Category Archives: Criticism

The Septuagint and Textual Criticism: Retroverting the Text

[One of my main areas of research is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint. This post talks about how the Greek text can be used to help us understand the Hebrew original. It was originally published 08/2009] … Continue reading

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R.I.P. John William Wevers

World class Septuagintal scholar John William Wevers passed away last week. Here is a notice that was sent to the members of the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies: On July 23, Professor Emeritus John William Wevers, of the University of … Continue reading

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A Form-Critical Classification of the Psalms according to Hermann Gunkel

In honour of Gunkel’s birthday… “Genre research in Psalms is nonnegotiable, not something one can execute or ignore according to preference.  Rather it is the foundational work with which there can be no certainty in the remainder. It is the … Continue reading

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Gunkel’s Form Critical Classification of the Psalms in Portuguese

A couple years back I put together a summary of Hermann Gunkel‘s form critical classification of the Psalms for one of my classes. I posted the summary on my blog and made a handout available on my website. Since then … Continue reading

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Williamson on the Oxford Hebrew Bible

The latest volume of Biblica has an excellent article by H.G.M. Williamson evaluating the proposed Oxford Hebrew Bible project. In the article, “Do We Need A New Bible? Reflections on the Proposed Oxford Hebrew Bible” (Biblica 90/2 [2009] 153-175), Williamson … Continue reading

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Jonah’s “Big Fish” Story 3: Jonah and the Sailors (1:1-16)

[I will be republishing my series on the Hebrew text of Jonah for my current introductory Hebrew class since I had to go back and fix the Hebrew in the posts] The first chapter of the book of Jonah begins … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus Conference

As many of my readers may or may not know, there will be a special Codex Sinaiticus Conference at the British Library, London, on 6-7 July 2009. The Codex Sinaiticus Project, an international initiative to reunite the entire manuscript in … Continue reading

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Peter Enns – His Departure from WTS

It saddens, yet doesn’t surprise me, that Prof. Peter Enns will be leaving Westminster Theological Cemetary Seminary as of August 1, 2008. You can check out Enns’s own site for the announcement as well as the WTS webpage. The statement … Continue reading

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Codex Sinaiticus Digitization Project Going Live

The first online phase of the Codex Sinaiticus digitization project headed by the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham, in cooperation with the British Library and the three other holding libraries, will be going … Continue reading

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In Support of Dr. Peter Enns

As many of my readers may have already heard, Dr. Peter Enns, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia), has been suspended by the Board of Trustees effective 23 May 2008, pending review “to consider whether Professor … Continue reading

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