Another Elite Institution Capitulates to Student Pressure

A few weeks ago, Newsweek published an article interviewing Ronald S. Sullivan, Jr., a Harvard professor and nationally recognized attorney, on the non-renewal of his and his wife’s contracts as faculty deans of Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s residential communities. Incidentally, the Sullivans were the first black faculty deans at Harvard. In short, the decision […]

First-Century Mark Continues to Raise Questions

The supposed first-century Mark fragment—now shown to be second or third century (P.Oxy. 5345; vol. 83; P137)—continues to raise questions throughout the blogosphere. After many blog postings and side discussions, including circulation of a supposed contract between Dirk Obbink and Hobby Lobby regarding selling some papyri, possibly the Mark fragment, a number of parties owe […]

Philology of Greek as the Most Used Method? Some Thoughts on the Recent SBL Survey

Earlier this year, the Society of Biblical Literature posted the results of a member profile survey they conducted in January 2019. Among other interesting statistics, we wanted to highlight a particular one that stood out for us. While the various expertises of its members were too large and complex to reproduce in the profile summary, […]

Jesus Versus Paul?

I recently gave a talk on Paul the Apostle, entitled “Paul and the Contemporary Church: Learning from the Church’s Most Important Theologian and Church Planter.” I was asked to do this talk in response to some groups within the contemporary church who claim to find greater sympathy with Jesus than they do with Paul. Such […]

Linguistics and New Testament Greek Conference Lectures Online

Recently, the lectures from the Linguistics and New Testament Greek conference in April at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary have been available online. If you haven’t seen these yet, check them out below, beginning with Stan’s lecture on “Linguistics and New Testament Greek: Key Issues in the Current Debate” (also, see his summary of his lecture here).  

Canadian Society of Biblical Studies Annual Meeting

The Canadian Society of Biblical Studies held its annual meeting from June 1-3 at the University of British Columbia as part of the Canadian Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences. There were three days of papers by both faculty and students, and other meetings were also held, including the Presidential Address and the Craigie Lecture. […]

Book Announcement: David I. Yoon, “A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul”

I have finally received personal copies of my first monograph, a revision of my PhD dissertation, A Discourse Analysis of Galatians and the New Perspective on Paul (Linguistic Biblical Studies 17; Leiden: Brill, 2019). The title of the dissertation itself is “A Discourse Analysis of Galatians: A Study of Register, Context of Situation, and the […]