Category Archives: Biblical Studies Resources

He’s Right, There’s No Such Thing As A Literal Translation

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

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Hebräische Wortforschung: Festschrift zum 80. Geburtstag von W. Baumgartner

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

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Reading Revelation as Pastiche

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

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A Lexicon That Could be Quite Useful. IF it Isn’t Tied to Strong’s Concordance

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

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The Importance of Latin

«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

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Free, From Brill- Women in the Bible, Qumran and Early Rabbinic Literature: Their Status and Roles

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

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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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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

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Christoph Heilig on Hidden Transcripts and the Counter-Imperial Paul

Read Mike Bird’s take.

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Biblia Germanica- 25% Off

I don’t know for how long.  With thanks to Hendrickson for tweeting it.

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More on The Bible and its Readers: Of Christians…

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

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Finally, Something Good From the Jesus Blog

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

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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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An Essay by Otto Eckhart You’ll Want to Read (If You Haven’t Already)

Die Ursprünge der Bundestheologie im Alten Testament und im Alten Orient.

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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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Do Yourself A Favor…

Get the only commentary on the Bible that’s Zwingli approved.  Which one is that, you ask?  This one.

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Jim Aitken’s Reading List for LXX Studies

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

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ISD has the EKK

The catalog is here.  It is, to put it plainly, a fantastic commentary series.

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St Catherine’s Monastery Manuscripts Online, From the Library of Congress

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

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Subtle Citation, Allusion, and Translation in the Hebrew Bible

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

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