A post containing my translation of Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians that was used throughout season 2 of the podcast.
Biblical Historical Context, “Israelite Origins: The Song of Deborah” (8.10.20), biblicalhistoricalcontext.com. In a surprising twist, the consensus view of modern scholars dates the song to an earlier period than traditional views would. As we’ve seen, modern scholarship dates the written form of the song to the 12th/11th centuries… Continue Reading “Bibhistctxt: The “Surprising Twist” in the Dating of the Song of Deborah”
Biblical Historical Context, “Israelite Origins: The Song of Deborah” (8.10.20), biblicalhistoricalcontext.com. Using English translations of the Bible it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that the uniform English we read represents a uniform Hebrew beneath it. What’s actually the case is that… Continue Reading “Bibhistctxt: Biblical Hebrew Isn’t Uniform”
Over on his blog, blogger @bibhistctxt has posted the latest in his series on the origins of ancient Israel, this time covering the Song of Deborah found in Judges 5. There is a general consensus among scholars that the Song of Deborah is old, perhaps even one… Continue Reading “The Song of Deborah and Israelite Origins: The Latest Post from @bibhistctxt”
Over at ANE Today, Benjamin Noonan (PhD, Hebrew Union College) offers readers a preview of his book Non-Semitic Loanwords in the Hebrew Bible: A Lexicon of Language Contact (Eisenbrauns, 2019). Like most languages, classical Hebrew was a hodgepodge of linguistic sources, especially Semitic. Noonan’s… Continue Reading “Benjamin Noonan on Non-Semitic Loanwords in the Hebrew Bible”
“When one returns to the Greek it is like going into a garden of lilies out of some narrow and dark house.” – Oscar Wilde, De Profundis I was fortunate enough to take both Koine Greek and biblical Hebrew while at Pensacola Christian College. But… Continue Reading “How I (Try to) Keep Up My Greek And Hebrew”
I am finally getting caught up with episodes of the New Testament Review, enjoying episode 23 on Richard Bauckham’s work on the hypothesis of Gospel communities and episode 24 on Judith Perkins’ The Suffering Self: Pain and Narrative Representation in the Early Christian Era.… Continue Reading “The Weekly Roundup – 10.18.19”