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
Monday, 18 September 2017 23:08

Getting Inside the Brain of a Prophet

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The Atlantic has an interesting article and interview with James Kugel here concerning his most recent book, The Great Shift: Encountering God in Biblical Times. The book apparently tries to understand how prophets might have received their revelations by looking at socio-cultural perceptions of...

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Monday, 18 September 2017 00:40

Dating the Book of Hebrews

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Michael Kok follows up his post on the authorship of Hebrews here with a post here laying out some of the data to be taken into consideration in dating the book.

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Sunday, 17 September 2017 08:32

The Appointment of David Friedrich Strauss

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This is an interesting article on the controversy surrounding the appointment of David Friedrich Strauss to the faculty of the University of Zurich.

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Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:09

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. Timothy A. Brookins and Bruce W. Longenecker 1 Corinthians 10–16: A Handbook on the Greek Texthttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp...

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Friday, 15 September 2017 10:16

The Authorship of Hebrews

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Michael Kok has a pretty good discussion on the authorship of Hebrews here.

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Thursday, 14 September 2017 07:23

Reading Josephus in Greek

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If you have ever had the desire to tackle Josephus in Greek you should read this post.

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 01:51

The Value of a Good Commentary

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Michael Barber has a great anecdote here involving Aquinas, Chrysostom's commentary on Matthew, and Paris.

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017 12:34

Apostles Today?

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Terry Wilder has a good post here concerning whether we can have apostles today.

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Sunday, 10 September 2017 08:22

Maximizing Your Study Time

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With the start of the new semester, some might be interested in these practical study tips.

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Friday, 08 September 2017 12:04

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. Alan J. Bale Genre and Narrative Coherence in the Acts of the Apostleshttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10392 Reviewed by...

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Thursday, 07 September 2017 12:15

The Beatitudes

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Here is a very good post on the Beatitudes (Matt 5, Luke 6).

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 09:48

Robert L. Thomas (1928-2017)

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I just learned that Dr. Robert L. Thomas has gone to be with the Lord. It is interesting to note that both he and Dr. Toussaint were born the same year and passed the same year. I never met the man but I benefited from his writings, most noticeably, his two-volume Revelation commentary.

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Wednesday, 06 September 2017 00:31

8 Tech Tools for Church Staff

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See this article although I must admitI don't use any of these.

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 08:28

Stanley D. Toussaint (1928–2017)

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imageI just learned that Dr. Stan Toussaint has gone to be with the Lord. In many ways my life and ministry was shaped by this dear servant. I consider it one of the great privileges in my life to have been able to fill in for him at DTS occasionally from 2008 to 2015. I would often meet with "Dr. T."...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 07:37

Best Free Digital Bible Resources

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Mark Hoffman has provided a helpful annotated list here of the best free digital Bible Study resources.

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Sunday, 03 September 2017 02:55

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. Kimberly Ambrose Jew among Jews: Rehabilitating Paulhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11150 Reviewed by Michael F. Bird Elie...

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Saturday, 02 September 2017 00:49

Acts as Biblical History

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Steve Walton has made his presentation slides (PDF) available here from his recent talk at the British New Testament Society on "Acts as Biblical History."

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Friday, 01 September 2017 07:53

The Opponents in Jude

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Mike Bird discusses briefly the identity of the opponents in Jude here.

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Friday, 01 September 2017 02:28

Free Logos Book for September: Mark (NIVAC)

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The free Logos Book of the Month for September is David Garland's Markcommentary in the NIVAC series. You can also purchase John Walton's Job orScot Mcknight's 1 Peter in the same series for $1.99 and $2.99 respectively. And you can enter to win the nine-volume Zondervan Illustrated Bible...

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 10:44

Oldest Latin Commentary on the Gospels

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Apparently, the oldest Latin commentary on the Gospels has been found and translated. You can read about it here.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 01:17

Paul and Silas Before the Magistrates at Philippi?

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Carl Rasmussen has a nice post here discussing where Paul and Silas would have appeared before the magistrates at Philippi (Acts 16:20).

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:52

The Death of the Christian Bookstore

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See this article chronicling the rise and fall of the Christian bookstore.

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 23:50

Solomon's Throne

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Here is an interesting article related to Solomon's throne (1 Kgs 10:18-20). I was most interested in the midrashic details.

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Sunday, 27 August 2017 03:09

Harry Potter and the Biblical Canon

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I am not really a potterite, but I did find this article using the Harry Potter series as a way of illustrating issues related to the formation of the biblical canon interesting.

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Friday, 25 August 2017 09:05

Jeremiah: The Man and His Message

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Rob Bradshaw has scanned and made available as a free PDF, Alexander Stewart'sJeremiah: The Man and His Message. This is just one of the many free and wonderful resources at Biblical Studies.org.uk.

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