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
Friday, 03 August 2018 01:00

Machaerus, the Mishnah, and the Second Temple

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I recently had the opportunity to meet Professor Gyozo Vörös, the director of the Hungarian Academy of Arts excavations at Machaerus. We were not able to talk long but I was very interested in their work at Machaerus....

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Thursday, 02 August 2018 01:09

Writing a Thank You Note

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Here is a helpful post on writing thank you notes. There are many contexts in ministry where such notes are appropriate. Unfortunately, it seems that many have forgotten this skill.

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The free Logos Book for the Month for August is Gordon McConville's and Stephen Williams' commentary on Joshuafrom The Two Horizons Commentary series. You can also purchase the volumes on 1 Peter and Lamentations in the same seriesfor $1.99 and $4.99 respectively. There is also a contest to win...

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Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:34

Da Vinci's To Do List

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One underappreciated and underemphasized quality of good preachers and teachers is curiosity.  So I found this article on Leonardo Da Vinci's to do list from the fifteenth century quite interesting.

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Tavis Bohlinger has posted an outstanding list of online courses here.

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Friday, 27 July 2018 22:51

Genesis 1:2 and Viennese German

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This is an interesting article tracing how a phrase in Genesis 1:2 became part of German vocabulary.HT: Sean du Toit

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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. Margaret Daly-Denton, John: An Earth Bible Commentary; Supposing Him to Be the GardenerReviewed by C. M. Blumhofer Matthias Ederer, Das Buch...

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Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:10

Theological Institutions and Accreditation

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Roger Olson has some interesting thoughts on accreditation and theological institutions here.

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018 01:47

Annotated Bibliography on Biblical Theology

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See here for a very helpful annotated bibliography of 101 works on biblical theology.

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Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:53

Taking Risks in Teaching

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Maryellen Weimer discusses taking risks in teaching 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. <!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal";...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 00:02

Patmos

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Carl Rasmussen has a brief but nice post on Patmos here.

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Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:47

Subtle Humor in Preaching

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While some people would suggest that subtle humor is an oxymoron, Peter Mead suggests here that it might be the preferable way to use humor in preaching.

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Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:01

Shema Seal from Megiddo

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Ferrell Jenkins has an interesting note and a picture related to the so-called  "Shema Seal" from Megiddo 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. <!--[if gte mso 10]> /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal";...

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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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