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 […]
In the midst of participants at a recent Trump rally in North Carolina chanting “Send her back!” and the heightened racial tension that currently exists in America, a professor of a prominent law school recently was reported to have made a statement on immigration policy that advocated more whites and fewer non-whites. Professor Amy Wax […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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).