Scripture Says, God Says (Warfield)

One thing that has been in my mind lately is how the NT authors and Christians in the early church viewed the OT. Suffice it to say that since they learned from Jesus, the NT authors and early Christians had a deep and profound respect for the Scripture (the OT). They viewed it as God's… Continue reading Scripture Says, God Says (Warfield)

The Clarity of Scripture (Bavinck)

I appreciate Herman Bavinck's explanation and discussion of the perspecuity (clarity) of Scripture. He talks about this topic on pages 475-481 in his first volume of Reformed Dogmatics. Here's a paragraph I marked up quite a bit. I thought Reformed readers would appreciate it as well: The doctrine of the perspicuity of Holy Scripture has… Continue reading The Clarity of Scripture (Bavinck)

Bible Roulette (Willard)

Although I'm a Christian who is Reformed by conviction, I've been very blessed in many ways by Christian resources that are not Reformed. From C.S. Lewis to Blaise Pascal to Dietrich Bonhoeffer (and others!), I've always enjoyed and appreciated books from other Christian perspectives. I certainly don't (and won't!) limit my reading to "Reformed-only" books.… Continue reading Bible Roulette (Willard)

The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh

 If you're looking for a nicely formatted and carefully edited Hebrew-English Bible, I very much recommend the JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh (published in 2000).  I like to have a Hebrew Bible that gives some "helps" for reading, and I'm finding this one to be a good fit for me.  I tried the Reader's Hebrew Bible, but… Continue reading The JPS Hebrew-English Tanakh

The NET Bible, Ruth 1:17, and Text Notes

 I've mentioned the NET Bible here before including the fact that I use it quite a bit and appreciate it along with other good translations.  I like the NET Bible because the translation is accurate and readable.  I also like it because it has quite a few footnotes to "show the work" of the translation,… Continue reading The NET Bible, Ruth 1:17, and Text Notes