But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Friday, 25 May 2018 00:12

Paul, the Apostolic Decree, and 1 Corinthians

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Recently while working on 1 Corinthians, I came across an older article in my files addressing the question of why Paul does not mention the Jerusalem Council’s decree on the issue of food sacrificed to idols (8:1–11:1). A. S. Geyser suggests that that Acts 16:4 is a later addition....

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 00:32

Psalm 150 as the Conclusion to the Psalter

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In discussing how Psalm 150 serves as an apt conclusion to the Psalter, Edward Feld provides the following summary. 
And so it is with this orchestral symphony of praise that the book of Psalms ends. The book begins with a single individual, one person who...

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Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:44

Why You Should Be Read

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I am probably preaching to the choir here, but here is another article touting the benefits of reading.

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member. Jan Assmann From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Changehttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10607 Reviewed by...

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018 01:22

The Eye of the Needle

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David Gowler has a helpful summary here of the "camel through the eye of the needle" statement in Matthew 19:24, Mark 10:25, and Luke 18:25. There is not anything new here but it is a nice summary and I think that Gowler is correct in his view.

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018 01:14

Kress Biblical Resources

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Kress Biblical Resources offers helpful resources for pastors and teachers. They are celebrating a new website and blog with a special offer of 50% off all their titles and free shipping. The offer is good through 5/30/18. Check it out here.

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Monday, 14 May 2018 03:37

Preaching the Old Testament

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Clint Archer asks and answers the question, "Why Preach the Older Testament?" here. This is a much better approach than the one advocated recently by a well-known pastor who advocates unhitching the Old Testament from the New. In any case, Clint's four points are as summarized as follows.1. The Old...

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member. Robbie F. Castleman, Darian R. Lockett, and Stephen O. Presley, eds. Explorations in Interdisciplinary Reading: Theological, Exegetical, and...

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Saturday, 12 May 2018 09:04

Latest Volume of the Master's Seminary Journal

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The latest volume of the Master's Seminary Journal (29:1) features articles by the late Robert Thomas is available as free PDF here.HT: Alf Cengia

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Friday, 11 May 2018 00:24

"Love" in John 21, Again

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Ian Paul has a good discussion here on the use of agapeand phileoin John 21. I am not sure there is a lot that is new here but it is a good summary.

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Thursday, 10 May 2018 08:10

Σκύβαλον in Philo

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Mike Aubrey has a nice post here on the use of σκύβαλον in Philo. Like many Greek students, I was taught that Paul's use of the term in Philippians 3:8 was edgy at best and perhaps profane. This study and others help to show that this view is not...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 00:38

What the Word of God Says About the Word of God

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See Jared Wilson's post here on the Bible's testimony related to God's Word both spoken and written.

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Tuesday, 08 May 2018 00:30

Mother's Day and Proverbs 31

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Mother's Day is upon us and typically not a few sermons will involve Proverbs 31. I have found that many Christians are unaware that there is a fair amount of disagreement on how the Proverbs 31 woman should be understood. In this article, Will Thomas suggests one of them: 
"Rather than a to-do...

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Monday, 07 May 2018 09:00

Seminary-Related Links

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David Murray has posted a nice list of seminary-related links here. Some of the links have already appeared in this blog but this is still a handy compilation.

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Saturday, 05 May 2018 10:53

The 12 "Most Effective" Preachers

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An article in Christianity Today lists them here. The list is based on survey conducted by Truett Theological Seminary.

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.Ionel Ababi Natan et la succession de David: Une étude synchronique de 2 Samuel 7 et 12 et 1 Rois 1https://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.as...

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Thursday, 03 May 2018 02:58

The Ten Plagues in Exodus

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The Zondervan blog has a good post on the ten plagues in Exodus here. The article is supplemented with several helpful tables.

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Christianaudio.com is offering Christian George's Jonathan Edwards: America's Genius as their free audio download for the month of May. To read more about this resource and to get your free audio download in either MP3 or M4B formats go here.

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The free Logos Book for the Month for May is Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews. You can also purchase Charts on the Life, Letters, and Theology of Paulfor $1.99 and/or A Commentary onJudges and Ruthfor $9.99. While you are at it, you can register for a chance to win the five-volume Kreg...

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Monday, 30 April 2018 12:18

Free Loeb Classical Volumes

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Back in 2010 I noted here that some of older (i.e. out of copyright) volumes of the Loeb Classical Library were available as free downloads. I updated that list here in 2012. Now apparently we have an even newer list here.HT: Mark Hoffman

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The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member. Susan I. Bubbers A Scriptural Theology of Eucharistic Blessingshttps://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9727 Reviewed by Richard...

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Friday, 27 April 2018 01:09

A New Resource for Studying Ancient Corinth

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This looks like a cool resource for studying ancient Corinth.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 23:41

Biblical Hebrew Quiz

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The Eerdmans blog has a brief biblical Hebrew quiz that you can take here.

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:16

The Demise of Christian Bloggers

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Tim Challies has some good insights in asking and answering "Why Christians Blogs Aren’t What They Used To Be."

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Tuesday, 24 April 2018 01:27

Gideon the "Hero"?

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Lee Fields has a good discussion of the NLT's translation of Judges 6:12 here.

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