Using Extrabiblical Texts in Biblical Study

I (Andrew) did not just move my family across the country, so I have no excuses for my dearth of posts!  (Although I was swamped preparing a lecture/presentation on the history and archaeology of Old Testament Jerusalem, and preparing to host the meetings of Classis Southwest US of the URCNA which were held Sept 17-18… Continue reading Using Extrabiblical Texts in Biblical Study

Thomas Murphy on using Greek and Hebrew in the Pulpit with Care

In seminary, we would frequently debate and discuss whether and how we should "show our language work" in our sermons.  After all, so often in our exegesis, we find that the pew-Bibles (whatever translation they be) do not emphasize something or translate a text as well as the original.  When this happens, how do we… Continue reading Thomas Murphy on using Greek and Hebrew in the Pulpit with Care

The Old Testament and It’s “Southern Accent” Y’all . . .

As I begun to note some of the Northern/Southern (i.e., Israel/Judah) distinctions found throughout the Old Testament text (e.g., how various traditions reflect upon Northern and Southern kings), I began to wonder if the Biblical text could be analyzed linguistically to see whether evidence of Northern or Southern dialects could be found therein. After all,… Continue reading The Old Testament and It’s “Southern Accent” Y’all . . .

Some new stuff at WSCAL

There were a couple of items I thought I'd pass on from the Westminster Seminary California update E-mail that I received in my inbox this morning. First, check out this short article written by Prof. Joshua VanEe, entitled, "Lost in Translation."  A nice little piece about why we spend time learning the Biblical languages. Second,… Continue reading Some new stuff at WSCAL