Category Archives: Biblical Studies Resources

Isaiah’s Benevolent Creator

Here’s an entry worth your time. Second Isaiah (Isaiah 40–55) represents the one of the most sustained assertions of YHWH as creator in the Hebrew Bible. As a theme, creation periodically appears throughout Second Isaiah from 40:12 to 54:16, thus … Continue reading

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New Stuff From DeGruyter

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A New Post About the Tyndale House, Cambridge, GNT

When we had to work through the whole of the New Testament in a more systematic way, we started with the Pauline corpus. The assumption was that the letters of Paul did not pose as many problems as some other … Continue reading

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If You’re Having Problems Interpreting The Bible…

Read a commentary written by someone who understands the biblical text.  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 … Continue reading

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The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest

Holy warfare is the festering wound on the conscience of Bible-believing Christians. Of all the problems the Old Testament poses for our modern age, this is the one we want to avoid in mixed company. But do the so-called holy … Continue reading

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Something to Add to Your Bookmarks: Jerusalem- Fall of a City

In 586 BCE, the city of Jerusalem fell to the Babylonian army and to its king, Nebuchadnezzar. Though Jerusalem was just one of many capital cities destroyed by the Babylonians, its destruction triggered significant changes in the intellectual, cultural, religious … Continue reading

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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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Paul And Corinth

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The Bible Doesn’t Call it a Whale

This is what happens when people who don’t read the Bible talk about or write about the Bible- Earliest mosaic of Jonah and the whale found in Galilee synagogue Nope. Unprecedented depictions of the biblical Jonah and the whale have … Continue reading

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Once More, 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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The Corruption of Biblical Studies

This is a fantastic essay by Jonathan Berman of Bar Ilan.  With thanks to William Ross for the heads up. Midway through we read The point: in biblical studies, there are two types of practitioners: genuine scholars, and conservative scholars. … 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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If You Have Used Davila’s ‘Pseudepigrapha’

He’d like your input. DEAR READERS, Many of you have heard of the book I co-edited with Richard Bauckham and Alexander Panayotov: Old Testament Pseudepigrapha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, Volume 1 (Eerdmans, 2013). If any of you have used the book … Continue reading

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Sister of the Earliest Complete Old Testament Discovered

Tyndale House Research Associate Dr Kim Phillips identifies the writing style of Samuel ben Jacob in newly published digitised photographs of a manuscript from the Firkowich collection in the depths of the National Library of Russia archives of St Petersburg. … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Look Like?

Jesus Christ is arguably the most famous man who ever lived. His image adorns countless churches, icons, and paintings. He is the subject of millions of statues, sculptures, devotional objects and works of art. Everyone can conjure an image of … Continue reading

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The Commentary Sale

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 for a … Continue reading

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A Fantastic Research Resource

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The ‘Job’ Volume of BHQ Is Coming Soon

Oh boy. The Biblia Hebraica Quinta (BHQ) is a detailed and up-to-date survey of the various manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible. It is being published biblical book-by-book by the German Bible Society, and this is number 16 in the series. It covers … Continue reading

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The Only Commentary Your Parents or Children Will Ever Read

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 from yours truly for a paltry $199 … Continue reading

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Kritiker und Exegeten: Porträtskizzen zu vier Jahrhunderten alttestamentlicher Wissenschaft

Rudolf Smend presents many important representatives of the Old Testament studies. Thereby he places emphasis on the scholars and their group of persons, but also discusses the historical contexts and contextual factors of the schools of thought.  His goal is … Continue reading

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