Category Archives: New Testament

Languages in Jesus’ Time

New Testament scholar Darrell Bock gives us his usual scholarship by bringing attention to an article in a scholarly journal about the languages spoken in Israel during the ministry of Jesus. [Unfortunately, the link had to be omitted due to … Continue reading

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New Testament Manuscripts: Craig Blomberg evaluates variants

Craig Blomberg has addressed an issue that worries a lot of Christians: the claims by some people (e.g., Bart Ehrman) that the New Testament cannot be trusted because hundreds of thousands of variant readings exist among the manuscripts we have. … Continue reading

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Politics 2012: Will Rick Perry run for (Christian) President?

Yes. There has not been any real doubt about this question for months. Consider Perry’s book, cleverly titled Fed Up: Our Fight To Save America from Washington (released November 15, 2010). Ever since Barack Obama wrote The Audacity of Hope … Continue reading

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Exposition of Genesis 1–11: Genesis 4:15–16

Genesis 4:15–16 15 But the LORD said to him, “All right then, if anyone kills Cain, Cain will be avenged seven times as much.” Then the LORD put a special mark on Cain so that no one who found him … Continue reading

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Theology: The Word and the Spirit

Since the Word of God and the Spirit of God have both been given to us to lead us to Christ and then on toward maturity, there should never be any conflict between the two. Yet the history of the … Continue reading

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Books: Forged by Bart Ehrman is reviewed by Darrell Bock

In my previous post about Bart Ehrman’s book Forged, available here, I directed attention to Ben Witherington’s extensive review of Ehrman’s latest book. I should also have mentioned Darrell Bock’s serial posts on the same topic, available [link deleted due … Continue reading

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The Sermon on the Mount: Approach to Interpretation

This post begins an occasional series on The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5–7). After today’s introduction, you may expect Bible exposition. I sometimes use the acronym “SOM” to refer to the Sermon on the Mount. I am indebted to … Continue reading

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