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 […]

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 […]

Book Highlight: The Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus (PB at $311 US)

If you have $311 (USD) lying around and want to invest it in one of the most complete resources on historical Jesus studies, you will want to pick this up: Tom Holmén and Stanley E. Porter (eds.), The Handbook of the Study of the Historical Jesus. 4 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2011. xxii, 3652 pp. The […]

New Testament Scholarship—A Lament

Is it just me who sees the steep decline in the quality of New Testament scholarship? I don’t think so. I look at the numerous textbooks that are being published—I know, these do not, let me repeat, do not count as scholarship—and they are full of all sorts of useless nonsense designed to keep the […]

Book Announcement: Porter, Land, Pang (eds.), “Linguistics and the Bible”

Finally, proceedings from the 2016 Bingham Colloquium, with the theme of “Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospects and Prospects,” has been published: Stanley E. Porter, Christopher D. Land, and Francis G.H. Pang (eds.), Linguistics and the Bible: Retrospects and Prospects (McMaster New Testament Studies Series 9; Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2019). This book contains a collection of essays […]

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 […]

On Romans 7 and the Pauline Struggle

Excerpts from Stanley E. Porter, The Letter to the Romans: A Linguistic and Literary Commentary (New Testament Monographs 37; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2015), pp. 149, 152, and 153–54. “Paul now elaborates a set of paradoxical parallel statements that describe the results of what it means to be under the control or authority of sin as […]