A Priori is a new series on the theLAB in which we put three simple questions to scholars undertaking important research in biblical studies, theology, ethics, and more. This week we hear from Ryan Hurd and his work on the Trinity.[Read more…]
This past month (yes, it’s been that long) has been consumed by worries about the pandemic and hours spend indoors resisting the temptation to binge on Netflix. Yet there are still jobs being advertised around the world for those in biblical studies and theology. So take heart, friends, and look at the list below as a sign of hope and human resilience. Happy hunting.[Read more…]
by Andrew M. King, PhD
Dr. Tavis Bohlinger penned a very thoughtful response to my recent FTC article on first-year language students leaving their Greek and Hebrew Bibles at home during corporate worship. I heartily commend it to you. Thanks to Dr. Bohlinger, and others, for taking the time to read and engage! I have been encouraged by many who voiced their desire to magnify Christ and serve the Church using the biblical languages. With a grateful heart, I offer a few final reflections on the issue.[Read more…]
Dr. Mark Ward has written a fantastic book recently addressing numerous issues around the use of the King James Version of the Bible in the church today. Mark’s work is thorough, gracious, and scholarly, and I welcomed the chance to sit down with him recently to talk about Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible. As you’ll see, his answers are robust. Check it out, and leave comments below.[Read more…]
If you’re planning on doing serious research in biblical Hebrew this year, or preaching from the Old Testament and planning on spending many hours in the original Hebrew, then consider pre-ordering any of the following upper-level academic resources currently gathering interest in Logos.
Resources in Logos that are currently “gathering interest” are pending publication on our digital platform until a certain number of orders are placed. Pre-order deals are a special opportunity to get in early on a book or collection in Logos, and pay a reduced price compared to the cost post-publication. They represent good value for the busy scholar or pastor.
Here’s a short list:
Brill Hebrew Reference Collection (5 vols.) – Brill is renowned as one of the preeminent publishers of biblical studies resources in the world. This elite collection includes a lexicon of Late Biblical Hebrew and a comprehensive encyclopedia of the Hebrew language. The complete history of the Hebrew language is presented, with a focus on Late Biblical Hebrew. With Brill’s collection, you can study Hebrew’s linguistic evolution, and track its diachronic developments through history.
Linguistic Studies in Ancient West Semitic Update (7 vols.) – This fine collection from Eisenbrauns includes monographs, collections of essays, and text editions informed by the approaches of linguistic science. Languages covered include Hebrew, Aramaic, Ugaritic, and more.
Learning Biblical Hebrew Interactively (2 vols.) – Interested in teaching Hebrew to your next class using the interactive method? The foundation for Paul Overland’s exciting work is the theory and practice of Second Language Acquisition (SLA). Students work through the book of Jonah actually communicating in Hebrew. A worthy choice for those whose Hebrew has slipped, and want to dive back in using a fresh approach.[Read more…]
One of the key elements for teaching any language is culture. Indeed, many students put themselves through the rigor of grammatical analysis mainly in hopes of getting to the promised land of cultural understanding. Yet in teaching biblical languages we sometimes forget this. How can Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary by Conceptual Categories help students make connections between biblical language and the cultural world of ancient Israel?[Read more…]
By Dr. Matthew Everhard | Pastor Elect, Gospel Fellowship, PCA
If you hang around someone long enough, be careful: you might end up becoming more and more like them. You may pick up some of their mannerisms. You may begin to use some of their expressions. If you truly admire them, you might even begin to dress like them or evidence other forms of sincerest flattery.[Read more…]
Part 3 of Translating German Texts with Logos
I am not a linguist. I have not studied pedagogy. I am not a native German speaker nor do I consider myself fluent. Furthermore, I have never taught German. So what I offer in this post is not the wisdom of an expert or even opinions of an aficionado. My aims and goals are simple: the exchange of resources, information, and tools from one student to another.[Read more…]