Book Announcement: Porter and Dyer (eds), The Synoptic Problem

Stanley E. Porter and Bryan R. Dyer have co-edited another volume recently, The Synoptic Problem: Four Views (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2016), with contributors Craig A. Evans, Mark Goodacre, David Barrett Peabody, and Rainer Riesner representing the four views: the Two-Source Hypothesis, the Farrer Hypothesis, the Two-Gospel Hypothesis, and the Orality and Memory Hypothesis, respectively. […]

Book Announcement: Porter & Dyer (eds), Paul and Ancient Rhetoric

One of our contributors, along with a friend and colleague Bryan Dyer, has co-edited another book, Paul and Ancient Rhetoric: Theory and Practice in the Hellenistic Context (CUP, 2016). It contains a collection of 13 essays on Paul and rhetoric, surrounding the question of whether or not Paul was an ancient rhetor, and what exactly […]

Book Announcement: Porter, When Paul Met Jesus

One of the contributors to this blog, our most prolific author, Stanley Porter, has another book published called When Paul Met Jesus: How an Idea Got Lost in History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016). Porter revives a theory set forth earlier by William Ramsay, Johannes Weiss, and James Hope Moulton, that Paul had seen Jesus […]

Book Announcement: Porter, Sacred Tradition in the New Testament

One of our bloggers, Stanley E. Porter, has recently come out with a new book published by Baker Academic called Sacred Tradition in the New Testament: Tracing Old Testament Themes in the Gospels and Epistles. It is not your standard OT in the NT treatment but examines rigorously the methodology behind the subject of the […]

Third and Final Post on Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek

In this final post, I deal with chapters 6-10 of Campbell’s book (see Part One and Part Two). This final post might seem longer than the first two parts, and in fact is, because I found it necessary to say more about the chapters on discourse analysis. Chapter 6 focuses upon idiolect, genre, and register. […]

Book Announcement: S.E. Porter and A.W. Pitts, Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism

Fundamentals of New Testament Textual Criticism, another book co-authored by a contributor to this blog, Stanley Porter, and by our colleague, Andrew Pitts, has been published by Eerdmans. A major difference of this book from other introductions to textual criticism is that it incorporates some linguistic considerations into this discussion, as well as having chapters […]

Book Announcement: Chris Land, The Integrity of 2 Corinthians

We want to call attention to a recent book published by Sheffield Phoenix by our colleague, Dr. Christopher D. Land, entitled The Integrity of 2 Corinthians and Paul’s Aggravating Absence. He utilizes a form of discourse analysis to argue for the notion that 2 Corinthians is a single text rather than a text that is the result of […]

The Recently-Published Romans Commentary by Stanley E. Porter

The commentary that has arguably been the one of the most long-awaited is finally published and in print by Sheffield Phoenix Press. Our very own contributor to this blog, Stanley Porter, has written one of the most detailed commentaries on the letter to the Romans. He applies his knowledge and expertise in Greek linguistics to […]

New Book: The Multilingual Jesus and the Sociolinguistic World of the NT (Brill, 2015)

This book is my very first monograph that has just been published recently. It is broadly a study of the sociolinguistic contexts of the speech communities of first-century Palestine and, more specifically, a study of the use of the languages of those speech communities and of Jesus. Here are some of the questions I have […]

A Review of Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek: Part Two

In this second post, I look at Chapters One to Five of Campbell’s Advances in the Study of Greek. (See Part One.) After a brief introduction that outlines the contents, need for, and uses of the book, Campbell offers a short history of study of Greek from the nineteenth century to the present. I agree […]