Category Archives: New Testament Studies

Consonance and Assonance in Philippians 1:9-10

The holidays wreak havoc on one’s schedule. The regime of one’s day is thrown into disarray. As soon as our holiday started, my memorization of Philippians became a distant thought of the past. Last night on our drive home from … Continue reading

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The Mother-in-Law–Jeremiah 29:11 Refrigerator Magnet–Diet Principle

I have been reading Jonathan Pennington’s Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction. In chapter 7, Pennington addresses matters pertaining to “Intent,” “Meaning,” and “Posture.” At the conclusion of the chapter he talks about “The Mother-in-Law–Jeremiah 29:11 Refrigerator Magnet–Diet … Continue reading

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We’ve Killed Deponency! Where Next?

For many of you, the title of this post will likely make you turn tail and run to another site in order to kill time before vacation starts. I wouldn’t blame you. After all, what is deponency and why should … Continue reading

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Making Some Progress

1) I have finished the first two lessons (illustrations and all) of my Ephesians series for the youth this week.  I have one more lesson to complete.  Hopefully I will be able to knock that out this morning/afternoon as well … Continue reading

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An Infected Plant And An Infected Soul

I am an amateur gardener.  I like to work in the dirt, but not too much.  I love to plant a cucumber or tomato plant, watch it take root, shoot up, blossom, and bear fruit.  The first year Mary Beth … Continue reading

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Disappointment with Commentaries

Please indulge me as I vent a bit more about commentary B.  I only feel it is necessary because I believe that the issues I am currently finding are too often characteristic of modern commentaries. As you saw in the … Continue reading

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Similarities?

I have been reading through some commentaries on the book of Ephesians. Two of the commentaries, authors to rename nameless, are of interest for this post and will be referred to as A and B. I am putting forth two … Continue reading

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Ephesians 2:1-3

I just finished my first lesson on Ephesians 2:1-3.  There will be talk of zombies, the zombie Apocalypse, and hamartiology.  I have to give a shout out to Dr. Black’s link to Wade Burleson’s article “Militant Homosexuals: Loving Them to Christ … Continue reading

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Eadie on Ephesians

I recognize that Eadie is a somewhat (1883) dated commentary.  Nevertheless, I find that his interaction with the Greek text is extensive. While reading his comments on 2:1, I came across this gem. The ‘trespasses and sins’ do not merely … Continue reading

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G.K. Beale: Storyline of the Testaments

I just came across this excellent quote from Beale in “A New Testament Biblical Theology.”  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. The storyline proposed above is my attempt to do this respectively for the OT and … Continue reading

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