Monday, March 31, 2008
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Sunday, March 30, 2008
F.F. Bruce, "Daniel's First Verse," The Bible Student ns 21.2 (April 1950): 70-78.
The material in this article has been repeated in other sources many times since it was written, but it remains a good treatment of Daniel 1:1 from a conservative viewpoint.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
F.F. Bruce, "The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: Introduction," The Bible Student ns 22.1 (Jan. 1951): 5-8.
F.F. Bruce, "The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: The Book of Proverbs," The Bible Student ns 22.2 (April 1951): 76-77.
F.F. Bruce, "The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: The Book of Proverbs (continued)," The Bible Student ns 22.3 (July 1951): 116-118.
F.F. Bruce, "The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: The Book of Proverbs (continued)," The Bible Student ns 23.1 (Jan. 1952): 5-8.
F.F. Bruce, "The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: The Book of Job," The Bible Student ns 23.2 (April 1952): 57-60.
F.F. Bruce, "The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: The Book of Job (continued)," The Bible Student ns 23.3 (July 1952): 99-103.
F.F. Bruce, "The Wisdom Literature of the Bible: The Book of Ecclesiastes," The Bible Student ns 23.4 (Oct. 1952): 144-148.
A very helpful series of articles giving an overview of the wisdom books of Proverbs, Job and Ecclesiastes.
Monday, March 24, 2008
F.F. Bruce, The Christian Approach to the Old Testament. London: The Inter-Varsity Fellowship, 1955. pp.20.
Many Christians have a great problem with the Old Testament. F.F. Bruce has some positive suggestions.
F.F. Bruce, "The Period Between The Testaments: I, Political Development," The Bible Student ns 20.1 (Jan. 1949): 9-15.
F.F. Bruce, "The Period Between The Testaments: II, Religious Development," The Bible Student ns 20.2 (April 1949): 59-64.
Quotable quote (from pp.61-62):
While Greek-speaking Jews were the first and direct beneficiaries of the Septuagint, others profited by it as well. It performed a sort of missionary function, for by its means Gentiles were able to read the Old Testament Scriptures in their own tongue. In this way the Septuagint helped to pave the way for the preaching of the Gospel to the Gentile world. For the Septuagint was the Bible which the earliest Christian missionaries took in their hands as they went on their journeys through the provinces of the Roman Empire, in the earliest decades of Church history when as yet there was no New Testament. The Septuagint provided the form in which most of the New Testament writers quote Old Testament Scripture, and it also provided them with a theological vocabulary. The New Testament writers did not have to invent a Greek theological vocabulary; the words they required to express the great concepts of divine revelation such as righteousness, mercy and truth, sin and atonement, and the [p.62] like, lay ready to their hand in the Greek translation of the Old Testament. When we meet such terms in the New Testament, we must remember that their background is not to be looked for in the senses which they bore in pagan Greek speech, but in the senses which they bear in the Septuagint as the equivalents of the corresponding Hebrew terms.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Alan R. Millard, "Archaeology and Ancient Israel," Faith & Thought 108.1, 2 (1981): 53-62.
Alan Millard's articles are always engaging and this one is no exception. For more information about Solomon's gold see:
Alan Millard, "Solomon in all his Glory (Laing Lecture for 1979)," Vox Evangelica 12 (1981): 5-18.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
If we applied the same criteria to articles in the field of biblical studies, which article would be the most cited? Well, my suggestion is this article by Samual Sandmel:
Samuel Sandmel, "Parallelomania," Journal of Biblical Literature 81 (1962): 1-13.
Not only have I seen it cited many times but it deserves credit for adding a new word to the English theological dictionary.
Surely the exhortation to avoid the error of parallomania is as valid today as it was in 1962?We might for our purposes define parallelomania as that extravagance among scholars which first overdoes the supposed similarity in passages and then proceeds to describe source and derivation as if implying literary connection flowing in an inevitable or predetermined direction.
Perhaps you have a nomination for the title - I'd love to hear it.
Friday, March 14, 2008
F.F. Bruce, "New Bible Translations: A Short Survey," Inter-Varsity (Autumn 1953): 15-19.
Although the translations dealt with can hardly be thought of as 'new' today, the principles dealt with are certainly still valid.
Thursday, March 13, 2008
F.F. Bruce, "The Canon of Scripture," Inter-Varsity (Autumn 1954): 19-22.
FFB outlines the history of both formation of both the Old and New Testament canon of Scripture in an article originally writer for undergraduate students.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2008
F.F. Bruce, "Some Implications of the Dead Sea Scrolls," The Christian Graduate 9 (1956): 127-128.
This is another pithy summary of the significance of the discoveries at Qumran.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Vol. 7: mwh
Vol. 9: p-ray
Would the winners please e-mail their postal addressed to me at rob(a)biblicalstudies.org.uk
I will have another giveaway next month. Thanks for entering.
14/3/08 update. I have not heard from p-ray or mike and have no way of contacting them. I will wait until the end of the month and then offer them to others who wanted them.
Sunday, March 09, 2008
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Warren C. Young, "1958 Presidential Address: 'Whither Evangelicalism'," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 2.1 (Winter 1959): 5-16.
It seems that in 1959 Warren Young was asking many of the same questions that many are still asking today.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Leon J. Wood, "Present Trend to O.T. Theology as Represented in the Albright Influence," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.4 (Fall 1958): 1-5.
Warren C. Young, "Is There a Christian Philosophy," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.4 (Fall 1958): 6-14.
Bernard Ramm, "The Apologetic of the Old Testament: The Basis of a Biblical and Christian Apologeic," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.4 (Fall 1958): 15-20.
Gordon H. Clark, "Can Moral Education Be Grounded On Naturalism?" Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.4 (Fall 1958): 21-23.
My websites where down for approximately 10 hours today because of a problem with my ISP's webserver. Fortunately such outages are rare and I hope that those who were unable to reach the material they were looking for have now been able to do so. Currently I am receiving over 1,250 visitors a day on www.biblicalstudies.org.uk, a significant increase which is very encouraging.
Monday, March 03, 2008
Sunday, March 02, 2008
Kenneth Kantzer, "The Christology of Karl Barth," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.2 (Spring 1958): 25-28.
Charles Russell Gresham, "The Christology of Current Religious Education," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.2 (Spring 1958): 29-37.
Francis I. Anderson, "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Formationof the Canon," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.3 (Summer 1958): 1-7.
Joseph H. Dampier, "The Scrolls and the Scribes of the New Testament," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.3 (Summer 1958): 8-19.
Martin J. Wyngaarten, "The Servant of Jehovah in Isaiah and the Dead Sea Scrolls," Bulletin of the Evangelical Theological Society 1.3 (Summer 1958): 20-23.
I now have photocopies of the majority of articles from BETS, thanks to Tyndale House Library and hope to spend this week working on putting more on-line.