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

Apologetic Report - Daniel B. Wallace
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 12:22

12th Cave found at Qumran

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My old friend and classmate at Dallas Seminary, Randall Price, was on the expedition that found the first Dead Sea Scrolls cave in over 60 years. Although no manuscripts were discovered, such were apparently there at one time. Thanks, Randy, for your part in this discovery and your continuing...

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My sweet, spunky mother, who had an overabundance of personality, left this world for her eternal home on Monday morning, January 30. She had been admitted to a nursing home five days earlier. I was able to be with her this past weekend in Everett, Washington. Pati and I visited Mom and Dad in...

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Zondervan Publishing House videoed me last August for an intensive week on Greek grammar. They wanted to produce an online course based on my Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament. (It also works well with my abridged work, The Basics of New Testament...

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We will complete this series with a recommended reading list for Revelation, with Rob Bowman providing a helpful introduction. Revelation: Introduction “There are innumerable bad books on the Book of Revelation. The number of good commentaries and studies on the subject, though no doubt...

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Tuesday, 06 December 2016 08:55

Ryrie’s Bibles and Manuscripts Auctioned off

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On 5 December 2016, Sotheby’s had an auction of one of the world’s largest private collections of Bibles and manuscripts. The collection was Charles Ryrie’s, former professor of Systematic Theology at Dallas Seminary. For many years I would take my students to visit his home and...

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I have already shared Bowman’s bibliographies for James and Hebrews with you all, so this post we will complete the General Epistles with the two epistles of Peter, Jude, and the three epistles of John. Enjoy!   General Epistles: A Very Short Bibliography Robert M. Bowman, Jr. 1 Peter...

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Today’s post includes a selection of books engaging the world of Hebrews and James. The former will highlight a variety of aspects ranging from the personhood and exaltation of Christ, to stern warnings sprinkled throughout. The latter will no doubt address James’ contention that...

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In continuing the series, here are Bowman’s bibliographies on 1 and 2 Thessalonians and the Pastoral Epistles. Thessalonians: Fee, Gordon D. The First and Second Letters to the Thessalonians. NICNT. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. Evangelical commentary that is generally strong in exegesis...

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Thursday, 24 November 2016 03:04

Μονογενής = ‘only begotten’?

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So says Charles Lee Irons, “Let’s Go Back to ‘Only Begotten,’” Gospel Coalition website, 23 Nov 2016: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/lets-go-back-to-only-begotten#_ftn3 Irons begins by noting that in the KJV there are five Johannine passages that speak of...

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The series continues this week with literature recommended by Rob Bowman on Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Philemon. Ephesians: Arnold, Clinton E. Ephesians. Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2010. Perhaps the best recent commentary on...

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This week I am posting the latest installment from our Curator’s Guide series. Each week has brought you an expertly compiled list (put together by Rob Bowman) of helpful books to guide your study of the New Testament. This segment will contain the bibliographies for Romans, 1 and 2...

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On Wednesday, 16 November 2016, I had the honor of delivering the presidential address at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting in San Antonio. The title of the lecture was “Medieval Manuscripts and Modern Evangelicals: Lessons from the Past, Guidance for the...

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I continue our Curator’s series this week by bringing you Rob Bowman’s recommendations for the Gospel of John. John: Blomberg, Craig L. The Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel: Issues and Commentary. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2002. Short introduction and commentary...

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Here is the second half of the two-part installment of the books Luke and Acts, a list produced by Rob Bowman. Each book will bring insight into the world of Luke, detailing Jesus’ life and ministry, as well as the birth of the first century church. D. Eschatology in Luke-Acts Boyd, W. J. P....

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Thursday, 10 November 2016 14:14

Evangelicals after the election: now what?

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  Mark Galli of Christianity Today wrote another insightful piece. Sage wisdom here for a very divided evangelical community.

Authors: Daniel B. Wallace...

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This week, I’ll include the first half of a two-part installment of the books Luke and Acts. Each book will bring insight into the world of Luke, detailing Jesus’ life and ministry, as well as the birth of the first century church. Enjoy!   A. Works on Luke-Acts Blomberg, Craig L....

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Across the next few weeks, I will be publishing a series of blog posts celebrating the work of Robert M. Bowman, Jr. in creating helpful bibliographies on books of the Bible. Bowman is a very careful and well-researched theologian, exegete, and author, having published many articles and books...

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Saturday, 05 November 2016 13:53

NIV Application Commentaries on Sale Now

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For a short time only, every NIV Application Commentary eBook is on sale for $4.99 apiece. Some may wonder whether a commentary with the name ‘application’ in it is really worth it. After all, aren’t commentaries supposed to deal with interpretation? Commentaries can be grouped...

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Saturday, 05 November 2016 13:06

Finally, an Awesome Backgrounds Bible!

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One of the great publishing delights of 2016 is the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible. Zondervan, of course, is the publishing house. The NIV 2011 is the translation employed, one that is faithful to the meaning of the Greek and Hebrew and communicates clearly to English-speakers of the 21st...

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Wednesday, 19 October 2016 12:24

SBL Censors IVP for all the wrong reasons

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See blog by Michael Bird here. Weigh in on this yourselves. I encourage you all to write to John Kutsko, SBL Executive Director.

Authors: Daniel B. Wallace...

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A new journal, Unio cum Christo, just published my article, “Erasmus and the Book That Changed the World Five Hundred Years Ago” (Unio cum Christo 2.2 [Oct 2016] 29–48). Erasmus published the first Greek New Testament on March 1, 1516. This article honors him and...

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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 08:17

Evangelicals should speak truth to Trump

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Thought-provoking piece in Christianity Today: here

Authors: Daniel B. Wallace...

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In August 2016, I received an invitation to go to the “Topping Out” event at the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) in Washington, D.C. I have known about the MOTB for a long time—even before D.C. was the place finally chosen for its location. But I had no idea what a ‘topping...

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Michael Patton has offered another provocative and insightful blog, this time on the differences in the nature of theology conferences and apologetics conferences. In his Facebook note, he mentioned that he was pretty sure there was enough to offend everyone! It’s worth the read:...

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Wednesday, 03 August 2016 12:08

Mission Accomplished

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The Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts (CSNTM) is proud to announce the completion of our digitization project at the National Library of Greece (NLG)! Beginning in 2015 and continuing into 2016, we have spent months working at the National Library digitizing their...

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