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, 13 October 2018 05:10

All Those Books You’ve Bought but Haven’t Read

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For all of you bibliophiles out there,there is a good essay in The New York Times about the possible benefit of having books that you haven't read (yet?).

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Friday, 12 October 2018 23:59

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. <!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal";...

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Friday, 12 October 2018 00:53

Translating Genesis 1:1

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Although this article does not really raise any new issues regarding the best way to render Genesis 1:1, it may be a good read for some who are less acquainted with the different approaches to the verse. For me, Victor Hamilton's discussion in his commentary on Genesis 1-17 does a better job of...

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Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:17

Pronouncing the Tetragrammaton

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During my Bible college and seminary experience, some of my professors would  pronounce the Tetragrammaton (transliterated YHWH) as Yahweh and others would use Adonai or Lord. And during one written project in my doctoral studies I deliberately tried to  avoid the controversy by using...

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Here is Yosef Garfinkel's recent presentation, "Searching for the Historical King David: Excavating Kh. Qeiyafa and Kh. al-Ra'i," that he made at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on September 11.

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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 00:53

Imprecatory Psalms, Again

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Here is another post trying to address the difficulties posed by imprecatory psalms, or as I prefer to say, psalms containing imprecations. The "guidelines" presented by the author are not really novel but are worth keeping in mind nonetheless.

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Monday, 08 October 2018 00:23

The Significance of the Bathsheba Story

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Peter Tarlow, rabbi emeritus at Texas A&M Hillel Foundation in College Station, addresses the question, "What does the story of Bathsheba mean today?" (Note: I would prefer to talk about the significance rather than meaning for today.)

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Sunday, 07 October 2018 05:28

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. Jean-Noël Aletti, Justification by Faith in the Letters of Saint Paul: Keys to InterpretationReviewed by Jeffrey L. Cockrell Paul N....

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Saturday, 06 October 2018 10:27

Libraries and Life

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Susan Orlean has an interesting essay in The New Yorker about libraries and life here. Near the end of the essay, a reference is made toAmadou Hampâté Bâ who "once said that, in Africa, when an old person dies, it is like a library has been burned." Orlean's reflections on...

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Saturday, 06 October 2018 00:53

Journal of Biblical Literature 137:3

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Volume 137:3 of the Journal of Biblical Literature is now out. Here is a list of the articles with links to abstracts.<!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;...

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Friday, 05 October 2018 10:58

Church History, Archaeology, and Geography

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Ferrell Jenkins has an excellent blog that focuses on archaeology and geography that relate to the Bible. He has now created a handy index focusing on his blog posts related to church history. You should check it out here.

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Friday, 05 October 2018 02:45

Spurgeon on Sermon Helps

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Here is an interesting blog post on Charles Spurgeon's view of preachers using sermon helps.HT: Trevin Wax

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 11:51

Forming a Daily Writing Habit

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Some good advice here.

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 04:23

Preaching Ecclesiastes

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John Divito explains why you should preach Ecclesiastes here.

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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 05:14

Robert Yarbrough Interview

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Last week I provided a link here to Robert Yarbrough answering five questions related to the Pastoral Epistles and related to a commentary on the Pastorals that he has just written for the Pillar New Testament Commentary series. Now Mike Bird has posted an interview with Yarbrough on the Pastorals...

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The free Logos Book for the Month for October isAncient Christian Devotional: A Year of Weekly Readings: Lectionary Cycle A edited by Thomas Oden and Cindy Crosby. You can also purchase the volumes for cycles B and Cfor $2.99 and $3.99 respectively. But if you are going to do that you can buy all...

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Monday, 01 October 2018 00:40

Feast of Booths Libation Ceremony

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See this article on a recreation of a libation ceremony which is traditionally associated with the Feast of Booths.

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Sunday, 30 September 2018 04:33

Resources for Biblical Aramaic

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Steven Anderson has a very helpful and comprehensive discussion of resources for biblical Aramaic here.

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Saturday, 29 September 2018 01:04

Theologically Themed Comic Convention

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Those who love their theology and comics might be interested in ΘeoCon, a theologically themed comic convention. Unfortunately, it is today so you might not be able to attend. But, you can read an news article about it here.

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Friday, 28 September 2018 08:46

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:47

Hospital Verses

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See this list of verses to memorize when you are going to or in the hospital.

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Wednesday, 26 September 2018 06:44

Robert Yarbrough on the Letters to Timothy and Titus

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The Eerdmans' blog has an interview with Robert Yarbrough here on five big surprises that he found while researching and writing a commentary on the Letters to Timothy and Titus

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 23:23

Advice for Delegating

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Ministry leadership often involves delegation. This article provides some advice on doing it successfully.

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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 09:21

A Comparison of Moses and Joshua in the Book of Joshua

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This table helps illustrate how Joshua is shown to be the successor of Moses by fulfilling many of the same functions....

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Monday, 24 September 2018 02:40

David A. deSilva'a Top 5 Critical Issues in Galatians

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You can read David A. deSilva list of the top 5 critical issues in Galatians here.

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