InterVarsity Press (IVP) has apparently been told by the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) that IVP will no longer be welcome to sell their books as an exhibitor at SBL meetings from 2017. What horrendous thing has IVP done? Apparently their only “crime”—and it is not a crime, as SBL willingly admits—is to have a […]
I was saddened to hear of the death of Jacob Neusner at the age of 84. Neusner, who was born in 1932, died on October 8 of this year. The death of Neusner marks the end of an era in Judaic studies, and the end of the life of one of the most fascinating and […]
The ETS Regional Conference recently took place here in the Ontario/Quebec region—probably one of the newest Regional meetings of ETS, not to mention the only one in Canada. I’ve been a part of this group since its inception in 2013, and each meeting has been fruitful and enjoyable. The meeting this year was held at […]
Read a guest post on EerdWord, the blog of Eerdmans Publishing Company, by one of our contributors, Stanley E. Porter, regarding his latest book The Apostle Paul: His Life, Thought, and Letters (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2016).
What is the purpose of a scholarly society? More specifically, what is the purpose of the Evangelical Theological Society? Every few years, ETS manages to mire itself in a regrettable incident. In my memory, these include (probably among others I have forgotten) the embarrassing episode regarding Robert Gundry’s membership, the odd debate over eternal damnation […]
Modern linguistic theories have not been a popular interpretive tool in biblical studies up until perhaps recently. In fact, it is fair to say that many biblical scholars are still ignorant of them or at least hesitant to use them in studying the text of the Bible. There are a good number of reasons why […]
Crossway recently announced that, after 17 years of cumulative work in establishing a near-perfect English translation of the Bible, a final edition, or Permanent Text, of the English Standard Version was achieved in the summer of 2016. In fact, the ESV translators did not even translate most of the ESV, and hence did not even […]