(3rd January): Is He Precious?

Shared from Think Gospel, a snippet.   Reading: “Unto you, therefore, which believe, he is precious”—1 Peter 2:7 Are you anxious to know whether you are a true believer in Jesus? Try it, then, by this mark, which the Holy Ghost has given. Do you believe in Jesus for life and salvation? Yet truly, ifContinue reading “(3rd January): Is He Precious?”

Happy Are the Peacemakers

Shared from My Heart is for Israel, a snippet.   Sitting at the Feet of Yeshua  In my last post, we began looked at the how happy are those who are pure in heart.  In this post, we will explore the seventh Beatitude regarding the peacemakers. “How blessed are those who make peace! for theyContinue reading “Happy Are the Peacemakers”

Pseudepigrapha Saturday: The Testament of Moses

Shared with The Biblical Review, a snippet. The Testament of Moses: The Testament of Moses (henceforth TMos) was composed during the Herodian period, most likely within a Palestinian locale. In short, it is a farewell address by Moses to Israel. Chapter Eleven narrates Joshua’s response, who claims that the Israel’s enemies will likely attack nowContinue reading “Pseudepigrapha Saturday: The Testament of Moses”

Beverly Roberts Gaventa on Romans 9-11

Shared from Biblical Studies Online, a snippet. Follow the source to view videos.   Professor Beverly Roberts Gaventa delivered the 28th Carmichael-Walling Lectures at Abilene Christian University on November 6, 2014. ACU has made available videos of the two lectures: God’s Outsized Faithfulness to Israel: Thinking Again about Romans 9-11   Source: Beverly Roberts Gaventa on RomansContinue reading “Beverly Roberts Gaventa on Romans 9-11”

Adela Yarbro Collins on Scripture and Women in Revelation

Shared from Biblical Studies Online, a snippet. Follow the source to view videos, they’re excellent! Professor Adela Yarbro Collins delivered the 29th Carmichael-Walling Lectures at Abilene Christian University on November 12, 2015. Videos of both lectures are available. The book of Revelation is rich in both Scriptural allusion and symbolic imagery. The first lecture will provide an overviewContinue reading “Adela Yarbro Collins on Scripture and Women in Revelation”

Arguing with Atheists – Is there any Point?

Shared from The Wee Flea, a snippet, an excellent piece. It seems that the New Year has begun the way that the Old Year ended….a flurry of angry and arrogant tweets and messages from what I term the NFA’s (New Fundamentalist Atheists).  Anyone who has ever engaged with them will know exactly what I amContinue reading “Arguing with Atheists – Is there any Point?”

Benefits of a Principled Analysis of BH Prepositions

Shared from Old School Script, a snippet.   Posted by Kris Lyle I recently received the final proof of an article accepted by Journal for Semitics. You can find a copyhere. If you’re interested in semantics, prepositions, methodology, or Biblical Hebrew, chances are you’ll enjoy reading it. Lyle, K. (2015) “Benefits of a principled analysis ofContinue reading “Benefits of a Principled Analysis of BH Prepositions”

Logos “Free Book of the Month” for January 2016 – The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus

Shared from Reading Acts, a snippet for a free resource from Logos Bible Software.   Logos Bible Software is offering an excellent book for their “Free Book of the Month” promotion, The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus by Nahum Sarna. Sarna served as the general edited of the series published by The Jewish Publication Society (with Chaim Potok as theContinue reading “Logos “Free Book of the Month” for January 2016 – The JPS Torah Commentary: Exodus”

Ask Bigger

Shared from Ask Bigger, a snippet.   Only ask, and I will give you the nations as your inheritance, the whole earth as your possession. (Psalm 2:8) Read: Genesis 3:1-4:26, Matthew 2:13-3:6, Psalm 2:1-12, Proverbs 1:7-9 Relate: I don’t often get interrupted when I am praying. Even if someone else in my hearing might not be in “agreement” with whatContinue reading “Ask Bigger”

Exceedingly Sad News: Helmut Koester Has Died

Shared from Zwinglius Redivivus   There’s a remembrance here. We give thanks for the life of The Rev. Dr. Helmut Koester, who died at home as 2015 turned to 2016. He was 89 years old. One of the nation’s foremost scholars of the New Testament and early Christianity, Helmut Koester began teaching at Harvard DivinityContinue reading “Exceedingly Sad News: Helmut Koester Has Died”