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

Sunday, 26 January 2020 05:04

Five Bible Study Myths

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Matthew Harman talks about them here.

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Saturday, 25 January 2020 01:04

Psalm 9 Links

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I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some of my favorite links that I discovered during my research. There is a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 9 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful...

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Friday, 24 January 2020 04:53

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.Alice Ogden Bellis, ProverbsReviewed by Timothy J. Sandoval Samuel L. Bray and John F. Hobbins, Genesis 1–11: A New Old Translation for...

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Thursday, 23 January 2020 04:52

Teaching Hosea

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Nancy Guthrie talks to David Murray about teaching Hosea here.

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 23:26

Psalm 8 Links

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I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some of my favorite links that I discovered during my research. There is a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 8 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful...

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Tuesday, 21 January 2020 00:19

Teaching Nahum

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You can listen to J. Nicholas Reid talk about teaching Nahum here.

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Monday, 20 January 2020 01:11

Gerald Bray on the Pastoral Epistles

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Ian Paul has a good interview here of Gerald Bray concerning his recent commentary on the Pastoral Epistles.

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Saturday, 18 January 2020 04:47

Point of View: Acts 15:36-41

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Robert Gonzalez Jr. discusses  the conflict between Barnabas and Paul narrated in Acts 15:36-41 here. one of his conclusions is that Luke is not taking a position on the dispute. But I am not so sure. Luke's point of view is revealed in several ways. Admittedly, it is subtle but consider the...

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Friday, 17 January 2020 03:33

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:31

Reading Nahum Theologically

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Russell Meek has some thoughts here.

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Wednesday, 15 January 2020 00:02

The Corinthian Epistles During the Patristic Period

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Michael Kok has a brief but helpful survey here of the reception history of 12 Corinthians during the Patristic period.

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Monday, 13 January 2020 23:29

The Historical Reliability of the Old Testament

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Most of my students are surprised and some are scandalized when I tell them that there is a great deal of skepticism in the scholarly community in reference to the historical reliability of the biblical record to describe the history of Israel. Andrew Tobolowsky helps illustrate this with the...

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Monday, 13 January 2020 04:18

Psalm 7 Links

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I have been working on a commentary on the Psalms. I have decided to compile some of my favorite links that I discovered during my research. There is a mix of exegetical and sermonic links. Here is what I have for Psalm 7 (in no particular order). Feel free to mention any that you find helpful...

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Sunday, 12 January 2020 06:34

A New Commentary on Ecclesiastes

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imageJim Hastings, one of the pastoral staff and teachers at our church gave me a copy of his latest book today. It is a new commentary on Ecclesiastes which continues a series begun by John Phillips who passed away in 2010. I have only had a chance to glance through it, but it looks pretty good. Like...

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Saturday, 11 January 2020 06:39

On Writing a Book

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Carmen Imes writes about five things they didn't tell me about writing a book here.

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Friday, 10 January 2020 07:14

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 23:33

1 Thessalonians 4:4: "Possessing One's Vessel"

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Gary Shogren has a good discussion on the meaning of 1 Thessalonians 4:4 here. I tend to think he is right having been persuaded by Jay Smith's Bulletin of Biblical Research article, "1 Thessalonians 4:4: Breaking the Impasse" (BBR 11 [200], 65-105). You can access Smith's article here.

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 00:09

Non-Traditional Seminary Students

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Christianity Today has an article on non-traditional seminary students here. I can only speak anecdotally, but in my experience this is not really that new. What has changed is that seminaries are paying more attention to non-traditional students.

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Monday, 06 January 2020 23:36

Online Resources for the Corinthian Epistles

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Michael Kok provides his list here. To these I would add the following.Background and Archaeology: Commentaries
  • Bob Utley on 1 and 2 Corinthians here
  • Thomas Constable for 1...

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Monday, 06 January 2020 00:06

Are Dreams and Visions Describing the Same Phenomena?

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Laura Quick doesn't think so.
The tendency of many standard reference works to equate dreams with visions (Bergmann, Ottoson, and Botterweck 1973: 427) is a reflection of the indistinct line of demarcation between these phenomena in the biblical account: it is not always clear whether a dream or a...

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Saturday, 04 January 2020 00:52

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

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Friday, 03 January 2020 00:57

The Trinity in Genesis 1?

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Scott Swain's has a careful post here explaining how the Trinity might be present textually in Genesis 1.

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Thursday, 02 January 2020 00:56

Why Matthew Begins with a Genealogy

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Patrick Schreiner identifies five reasons here. These are the five but use the link to read the explanations.1. Matthew’s Genealogy Summarizes the Story of the Bible 2. Matthew’s Genealogy Reminds Us This Is a True Story 3. Matthew’s Genealogy Highlights Jesus’s Inclusive...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019 22:38

Free Logos Book for January: CSB Study Bible

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The free Logos Book for the Month for January is the CSB Study Bible. You can also purchase the audio version, the CSB Apologetic Study Bible notes, and the Charles Spurgeon Study Bible notes for $4.99, $6.99, and $9.99 respectively. Unfortunately, I already have the free resource. In any case, you...

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Monday, 30 December 2019 23:56

Bible Reading Plan Generator

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I want to invite you to join me in reading through the Bible in 2020. There are many resources out there to keep one on track. This plan generator by John Dyer looks to be one of the better ones.HT: Josh Bleeker

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