Psalms of Lament is a heartbreakingly beautiful collection of poetry. Weems alarmingly yet assuringly gets right down to business in her Preface: This book is not for everyone. It is for those who weep and for those who weep with those who weep. It is for those whose souls struggle with the dailiness of faithkeeping … Continue reading
I’ve just recently learned about The Blog of the Twelve. Based on what I’ve seen so far, it’s recommended reading, especially for folks with an interest in the Minor Prophets. There is a good book review from that blog of G.K. Beale’s Handbook on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. (That book was a … Continue reading
There is still time to enter my giveaway for Zondervan’s new resource, Devotions on the Greek New Testament. If you want to check out the book before you decide to enter, my review of it is here. To enter the giveaway, go here.
I am hosting the next Biblical Studies Carnival. (See here for the last one, by Bob MacDonald.) The carnival is basically a long list of links, and anthology of analyses, a précis of posts, etc., etc., on all things biblical and theological in the blogosphere. If you know of good links I should include (anything that … Continue reading
Yesterday I reviewed Zondervan’s new resource, Devotions on the Greek New Testament. I have an extra copy to give away (not my review copy). I recommend this volume, for either you or the Greek language-lover in your life. To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this blog post and say why it is you would … Continue reading
I used to think it was just a scare tactic when professors of biblical languages said, “Use your Greek! Don’t let your Hebrew get rusty, or it will be gone forever!” They were, of course, right. For various reasons I had to have a bit of lag time between Hebrew I and Hebrew II, and … Continue reading
This book tells the story of the friendly beasts. The friendly beasts are a cow, donkey, dove, and lamb. I don’t see another animal. But there’s baby Jesus! And there’s a camel in there. The camel brought him a gift. The donkey carried Jesus’ mama. Jesus was a baby. (I knew that before I even … Continue reading
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
My new favorite sandwich is a chicken salad BLT. There’s also a good biblical studies blog called BLT (Bible, Literature, Translation). This month they host the Biblical Studies Carnival, which you can find here.
In studying the Septuagint, I’m regularly curious about how often the LXX translators used the same Greek word to translate a given Hebrew word. How often, for example, does καρδία translate the Hebrew לבב? And what other Greek words are used to translate it? Similarly, I wonder, for occurences in the Greek text of καρδία, what other … Continue reading