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 […]

Looking Ahead to 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Stan and I took an unofficial break from blogging last year, as we have been busy navigating the pandemic in our respective primary roles, Stan as seminary president and I as lead pastor. However, with a new year, we have decided to turn our attention back to the blog and […]

Romans 13 and Government Restrictions

It has been over two months since the known world has shutdown, in order to level the number of cases of Covid-19. This has affected almost every aspect of life, churches included. But there have been a number of churches in various parts of the world that consider this governmental restriction from gathering publicly to […]