Heiser’s Laws for Bible Study

| July 16, 2011

I was doodling today, and this came out. Really. Last night when I should have been grading some papers I was in the mood to do some work on my next four-week teaching session at church. You’ll know how unusual that was when I tell you it’s going to be on prophecy (stop chuckling). I’m […]

Last MEMRA Module Open Now

| July 10, 2011

Indeed, this will be the last offering in MEMRA for likely a year. I am rethinking the experiment and will post something about 2012 in September. As far as this last module, here is the link for registration (which will last two weeks). Here is the list of courses; all courses are six weeks long, […]

New Perspective on Paul: A Recent Reading Group Post

| July 9, 2011

Well, the Naked Bible Reading Group on the NPP has started up. I gave everyone a week to read Kent Yinger’s short book on it (The New Perspective on Paul: An Introduction), and posting has begun. What follows is my most recent post. I thought it might be useful to share here. —– Hopefully this […]

New Testament (Real) Numerology

| July 7, 2011

I love stuff like this journal article by Mikeal Parsons: “Exegesis ‘By the Numbers’: Numerology and the New Testament.” I have an interest in this kind of thing (no surprise to those of you who know me – “if it’s weird, it’s important”). In the OT it makes things like the genealogies and lifespans interesting. […]