NRSV Anglicized Edition Cambridge | Amazon When it comes to bibles, there are certain expectations that are set by a publisher when you receive and use one of their bibles that happens to be a splendidly produced volume. So what do I think of the NRSV in French Morocco leather? Not surprisingly, this is yet… Continue reading Bible Review: NRSV Anglicized Edition
Just a quick question for those who take joy and pleasure in the art/science of translating–how do you typically translate ἰδού? I’ve been working through Matthew and it shows up frequently (as it does in the other synoptics) and my tendency is to default to the age-old “behold.” Do any of you translate it differently?… Continue reading Behold?
Though we informed everyone yesterday via Facebook, I wanted to share here for the few that may not have seen it. After months of preparing, stewing, worrying, and studying, I am thrilled to announce that I am officially ABD–I’ve completed and passed my written and oral comprehensive exams! The anxiety and uncertainty leading up to… Continue reading On to the Dissertation
Like the majority of NT Greek students who began their journey with Koine Greek in a theological seminary, I was introduced and reared on the Erasmian scheme of pronunciation. I learned it, practiced it, and reinforced it over the years since I first cracked open Mounce’s intro text. However, more recently, I’ve made it a… Continue reading On Pronouncing Greek
A Reader’s Greek New Testament, 3d Edition Richard J. Goodrich and Albert L. Lukaszewski Zondervan | CBD | Amazon Many thanks to the kind folks at Zondervan for this review copy! A Reader’s Greek New Testament I picked up my first reader’s Greek New Testament some years ago now. It was Zondervan’s iteration, A Reader’s… Continue reading Book Review: A Reader’s Greek New Testament (3d ed)
For many years I’ve been enamored with Paul’s words in 2 Thessalonians 1:8–9, in which he claims that those who have been troubling the Thessalonians would be dealt with at the return of Jesus with/in flaming fire, meting out retribution to those who do not know God and who do not obey the gospel of… Continue reading Obedience to the Gospel?
Today’s ancient reading comes from the Sibylline Oracles, a collection of ecstatic prophecies that were common in the ancient world. This particular text comes from the first book and touches on a number of elements found in the Hebrew Bible and the NT. Enjoy! Beginning from the first generation of articulate men down to the… Continue reading Today’s Reading from the Ancient World