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November 26 2015, 7AM

In contrast to the false teachers, Paul lists his own suffering as an example of what will happen to anyone that wants to live a godly life (vv. 10-12).  This is somewhat surprising for contemporary Christians who are fed a steady diet of “health a... [Pastoral Epistles] [doctrine] [Paul] [Pauline Theology] [suffering] [Tradition]
In this year’s Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting I took part in a session focused on the question of whether Paul believed that fellow Jews should put faith in Jesus.  Three scholars gave three quite different views of the matter, and I... [Uncategorized] [NT religious ideas] [Paul]


In the United States today is Thanksgiving, a day for cultivating gratitude and giving thanks. I'm a big fan of both of those things. And I also know that there are times when I haven't been able to access gratitude -- and that feeling cut-off from gratit... [depression] [gratitude] [pastoral care] [Thanksgiving]
I’m thankful for… The constant, overwhelming, amazing grace of God. Family who love me. Friends who care about me. A warm home to live in. The turkey in the oven. The theory of general relativity. Panda Express. Sale prices at academic confer... [Who? Me?] [Thanksgiving]
Vandenhoeck and Ruprecht have published two new books that I think will be of interest to many: Teufel, Tod und Trauer: Der Satan im Johannesevangelium und seine Vorgeschichte and Introduction to Wolfhart Pannenberg’s Systematic Theology (which is n... [Books] [Modern Culture]


To wrap things up- here’s the last photo from the conference.  It’s of the bloggers get-together.  A good time was had by all. Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
... for this moment in time. My children are well. My wife is well. My wife's family and mine are well. I have a church. I have a job. I have coffee. I have purpose."I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances...  I can do all this throug... [Thanksgiving]
Journal for the Study of the Old TestamentDecember 2015; Vol. 40, No. 2 F...
The Journal of Theological Studies Table of Contents Alert Vol. 66, No. 2 October 2015 Articles ----------------------------------------------...
I hope you all have a pleasant and thanks-filled day.Filed under: Modern Culture [Modern Culture]
Logos 6 base packages give you the best of what Logos has to offer: innovative Bible study tools combined with a great library of commentaries, theological works, reference materials, and more. Every Logos base package features thousands of dollars worth ... [Products]


Brian Fulthorp:this si something many people in the world need to think about. I feel its worth sharing with you all (or reminding you). Blessings, and my y’all have a Happy Thanksgiving! Originally posted on Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs: This is a simple ... [Uncategorized]
I recently found myself reminded of the famous sermon, “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.”And for some reason, it occurred to me to reverse the phrase. And when I did so, I found that it made more sense.One can talk about a supposed future... [Fundamentalism] [anger] [angry] [Jonathan Edwards] [Puritans] [sermon] [sinners]


HAPPY AMERICAN THANKSGIVING to all those celebrating!
The opponents in Ephesus stand in contrast to Paul’s record of suffering (v. 13) It is Paul and Timothy’s opponents who are the imposters. The noun (γόης) Paul uses here is a common way to describe an opponent in a philosophical debate. The noun o... [Pastoral Epistles] [doctrine] [Paul] [Pauline Theology] [suffering] [Tradition]
BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: What Is Coptic and Who Were the Copts in Ancient Egypt? A short history of ancient Egyptian language (Megan Sauter). This essay introduces a BAR article by Leo Depuyt which is behind the subscription wall, but the essay is informative...
TECHNOLOGY WATCH: The Future Of Archaeology Is Not Digging Anything Up. The 2016 TED Prize winner is reinventing how we discover—and preserve—the past (Jessica Leber, Fast Company).Most archaeologists can be happy to uncover a small handful of importa...


(ANCIENT) TECHNOLOGY WATCH: Written on Beasts (Bruce Holsinger, NYR Daily).Parchment, a medium that came into widespread use beginning in late antiquity, has for many centuries held a special place in the cultural imagination. “When you want to have the...
Thanksgiving remains one of the few relatively uncommercialized holidays. Not tied to a specific religion, but with a general sense that gratitude is important, there’s nothing really to sell. Grocery stores may see a bump in profits, but we need to e... [Holidays] [Posts] [Religious Origins] [Social Consciousness] [black friday] [capitalism] [starvation] [Thanksgiving]
HISTORY: Ancient Jewish community endures on Tunisian isle (Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff).The Jewish community on the Tunisian resort island of Djerba traces its roots back to the Babylonian exile of 586 B.C.E., and is one of the few communitie...
REVIEW OF A NEWLY TRANSLATED NOVEL: Zelig in Jerusalem. Uri dines with Pontius Pilate and is thrown into a cell with a certain Galilean rabble-rouser (WSJ).Hungarian novelist György Spiró’s monumental “Captivity” (Restless Books, 860 pages, $29.99...
Exodus 1 by Bob MacDonald via Dust (#65671)
Names - Shemot (שׁמות) - is the name of the book of Exodus. Appropriate that it should happen while I was struggling in the red mud of 1 Chronicles. Exodus 1 וְאֵ֗לֶּה שְׁמוֹת֙ בְּנֵ֣י יִשְׂרָאֵ֔ל הַבָּא... [Exodus]


I took a break from the regular meetings of the Society of Biblical Literature last week in order to attend an ‘affiliate’ organisation meeting where David Gushee was talking about his change of mind about sexuality. Gushee isn’t that we... [sexuality] [David Gushee] [gay] [Good Disagreement] [hermeneutics] [Ron Sider] [same sex unions] [sexuality]
NTS 62.1 (2016) is here: Karl-Wilhelm Niebuhr Jakobus und Paulus über das Innere des Menschen und den Ursprung seiner ethischen Entscheidungen  David Luckensmeyer and Bronwen Neil Reading First Thessalonians as a Consolatory Letter in Light of Seneca ... [Uncategorized]
"I give thanks to my God always for you because of the grace of God that has been given you in Christ Jesus,  for in every way you have been enriched in him, in speech and knowledge of every kind— just as the testimony of Christ...

