What was the world–or, better, what were the worlds–in which early Christians lived? Seven Events that Shaped the New Testament World answers that question by highlighting seven key “events” in the seven or so centuries surrounding Jesus. Here, from the table of contents, is what the book covers: 1. The Death of Alexander the Great … Continue reading
The NA28 Greek New Testament is now available for purchase in Accordance Bible Software. The text itself is free here. The Accordance version includes the apparatus, marginalia, and other nice enhancements. Here’s a screencast that shows how you can use the NA28 in Accordance: More about the Nestle-Aland edition is here. Its Accordance product page is here, … Continue reading
In college I thought my friend Chad was really cool (he was) for climbing on top of college buildings late at night and shouting the Shema at the top of his lungs… until he was corralled by Public Safety. Sh’ma Yisrael: Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad! I learned my first Hebrew in Gary Burge’s Christian Thought class my … Continue reading
There’s the cover image. Looks mighty nice. This is the Septuagint and the Greek New Testament under one cover. (I had posted about it here.) It’s listed now at Eisenbrauns. (HT: Jim West) G(r)eeks, rejoice!
I hope this is real: Just found this on @christianbook.com – christianbook.com/Christian/Book… Someone likes you, @drjewest LXX/NA28! #lxx #na28 — Chuck Grantham (@ChuckGrantham) April 8, 2013 (via Jim West) Yes, this does appear to be a Greek Old Testament (LXX) and Greek New Testament (NA28) under one cover. Here’s the product page. The thing is more … Continue reading
Recently my Greek reading has improved due to spending regular time refreshing my memory on verb paradigms, rules of syntax, and so on. The tool I’ve been using is Douglas S. Huffman’s Handy Guide to New Testament Greek (Kregel, 2012). Huffman’s Handy Guide consists of three parts: Grammar (“Greek Grammar Reminder: With Enough English to Be Manageable”) Syntax (“Greek Syntax … Continue reading
Rod Decker of NT Resources has a very helpful bibliography page of recommended resources for Greek students, broken down by 1st year, 2nd year, and 3rd year. Check it out here.
If your church uses a fixed Sunday lectionary, I found a great blog for you this week. Looking at the Greek (and English translation) of the Gospel reading each week, Left Behind and Loving It is a help to preachers (and parishioners) who want to explore the text in depth. The Greek is there, but knowledge … Continue reading
Jesus makes a pun in Luke 4. I’m not the first one to notice this, but it stood out to me as I read my way through Luke 4:14-21 this past week. I’m preaching on the passage at my church tomorrow. Jesus enters the synagogue at his hometown of Nazareth in Galilee and opens the Isaiah scroll … Continue reading
To add to the three books I mentioned in yesterday’s post, here are three more books about Romans I’ve enjoyed using the last couple months, with sample quotes. Benjamin Schließer, Abraham’s Faith in Romans 4: Paul’s Concept of Faith in Light of the History of Reception of Genesis 15:6. (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2007.) The foregoing overview … Continue reading