Wednesday, October 27, 2010

David F.Payne's book "Kingdoms of the Lord" now available

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

David F. Payne, Kingdoms of the Lord. A History of the Hebrew Kingdoms. Exeter: The Paternoster Press, 1981. Hbk. ISBN: 0853642842. pp.310. Click here to view.

My thanks to Paternoster Publishing for their kind permission and to Dr David Payne for his encouragement.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Clinton Chisholm on 'After the Sabbath' (Matt. 28.1a)

The following article is now online in PDF:

Clinton Chisholm, "'After the Sabbath' (Matt. 28.1a) - Into the Crux Yet Again," Caribbean Journal of Evangelical Theology 8 (2004): 57-66. Click here to read the article.

Chisholm offers a viable solution to an old problem with the translation on Matthew 28:1a - well worth a read.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Breaking News: Dead Sea Scrolls to be Placed Online


Here is some exciting news from Dr Clive Field from a post on the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries (ABTAPL) mailing list (reproduced here by permission):

Ever since their discovery in the late 1940s in eleven caves in the neighbourhood of Qumran, in the Judean Desert at the north-west end of the Dead Sea, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been incrementally transforming our knowledge of the Old Testament, Jewish life and thought between 20 BC and 70 AD, and the origins of Christianity. They are considered one of the greatest archaeological finds of the last century.
Access to the scrolls (at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem) has always been extremely limited, mostly to some 300 accredited scholars (apart from occasional exhibitions). So it is exciting news that, as part of its twentieth anniversary celebrations, the Israel Antiquities Authority yesterday announced that it is teaming up with Google’s Israeli Research and Design Centre in a $3,500,000 project to digitize all 30,000 fragments and make them freely available online.
Images will be created to the highest possible resolution, using infrared technology (which will allow researchers to see parts of the fragments that have turned black with age). The first images should be available next Spring, although the entire project will not be completed for some considerable time. The scrolls – in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek – will be accompanied by transcriptions and English translations, with translations into other languages to follow.
Here is today's report in the Daily Mail. 

Terence Mullins on Greeting as a New Testament form

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

Terence Y. Mullins, “Greeting as a New Testament form,” Journal of Biblical Literature 87.4 (Dec. 1968): 418-426. Click here to view.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Stephen Smalley on Spiritual Gifts and 1 Corinthians 12-16

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

Stephen S. Smalley, “Spiritual Gifts and 1 Corinthians 12-16,” Journal of Biblical Literature 87.4 (Dec. 1968): 427-433. Read the article here.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

John L. White on Introductory formulae in the body of the Pauline letter

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

John L. White, “Introductory formulae in the body of the Pauline letter,” Journal of Biblical Literature 90.1 (March 1971): 91-97. You can read the article here.

My thanks to Dr White for his kind permission to place this article online.

Monday, October 11, 2010

F.W. Beare on Jesus of Nazareth

The following article is now on-line in PDF:

Francis Wright Beare, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth,” Journal of Biblical Literature 87.2 (June 1968): 125-135. Click here to read.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Terence Mullins on Formulas in New Testament epistles

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

Terence Y. Mullins, “Formulas in New Testament epistles,” Journal of Biblical Literature 91.3 (Sept. 1972): 380-390. Click here to read.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Richard E. DeMaris on Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Cor. 15:29)

The following article is now on-line in PDF:

Richard E. DeMaris, “Corinthian Religion and Baptism for the Dead (1 Corinthians 15:29): Insights from Archaeology and Anthropology,” Journal of Biblical Literature 114.4 (Winter 1995): 661-682. Click here to read.

Dr. DeMaris has asked me to point out that an updated version of this article can be found in the chaper "And the Greatest of these is Death" in The New Testament in its Ritual World. London: Routledge, 2008. Pbk. ISBN-13: 978-0415438261. pp.57-71.