There are definitely many reasons to learn Syriac from a Biblical Studies perspective, and I would encourage anyone interested in deepening their understanding of both the Bible and Church History to dive right in. Also, I think anyone with a background in Semitic languages (such as Biblical Hebrew or Biblical Aramaic) will find the language very interesting and easy to pick up….
My goal was not only to give a current evangelical formulation of Christ’s identity but to do so in way that is first, faithful to Scripture, second, true to historical theology, and third, an illustration of how to move rightly from biblical text to theological formulation….
I began researching and writing roughly 10 years ago. The more I read of the modern literature, the more I realized I needed to go back and read the primary sources on this subject, especially from the Reformation to the present. My chapter on the extent question, “The Extent of the Atonement: Limited or Universal?”, which was published in 2010 in Whosoever Will: a Biblical-Theological Critique of Calvinism, became….
Dr. Mark Strauss is a prolific NT scholar who happens to use Bible software often. We recently wrote about his new book, The Biblical Greek Companion for Bible Software Users, our Book of the Week. It is designed to help those with…
We recently featured The Message of the Twelve by Gary Yates and Al Fuhr, Jr. as our Book of the Week. Gary was kind enough to answer some interview questions, some of them clarifying questions I raised in my feature of their book, such as what they mean by “inspired editors” and what a canonical reading of the Twelve might look like….
This week we featured Charles Lee Irons’ work, A Syntax Guide for Readers of the Greek New Testament, as our Book of the Week. And it is truly a resource to keep right next to your Greek New Testament. It could shave many precious minutes off your sermon preparation and keep you from flipping through your intermediate syntax categories every few minutes….
New Testament introduction is an area that every seminary student must wade through because it is foundational to how we understand our Scriptures. Textbooks must therefore address the most critical issues, but Evangelical textbooks have an additional task of promoting…
Earlier, we reviewed Joseph Hellerman’s Philippians volume in the Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament series from B&H Academic. Dr. Hellerman is Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Talbot School of Theology. We tracked him down to interview him about his book because, as a site devoted to exegesis, we wanted to know from someone….
C. S. Lewis, in Mere Christianity, writes that “you find out more about God from the Moral Law than from the universe in general just as you find out more about a man by listening to his conversation than by looking at a house he has built.” Thinking carefully about the connection between God and morality has apologetic value, as Lewis notes. Indeed, Lewis and a great number of other Christian apologists have thought the connection such that an argument from morality to the existence of God is possible. Beyond that, such an inquiry involves thinking about both the nature of God (e.g., His omnibenevolence and aseity) and the nature of mankind (e.g., our origin and moral knowledge)….