A Few Quick Comments; Hebrew and Greek 2010 Courses

| November 30, 2009

Back in the office today, so that means back to the routine (which I love, since I’m a routine guy). That means that I’ll be back to continuing / closing the biblical anthropology thread soon and starting work on creating the video I mentioned in my post on the Bible Software Shootout at SBL. I […]

The Status Quo Has Lost Its Status

| November 23, 2009

I’ve been going to SBL meetings for over ten years. For those of you unacquainted with what biblical studies scholars do for excitement, SBL is the place where you’ll hear tweed-clad academics gush over technical research papers on things like prepositions in dead languages and pottery jar handle styles. This year, though, there was something […]

Thoughts on ETS 2009

| November 21, 2009

I’m still in New Orleans, where, since Wednesday, I’ve been attending and participating in the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS). The next conference begins tomorrow, the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). Before the latter begins, I thought I’d post some thoughts about ETS. The two Israelite Religions sections […]

ZIBBC Volume 3

| November 14, 2009

In this, my fourth post on the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary (ZIBBC), I’ll say a few things about Volume 3, which covers 1-2 Kings, 1-2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther. I know. You’re thinking, “What could anyone possible put into a backgrounds commentary for the books of Kings and Chronicles–nothing on the planet could […]

Biblical Anthropology, Part 6

| November 14, 2009

In my last post on biblical anthropology, I left you with three questions: 1. What about Old Testament thinking about the “heart”? Does this point to a third part of a human being, or does it overlap with nephesh and ruach? 2. What about the OT Shema statements (”You shall love the Lord your God […]