We’re Over Half Way… Sign the Petition

We’re halfway home-

The petition has to do with allowing researchers the freedom to make use of materials and images held by the Zurich Central Library.  Please, sign it.  It won’t cost you a penny and it will insure that those responsible for these materials realize their importance to the scholarly community.

A Clutch of Carnivals

Jim:

Clutching Carnivals.

Originally posted on Newman Research Centre for the Bible and its Reception:

Once again it is carnival time in the land of biblical studies! This month, Lindsay Kennedy does the honours by hosting the July Biblical Studies Carnival on his My Digital Seminary blog.

I’ve been particularly busy during the past month (yes, I do have to actually do some work from time to time) and this is when the carnivals really come into their own. Lindsay has divided the post into three subsections: News and Events, Reviews and Posts and Media/Podcasts. Each section offers a wide selection of offerings. As might be expected the responses to the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife makes an appearance as well as a link to the New Testament Studies special issue which was devoted to it.

One issue that I think will be receiving greater attention over the coming months/years relates to the question of a (very) early high Christology. Larry Hurtado’s work (a summary of his…

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You Asked and Asked, Now It’s Coming: A Septuagint Reader

Jim:

Fun.

Originally posted on Words on the Word:

LXX decalOn the one hand, the burgeoning field of Septuagint studies still has few enough publications that any new work is potentially significant. On the other hand, there still seems to be an acute need for works that bridge the gap between New Testament Greek readers and LXX specialists.

Resources like †Rod Decker’s Koine Greek Reader (which pays decent attention to the Septuagint) or even the old Conybeare and Stock (which has some LXX portions with explanatory footnotes) are few and far between.

I’ve been asking Kregel for probably three years now whether they’d consider publishing a dedicated Septuagint reader. Little did I know one was already in the works.

It releases this fall. Karen Jobes is its author. Here’s some copy from Kregel that describes the book:

Interest in the Septuagint today is strong and continues to grow. But a guidebook to the text, similar to readers and handbooks that exist for students of…

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Reminder: Please Sign the Zurich Central Library Petition

We’re almost halfway home-

It has to do with allowing researchers the freedom to make use of materials and images held by the Zurich Central Library.  Please, sign it.  It won’t cost you a penny and it will insure that those responsible for these materials realize their importance to the scholarly community.

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NT Wright and $100,125

That’s how much will be made from a course NT Wright is teaching and for which 1125 people have forked over at least $89 each.

So much for ‘freely you have received, freely give’.  I reckon making a living from your University appointment, speaking fees, Bishopric, and book sales isn’t sufficient these days to offer someone the chance to live like a Saudi Prince.

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