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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Tim Challies' blog identifies the 10 most significant discoveries in the field of biblical archaeology here. As with any list like this one, there could be some disagreement. For example, I would substitute the Pontius Pilate inscription for the crucified man's ankle bone. Nonetheless, this is a...

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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.Polymnia Athanassiadi Mutations of Hellenism in Late Antiquityhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=10761 Reviewed by Evgenia Moiseeva...

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Thursday, 05 April 2018 07:27

Genesis 24:63-64

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Thisarticleon Genesis 24:63-64 by Rabbi Pete Tobias is interesting. Rabbi Tobias suggests that Isaac's activity described by the Hebrew verb lasu’ach causes Rebekah to fall off of her camel.  He concludes, "So whatever Isaac was doing, when Rebecca saw it, she tumbled, perhaps in...

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Wednesday, 04 April 2018 09:16

NT Textual Criticism Resources

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Mark Hoffman has a nice post identifying and interacting with the major digital New Testament textual criticism resources here.

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Tuesday, 03 April 2018 01:43

Sermon Prep

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Matt Capps discusses and illustrates his sermon preparation process here. Discussions like these often affirm what I amdoingalready and give me ideas on how to improve.

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Monday, 02 April 2018 00:48

Genesis and Easter

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William Barrick has a good post here asking, "What Does Easter Have To Do With Genesis?"

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The free Logos Book for the Month for April is Between the Cross and the Throne: The Book of Revelation. You can also purchase Grant Osborne's Colossians and Philemon Verse by Versefor $1.99 andLinguistics and Biblical Exegesisin the Lexham Methods Series for $4.99. You can register for a chance...

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 22:45

He Is Risen!

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Saturday, 31 March 2018 22:44

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.Peter Claver Ajer The Death of Jesus and the Politics of Place in the Gospel of Johnhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11423 Reviewe...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 04:10

Free Gary Habermas Course on the Resurrection

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You can access most of Gary Habermas' Credo Course on the Resurrection for free here. Free resources include the PowerPoint/Keynote, PDF of the workbook, and video and audio downloads. There is a cost if you want hard copies of the DVD's ($25) or workbook ($15). I don't see a deadline for the offer...

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Friday, 30 March 2018 00:02

10 Pointers for Preaching Easter Messages

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See Peter Mead's helpful suggestions here.

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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 12:03

Reconstructions of Seven ancient Ruins

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Although not strictly biblical, I enjoyed these reconstructions of seven ancient sites.

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Tuesday, 27 March 2018 04:36

Journal of Biblical Literature 137:1

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Volume 137:1 of the Journal of Biblical Literature is now out. Here is a list of the articles with links to abstracts.The Meanings of the Book of Job Michael V. FoxabstractThe Impact of Siege Warfare on Biblical Conceptualizations of YHWH Elizabeth Bloch-SmithabstractDouble Trouble: Counting the...

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Sunday, 25 March 2018 05:20

Spiritual Gift Quiz

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I just had to chuckle at this spiritual gifts inventory in Babylon Bee.

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Saturday, 24 March 2018 01:01

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.John J. Collins The Invention of Judaism: Torah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paulhttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=11673...

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Friday, 23 March 2018 00:19

Preaching the Parables

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Although this article on preaching the parables came out last year, I somehow missed it. In any case, I think it provides some Screwtape-like cautions and good advice.

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I appreciate the caution expressed below by Loren Stuckenbruck in using the Dead Sea Scrolls to shed light on the New Testament (see here for the book section).
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Wednesday, 21 March 2018 13:11

Eight Questions to Ask in Mentoring

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Although this article is written from a business perspective, it does provide some helpful questions to ask in the mentoring process and it wouldn't take too much effort to adapt these to a ministry context.

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 05:58

Ten Things You Should Know about the Exodus

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Alistair Roberts identifies ten truths that you should know about the Exodus here. This is a list of the tend but do read the fuller discussion using the link.1. The deliverance from Egypt is not the first example of the exodus pattern in the Bible. 2. The...

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Monday, 19 March 2018 00:32

Wipf Stock Sale

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Wipf & Stock is offering 50% off of their entire inventory until April 3. Use the code INV50 during checkout. Note that all sales are non-refundable. You can access the website here or the list of titles here.

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Sunday, 18 March 2018 07:27

Why You Should Be Reading

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I am probably preaching to the choir here, but here is another article touting the benefits of reading.

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Gary Rendsburg writes about the world’s oldest Torah scrolls and the recent acquisition by the Library of Congress here.

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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.Aaron Chalmers Interpreting the Prophets: Reading, Understanding and Preaching from the Worlds of the Prophetshttp://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail...

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Thursday, 15 March 2018 12:56

Determining the Jewishness of the Pseudepigrapha

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While the Jewishness of the pseudepigrapha was generally accepted in my theological training, recent scholarship has challenged this assumption. In seeking to address this issue, James Davila has identified “five signature features” that help to verify the Jewishness of a given text....

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Wednesday, 14 March 2018 05:08

Köstenberger on Bblical Theology

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You can find two recent addresses by AndreasKöstenberger on biblical theology in print here and here and in video here and here.

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