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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Tuesday, 14 November 2017 07:09

A Coin Related to Acts 19

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I recently saw this silver Cistophorus listed for sale at a coin-selling site. The reverse has a nice image and inscription related to Diana of Ephesus. The obverse is not too bad with images of Claudius and Agrippina. This coin provides a nice background illustration to Acts 19. The price is a bit...

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imageJon C.Laansma and Randall X. Gauthier.The Handy Guide to Difficult and Irregular Greek Verbs: Aids for Readers of the Greek New Testament.Grand Rapids: Kregel, 2017. The Handy Guide to Di­fficult and Irregular Greek Verbs is described by the publisher as “a learning aid especially for...

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Saturday, 11 November 2017 08:29

Where Does the Parable of the Sower Begin?

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Peter Williams has an interesting post here on where the "parable of the sower" paragraph in the Gospel of Mark should begin. I confess that I find this stuff fascinating.

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Friday, 10 November 2017 09:42

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. Ernst BaaslandParables and Rhetoric in the Sermon on the Mount: New Approaches to a Classical Texthttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?...

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Thursday, 09 November 2017 08:19

Foothills of Judah Conference

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This is a bit late, but if you are in the Dallas/Fort Worth area you might be interested in this conference. You can register here.

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Tuesday, 07 November 2017 23:40

Teacher Entitlement

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I have posted several times on the the phenomenon of "student entitlement." But as this post points out another problem might be "teacher entitlement." And perhaps "teacher entitlement" helps foster "student entitlement." Here is a comment worth considering.
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Monday, 06 November 2017 21:54

A Biblical Genealogy Can Change Your Life

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I often remind my students that many Bible readers zip past the biblical genealogies to get to the "good stuff" but that if read carefully, the biblical genealogies can also be the "good stuff." In this post, Jordan Standridge writes about how a genealogy changed his life.

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Saturday, 04 November 2017 01:54

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 Avioz Josephus’ Interpretation of the Books of Samuelhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10471 Reviewed by...

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Friday, 03 November 2017 00:11

The History of Spiritual Gift Profiles and Inventories

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Gary McIntosh has a nice survey of the origins of spiritual gift inventories here. By the way, I have taken and used several that are mentioned. I think the inventories can be a bit mechanical but they can provide a way to get people interested in the Bible's teachings on the subject.

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Wednesday, 01 November 2017 23:48

Some Proverbs if Solomon Had Been a Millennial

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Jennifer Greenberg shares internet proverbs if Solomon had been a millennial here.HT: Alvin Thompson

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The free Logos Book of the Month for November is not a book but one of theirMobile Ed courses taught by Craig Evans, "Jesus and the Witness of the Outsiders."You can also purchase another Mobile Ed. course entitle, "Paul's Theology and the Letter to the Philippiansfor $9.99 and enter a giveaway...

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 05:41

Slavery and Philemon

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Phil Long has been blogging on Philemon and slavery recently. Today's post addresses some recent scholarship regarding Greco-Roman and Jewish slavery and succinctly addresses some recent scholarship on the matter. You can check it out here and you might want to bookmark this excellent blog.

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Monday, 30 October 2017 00:06

Four Suggestions for Reading the Minor Prophets

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Scott Slayton offers them here.HT: David Murray

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Sunday, 29 October 2017 12:55

Law as Academic Treatises?

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I am making my way through Roy Gane’s recent volume on Old Testament law. Gane and others suggest that the Old Testament laws were not normative legislation, at least in the technical sense. ANE law codes might be more accurately identified as academic treatises....

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Friday, 27 October 2017 08:10

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. Sean Adams The Genre of Acts and Collected Biographyhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10406 Reviewed by Brian C. Small Corrin...

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017 23:48

Five Questions with Roger Pugh on Hebrews

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My friend, Dr. Roger Pugh, recently published a commentary on Hebrews entitled, Hearing God's Voice and Responding in Faith: A Commentary on Hebrews. Roger is currently the pastor South Clinton Baptist Church in Clinton, Tennessee. He graciously offered to take time out of his busy schedule to...

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 23:04

Why Your Church Needs Philemon

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Scot McKnight lists ten reasons here.

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Tuesday, 24 October 2017 08:53

Grammatical Diagrams on Ephesians

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Dennis Wretlind is diagramming his way through Ephesians and making his work available online.   Ephesians 2:8-10 is his latest offering. You can check it out here.

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Sunday, 22 October 2017 08:05

Check Your Primary Sources

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I was reminding students the other day of the importance of checking primary sources that they find in secondary sources because secondary sources do not always get it right. A case in point can be found at Roger Pearse's blog here which addresses a recent Twitter posting.

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:53

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. Katharine J. DellJob: Where Shall Wisdom Be Found?http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11610 Reviewed by Philippe...

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Friday, 20 October 2017 10:50

Online Bible Study Resources

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Mark Hoffman notes that Kevin Woodruff has posted an updated (and relocated) Bible Study Resources Guide. This site looks helpful and worth checking out.

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Thursday, 19 October 2017 13:41

Baby Names Using the Old Testament

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This HuffPost article points out that some obscure Old Testament names are being given to babys today. The author notes concerning Azriel that, "This name of three minor characters in the Old Testament is set to join more prominent figures like Ezra and Ezekiel. Also on the rise: Ozias, Azariah...

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Rob Bradshaw recently noted that New Testament Interpretation: Essays on Principles and Methods has been digitized for free online access. Some of the essays in the volume might be dated but are still worth reading. You can access the volume here. I am very thankful for Rob's work in making...

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Sunday, 15 October 2017 03:28

Eating in Isaiah

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Rebekah Divine has a nice review and summary here of Andrew Abernathy's monograph Eating in Isaiah: Approaching the Role of Food and Drink in Isaiah’s Structure and Message.

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Friday, 13 October 2017 09:38

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. Christian Blumenthal Gott im Markusevangelium: Wort und Gegenwart Gottes bei Markushttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10459 Re...

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