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In Today’s Mail: Markus Bockmuehl, Ancient Apocryphal Gospels

Thanks to WJKP for sending along a review copy of this new textbook by Markus Bockmuehl. This is the latest in the Resources for the Use of Scripture …

Theology

The Book of Acts as Theology

<b></b>There is a third element of the book of Acts which cannot be ignored. Luke is a theologian and his book is telling the reader about the work of God …

Religion

Martin Luther King Jr. in dialogue with the ancient Greeks

In “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop,” the soaring and chilling speech he delivered the day before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. ponders the …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

6 Books White Christians Should Read (in Honor of MLK’s Legacy)

In the beginning, God created the world as a magnificent unity-in-diversity (Gen 1). As the great theologian Abraham Kuyper noted, our world is …

Black Culture

Real Hope for 2017 – Romans 5:1-5

I had the opportunity to preach on January 1, 2017: click here to see the video or listen to the audio, scroll to the bottom of this page to choose.<p>I …

Christianity

For the Name and Word of God

O Lord, you have exalted above all things your name and your word. (Psalm 138:1–2)<p>John Sailhamer’s life magnified the name and the word of God. It …

Christianity

Book Review – Paul’s New Perspective (Garwood Anderson)

Garwood P. Anderson. <i>Paul’s New Perspective: Charting a Soteriological Journey</i>. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2016. 457 pp. $45.00<p>The newest book …

Religion

Mystery and the Making of a Christian Historical Consciousness

<b>2017.01.01 | T. J. Lang, Mystery and the Making of a Christian Historical Consciousness: From Paul to the Second Century. BZNW 219. Berlin: De</b> …

Religion

Book Review: Michael J. Gorman, Becoming the Gospel

<b>Gorman, Michael J. Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2016. 351 pp. Pb; $28.</b> <b>Link to Eerdmans</b><p>In …

Religion

A New Greek-English Lexicon

Serious students of early Christian texts will want to become acquainted with a new Greek-English lexicon: <i>GE: The Brill Dictionary of Ancient Greek</i> …

Ancient History

Old Testament Pseudepigrapha

The Life of Adam and Eve (Apocalypse of Moses) (cf. BHG 24-25f) <b>[Back to Top]</b><p>Arabic fragments [Unedited]<p>Manuscripts: O.H.E KHS-Burmester, <i>Koptische</i> …

Goodacre and Still, New Editors of the New International Greek Text Commentary series

Here is an exciting announcement from Eerdmans: Mark Goodacre and Todd D. Still are taking over editorship of the New International Greek Text …

Religion

Meet This Book: Scriptures and Sectarianism

<i>John J. Collins is author of the new book</i> Scriptures and Sectarianism: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls<i>.</i><p>This book is a collection of essays written …

Christian Philosophy

Jerusalem: Behind the Scenes of The Western Wall — A Monumental Ritual Bath

We recently took the 80 minute guided tour called “Behind the Scenes of The Western Wall.” This tour is run by the same group that operates the much …

Book Giveaway – Andrew Abernathy, The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom (IVP 2016)

It is the beginning of a new year, and to celebrate I am offering a brand new copy of Andrew Abernathy’s <i>The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A</i> …

Michal Beth Dinkler: “Why Rhetoric’s Never ‘Just Rhetoric’: Reading the New Testament Rhetorically”

On October 21, 2015, Dr Michal Beth Dinkler (Yale University) lectured on “Why Rhetoric’s Never ‘Just Rhetoric’: Reading the New Testament …

Gorman’s Apostle of the Crucified Lord, 2nd ed (Gupta)

**Book Notice**<p>Today is my first day back in the office after break, and I was greeted by Michael Gorman’s new edition of his <i>Apostle of the Crucified</i> …

Logos Free Book – Bulletin for Biblical Research, vol. 1

The Logos Bible Software “Free book of the Month” is really a Journal. For the month of January, you can add the first issue of the <i>Bulletin for</i> …

4 old books for the new year

We are already inundated with lists of books published in the past year or about to be published. So I'm going to do something different: I'm going …

Books

Book Review: Benjamin H. Walton, Preaching Old Testament Narratives

<b>Walton, Benjamin H. Preaching Old Testament Narratives. Grand Rapids, Mich. Kregel, 2016. 254 pp. Pb; $18.99. Link to Kregel</b><p>This short book is based …

Religion

Book Review: Andrew T. Abernethy, The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom

<b>Abernethy, Andrew T. The Book of Isaiah and God’s Kingdom: A Thematic-Theological Approach. NSBT 40; Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2016. 245 pp.</b> …

Faith

Book Review: Stanley E. Porter, The Apostle Paul

<b>Porter, Stanley E. The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought and Letters. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2016. 487 pp. Pb; $40.</b> <b>Link to Eerdmans</b><p>Stanley …

Religion

Review: Stanley E. Porter’s “When Paul Met Jesus”

Today I am going to offer some thoughts one of Stanley Porter’s recent books that has caught the attention of many: <i>When Paul Met Jesus: How and Idea</i> …

Christianity

Christmas and Epiphany, Birth and Baptism

You may have noticed an interesting theological debate currently under way among evangelicals. Critiquing the New Testament evidence for the Virgin …

Theology

Why Did the Gospels Include the Birth of Jesus?

The gospels seemed to have been formed “backwards.” The initial preaching of the apostles was Christ Crucified and Risen. This is clear from Acts …

Book Review: Andrew T. Lincoln, Born of a Virgin?

<b>Lincoln, Andrew T. Born of a Virgin? Reconceiving Jesus in the Bible, Tradition, and Theology. Grand Rapids, Mich. Eerdmans, 2013. 322 pp. Pb;</b> …

Matthew 1:18-23 – The Sign of Immanuel

In the carol Silent Night, we sing the words “Round yon Virgin, Mother and Child, Holy infant so tender and mild.” This well know Christmas carol was …

The Original Sign of Immanuel (Isaiah 7:1-14)

At Christmas we are used to hearing about the “sign of Immanuel” and that the “virgin will cconceive a child.” Rarely does a Christmas sermon look …

Was Luke mistaken about the date of Jesus' birth?

By onDecember 21, 2016 in Biblical Studies 0<p>A couple of years ago I watched the film <i>Gravity</i>. The effects were spectacular, the photography …

Christian Philosophy