Biblical Languages

Review: Jonathan Kline’s “A Proverb A Day In Biblical Hebrew”

Having recently co-edited the Reader’s Edition of the Septuagint, it probably comes as no surprise that I am an advocate of well-produced texts to cultivate learning and appreciation of the biblical languages. So I was excited to see yet another volume from Jonathan Kline suited for that very purpose. Kline has already put together a series of biblical language books that I recommend to students. And this new book, A Proverb A Day In Biblical Hebrew (Hendrickson 2019) is yet another excellent resource to help keep students, pastors, and scholars in the Hebrew text. (more…)

2019 ETS Septuagint Studies Sessions

Not too long ago I mentioned the fact that the Septuagint Studies section that I help co-chair (with John Meade) at ETS was accepting paper proposals from the general call. You can read more about the history of our section — which began as a trial meeting back in 2015 — right here. Part of the great thing about being a section, aside from having a six-year time frame to work with, is that we get an invited session and an open session. So it’s double the fun. (more…)

New IBR Research Group: Linguistics and the Biblical Text

It’s been pretty quiet on here for a while and there is one simple reason for that: Moving from Cambridge to Charlotte while getting ordained and prepping¬† new classes as a brand new professor. Chaotic, but simple. But now that the semester is slowing down and our new house is mostly put together, things will hopefully pick up a little more on the blog.

Another new thing that has entered my life over the last six months is helping to organize a new research group for the annual meeting of the Institute for Biblical Research (IBR). I have been a member of IBR for a number of years and have enjoyed attending the sessions, which tend to fall on the day between the ETS and SBL conferences. I’ve always found that appropriate since from a theological and academic perspective that is exactly where IBR belongs. Historically, IBR has always been broadly evangelical but places more emphasis upon participation in the biblical studies academy proper. Most of the book reviews I have written have been published in the associated¬†Bulletin for Biblical Research¬†(BBR), which usually provides good reading. (more…)