Paul Sloan on “What makes a good Biblical Scholar or Theologian?”

Photo credit: Houston Baptist University Sometimes you just need four concise points to deliver a compelling message. Paul Sloan does that for us in this week’s edition of “What makes a good biblical scholar or theologian?” “Fascination with the project” – if you’re not interested in the topic you’re researching, you’ll burn out. “Purposeful reading” […]

The Song of Songs: Love Is Strong as Death

The Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon) from the Hebrew Bible is a love song beyond compare— although it has been compared to everything. Some have deemed it ancient pornography. Others have sung its praise. In the second century C.E., Rabbi Akiva called it the “holy of holies.”1 Modern artist Marc Chagall’s interpretation of […]

Examining the world around us and of our own life, building up a legacy

As archaeologists, historical researchers and bible-researchers we love to examine the past. Often we are interested so much in the past because we would love to find affirmation in it for what we do believe what happened and what is in our mind the possible truth. Socrates said that “the unexamined life is not worth […]

Christoph Heilig on “What makes a good Biblical Scholar or Theologian?”

For me personally, a good biblical scholar is someone who enriches the discipline not only, and not even primarily, through his or her publications, but also through the way he or she interacts with colleagues, especially those who do not yet hold powerful positions or might never do so. I am reminded of people for […]

Poring over Scripture and previous investigation reports again and again

As Biblescholars we try to search for truth and sometimes it looks like we are investigators looking at more than one “Cold Case”, trying to construct the events declared in scripture. At “The Logos Academic Blog” Matthew W. Bates says Scholars do not want to wade through basic information that everyone in the field already […]

Dr. Hugh Houghton brought to light earliest Latin analysis of the Gospels which makes it clear that Bible has not to be taken literally

Dr Hugh Houghton, of the University of Birmingham, after an Austrian colleague read about an anonymous manuscript in Cologne Cathedral Library, digitised by the University of Salzburg in 2012, in a local newspaper and told him about it. The work thought to have been copied out by a scholar in around 800, more than 400 […]

The Field is the World #4 Many who leave the church

At the end of the 20th century lots of Roman Catholics in our regions had enough of their church which had seemed to have told many lies and had protected lots of clergy who had abused minors. The sex-abuses of the previous century made lots of people very cross with church, and strangely enough instead […]