Aug 27, 2016

The Divisions of the Bible and Talmud

This article discusses the divisions of the Bible and Talmud. Many Bible students are familiar with the work of Stephen Langton is often credited (and sometimes blamed) for giving us the chapter divisions we now have in our Bibles. The issue is a actually bit more complicated than that which you can read about here. But what I actually found more interesting was that the distinctive page layout of the Talmud is apparently the creation of a Christian printer.

Aug 26, 2016

J. Alec Motyer (1924–2016)

J. Alec Motyer has gone to be with the Lord. I only knew him from his writings, especially his commentary on Isaiah. You can read more about Motyer here.

How to Read the Textual Apparatus in UBS5

My friend and colleague, Dr. David Hutchison, has created the following helpful video explaining how to read the textual apparatus in UBS5 using 1 John 1:4 as an example.

Aug 25, 2016

So You Want to Buy the New Logos 7?

See this story by Babylon Bee. The sad thing is that it is not too far from the truth!

A New Understanding of the Shape of the Tabernacle

Here is an interesting take on what the tabernacle might have looked like. I am not convinced this new understanding is correct but I appreciate the attempt to take the details of the text seriously.

Aug 24, 2016

Jacob Neusner

Those who are well-versed in biblical studies are familiar with the name Jacob Neusner. To say that Neusner is prolific is an understatement. But the man himself is a controversial and complicated character evidenced by a recent bibliography that you can read about here.

Aug 23, 2016

The Pursuit of Perfectionism Versus Excellence

See David Murray's post here on the difference between the pursuit of perfectionism and the pursuit of excellence.