Tuesday, November 20, 2007

New Biblical Studies Journal

I received this email today and thought that it would be of interest to others:

THE ORTHODOX CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF BIBLICAL STUDIES (OCABS) is pleased to announce the launching of its new, on-line academic journal, The Journal of the Orthodox Center for the Advancement of Biblical Studies (JOCABS).

The mission of JOCABS is to promote scholarship in biblical studies, homiletics, and religious education among Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox Christians around the world.

Although submissions in English are preferred thus ensuring greater accessibility, academic papers in other languages (especially Arabic, Armenian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, and Spanish) will be considered by our multi-lingual editorial board and its international associates.

Articles may be submitted in the following areas:

  • Old Testament and Cognate Studies. Including (but not limited to) critical studies in Hebrew Bible; Septuagint; Pseudepigrapha; Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture; Syro-Palestinian Archaeology.
  • New Testament and Cognate Studies. Including (but not limited to) critical studies in New Testament; Early Christian Literature; Apocryphal Literature and Traditions; Classical Studies; Archaeology of the Hellenistic and Roman periods.
  • The Bible in Homiletics and Christian Education. Including theoretical and methodological studies dedicated to the practical applications of biblical scholarship to both preaching and pedagogy.
  • Book Reviews. Submissions of critical reviews of books related to the field of biblical studies will be accepted and invited.

JOCABS is committed to promoting scholarship among scholars and graduate students and encourages them to submit papers to its peer-reviewed process. The first issue will appear in the Summer of 2008, and semiannually thereafter.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Nicolae Roddy, at nroddy@creighton.edu or Fr. Vahan Hovhanessian, at vartabed@stnersess.edu.

To submit an article online, please visit http://www.ocabs.org/journal/.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society (BETS) Table of Contents on-line

As part of my ongoing project I have tonight completed the table contents for volume 1 - 11 of the Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society. After volume 11 the publication changed from a bulletin to a journal - my next project.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christian Brethren Research Fellowship Journal Table of Contents on-line

This weekend I completed work on the table of contents for the Christian Brethren Research Fellowship Journal and the Christian Brethren Review. Some of the articles from these series are already on-line and others will be added in due course.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Table of Contents for Canadian Journal of Theology on-line

I have just uploaded a complete table of contents for the Canadian Journal of Theology, which ran from 1955 to 1970. I am working on producing tables of contents for a number of other journals. Although this is fairly time-consuming this is the ground-work further additions of articles over the next year. As far as I am aware no other website provides this information free of charge and even the professional bibliographies - such as ATLA - only contain a selection of the material.

I would like to thank Dr. Elizabeth Magba, Librarian at Tyndale House for providing the photocopies. The Tyndale House Library Postal Photocopy Service is one that students and scholars should be aware of.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Leon Morris on Apocalyptic

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

Leon Morris, Apocalyptic, 2nd edn. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans / Leicester: IVP, 1973. Pbk. ISBN: 0851113125. pp.128.

Thanks to the kind permission of the Leon & Mildred Morris Foundation I am pleased to be able to rescue this helpful little book from obscurity and make it available to a new generation of students. As Leon Morris writes in his preface:

This little book is not meant to be a profound or original contribution to a difficult subject. It is written out of two convictions: the one, that apocalyptic is an important part of the background of the New Testament, the other, that it is not well understood by the average student. Indeed, I fear that the average student would be hard put to it to give more than one or two characteristics of this kind of literature. I have written accordingly to help him get the picture. Recog­nizing that experts in apocalyptic differ widely among them­selves and that there are many points of uncertainty, I have tried to show what are the generally held opinions and what are the controverted areas. This then is simply an intro­duction to a very important but little understood part of the background of the New Testament.