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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Sunday, 15 July 2018 06:12

The Value of a Theological Education

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Claude Mariottini posts here on the value of a theological education.

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Saturday, 14 July 2018 03:38

Household Gods in the Greco-Roman World

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Carl Rasmussen has a post here on how household gods might have been worshiped in New Testament times by looking specifically at ruins in Ephesus and Pompeii.

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Friday, 13 July 2018 01:32

Whales, Leviathan, Jonah, and the Talmud

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Here is an interesting article related to recent discoveries both archaeological and actual whales in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:49

Reading Those with Whom You Disagree

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Marty Duren makes the caseherefor reading those with whom you disagree.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2018 01:17

Greg Beale on Biblical Theology

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Fred Zaspel interviews Greg Beale here on the subject of biblical theology.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2018 05:33

2018 Text-Driven Preaching Workshop

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Mark your calendars for the 2018 Text-Driven Preaching Workshop at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. This year's focus will be on the book of Job. You can get details here.
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Monday, 09 July 2018 10:46

Turning True Statements into Truth Nuggets

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Merely articulating a truth can be helpful but packaging that truth in a winsome or memorable way is usually preferable.So Michael Cooper explains how he turns true statements into truth nuggets that transform lives here.

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Saturday, 07 July 2018 03:11

The Latest Issue of the 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. Garrick V. Allen, The Book of Revelation and Early Jewish Textual Culture Reviewed by Juan Hernández Jr.Paul N. Anderson, Felix Just,...

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Friday, 06 July 2018 01:57

Amillennialism and Revelation 20

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Matt Waymeyer has a post here challenging the standard Amillennial approach to Revelation 20.

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Thursday, 05 July 2018 06:49

Parents and Children in the Old Testament

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Claude Mariottini has a helpful post here related to parents and children in the Old Testament and how the godliness (or lack thereof) of the parent is not a reliable indicator of how their children turn out. There is also also a good pastoral word to believing parents whose children are not...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 04:14

LMLK Seals

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Here is a pretty good article on Judean LMLK seals.

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Tuesday, 03 July 2018 10:32

John 2 and the Wedding at Cana

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Ian Paul has a helpful post on the wedding of Cana pericope in John 2 here. I hold that a creation motif runs through the account and that the turning of the water to wine is a divine act of creation. On an additional note, during a recent trip to Israel I was able to visit a late Second Temple...

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Christianaudio.com is offering John Piper's Reading the Bible Supernaturally as their free audio download for the month of July. 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 Craig Evans' The Reliability of New Testament Manuscripts course.You can also purchase Mark Strauss' Introducing Bible Translationscourse for $9.99 and/orCraig Keener's Critical issues in the Synoptic Gospels coursefor $19.99 and register to win the...

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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.Johannes Beutler A Commentary on the Gospel of Johnhttps://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11870 Reviewed by Stephen C. Barton Christian...

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Claude Mariottini has a nice post here about the portrayal of Nebuchadnezzar in 2 Kings and Jeremiah.

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Thursday, 28 June 2018 03:29

Balaam and Rembrandt

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Here is an interesting article on Rembrandt's interpretive depiction of Balaam and the donkey.

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018 10:38

Bibliography on Jews in Acts

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Michael Kok has provided a brief but solid bibliography covering scholarly views on how the Jewish community is portrayed in the book of Acts here.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 07:28

A Series of Posts on Σκύβαλον

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Mike Aubrey posts his complete discussion of σκύβαλονhere.

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Monday, 25 June 2018 00:14

Recent Fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls

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There have been a number of recent challenges to the authenticity of at least some of the recently acquired fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls including this one by Kipp Davis.

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Sunday, 24 June 2018 12:09

Tips for Bible Memorization

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Bible memorization is a wonderful and ancient spiritual discipline. Here are five tips to help one do it.

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Saturday, 23 June 2018 01:50

The Latest Issue of the 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.Garwood P. Anderson Paul’s New Perspective: Charting a Soteriological Journeyhttps://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11472 Reviewe...

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Friday, 22 June 2018 01:01

David and Goliath

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Carl Rasmussen has a good post on the geography of the battle between David and Goliath.David and Goliath here.

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Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:44

A Four-Horned Altar near Tel Shiloh

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I was finally able to see the four-horned altar at Givat Harel, near Tel Shiloh today. I don't know that much about it but some information on it can be found here. and here. Unfortunately, the area was not well maintained. 
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