste, zweite und dritte Johannesbrief

Die meisten Kommentare und Untersuchungen zu den Johannesbriefen sehen sie in der Auseinandersetzung mit einer gnostischen Strömung. Demgegenüber – so wird gesagt – versuche der Autor, seine Adressatengemeinden zur Rechtgläubigkeit zu rufen, während die Gegner als Verführer und Antichristen bezeichnet … Continue reading

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The Commentary For Your Dad for Father’s Day

For, hold on to your hat, $40.  That’s half off.  Get all the PDF’s from yours truly for a paltry $40 by clicking my PayPal Link.  Dad will love your for it more than he’s ever loved you for anything you’ve … Continue reading

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New in Bible and Interpretation

Middle Groups in Jewish Roman Galilee and Jesus and his Disciples’ Social Location: New Insights Like many revolutionaries, Jesus saw the attachment of the upper-middle class to money as responsible for their passiveness in spiritual commitment. Jesus’ philosophy developed from … Continue reading

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