Category Archives: Biblical Studies

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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Pennington on Publishing Houses

I just came across this wonderful quote in Jonathan Pennington’s work Reading the Gospels Wisely: In the massive onslaught of books that pour forth from the publishing houses every year like orces from the gates of Mordor, only a few will … Continue reading

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