theLAB recently had the privilege to interview David Willgren on his excellent recent monograph, The Formation of the ‘Book’ of Psalms (Mohr Siebeck, 2016). In this extended interview, David discusses what led to the writing of his book, a history of research on the formation of the Psalms, and the importance of the DSS for understanding why the Psalms were arranged in the particular order we find them in our Bibles today.[Read more…]
Question: what theological issue has been debated amongst Christians for millennia without a clear winner? Of course, there are many. But one in particular has caused such heated disagreement throughout Church history that people have died for their convictions (and not always due to drowning): baptism. [Read more…]
Photos by Tavis Bohlinger
In this second installment of Design Showcase, we are immensely privileged to feature perhaps the most exciting new book project to come to light this year, Septuaginta: A Reader’s Edition. This immense 2-volume work, edited by Gregory R. Lanier and William A. Ross, is jointly published by Hendrickson Publishers and Deutsche Bibel Gesellschaft and will certainly be an invaluable resource for many generations of students, pastors, and scholars for years to come. [Read more…]
Essay by Genevieve Scheele*
The history of biblical exegesis and hermeneutics is not without controversy, and the apostle Paul’s Epistle to the Romans is no exception. It has more allusions and quotes from the Hebrew Bible than any other New Testament work, but is not always treated in its Israelite context. References to Genesis play a particularly important role in the core section of Romans 5–8, featuring hamartiology and justification. This essay will explore that relationship, also in conversation with the Church Fathers. [Read more…]
by Ryan Lytton
*Editor’s note: This is the second of two Fuller Seminary interviews conducted by Ryan Lytton (the first interview was with Amos Yong). He recently had the opportunity to interview Christopher B. Hays, who is the D. Wilson Moore Associate Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Chair of the Old Testament Department at Fuller Theological Seminary in California.
In this interview, Hays discusses the importance of studying the ANE, current happenings at Fuller (the move from Pasadena to Pomona), and career advice for potential future academics. [Read more…]
Words and photos by Kevin Grasso
With a total of 14 talks from scholars throughout Israel and Canada, and over 60 people in attendance, this year’s Workshop on Biblical Hebrew Linguistics and Philology at the Hebrew University (HU) in Jerusalem was an all-around success. [Read more…]
This is short notice, but if you can make it out to Jerusalem in less than two weeks’ time, you’ll enjoy the privilege of attending BHLaP 2018 (that acronym stands for Biblical Hebrew Linguistics and Philology).* The event, convened by Edit Doron and Robert Holmstedt, will feature 18 scholars from around Israel, and a half dozen from Canada. [Read more…]
By John D. Meade
In biblical and theological instruction and writing, it is common to refer to “the LXX” or “the Septuagint.” Old Testament / Hebrew Bible scholars refer to the LXX as the oldest translation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and scholars in New Testament and early Christian studies refer to the Septuagint as the text which the New Testament authors and early church fathers cited. How can professors in broader theological fields be expected to use the term any differently in their teaching and writing? [Read more…]
by Tavis Bohlinger*
Yesterday we celebrated International LXX Day by publishing an essay on The Origin of the LXX. Today we are pleased to present the second half of that essay, because, well, we just love the Septuagint here at Logos (this proves it).
Plus, this gives us the chance to extend the 30% discount on select LXX resources, so you can boost your Logos digital library (see list below; if you don’t yet have Logos Bible Software, check this out). Don’t forget that today is the last day of the sale. [Read more…]
by Tavis Bohlinger*
The following essay is published in recognition of International LXX Day, celebrated yearly on February 8, and is also a part of our long-form essay series here on theLAB.
To celebrate the 12th annual LXX Day, Logos is offering a 30% discount on select LXX resources (see list below). But take note that this sale only lasts for the next two days, February 8 and 9, 2018. [Read more…]