Tribute to E.P. Sanders

Ed Parish Sanders (April 18, 1937—November 21, 2022) recently passed away at the age of 85, peacefully in his home in Durham, North Carolina. Sanders was born in Grand Prairie, Texas, was a high school football player (as a good Texan), and earned degrees from Texas Wesleyan College in Fort Worth (1955–1959), the Perkins School […]

Book Announcement: Porter, New Testament Theology and the Greek Language

Book Announcement: Porter, New Testament Theology and the Greek Language We are announcing a recently published book by Stanley E. Porter, New Testament Theology and the Greek Language: A Linguistic Reconceptualization (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022). One might wonder what theology has to do with linguistics, especially since James Barr has warned us about theologizing […]

ETS/SBL Denver 2022 Recap

This was the first year in several years that both of us at D33 were able to attend the ETS (Evangelical Theological Society) and SBL (Society of Biblical Literature) Annual Meetings in person, with IBR (Institute for Biblical Research) in between. This year the conferences were held in Denver, Colorado. As expected, it was an […]

Book Announcement: Porter and Laird, Five Views on the NT Canon

We want to highlight a recent book that has been published on the New Testament Canon. It is a part of the Viewpoints series published by Kregel, edited by Stanley E. Porter and Benjamin P. Laird. The blurb on Kregel’s website states: A feature not mentioned in this description is that the editors provide both […]

Recent Publications in the Linguistic Biblical Studies Series by Brill

Linguistic Biblical Studies is one of the (if not the) leading monograph series that publishes in biblical linguistics, focusing on linguistically informed study of the Bible in its original languages. A variety of approaches are welcomed for submission and published in the series: “syntax, semantics, pragmatics, discourse analysis and text linguistics, corpus linguistics, cognitive linguistics, […]

Book Announcement: Luke-Acts in Modern Interpretation

Students, teachers, and writers who are interested in Luke and Lukan scholarship must pick up a copy of Luke-Acts in Modern Interpretation (ed. Stanley E. Porter and Ron C. Fay; Milestones in New Testament Scholarship; Grand Rapids: Kregel Academic, 2021). This volume is the second in the series, Milestones in New Testament Scholarship (MNTS), published […]

Book Announcement: James Barr Assessed

We are announcing a new book that is scheduled to be published this summer (18 Aug 2021), James Barr Assessed: Evaluating His Legacy over the Last Sixty Years (ed. Stanley E. Porter; BINS 192; Leiden, Brill). The blurb states: James Barr is a widely recognized name in biblical studies, even if he is still best […]

In Memoriam: Richard N. Longenecker

About one month ago (June 7), the world of biblical studies mourned the loss of New Testament scholar, Richard N. Longenecker, known especially for his work in Pauline studies. One of his best-known books of many is a revision of his PhD thesis, Paul, Apostle of Liberty (2nd ed.; Eerdmans, 2015; 1st ed.; 1964), which […]

Recent Dead Sea Scroll Discoveries

On March 16, Israeli archaeologists announced some recent discoveries of Dead Sea Scroll fragments that appear to be part of the Minor Prophets scroll that was discovered in the 1950s, probably from the same cave. The recently discovered scroll is in Greek, with the divine name in Hebrew, apparently resembling an older Hebrew script (possibly […]

Community Without Unity: A Response to the Recent SBL 2020 Report

If you are a member of SBL (Society of Biblical Literature), you received the 2020 Annual Report, some 35 pages. The report begins with an introductory letter by Executive Director, John Kutsko, who writes on the idea of community. This is apt given the state of the pandemic that we have been experiencing for almost […]