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October 10 2015, 3AM

C. Drew Smith has written a post, highlighting his new book, Reframing a Relevant Faith. In the post, he writes:Critically thinking about the faith is not equivalent to criticizing the faith, as some may think, although that may be part of critical thinki... [Bible] [Progressive Christianity] [Liberal] [love letter] [Progressive Christianity] [quote]


There are obviously many great things about NA28, but there are also some ongoing niggles. One thing I've come across recently is the situation with some of the "diamond" readings in the Catholic Epistles. These "diamond" readings are those where the edit...
Simon ParkerSTH ProfessorApril 2, 1999PORTRAIT One of the great ironies in my life is having been basically ignored while I was employed in higher education only to have people make overtures to me once I no longer had the resources to undertake the task.... [Books] [higher education] [Memoirs] [Posts] [Ugarit] [Boston University] [Boston University School of Theology] [Edinburgh University] [Nashotah House] [Simon B. Parker] [Society of Biblical Literature] [Uagritic]
NEW BOOK FROM WIPF AND STOCK:Qumran Interpretation of the Genesis Flood BY Jeremy D. Lyon About The Dead Sea Scrolls have opened up for modern readers the ancient world of Jewish interpretation of the Bible during the Second Temple period. Among these s...


BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Magnificent Menorah Mosaic Found in Galilee (Megan Sauter). Background on the excavation at Horvat Kur and the recent discovery of the menorah mosaic is here and here and links. More on ancient depictions of menorahs is here and here...
Looked at a couple theological issues triggered by verses in Romans 1 and 2 yesterday in class.1. "For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what h... [prevenient grace] [Romans]
JIM WEST: A Critical Respond to: “A Unique Miqveh in Upper Galilee” (by Eldad Keynan) – A Guest Post by Mordechai Aviam. The critiqued essay was published in Bible and Interpretation and was noted here. This area is outside my expertise and I note t...
SYRIAC WATCH: Four unpublished homilies of Jacob of Serugh, with a 19th-cent. image of the Golden Horn (Adam McCollum, hmmlorientalia blog).
THE ANXIOUS BENCH: Prophecy Without End? Philip Jenkins takes up the question of why, if prophecy ended with the prophets of the Hebrew Bible, were there so many prophets running around in first century Palestine?

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Biblische Notizen 166 (2015)Rami Arav, "The Fortified Cities of the Ṣiddim (Josh 19:35) again; Rejoinder to N. Na’aman," 3-9Till Magnus Steiner, "Die weise Ordnung der Bautätigkeiten Salomos (3Reg 2,35a-k)," 11-27 Walter Bührer, "Untersuch... [BN] [Ματθαίος] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [δαιμονολογία] [διακειμενικότητα] [κατά Ιωάννην]
Currents in Biblical Research 14:1 (2015)Samuel Emadi, "Intertextuality in New Testament Scholarship: Significance, Criteria, and the Art of Intertextual Reading," 8-23 (abstract)David G. Garber, Jr., "Trauma Theory and Biblical Studies," 24-44 (abstract)... [Currents in Biblical Research] [Ιουδαϊσμός] [Παλαιά Διαθήκη] [διακειμενικότητα] [ευαγγέλια] [καθολικές επιστολές]

October 9, 11PM

I just learned about the launch of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL). President Tony Burke writes on their site: The North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature is a scholarl... [Uncategorized]


Διαβάστε το πολύ ενδιαφέρον κείμενο της Judith Lieu (Cambridge) σχετικά με τον Μαρκίωνα και την έννοια της αίρεσης στην αρχαιότητα και τον τρόπο που π... [αίρεση] [αρχέγονος Χριστιανισμός] [αρχαία Εκκλησία]
It is an odd fact, but nonetheless a fact (as Tom Schreiner has rightly complained), that Arminians have not done a thorough job of articulating what the concept of prevenient grace means, and why it is important. Fortunately, there is now a book by Brian... [Uncategorized]
Good news story: Thank God for those teachers: A photo of a teacher going above and beyond the call of duty is making a splash on social media. On Sept. 28, Memphis resident Tabitha Tudy Jones posted a Facebook photo of Whitney Achievement Elementary Sch... [Uncategorized]


This is the fifth in a series on obscure Bible translations. I've restricted the candidates to those I've been able to personally acquire and examine.Norman A. Beck. The New Testament: A New Translation and Redaction. Fairway Press, 2001.Where Willia...


