Category Archives: Quotes

Quote of the Day

Today’s quote comes from the book The Trellis and the Vine.  The growth of the gospel happens in the lives of people, not in the structures of my church. Or to put it in terms of our opening metaphor, the growth … Continue reading

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Olofsson on Religious Background of LXX

I came across this very interesting quote from Staffan Olofsson.  At first read I was both taken aback and defensive, but considering that all translation is interpretation, this is, to a certain degree, true. As a consequence, the LXX is, … Continue reading

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Translators as Storytellers

As many of you know, I have started my Th.M program studying the Septuagint (Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament).  My initial thought for a thesis is to explore the literary alterations/retelling of the book of Jonah that take … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: from Augustine’s Confessions

Today’s quote comes from the first paragraph of Augustine’s Confessions. “Magnus es, domine, et laudabilis valde: magna virtus tua, et sapientiae tuae non est numerus.  et laudare te vult homo, aliqua portio creaturae tuae, et homo circumferens mortalitatem suam, circumferens … 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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Feuerbach on the Providence of God

I found this quote to be both insightful and incisive : Creation out of nothing, as identical with miracle, is one with Providence; for the idea of Providence–originally, in its true religious significance, in which it is not yet infringed … Continue reading

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Name That Author: 04/19/12

Make your guesses as to the author and the work in the comment section below! [edit: hint…German from the 1800s] The measure of the nature is also the measure of the understanding.  If the nature is limited, so also is … 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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Preparation for ETS

On the eve of my presentation at the Southeastern Regional meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, a new book arrived.  One of the blogs I frequent had a list of must-read books.  On that list was G.K. Beale’s A New Testament … Continue reading

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Stories with Intent

I wanted to give a shout out to Dr. Rimm from Moody Bible Institute.  In my apologetics class, he encouraged me to write a thesis type paper analyzing James Dunn’s “Jesus Remembered” and the abridged version “A New Perspective on … Continue reading

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