When can we speak about a good biblical scholar?
Looking at: On what grounds — theological or historical — Brevard Childs denied Julius Wellhausen’s basic two-part plotline of Israel’s religious history.
Academic journals form the lifeblood of scholarly debate and discourse. Theologies and textbooks, even grammars and lexicons, rarely give you the fuller, deeper picture into the larger debate on a topic. For example we can find Richard Cervin and Wayne Grudem discussing the role of women in church and their conversation concerning κεφαλή (“head”) in biblical literature.
A new Greek dictionary under the loop. Brill’s Dictionary of Ancient Greek making major improvements over and having a substantially cleaner layout than Liddell and Scott Greek–English Lexicon with Revised Supplement (LSJM)
Interview with Charles Lee Irons about his impressively researched monograph, The Righteousness of God (Mohr Siebeck, 2015) over the New Perspective on Paul.
A faith community that does not impart its sacred writings to its young people is one generation away from extinction.
My most salient advice for biblical scholars and theologians is: be aware of the diversity of your discipline, and work hard toward inculcating permeable boundaries for the disciplinary city. Those marginal spaces in the discipline are essential for the future of biblical studies and/or theology. We all note the importance of historical-critical work in all […]