What is Exegesis Anyway?

| November 21, 2012

Words like “exegesis” and “exegetical” are thrown around by biblical scholars all the time. Those not in the guild or who haven’t taken courses in biblical languages or hermeneutics might wonder what the terminology means. If that’s you, I recommend reading this short post by Jeff Krantz over at the Logos Bible Software blog. The […]

Naked Bible Podcast Episode 027: What is a Proverb?

| October 6, 2012

In the last podcast episode we continued our series on studying the Bible in light of its various types of literature – its literary genres. We looked at parables and offered some guidelines for interpreting them. In this episode, we’re going to briefly look at another familiar type of biblical literature that is at times […]

On Using Rabbinic Material to Interpret the New Testament

| November 25, 2011

I’m still in the process of getting things together for the posting of my ETS papers (both of which were well received). I’ll have that ready by the end of the weekend. However, I decided to post something else that I have recently run into. I’m not sure why it hasn’t occurred to me before, […]

Tools for Biblical Research, Part 1: Toward the End of Bible Study as Most Think of It

| September 16, 2011

In addition to my day job at Logos I’m an adjunct distance ed professor of biblical studies at the seminary level. One of the more common questions I get from students is about sources for biblical research papers. Poor sources are the bane of both the student who wants to learn something about the text […]

Introducing MEMRA: My New Online Institute for Biblical and Ancient Studies

| June 10, 2010

Call me crazy. I’ve hinted off and on about an announcement concerning something I’ve had in the works. A year ago I offered Hebrew and Greek courses on this blog — something ultra-simple, just me going through a Hebrew and Greek grammar, creating screen casts to explain the content and go through the exercises. This […]