Bob MacDonald hosts this month’s Biblical Studies Carnival here. What, you thought blogs were so 2008? Well, they were. But they’re pretty 2012, too. Bob compiles a long list of blog posts in the field of Biblical Studies from the month of November. I’m hosting the carnival next month, so if you know of good … Continue reading
If you are a parent (and even if you’re not), Aslan’s Library will nourish your soul and the soul of the children in your life. I went to school with, and had the great privilege of serving in youth ministry alongside with, one of the blog’s co-authors. Here’s from the Library’s introductory post: When we … Continue reading
That’s right, Theologian Trading Cards. Click on the image to see the product page on Amazon. Zondervan is giving away a set, for which you can enter today and tomorrow. Go here for details. I’ve received a set to review, and expect to post that review in the not-so-distant future. They’ve already been a great … Continue reading
Okay, some lessons from three beachside runs, actually. Because I’ve had three wonderful ones in the last seven days, one at dusk/sunset, and the other two shortly after sunrise. As I ran along the beach a couple times this week, here were some things I thought about, in no particular order: The ocean is awesome. Duh. … Continue reading
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Daniel R. Streett has some good thoughts on reading Greek, summarizing some information presented at the Society of Biblical Literature meeting last week: For proficient reading, automaticity is necessary. In SLA [second language acquisition], automaticity means automatic recognition and understanding of a word or phrase. It actually happens involuntarily, without intervening analysis. It is not subject to … Continue reading
One more week until more than 50 folks and I start a read-through of Greek Isaiah! There’s an already active Facebook group page for the endeavor. One of the readers has been working on the Isaiah volume in the Brill Septuagint Commentary Series. He’s graciously shared links with the group to some of his notes … Continue reading
When I had a chance to ask N.T. Wright one question in January, I asked him how to improve my Greek. His reply: “Read the text. Read the text. Read the text.” I decided not long ago to read through the Greek version of Isaiah in a year, starting one week from today. Amazingly, more than … Continue reading
A bedtime lullaby I wrote for my two boys tonight.
Amazement is a common crowd reaction to Jesus’ teaching and to his miraculous powers of healing and exorcism in the Gospel of Mark. Mark uses the Greek words ἐκπλήσσω, θαμβέω, ἐξίστημι, θαυμάζω to depict others’ amazement at Jesus. In Mark 1:22 the people are “amazed by his teaching.” In 1:27, they reiterate their amazement at his … Continue reading