Category Archives: Old Testament

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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Ecclesiastes Goes Golfing

I just returned from a nice long weekend away with the family. This was one of our annual trips that with a couple other families. We took the kids tubing at the lake, went ATV-ing, sat around the campfire and … Continue reading

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The Relationship between the Septuagint and Qumran Psalm 151

As I mentioned in my previous posts on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition, there is significant debate on the relationship between the Septuagint Psalm 151 and the version of the Psalm found in the Qumran Psalms scroll (11Q5 Psalm … Continue reading

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Psalm 151 at Qumran

As mentioned in my previour post on Septuagint Psalm 151 (first installment in my series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition), the discovery of Hebrew psalms clearly related to the Septuagint Psalm 151 created quite a stir among biblical … Continue reading

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Septuagint Psalm 151

This post is my first in a series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition.  Now,  some of my readers may be wondering what is this Psalm 151 that I am talking about? The biblical book of Psalms only contains … 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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Introduction to the Bible Textbooks: Any Thoughts?

One of the new courses I will be teaching regularly at The King’s University College is a one semester introduction to the Bible (i.e., the Christian Bible, Old and New Testaments).  At Taylor, I taught an introduction to the Hebrew … 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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Cain and Abel: A Cameo from Year One

My previous post on Cain and Abel reminded me of a somewhat funny (OK, it is funny — just a little dark) trailer for a new Harold Ramis film, The Year One: The film follws the adventures of two lazy … Continue reading

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New and Forthcoming Commentaries on Genesis

I have been perusing a couple new commentaries on the book of Genesis and decided to update my commentary listing.  I am aware of four recently published commentaries on Genesis: Bill T. Arnold. Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary; Cambridge University … Continue reading

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