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

Bible X - Apologetic Report
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 12:38

Preachers Using Technology

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Justin Trapp has written a reminder here that preachers throughout history have utilized technology to further the gospel.

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017 08:18

Photo Companion to the Bible: The Gospels

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BiblePlaces has just announced the release of a new photo collection called the Photo Companion to the Bible. This new series will illustrate the Bible book by book, chapter by chapter, and verse by verse. I know of no other resource like this one. If you want to use visuals in your preaching and...

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Monday, 14 August 2017 00:02

Top Ten Jewish Books

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Here is a rabbi's list of the top ten Jewish books

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Sunday, 13 August 2017 04:57

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

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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. Walter DietrichSamuel (1 Sam 13–26)http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11808 Reviewed by Mark W. HamiltonDavid J. Downs...

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Friday, 11 August 2017 23:50

Reading 4Q124

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This article explains how one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 4Q124, was deciphered.

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Friday, 11 August 2017 00:50

Struggling Seminaries

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This Wall Street Journalarticle highlights some of challenges facing seminaries today.

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According to this article, the National Library of Israel has created a massive online database of ancient Jewish manuscripts and images from around the world. "The archive contains nearly 4.5 million images from 45,000 manuscripts, including prayer books, biblical texts, commentary, philosophy,...

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Wednesday, 09 August 2017 08:48

Haddon Robinson Remembered

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As many of you may know, Haddon Robinson recently passed away. DTS Magazine has a nice article here on the man and his ministry. The piece was actually published before Dr. Robinson's death but is still worth reading or rereading. In 2010, I had the privilege of meeting Dr. Robinson in person. I...

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I just noticed that the videos of James Charlesworth's talk, “The Theological Value of the ‘Rejected Texts’ and Dead Sea Scrolls for Understanding Jesus,” and Lee McDonald's "Why and When Was Scripture Written? Looking at the New Testament Writings” are now available.

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Monday, 07 August 2017 11:51

The ISBN

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Here is an article on the mysterious ISBN for all my book nerd friends.

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Friday, 04 August 2017 10:20

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

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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. Margaret Aymer, Cynthia Briggs Kittredge, and David A. Sánchez, eds. Fortress Commentary on the Bible: The New Testamenthttp://www.bookrevi...

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 01:01

Anti-Traditional Biases in Biblical Studies?

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I posted a link to Joshua Berman's article on the corruption of biblical studies some time back and now Michael Kok has listed links to a number of responses here.

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Wednesday, 02 August 2017 00:38

Twelve Pastoral Commitments

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Kevin DeYoung has twelve pastoral commitments drawn from 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 that are worth considering here.

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Monday, 31 July 2017 22:10

Free Logos Book for August: Why I Am a Christian

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The free Logos Book of the Month for August is Why I Am a Christian by John Stott. You can also purchase Stott's The Incomparable Christ for $1.99. For both offers you can go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

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Monday, 31 July 2017 01:37

Ten Ways to Organize Your Bookshelf

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This article discusses ten ways to organize your bookshelf. But for an OCD academic like myself, organizing by color or randomly (is that an oxymoron?) is anathema!

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 00:29

The Problem of Academic Language

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This article bemoaning the difficulties associating with much academic language probably also relates to biblical studies as well.

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:46

Four Common Misconceptions about Learning

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Here is a brief but helpful reminder concerning four common misconceptions about learning. I actually shared similar points with a student recently.

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Saturday, 29 July 2017 01:10

Schreiner on the Law in Galatians

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Check out Tom Schreiner's comments here on the role of the Law in Galatians

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Thursday, 27 July 2017 01:09

The Distinction between Genre and Style

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Leslie Allen, provides a helpful explanation of the distinction between genre and style noting that, 
Genre can provide the skeleton of a passage, but rhetorical style is an aspect of its flesh and blood. If genre helps the informed reader by providing typicality, a stylistic analysis uncovers...

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

The Danger of Obscuring the Text

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As I was preparing to teach Romans again, I came across the following reminder from Doug Moo. 
The interpreter of Romans is faced with the danger that the text of what Paul himself wrote will become obscured by the reams and reams of material that other people have written about the text....

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Eduard Verhoef suggests that the church numbered around 33 in the AD 60s. He arrives at this number by noting that, “All in all we can list 11 people who had chosen to go the way indicated by Paul: Lydia, the goaler [sic, jailer], two bishops, two deacons, Epaphroditus, Eudia, Syntyche, the...

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Monday, 24 July 2017 01:17

New Open Access Journal: Text and Archaeology

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There is a new open access journal entitled Archaeology and Text, edited by Itzik Shai and David Small. You can access the first volume hereHT: Aren Maier

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 13:15

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

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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.Michael F. Bird The Gospel of the Lord: How the Early Church Wrote the Story of Jesushttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=9962 Revi...

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017 13:16

Canonization as a Card Game

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Apparently, there is now a card game related to the biblical canon. You can read about it here.

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:18

The Idea of Missions in the Old Testament

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"J. H. Bavink once observed that “at first sight the Old Testament appears to offer little basis for the idea of missions,” adding that “that entire pagan world is portrayed more as a constant threat and temptation to Israel than as an area in which God will reveal his...

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