Category: Biblical Studies

Deal Alert: Dead Sea Scrolls Translation from Eisenbrauns

Eisenbrauns has a daily sale that ranges from “I can see why you have trouble moving copies of that” to “This is a great book that I can’t believe is on sale.” Today’s offering is one that I can personally endorse. It’s Wise, Abegg, and Cook’s translation of the DSS from Harper. In addition to being a capable translation, this… Read more →

Unlocking Romans Chapter 1

Kurt Vonnegut once gave eight rules for writing short stories. Number Eight states: “Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.” While Daniel Kirk is… Read more →

Kirk Rule Alpha

I’m instituting a new rule prompted by Daniel Kirk recently publishing his second book. I’ve decided that when friends or colleagues publish more than one book, I am thereby obligated to read the book published before their most recent one. Or, to put it another way, I will not get more than 1 book behind when it comes to reading the… Read more →

A Great Quote in Light of the New Fragment of Mark “From the 1st Century”

I have been reading David Parker’s rather interesting volume An Introduction to the New Testament Manuscripts and Their Texts and in the introduction to the book he makes the following statement which I found quite amusing given the recent hubbub about a supposed 1st century fragment of Mark. At this point I would like to avow my intention to make no… Read more →

Cool Resource

Harvard University Extension School has a website where they have essentially posted the lectures from online courses for free public consumption. Harvard open courses feature video of Harvard faculty. The following noncredit free Harvard courses are offered online by Harvard Extension School’s Open Learning Initiative. Featuring Harvard faculty, the courses are open to the public. Intensive Introduction to Computer Science The… Read more →