Category Archives: Biblical Studies

Starting Anew

It’s time. It’s time for a new Bible. I’ve had my ESV since 2004. I bought it when I was a Freshman at Moody Bible Institute. It has been a constant companion since. Over the years, the daily wear and … Continue reading

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Syntax, Exegesis, or Both?

I want to begin this post by saying that I would like feedback, and lots of it! Over the past number of years I have taught Greek and Hebrew in the context of the local church. Here is a brief … Continue reading

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The Case for the Psalms: A Review

N.T. Wright’s A Case for the Psalms: Why They Are Essential is a quick and pleasant read. Atypical of books written by scholars on  the Psalms, Wright does not spend time digging into the intricacies of Hebrew poetry, the nature of … Continue reading

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What Do Sailhamer and Theophilus Have in Common?

John Sailhamer is a familiar name around the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary campus. Even after he left for Golden Gate Seminary ~7 years ago, his thought left an indelible imprint on the student body. That is not to say that all … Continue reading

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The Discourse Boundaries of Jonah 2

[Two days ago I posted on the discourse structure of Septuagint Jonah chapters 1 and three (they are parallel). This post continues my work through outlining the macrostructure of LXX Jonah by providing justification for Jonah 2:1-11 as a unit] … Continue reading

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April Carnival

It’s time for another carnival. Though it is a meager one, I hope that you will get your fill of fun and revelry. Hermeneutics Matt Emerson has an excellent series on the various methods of biblical exegesis. Emerson provides a … Continue reading

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Septuagint Jonah 1:1-3 and 3:1-3 Compared

Here is another snippet from my paper on the information structure of Septuagint Jonah. This part belongs in my discussion of the book’s macrostructure. Enjoy! [As a side note: I apologize in advance for the formatting of the Greek text. … Continue reading

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The Travesty of Translation

Okay, the title of this post might be overstating my case a bit, but I find myself growing ever so weary of Septuagint Jonah’s translator. Overall he does a rather fine job. But some of the literary artistry is destroyed … Continue reading

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Can Clausal Analysis Solve a Textual Issue in Ezekiel 3:5?

In the grand scheme of textual issues in the Hebrew Bible, Ezekiel 3:5 would be one of those passages that would go unnoticed. And for good reason. The passage reads (according to Masoretic punctuation)  כִּי לֹא אֶל–עַם עִמְקֵי שָׂפָה וְכִבְדֵי לָשׁוֹן … Continue reading

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What Makes a Good Class: The Trifecta

When I began my studies at Southeastern, there was a vague notion lingering in the back of my mind that one day I would like to teach in the college, seminary, or university. This notion drove me to begin evaluating … Continue reading

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