Feb 20, 2010

Interview With Dan Wallace

See this
interview with Dan Wallace.

Hebrews 2:1-4

See this
post by Clifford Kvidahl's post on the connection of Hebrews 2:1-4, the first "Warning Passage," and Hebrews 1.

Feb 19, 2010

Humorous Calvinistic Definitions

See this totally irreverent
dictionary to help Arminians better understand Calvinist.

HT: J. W. Kenne

"Servant of God" in the New Testament

William Varner has an interesting post on the use of "servant of God" by James, Peter, John, and Jude. Varner suggests that this designation might be related to the Old Testament prophetic tradition. But what I find most interesting is Varner's observation that, "In my research I discovered that no Apostolic Father ever referred to himself by the term doulos. Why did this title disappear from use after the NT? Could it be because the early fathers recognized the title as describing prophets and they did not view themselves as prophets, like the NT apostles did?"

Read the entire post here.

Feb 18, 2010

The Designation Jehovah

Claude Mariottini has a good post of the divine designation Jehovah

Plot Structure and Preaching New Testament Narrative

See Paul Lamey's post on plot structure and New Testament narrative

Feb 17, 2010

Doctrines of Grace Scripture List

For all of my Calvinist readers here is a doctrines of grace Scripture

Feb 16, 2010

Ritmeyers Reconstruction of Byzantine Jerusalem

See this
post by Leen Ritmeyer on a newly discovered street in Jerusalem and his drawing (reproduced below) of Byza
ntine Jerusalem.

Feb 15, 2010

Gordon Fee Audio on Philippians

See this
post on how to download this free audio of Gordon Fee on Philippians from 2005.

HT: Jeff

Mounce on Translating Metaphors

See Bill Mounce's post on translating παιδαγωγος in Galatians 3:24

Varner on Amalek and Jesus

William Varner has some interesting thoughts on Amalek and Jesus

Feb 14, 2010

Interpreting Old Testament Narratives

"When we interpret Old Testament stories, we should always remember that we
are not hearing texts spoken directly to us; we are overhearing stories told to others. This fact creates tension, pulling us back and forth between the relevance and distance of these stories."

Richard L. Pratt Jr., He Gave Us Stories: The Bible Student's Guide to
Interpreting Old Testament Narratives (Phillipsburg, PA: P & R, 1990),15.