Jul 4, 2015

Paul’s Areopagus Speech and Socrates

Matthew Malcolm has some healthy push-back here to those who argue that Paul’s Areopagus speech in Acts 17 alludes to Socrates’ Athenian trial defense speech.

Jul 3, 2015

Tools for Studying the Hebrew Bible

I am not sure how long this website has been up and running, but you might want to check out Marc Brettler's Tools for Studying the Hebrew Bible here.

HT: Gary Gromacki

Jul 2, 2015

Exegetical Tools Quarterly

Readers will want to check out a new online publication called Exegetical Tools Quarterly. My initial impressions are "Wow." This appears to be a helpful resource. So check out the work of Todd Scacewater and others here

Jul 1, 2015

Free Logos Book for July: 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law

The free Logos Book for July is Tom Schreiner’s book 40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law in the 40 Questions and Answers series. This is an excellent resource. You can also purchase Four Views on the Warning Passages in Hebrews edited by Herb Bateman for .99 cents. This is another good resource. Or you can enter to win the Logos 6 Bronze package and the entire 40 Questions and Answers Series. Go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here to enter and download your free book today!

Jun 30, 2015

Why Ministers Don’t Use Libraries

I am not sure how old this article is, but "Ministers Don’t Use Libraries, and Nobody Knows Why" does ask some important questions.

HT: Jeremiah Mutie

Jun 29, 2015

Reading Romans in Context

Zondervan just sent me a copy of Reading Romans in Context: Paul and Second Temple Judaism. The volume contains a foreword by Francis Watson and twenty essays edited by Ben. C. Blackwell, John K. Goodrich, and Jason Maston.  I haven't had a chance to read the essays but a number look fairly interesting. Each essay also concludes with a brief listing of additional ancient texts, English translations and critical editions of the primary sources, and relevant secondary literature.

Jun 28, 2015

The Geographical Setting of King Saul's Final Battle Against the Philistines

Leon Mauldin has a nice write-up here on King Saul's final battle against the Philistines. This is a good example of how one can use geography to enhance one's understanding of events in the Bible.