Dec 20, 2008
Claude Mariottini has posted on preaching messianic prophecies. I am not sure I agree in all ways with his understanding of fulfillment, but it is worth reading. You can access it here.
Dec 19, 2008
In 2007, Baker published Prophecy and Apocalyptic: An Annotated Bibliography by D. Brent Sandy and Daniel M. O'Hare. These authors have now made available a substantial free addition to this book available in html, Word, or PDF format at the Institute for Biblical Research website. You can access it here.
Dec 18, 2008
Claude Mariottini has listed his top ten Bible-related archaeological discoveries for 2008 with links. Check it out here.
Dec 17, 2008
Dec 16, 2008
Dec 15, 2008
Bill Mounce has a post on 2 Timothy 1:7. In particular, Mounce asks and answers the question, "Was Timothy timid or fearful. In short, Mounce's answer is "no." Read the post here.
Dan Wallace on the Reclaiming the Mind blog writes:
Friends, just a short note: Several have asked about getting a hold of my plenary lecture at the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual meeting; others have wanted to get my lecture given at apologetics conferences and in churches on whether our Bibles today essentially reflect the wording of the original text. Both of these are now available as a video DVD. The ordering information is available below.
“Is What We Have Now What They Wrote Then?”
A lecture at an apologetics conference in Providence, Rhode Island, 2008, about whether our printed New Testaments today accurately represent the original text.
“Challenges in New Testament Textual Criticism for the 21st Century”
A plenary lecture at the annual Evangelical Theological Society meeting in Providence, Rhode Island, 2008, on current issues in NT textual criticism.
The price of each video DVD is $10 plus $3 S&H. The price of both video DVDs together is $15 plus $3 S&H. Texas residents also will pay 8.25% sales tax. Allow two to four weeks for delivery.
To order, go here.
Dec 14, 2008
Jim Davila has an interesting post on the traditional tombs of Esther and Mordecai located in modern Iran. The post includes the following links.
Jewish shrine in Iran registered as national work
There are some pictures of the tomb, inside and outside, here. They start midway through the fourth column of photos. Note the Hebrew inscriptions. Some critical evaluation of the tradition is here.
Jan Pieter van de Giessen has posted more photos of the tomb, including close-ups of the Hebrew inscriptions, at his Aantekeningen bij de Bijbel blog.