Jul 2, 2016

The Cairo Geniza

I am not sure that I buy the claim that the manuscripts of the Cairo Geniza is more important than the Dead Sea Scrolls, but this article on the geniza is interesting.

Jul 1, 2016

Food Sacrificed to Idols in 1 Corinthians 8–10

Fred Butler has a good post here related to the issue of food sacrificed to idols in 1 Corinthians 8–10. I often point people to David Garland’s work, namely, his BECNT commentary on 1 Corinthians and his article, “The Dispute Over Food Sacrificed to Idols (1 Cor. 8:1–11:1),” Perspectives in Religious Studies 30 (2003): 173-97. 

Jun 29, 2016

Paul's Martyrdom

This day in AD 67 is one of the suggested dates for Paul's martyrdom. You can read an article here.

Jun 28, 2016

Psalm 137: A Playlist

David Stowe has a diverse collection of music and songs related to Psalm 137 here. I had no idea that there were this many.

Jun 27, 2016

The Paragogic Nun in Ruth 1:9

I appreciated this post on the use of the paragogic nun in Ruth 1:9 and its implications. But, I would probably exercise a bit more caution given the uncertainty concerning the paragogic nun. The author's applicational point might be made on the basis of the language alone, which a number of interpreters consider to be idiomatic.