November 25, 11PM

There never would have been a stadium like AT+T in all likelihood, had there not been a very successful Cowboys franchise for Jerry Jones to buy. He does not own the stadium, or better said, he is a minority owner of it along with the town of Arlington Te... [Uncategorized]


Today I want to express the gratitude I experience all year long.I’m grateful for being alive now in this era, rather than in the barbaric past, or what looks like the coming worldwide religious wars, and/or global disasters in the future. I’m also th...


There’s a new grammar coming to town and it looks like it’s going to be a big one! A Morphosyntax and Syntax of Septuaguint Greek by Takamitsu Muraoka (Amazon) Here’s the blurb from the publisher (Peeters-Leuven): Summary: This is the fi... [Books] [Greek] [Historical linguistics] [Language] [Linguistics] [Morphology] [syntax]



As a result of a discussion during the recent SBL/AAR, I decided to investigate the assertion I heard: that there is little evidence for Jewish women before the 3rdCentury in Asia Minor. 1) Women as leaders of the synagogue. Inscriptional evid...


You don't need to read the Bible. You do need to be kind. If you are afraid, it's more than likely that you will not be kind. Sunny ways - says Mr. Trudeau. It's not as easy as it sounds. It takes a co-operative sunny village to raise our consciousness. ... [personal theology]
I must be mad to be doing this! There are a myriad of names in some few chapters of the Bible. Think of a name you know. What memory traces does it raise in you? That's the opening impression I have of the Chronicler. I have no axe to grind when it come... [1 Chronicles]


If you were at AAR/SBL this year in Atlanta, and your interest is in NT, or even more narrowly, Pauline studies, you would have likely heard about John Barclay's just published book, Paul and the Gift. On top of that, maybe you had the chance to attend th... [book review] [Books] [Pauline] [scholarship]


According to a popular YouTube personality, whose videos about his religious beliefs frequently go viral, God and the Bible call for us to bomb ISIS. The video, which evangelist Joshua Feuerstein posted on his public Facebook page Wednesday afternoon, was... [Modern Culture]
For what do you give thanks this year?  Consider this, “Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning” (Jas. 1:17 HCSB). The blessings of God b... [Blogroll]


Dr. Tim Clarey.  Dinosaurs, Marvels of God’s Design: The Science of the Biblical Account.  Green Forest, AR: Master Books, 2015.  See here to buy the book.Tim Clarey is a young earth creationist, who serves at the Institute for Creation ... [Bible] [Creation] [evolution] [religion]
I'M BACK IN ST. ANDREWS. More tomorrow.


The title of the volume is Job’s Journey. This book is not an attempt to cover every angle and answer every question that we have about the book of Job. Instead, Konrad Schmid, in the introductory chapter, provides us with an analysis of the structu... [Books] [Modern Culture]
Mark Roncace sent me a copy of his new book before SBL, and during times not fettered with busyness I really enjoyed it. The Bible features an amazing epic narrative. But hardly anyone knows it’s in there, much less how riveting the story is. You have n... [Book of the Week] [book review] [Books] [Modern Culture]
In 2 Timothy 1 Paul has told Timothy to model his life and ministry after Paul, recalling the examples of both his family (Lois and Eunice) and Paul’s co-worker Onesiphorus. He ought to avoid the example of the false teachers in Ephesus, namely Phygelus... [Pastoral Epistles] [Godliness] [Paul] [Pauline Theology]
I once had a grandmotherly friend, a secretary in my office, who had great interest in the Bible but no training in the biblical languages. Her strength as a Bible student came from one obvious and one hidden source. The obvious source was her daily pract... [Training] [Bible study] [bible translations] [logos pro]

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DAY, J. From Creation to Babel: Studies in Genesis 1-11. London: Bloomsbury T & T Clark, 2015, 248 p. - ISBN 9780567664211.The stories of Genesis 1-11 constitute one of the better known parts of the Old Testament, but their precise meaning and backgro... [antigo_testamento]


By Klaas Spronk.Filed under: Biblical Studies Resources, Modern Culture [Biblical Studies Resources] [Modern Culture]


This SBL was a very special one for me – my co-editor (Kristian Bendoraitis) and I presented a surprise Festschrift to my doktorvater Dr. Stephen C. Barton (University of Durham). The FS offers essays jointly in honor of Dr. Barton and Dr. William ... [Uncategorized]
Thanks to Christ for this additional bit of info on the USCCB sale of their new NABRE's:40% OFF: NEW AMERICAN BIBLE, REVISED EDITION (PERSONAL EDITION)List Price: $19.95Sale Price: $11.97DISCOUNT CODE:40FORME (EXP 12/8)
Today is my first full day home from the 2015 annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion. As is typically the case, I find myself in the aftermath experiencing a combination of exhaustion and exhilaration and, in... [Academia] [Academic Conferences] [Bible] [SBL] [Academia] [Bible] [Society of Biblical Literature]


AP: By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press Nov. 24, 2015 12:02 AM ET TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will announce Tuesday his plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees and he says all 10 of Canada’s provincial premiers support bringing tha... [Uncategorized]