Monthly Archives: January 2014

Why I Have a Love/Hate Relationship with the Book of Jonah

Those of you that read this blog on a regular basis know that I post a lot about the book of Jonah. I thought it might be helpful if I explain why. First, my Master of Theology thesis topic is … Continue reading

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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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Jerome’s Justification of Jonah’s Flight

I am currently reading Barbara Green’s work Jonah’s Journeys in Liturgical Press’s Interfaces series. Green’s work centers around asking and providing some answers for three avenues of studies in Jonah: behind the text (historical considerations), within the text (the literary facets of the … Continue reading

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Translation Tuesday: Chrysostom Week 2

Remember, although I attempted to provide a footnote for all words used 20x or less in the New Testament with a gloss, I may have missed some. Also, you may not know all words used more than 20x in the … Continue reading

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Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek

Since there is a deluge of reviews of Constantine Campbell’s Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek in the biblioblogger world, just take a look at this list compiled by Koinonia, I will not post a full review of the book. Instead, I want … Continue reading

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Pericope Adulterae

Is the woman caught in adultery passage original to John’s Gospel? Drs. Chris Keith, Jennifer Kunst, John David Punch, Maurice Robinson, and Tommy Wasserman will be discussing the intricacies of this thorny problem at SEBTS April 25-26th. I just purchased … Continue reading

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Sin in Micah

As I continued my study of Micah, I found a somewhat related point to my previous post. Micah’s accusation against Israel is primarily lodged against her elite: the prophets, priests, and rulers. Let’s take a look at some of the … Continue reading

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Memorizing Philippians: An Unexpected Downside

As I continue to progress in my goal of memorizing the book of Philippians in Greek (I added three more verses yesterday on my drive up to Virginia), I noticed something unexpected. My mind was “chunking” the text. Those of … Continue reading

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Mountains as a Motif in Micah

This Sunday I will be leading our Sunday School class through the book of Micah. Leading is a rather relative term as I’m sure some of the people in the class will have studied the book more extensively than myself. … Continue reading

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Recitation of Philippians 1:1-11

It took a bit longer than I would have liked to memorize the next three verses. This had more to do with my discipline than it does with their difficulty. Nevertheless, it is done. A video of my recitation of … Continue reading

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