A Hobbit Second Breakfast for You— at Denny’s

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O.K. so you are looking for a chance to get into the spirit of the coming Hobbit movie, imbibe the very essence of it, consume the substance of it..... without of course actually reading the book. Well American Tolkien fans there is now something you can do (and as a double bonus fulfill the Isaianic commandment to 'delight thyself in fatness...'). You can go to Dennys!!! I give you the latest news sent to me from Hobbiton...."We know them for their Grand slam breakfast and other … [Read more...]

BW3 on his Gordon-Conwell Education

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Early Christian Mauscripts and their Audiences


Here's another helpful post by our colleague Larry Hurtado. Early Christian Manuscripts and Their Readersby larryhurtadoA few days ago I noted the publication of a multi-author volume: The Early Text of the New Testament, edited by Charles E. Hill and Michael J. Kruger (Oxford University Press). In this posting I give the gist of my own contribution to that volume: "Manuscripts and the Sociology of Early Christian Reading" (pp. 49-62).I take my cue from a fascinating article … [Read more...]

The Worst Bible Reader in the World

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Jack Sasson— An Old Friend, a Good Scholar, a Remarkable Story

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Here is a wonderful story about someone I have known and admired for more than 50 years. He taught Hebrew and related subjects at Carolina while I was there between 1970-74. Later our paths crossed at Vanderbilt when I adjuncted there. His life story is an inspiration. The following is an excerpt from the Vanderbilt Register story.Syrian-born divinity professor discovers America as the land of opportunitySensing growing hostilities toward Jews, Professor Jack Sasson and his … [Read more...]

Take a Load Off—- The Rest of Life

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For some time now I have been working on a series of bite sized books on Kingdom or eschatological perspectives on mundane or ordinary life. There is one on the Kingdom itself (Imminent Domain--Eerdmans), one on worship (We Have Seen his Glory--Eerdmans), one on work (Work-- Eerdmans), one on money (Jesus and Money-- Brazos Press), one on spiritual formation (The Shared Christian Life-- Abingdon), and finally now one on 'the Rest of Life'--Rest, Play, Eating, Studying, Relating (including … [Read more...]

A New Website on the Historical Jesus


There is a new historical Jesus website set up by some of Larry Hurtado's young proteges--- Dr. Anthony LeDonne and Professor Chris Keith. Here is the link so you can check it out.http://historicaljesusresearch.blogspot.co.uk/ … [Read more...]

Quote of the Day from Mark Twain

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"What Sir, would the people of the world be without woman?""They would be scarce sir. Almighty scarce."---- Mark Twain … [Read more...]

A Reading List on Textual Criticism


Courtesy of Larry Hurtado, here is a link to a list of valuable sources on Biblical textual criticism......A few have asked about a suggested reading list to learn about NT textual criticism. Tommy Wasserman has produced one that merits attentionhttp://evangelicaltextualcriticism.blogspot.se/2012/09/top-ten-essential-works-in-new.html … [Read more...]