Most people (that’s me) are not really afraid of failing, they are actually afraid of succeeding… Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that m... [Uncategorized]


See Mark Dance's "8 Common Guest Speaker Mistakes" here. I know that I have been guilty of a number of these.HT: Denny Burk [2 Corinthians] [Preaching]


A German blog under the name Kata Markon has written a post that highlights my book The Gospel on the Margins: The Reception of Mark in the Second Century and surveys some of the external references to Mark in the New Testament and early Patristic literat... [Publications news]


We fear man so much because we fear God so little. One fear cures another. When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


Whenever a resource you own is updated, you’ll get that new content—for free—so your Logos library is always becoming more valuable and staying up to date with the latest improvements. Here’s a list of Logos resources that were updated thr... [Misc.]


What madness.  Three so far today.  And there’s plenty of time for more.  America doesn’t need to worry about Al Qaeda or ISIL.  We’re destroying ourselves.  And doing a better job than any terrorists could ever hope to. God in heav... [Modern Culture]
What a great job Greg Albrecht has done with The Plain Truth.Remember The Plain Truth? It used to be a magazine. Now it's more like a supermarket mailer, a mere eight pages long, and only six issues a year. Maybe Greg has guilty nightmares about retaining...

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Soong-Chan Rah.  Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times.  Downers Grove, IVP Books, 2015.  See here to purchase the book. Soong-Chan Rah helped plant a church in inner-city Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his first sermon ser... [Bible] [Current Events] [Race] [religion]
This time in Texas (and so much for the notion that if someone had a gun they could stop such things from happening because in Texas everyone has a gun).  Let me reiterate what I said earlier after the Arizona campus shooting this morning… There wa... [Modern Culture]
After a major release like Logos 6, we don’t just go into hibernation mode around here. We’re constantly innovating, pushing at the edges of what’s possible when technology meets Bible study. In the past, you’d have to wait for the latest Logos re... [Misc.] [Bible study] [Logos Now]


Bill Trench had some remarks on two blogs that I wrote on September 24 of this year. There seemed to be some disagreement of what I had written and his […] The post Crowd funding disobedience addendum appeared first on Unsettled Christianity. My boo... [Other Posts]
Believe me when I say, if cutting off my left hand would get me there, I’d cut it off today.  Words can’t express how much I want to go to this.  No words.  In any language. Ein neues Werk zum Leben Zwinglis: Akte Zwingli; Ein Mysterienspi... [Zwingli] [play]


via Joel Watts on the Facebook- from ‘The Daily Trojan’Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]


Jesus said, You are the salt of the earth. (Matthew 5:13) And this, surely, is good news. Or it would be if we played the part. Salt is good for all kinds of things. Preservation–so that what is there might keep. Flavoring–so that what is th... [Bible Thoughts] [Matthew 5] [salt of the earth]
I received this volume several years ago, but I wanted to tout its usefulness for those who may not have picked up a copy. The book is James Ware’s Synopsis of the Pauline Letters in Greek and English, published by Baker in 2010. For those who may n... [Biblical Studies] [Books] [Greek] [New Testament] [Paul] [Pauline Epistles]
Launching a magazine? At, you can choose from an ever-growing collection of themes. Here are four free and four premium themes to promote a wide variety of content. Canard Launched earlier this year, Canard showcases writing and photo... [Community] [Themes] [] [Magazine]
Launching a magazine? At, you can choose from an ever-growing collection of themes. Here are four free and four premium themes to promote a wide variety of content. Canard Launched earlier this year, Canard showcases writing and photo... [Community] [Themes] [] [Magazine]


The third feature intrinsic to practice is a fundamental 'misrecognition' of what it is doing, a misrecognition of its limits and constraints, and of the relationship between its ends and its means. An appreciation of the dynamics of misrecognition as suc... [Books] [ritual]
Via Mike Bird, I became aware of Alex Ramos’ Star Wars icons. Click through to see more of them. [art] [Orthodox] [Star Wars] [icon] [icons] [Obi-Wan Kenobi] [paintings]
but have been consumed with preparing for exams, which I will take next month. What a load will be off once that’s passed! In the meantime, I may come up with something worthwhile to say. Αυτω η δοξαFiled under: Uncategorized [Uncategorized]
The fact the believer is free from the Law should not necessarily lead to the view that the believer may indulge in sinful behavior (Galatians 5:13). Does Paul contradict himself in this verse? He has consistently argued in Galatians that the believer is... [Galatians] [Paul] [ethics] [Freedom in Christ] [Pauline Theology]


Here.  Enjoy.Filed under: qumran Tagged: Photos [Qumran] [Photos]
Currents in Biblical Research October 2015; Vol. 14, No. 1 Editorial ----------------------------------------------------------------- Editorial Fore...


Thanks, SFTS, for the cool stuff! Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]