The Meaning of the Pentateuch by John Sailhamer (IVP, 2009, 632 pp.) was the most stimulating and insightful book on the Bible that I read in the decade of 2000-2010. Sailhamer boldly went where most fear to tread in his proposal about the textual composition of the Pentateuch and the entire Hebrew Bible – as well as their implications for a theology of the OT. He argues for a two stage composition of the….
The philosophy of science plays into many issues in biblical studies. Current models of scientific inquiry impinge on issues such as the historicity of Adam, the age of the earth, evolution, and genealogical information. Organizations such as BioLogos are trying to bridge the disciplines of science and biblical studies….
John Barclay is Lightfoot Professor of Divinity in the Department of Theology and Religion at Durham University. He recently published the blockbuster Paul and the Gift, probably the most publicized book of 2015. This new book, Pauline Churches and Diaspora Jews, collects essays written by Barclay over the last 20 years….
If Adam was historical, what are the ramifications of the Fall? That’s the question of a new collaborative effort from John MacArthur and the Master’s College faculty, edited by Abner Chou….
In 1967, The Cambridge History of Late Greek and Early Medieval Philosophy was published. Since then, numerous critical editions and studies of philosophers in this period have appeared, and historians of antiquity have now shifted from speaking of an early medieval period….
The NT was born in a Hellenistic and Jewish environment, but no matter how Jewish it was, it cannot escape its Hellenic influence. Moreover, the entire Western world owes its origins to Greek scholarship in various fields including philosophy, literature,…
In 1911, Albert Schweitzer wrote Paul and His Interpreters, which not only summarized the history of Pauline interpretation but also located Paul within Judaism. In the last century there has been a stream of different approaches to Paul, from classical liberalism, to a history….
Ken Penner tackles an important but neglected area of study: the morphological value of Hebrew verbs in the Dead Sea Scrolls. That is, are the Hebrew verb tenses in the DSS aspect-, mode-, or time-prominent….
N. T. Wright is Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at St. Andrews University and was formerly the bishop of Durham. He has written several books on Paul, including What Saint Paul Really Said: Was Paul of Tarsus the Real Founder of Christianity?, Paul: In Fresh Perspective, Paul and the Faithfulness of God, Paul and His Recent Interpreters, and Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul, 1978–-2013 among many other books and essays….
Anyone studying Christianity faces the task of dealing also with Greco-Roman culture. If affected Christianity in multiple ways, from the early philosophical ideas of Plato and Aristotle that filtered down to the Stoics and Epicureans of the time of the….