Jun 6, 2009

Preaching for Faith

Peter Mead provides a good exhortation/reminder to preach for faith here.

Jun 5, 2009

Block on Shamgar

See this post by Daniel Block on Shamgar, one of the minor judges in the Book of Judges (3:31)

Jun 4, 2009

Luke's Unique Terminology Related to the Law

As part of my ongoing research into Luke's view of the Law, I thought I would share an excerpt from Jacob Jervell's insightful essay entitled "The Law in Luke-Acts."
“An examination of Luke's terminology regarding the law offers a hint that Luke is not only echoing previous solutions. His terminology differs from other New Testament writers and from the apostolic fathers. Some examples:
1. Only Luke employs terms like nomos kyriou, ‘the law of the Lord’ (God)^12 and ‘the law of the fathers’ (Luke 2:23, 24, 39; Acts 22:3).
2. No one but Luke refers to the Mosaic law as ‘the customs,’ ta ethnē, which Moses delivered to us’ and similar expressions (Acts 6:14; 15:1; 21:12; 28:17).
3. Only Luke talks about ‘Moses being preached’ (Acts 15:21), and uses the word paranomein (23:5).
4. The law is ‘the living words,’ lōgia zonta, (Acts 7:38), once again, solely a Lukan phrase.
5. The expression ‘to speak against Moses, the law,’ is present only in Luke’s writings (Acts 6:11, 13, 14 [18:13]; 21:12, 28; 25:8 [10]; 28:17).
6. The expression ‘the law of Moses,’ nomos Mōuseōs, is used five times by Luke; in other New Testament writings three times (Luke 2:22; 24:44; Acts 13:38; 15:5; 28:23).
7. The name ‘Moses,’ referring to the law, appears frequently in Luke-Acts, seldom in other writings (Luke 5:14; 16:29, 31; 24:27; Acts 6:11; 15:1, 21; 21:12).
Jacob Jervell, "The Law in Luke-Acts," in
Luke and the People of God (Minneapolis: Augsburg, 1972), 136-7.

Jun 3, 2009

The Texted Version off the Ten Commandments

Jamie Quatro has posted a texted version of the Ten Commandments.

1. no1 b4 me. srsly.

2. dnt wrshp pix/idols

3. no omg’s

4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)

5. pos ok – ur m&d r cool

6. dnt kill ppl

7. :-X only w/ m8

8. dnt steal

9. dnt lie re: bf

10. dnt ogle ur bf’s m8. or ox. or dnkey. myob.

M, pls rite on tabs & giv 2 ppl.

ttyl, JHWH.

ps. wwjd?

HT: James Gertz

Mid-Week Markdown: Out of Egypt

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Bartholomew, Craig et al., eds. Out of Egypt: Biblical Theology and Biblical Interpretation. Scripture and Hermeneutics Series, ed. Craig Bartholomew and Anthony C. Thiselton, vol. 5. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2004.

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Jun 2, 2009

Preaching Apocalyptic Literature

Justin Taylor has posted several audio and print links for preaching apocalyptic literature. You can access it here.

Jun 1, 2009

Free Audio Download of Peterson's Christ Plays in Ten-Thousand Places

Christianaudio.com is offering a free audio download of Eugene Peterson's Christ Plays in Ten-Thousand Places
. Go here and use the coupon code JUN2009.

Listing of Beale Resources

James Grant has a helpful compilation of audio and print resources related to Greg Beale. You can access the list here.

May 31, 2009

Block on Gideon's Fleece

See this interesting
post by Daniel Block on Gideon's fleece (Judg 6:37-40).