Jan 2, 2016

Free Logos Book for January: Exodus by Nahum Sarna

The free Logos Book for January is Nahum Sarna’s commentary on Exodus in the JPS series. You can also purchase Jonah by Uriel Simon in the same series for $1.99. You can also enter to win the 11 volume JPS series. You can access these deals here.

Jan 1, 2016

Free Audio: Common English Bible

Christianaudio.com's free audio selection for January is the audio edition of the Common English Bible. You can access the offer here.

Dec 31, 2015

Studying Acts in Greek

Some might be interested in joining William Varner as he leads (through video) a study of Acts, particularly as it relates to advanced Greek grammar. This might make for a great New Year's resolution! You can check out the first video on Acts 1:1 here.

New Testament Scholars Who Died in 2015

 Brian Small on Facebook's Biblical Studies Discussion List provides the following accounting of New Testament scholars who passed away in 2015. It is a humbling reminder of the transitory nature of this life and the importance of believing in and proclaiming the gospel.
Marcus Borg - January 21
Luise Schottroff - February 8
Charles E. B. Cranfield - March 4
Fred Craddock - March 6
Harold Greenlee - March 21
Roger Omanson - April 30
J. Louis Martyn - June 4
Verlyn Verbrugge - June 21
Eduard Lohse - June 24
Ferdinand Hahn - July 28
Dietmar Neufeld - September 9
John Howard Schütz - September 27
I. Howard Marshall - December 12
Robert Mulholland - December 20

Dec 30, 2015

Dec 29, 2015

Coverdale on Reading the Bible

I have seen the following quote a number of times (sometimes it is attributed to John Wycliff) but it is still an important reminder that no matter how sophisticated our hermeneutical method becomes we never move beyond paying attention to the actual text at hand.
It shall greatly helpe ye to understand Scripture, if thou mark not only what is spoken or wrytten, but of whom, and to whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before, and what followeth.
Myle’s Coverdale, Rules for Reading the Bible (1535) 

Dec 28, 2015

Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2015

HeritageDaily lists their top 10 archaeological discoveries for 2015 here. Numbers 5 and 6 are most biblically significant.

The Holy Spirit in Judges

Amos Yong has an interesting post here on he Holy Spirit in the book of Judges.