Tag Archives: Bible

Luther: On Love of the Bible- Or, How a Theologian is Made

Once when he was a young man he [Martin Luther] happened upon a Bible. In it he read by chance the story about Samuel’s mother in the Books of the Kings. The book pleased him immensely, and he thought that … Continue reading

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A Book That Tells The Biblical Story from A-Z

Im neuen Buch «Buchstabe für Buchstabe» erzählt Käthi La Roche biblische Geschichten so packend und verständlich, dass man sie auch Kindern sehr gut vorlesen kann. Im Interview erläutert die ehemalige Grossmünster-Pfarrerin die Motivation für das Buch. What follows in the … Continue reading

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S.T.E.P. (Scripture Tools for Every Person)

A fantastic new web resource from our friends at Tyndale House has gone live and it’s titled ‘STEP” – which stands for Scripture Tools for Every Person.  Here are some screenshots showing just a very few of the features.  Note, … Continue reading

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Coming Soon- The LXX and NA28 in One Volume

I have long requested this and now it’s almost here. With thanks to Chuck for mentioning it. @ChuckGrantham: Just found this on @christianbook.com – http://t.co/z7T9jK7wC0 Someone likes you, @drjewest LXX/NA28! #lxx #na28

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Why Mark Burnett’s ‘The Bible’ is Rubbish

Fuller ANE Studies writes on the facebook- No wonder the series’ advance defenders have been NT scholars. This review answers one of my main questions about the series: Only five of the ten episodes are dedicated to the Old Testament. … Continue reading

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Biblica Online

Dear Reader We are pleased to inform you that Fascicle 93/4 (2012) of our journal is now available on-line at its usual site. In this issue you will find the following articles and short notes: Kalimi Isaac, «King Solomon: His … Continue reading

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Knoxville Is the ‘Most Bible Minded’ City in the Country

Barna’s research shows that Knoxville is the city with the highest percentage of the population reading the Bible.  Providence, RI and Bedford, MA have the least bible readers: click to enlarge. An interesting study and altogether unsurprising.  If only all those … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

“Genre may well be the literary concept most important to the interpretive task”- Tremper Longman III Via Andrew King on the twitter. I agree utterly.

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Friedman Responds to Lemche

Richard Friedman has today responded to Lemche’s essay of yesterday in Bible and Interpretation. In a word, he didn’t like it (but surely no one thought he would), concluding- Enough of this “scholarship” that needs to include aspersions against the … Continue reading

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The Politics of Israel’s Past: The Bible, Archaeology and Nation-Building

A forthcoming volume edited by Keith Whitelam and Emanuel Pfoh– It is not uncommon that historical images—presented as simply given, self-evident and even indisputable—are employed in political readings of the past and used as a legitimizing tool. For that reason, … Continue reading

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Tavern Fools

A pastor entered a tavern where a man, wishing to embarrass him, rose and suddenly called out quite loudly, “Es gibt keinen Gott” (“There is no God”). The pastor went to him, calmly laid his hand on his shoulder, and … Continue reading

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From the Introduction…

Of the soon to appear Archaeology, Bible, Politics, and the Media: Proceedings of the Duke University Conference, April 23-24, 2009, edited by our friends Eric and Carol Meyers — The editors hope that this collection of essays and responses will … Continue reading

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Fantastic News on the ‘Biblical Text Digitized’ Front

Die Transkription des Neuen Testaments des Jan Utenhove, erschienen 1556 in Emden, ist seit dem 3. September 2012 auf der Website der Digitale Bibliotheek voor de Nederlandse Letteren (www.dbnl.nl) einzusehen. Unter der Leitung von Drs. Hans Beelen, Niederlandist an der … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Walk on Water? Or Bones???

A humorous little tale highlighting the importance of proper translation of the Bible: Isn’t the Bible in the regional or national language adequate? After attending a recent church service, Lika speakers in Democratic Republic of Congo answered a quick and … Continue reading

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Just Because You Love The Bible Doesn’t Mean You’re A Competent Exegete

Just as just because an elderly woman loves art, it doesn’t mean she’s competent to restore a faded masterpiece. The woman, in her 80s, was reportedly upset at the way the fresco had deteriorated and took it on herself to … Continue reading

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Reason 99,099 That God Should Destroy the World

Or at least take the Bible out of 99.9% of people’s hands…  Via Josh Carel and ‘What Bible Students Say’ on the twitter- “We are in world that is freedom of everything but this does not mean The words of … Continue reading

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Good for Poland

 A Polish pop singer has been fined for disparaging the Bible. Dorota Rabczewska, who goes by the stage name Doda, said in an interview that she doubted the Bible because “it’s hard to believe in something that was written by … Continue reading

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Are You Looking for a Study Bible?

Look no further! The German Bible Society has just announced the Stuttgarter Erklärungsbibel: Jubiläumsausgabe 2012 Aus Anlass des 200jährigen Bestehens der Stuttgarter Bibelgesellschaft erscheint die Stuttgarter Erklärungsbibel in dieser besonders schönen und hochwertigen Jubiläumsausgabe. Das Äußere und der Inhalt stehen … Continue reading

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The Teacher Arrested: For Having Hymns on his Laptop…

Not for having something evil- but for having Christian hymns on his school laptop… Indian teacher Shijo Kokkattu was arrested last week on Raa Atoll for possession of Catholic imagery and a Bible.  A Raafainu School teacher had contacted police … Continue reading

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A Public Lecture At the University of Chicago

This would be fun- but it coincides with the Reformation Spirituality Conference I’m already committed to attend. But if you’re in Chicago-land, you should go. Don’t miss this excellent lecture series at the University of Chicago Divinity School entitled, “The … Continue reading

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