New Logos Resource Series for Understanding Biblical Criticism

| March 16, 2013

The Logos Bible Software blog announced a pre-pub today for a four-volume book series (with ample visuals and info-graphics) that I’m excited about. Its aim is to educate (in plain language) non-specialists in the methods of biblical criticism scholars use with regularity in commentaries and journal articles. I don’t contribute to the series. Rather, other […]

Society of Biblical Literature Papers Available Online

| February 11, 2013

This link from the Ancient World Online (AWOL) will take you to a few dozen SBL seminar papers that have been made available for free. These were all SBL conference papers. Some that I downloaded: Michael Pietsch, University of Hamburg Prophetess of Doom: Hermeneutical Reflections on the Huldah Oracle (2 Kings 22) Gerbern S. Oegema, McGill […]

Naked Bible Podcast 029: Prophecy and Apocalyptic Genre

| October 28, 2012

In this episode, we’re going to talk about two genres: prophecy and apocalyptic. The reason for doubling up will become apparent as we proceed, but basically we need to talk about these two genres because most modern Bible students don’t realize there are clear differences between the two. That is, most people assume that “prophecy” […]

Naked Bible Podcast Episode 028: The Comedic Genre and the New Testament

| October 20, 2012

This episode of the Naked Bible podcast features Dr. Heiser’s interview with his friend Dr. Sam Lamerson about the use of the comedic genre in the New Testament. Dr. Lamerson is Professor of New Testament at Knox Theological Seminary in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He has a specific research interest in the comedic genre in ancient Greek literature. […]

Naked Bible Episode 026: Advice for Interpreting Parables

| September 29, 2012

In the last podcast episode I continued the series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. I looked at an example related to the New Testament – how the literary features of Greco-Roman phantom tales and “post-mortem appearances” of the dead inform our reading of NT […]