Category Archives: Biblical Studies Resources
There are just translations that are faithful to their source and translations that are not. So he’s right when he writes A few days ago, I came across a blog post which was making a valid point about the differences … Continue reading
As of this morning no information is available about the volume except that it is to appear in 2017. Keep your eyes open, it honors a remarkable scholar. (This is an ebook edition of the previously appearing – in the … Continue reading
This new book’s author says it’s good. Scholars have often read the book of Revelation in way that attempts to ascertain which other Old Testament book it most resembles. Instead, we should read it as a combined and imitative text … Continue reading
Logos is producing a new lexicon: Most of the time you look up a Hebrew word you probably don’t want the extreme depth and complication afforded by the top lexicons. Neither do you want to wade through a tight paragraph … Continue reading
«Man hat gemeint, man wird attraktiv, wenn man das Latein abschafft, aber man hat keine neue sakrale Sprache gefunden, sondern ein totes Deutsch. Wen störte das früher, dass man Latein nicht verstand? Das war eine heilige Sprache, ein sakraler Vorgang, … Continue reading
Available from Brill in their Open Access section– Women in the Bible, Qumran and Early Rabbinic Literature: Their Status and Roles explores the different attitudes toward the woman’s guilt for the expulsion from the Garden and human’s calamities and the … Continue reading
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
Texts, Practices, and Groups. Multidisciplinary approaches to the history of Jesus’ followers in the first two centuries
Proceedings of the First Meeting of Bertinoro on Early Christianity (1-4 October, 2014). Within the contemporary renewal of the exegetical and historical research on Jesus and early Christianity, this book focuses on a wider knowledge of the social and cultural … Continue reading
Read Mike Bird’s take.
I don’t know for how long. With thanks to Hendrickson for tweeting it.
A LifeWay Research Study found that while the majority of churchgoers desire to honor Christ and even profess to meditate on biblical truths, few actually engage in personal Bible reading and the study of Scriptures. Forty percent of those surveyed … Continue reading
We’ve all been waiting a long time for something good to come from Nazareth! And it finally has. We at the Jesus Blog heard that your week was moving a little sluggishly and thought a free gift might make you … Continue reading
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
Die Ursprünge der Bundestheologie im Alten Testament und im Alten Orient.
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
Get the only commentary on the Bible that’s Zwingli approved. Which one is that, you ask? This one.
Jim writes (on the LXX facebook page) Although our field is small, there are more books than ever published on the LXX, and in many different series and publishers. It may be helpful to have the occasional round-up, and so … Continue reading
The catalog is here. It is, to put it plainly, a fantastic commentary series.
This is one to add to the resource list! More than 1,600 ancient manuscripts from the renowned Eastern Orthodox Monastery of St. Catherine’s on Mt. Sinai have been made available online! The images, digitized from older microfilms, are of very … Continue reading
Biblicists have long been aware that some compositions in the Bible cite and allude to other compositions. At times these practices are obvious; often, however, they are not. Essays in this volume focus on subtle, not-so-obvious, unrecognized cases of citation … Continue reading