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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Saturday, 14 September 2019 04:47

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Friday, 13 September 2019 01:07

The Three Parables in Luke 15

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Ian Paul has a helpful discussion here on certain elements and features of the three parables in Luke 15.

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Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:55

The Rod in Proverbs

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Eric Davis has a post here discussing whether the rod in Proverbs is literal or metaphorical.

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Wednesday, 11 September 2019 05:25

Walton on Sharing Possessions in Acts

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Steve Walton has made his paper and PowerPoint presentation on the idea of sharing possessions in Acts which he gave at the recent British New Testament Society meeting. You can access the paper here and the PowerPoint here.

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Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:01

Designer Shoes and Ministry

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Ramesh Richard has some helpful thoughts here on the tension between material possessions and ministry.

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Monday, 09 September 2019 00:34

Christians and the Book of Leviticus?

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Clark Bates asks and answers the question, "What’s a Christian to do With Leviticus?" here.

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 10:46

Samson, the Gates of Gaza, and Exposition

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William Barrick provides three links here providing an article, notes, and a PowerPoint addressing Samson and the gates of Gaza and and the expository method.

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Sunday, 08 September 2019 05:55

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 03:52

The Stables at Megiddo

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Norma Franklin has a very nice article on the so-called stables of Megiddo here.

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Saturday, 07 September 2019 00:14

Dead Sea Scrolls

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There is an interesting, but fairly technical, article here on the preparation of the Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts here. The focus of the study and the article is the Temple Scroll.

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Friday, 06 September 2019 04:32

Wisdom from Past Preachers

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Nathan Busenitz has a nice listing here.

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Thursday, 05 September 2019 02:19

Psalm 23 Prepositionally

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James Smith's* Handfuls on Purpose includes the following outline of Psalm 23. While I wouldn't use this as my main preaching outline, it might make for a good illustration or supplement to a message.Psalm 23 (again). 1. Beneath me, "green pastures." 2. Beside me, "still waters." 3. With me, "my...

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Wednesday, 04 September 2019 01:09

Paul: Converted or Commissioned

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Phillip Long has a thoughtful and helpful post here on whether Paul was converted or commissioned. Count me in the conversion camp. But I do think that part of the issue relates to definitions and one must be very carefully not to import our modern conceptions of conversion into Paul's experience....

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Tuesday, 03 September 2019 03:24

Tweeting Romans

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Andrew Errington does it here. Looking through his tweets, Andrew takes a more traditional reading of Romans than some might like.

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Monday, 02 September 2019 00:00

Minor Characters in the Bible

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Peter Mead posts here about the benefits of studying minor characters in the Bible. I generally agree on the potential benefits but one needs to careful abut at least two things. First, there is a danger of over emphasizing someone that the Spirit-inspired text presents as a minor character. In...

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Sunday, 01 September 2019 04:51

Free Logos Book for September: James (ZECNT)

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The free Logos Book for the Month for September is James Blombergs' and Miriam Kamell's Jamescommentaryin the ZECNT series.David Pao's Colossians and Philemon or Karen Jobe's 1, 2, and 3 John in the same series can also be hadfor$1.99 and$4.99 respectively. You can also register for a chance to...

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Friday, 30 August 2019 04:50

Thoughts on Psalm 133

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Some of our fondest memories of road trips involve snacking, stops at roadside attractions, bathroom breaks, and for many, singing. We sing as we travel (no talent required) because it helps us to pass the time and it helps us to bond. Spouses and siblings also find it harder to bicker when there...

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 23:43

Canonical Interpretation, Intertextuality, and Preaching

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Jonathan  Catanzaro has some interesting thoughts here on canonical interpretation and intertextuality and how these relate to preaching.

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:46

Gender and the Resurrection Body

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Ian Paul has a very good discussion here related to gender and our resurrection bodies.

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 02:48

Imprecatory Psalms

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Abraham K-J has a decent discussion of imprecatory psalms here where he concludes that we can indeed pray them.

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Monday, 26 August 2019 09:22

Willie Nelson and Job 19:17

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The line "bad breath is better than no breath at all" from Willie Nelson's 2018 song "Bad Breath" reminded me of this verse from Job.  "My breath is offensive to my wife,    And I am loathsome to my own brothers." (19:17, NASB)

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Saturday, 24 August 2019 13:12

The Cemetery at Bab edh-Dhra

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David Graves has some nice maps, illustrations and photos of the cemetery Bab edh-Dhra here. Bab edh-Dhra has been identified by some as biblical Sodom.

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Friday, 23 August 2019 12:03

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Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:22

The Meaning of Abba

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Gary Shogren has a brief but helpful discussion here of the Aramaic term abbawhich is transliterated and used three times in the New Testament (Mark 14:36; Rom 8:15; Gal 4:6).

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Wednesday, 21 August 2019 07:07

Was Christ Born in Bethlehem?

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Rob Bradshaw continues to serve us all by making out-of-copyright biblical studies resources available as free PDFs. His most recent offering is one of Sir William Ramsay's lesser know, but still helpful, works, Was Christ Born in Bethlehem? You can access the volume here and do take a look at the...

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