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, 04 November 2018 06:39

Grant Osborne (1942-2018)

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Scot McKnight has reported here of the home going of Grant Osbourne. I did not know Dr. Osbourne personally but benefited much from attending his sessions at academic conferences and his many books and articles. His book The Hermeneutical Spiral is a rite of passage for many seminarians.

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Saturday, 03 November 2018 00:36

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.Lesley R. DiFransico, Washing Away Sin: An Analysis of the Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible and Its InfluenceReviewed by Ryan P. Bonfiglio Anne Elvey,...

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Friday, 02 November 2018 00:25

Free Audio Book of the Month: Foxe's Book of Martyrs

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Christianaudio.com's free audio book of the month is the Christian Classic, Foxe's Book of Martyrs.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 November is Aida Spencer's 2 Timothy and Tituscommentary in the New Covenant Commentary series. Two other volumes in the same series are also on sale, Nijay Gupta's 12 Thessaloniansfor 99¢and Michael Bird's Colossians and Philemon for $1.99.There...

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This article is not really a new revelation for serious Bible students but it does a decent job laying out and illustrating the archaeological evidence supporting the idea. 

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 01:58

Acts 15 and Table Fellowship

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I was recently listening a speaker talking about Acts 15 at an academic conference. He made the remark that the issue of table fellowship as a rationale for the Apostolic Decree (which many hold) seemed unlikely since there was...

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Sunday, 28 October 2018 07:09

Pseudo-Ephraim and the Rapture

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Roger Pearse does an excellent job examining pseudo-Ephraim and whether it teaches a pre-tribulational rapture here. Pearse's discussion involves points on languages, textual criticism, church history, and theology and is done in a thorough and balanced way. In many ways, this blog post is a model...

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Saturday, 27 October 2018 05:53

Asbury Journal 73, 2

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The latest volume of the Asbury Journal is available as afree PDF download.This issue focuses on Brent A. Strawn’s recent book, TheOld Testament is Dying but there are other articles as well.You can access the entire journal here.HT: Antony Billington

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Friday, 26 October 2018 01:21

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"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;...

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 02:47

Older Jewish and Christian Commentaries

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This is an interesting article concerning similarities between older Jewish and Christian commentaries.

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Wednesday, 24 October 2018 06:41

The Rejection of Saul

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I meant to post this earlier, but Claude Mariottini has an interesting set of posts here and here on the rejection of Saul.

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 01:37

Searching for the Historical King David Video, Again

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About two weeks ago, I posted a video here of Yosef Garfinkel's recent presentation, "Searching for the Historical King David: Excavating Kh. Qeiyafa and Kh. al-Ra'i," made at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. You can find another version of the presentation given a few days later at the...

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Monday, 22 October 2018 01:24

Using Grading Rubrics

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I don't get many grade appeals from students. Maybe this is because I use grading rubrics, a practice that I adopted from some of my professors in seminary. This article suggests that using rubrics might be helpful if or when students make grade appeals. I actually think the main advantage of...

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 04:17

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. ...

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 08:24

New Commentary on Matthew

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Some might be interested in his new commentary on Matthew in the latest addition to the Two Horizons Commentary Series.

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Saturday, 20 October 2018 01:14

On Reading and Writing

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Here is a helpful post from First Things on reading, or the meaning and value of a "bookish" life. And here are some writing tips from Stephen King.

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Friday, 19 October 2018 04:21

Schreiner on His Revised Romans Commentary

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The Logos blog has a nice interview here with Tom Schreiner on his recently revised Romans commentary.

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Friday, 19 October 2018 01:12

5 Tips for Reading Apocalyptic Literature in the Bible

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This is a fairly basic post but some might find it helpful. All of the tips actually relate to sound interpretive method generally.

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 04:20

Feast of St. Luke Day

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Today is the Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist Day in some Christian traditions. I thought the following image of Luke's icon posted on my Facebook page was interesting.
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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:30

The Destruction of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre

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The Church of the Holy Sepulchre was destroyed 1009 years ago by order of Al-Hakim, the Caliph of Egypt, interestingly on this day in AD 1009. You can read a short article on the destruction here.

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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 07:57

Word Meanings Change

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Here are eleven English words that used to mean something significantly different. This is one reason that translations are important and why new translations are needed.

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Monday, 15 October 2018 00:19

The Lost Art of Reading the Biblical Languages

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This article makes a case for recovering the lost art of reading the biblical languages.

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Sunday, 14 October 2018 05:10

Psalm 121

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The Zondervan Blog has an extended excerpt on Psalm 121 from the recent commentary by Tucker and Grant here.

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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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