Thursday, May 31, 2007

F.F. Bruce on the Origins of the New Testament

The following article is now available in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, "New Light on the Origin of the New Testament," Faith and Thought 101.2 (1974): 158-162.

This is a brief summary of this article, which I am unlikely to get permission to reproduce:

F.F. Bruce, "New Light on the Origins of the New Testament Canon," Richard N. Longenecker & Merrill C. Tenney, eds., New Dimensions in New Testament Study. Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1974. pp.3-18.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

European Journal of Theology - plans for an on-line listing

I am hoping to create a complete table of contents for the European Journal of Theology. Like so many journals it is currently impossible to find a complete listing on-line if you do not have access to a commercial bibliographic database. Does anyone currently have access to a set of these journals who would be prepared to assist with this project? (I'm beginning to wish I lived nearer to a good theological library!) Once I get the table of contents completed I plan to make some of the articles available, subject to the author's permission.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

David F. Payne on the Purpose and Methods of the Chronicler

The following article is now available in PDF:

David F. Payne, "The Purpose and Methods of the Chronicler," Faith and Thought 93.2 (1963): 64-73.

Dr Payne makes a defence of the histocity of Chroncles and concludes:


These various considerations suggest that the Chronicler was a serious historian, who sought to give his readers a reliable account of certain aspects of the history of Judah and the dynasty of David. That there are certain difficulties in his account―though their number and importance should not be exaggerated―must be admitted; but an examination of the rest of the evidence, and an assessment of the Chronicler’s methods, render it most unlikely that he was prepared to invent material to suit some purpose of theological outlook or propa­ganda. We may therefore place confidence in the reliability of his information, even when it is unsupported by Samuel-Kings.
My thanks to Dr Payne for his kind permission to republish his article.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Help requested with back-issues of Themelios

Does anyone have access to the following issues of Themelios: 3.2, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3? I need the bibliographic details of the articles in order to complete my on-line index for this journal, i.e.
author, title, date, page numbers. Many thanks for your help!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

F.F. Bruce on the Importance of Learning New Testament Greek

The following article is now available on-line in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, "The Greek Language and the Christian Ministry," Clifton Theological College Magazine (Trinity Term 1956): 5-10.

My thanks to Susan Brown, Librarian at Trinity College Bristol for her help is obtaining permission to reprint this article - and for supplying me with a copy.

The article could also be entitled "Why every Christian needs to be a Greek scholar".

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Harold W. Hoehner on Why Pilate Handed Jesus Over to Herod Antipas

The following article is now online in PDF:

Harold W. Hoehner , "Why Did Pilate Hand Jesus Over to Antipas?" Ernst Bammel, ed., The Trial of Jesus. Cambridge Studies in honour of C.F.D. Moule. Studies in Biblical Theology, Second Series 13. London: SCM Press Ltd., 1970. Pbk. ISBN. 0334016789. pp.84-90.

Shortly after completing the article by F.F. Bruce on Herod Antipas I came across the above book of essays and Harold Hoehner's contribution caught my eye because of its subject. SCM Press have kindly granted me permission to reproduce the relevant chapter which cites Bruce's earlier work approvingly in footnote 27.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Christian Resources Exhibition Tuesday 15th - Friday 18th May 2007

I will be attending the Christian Resources Exhibition on Thursday 17th May at Sandown Park in Esher, representing the Deo Gloria Trust on Stand G44 in the Surrey Halls. If anyone is planning to visit the exhibition on this day, please call by and say "hello".

Sunday, May 13, 2007

F.F. Bruce on the Dead Sea Habakkuk Scroll

The following article is now available in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, "The Dead Sea Habakkuk Scroll," The Annual of Leeds University Oriental Society I (1958/59): 5-24.

F.F. Bruce wrote extensively on the Dead Sea Scrolls and I am pleased to host a number of his works on the subject. My thanks to Leeds University for their kind permission to republish this article.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

F.F. Bruce on the Humanity of Jesus Christ

The following article is now available online in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, "The Humanity of Jesus Christ," Journal of the Christian Brethren Research Fellowship 24 (1973): 5-15.

Bruce begins by correcting some erroneous interpretations of the NT teaching on the human nature of Christ before providing a brief survey of the various lines of NT evidence. A helpful overview.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

F.F. Bruce on Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea

The following article is now available on-line in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, "Herod Antipas, Tetrarch of Galilee and Peraea," The Annual of Leeds University Oriental Society 5 (1963/65): 6-23.

Professor Bruce summarises the complex family history of this important NT character. My thanks to Leeds University for their kind permission to reproduce it.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

F.F. Bruce on Biblical Jerusalem

The following article is now available in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, "Biblical Jerusalem," University of Leeds Review 5 (1957): 290-99.

A brief but insightful overview of the history of Jerusalem from the time of the patriarchs until the reign of Constantine.

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Index of Faith and Thought (1948-1975) now on-line

In 1948 the Journal of the Transactions of the Victoria Institute became Faith and Thought. With the agreement of the Committee of the Victoria Institute I am pleased to host an index of the articles that appeared in this journal from 1948 to 1975. After this date the journal became more of a bulletin with fewer long articles appearing. I will now be seeking permission from a number of the authors to reproduce their work on-line and hope to include the contributions by the late Prof. F.F. Bruce.

F.F. Bruce on Gospel Introduction (Part 3 of 3)

The following article is now available on-line in PDF:

F.F. Bruce, "Some Aspects of Gospel Introduction (Continued)," The Evangelical Quarterly 15 (1943): 3-20. [Part 3]

I found this the most interesting of the three parts of this study. Bruce looks at the evidence for a written Aramaic source(s) of the gospels. As this debate is still on-going, I'm sure that it will be of great interest.