Stuart Lee Sims (April 6, 1979-April 1, 2014) Stuart and I were off and on. Two ambitious spirits, animated personalities, and hard heads often needed time away from each other. We would go stretches without talking and then reunite like nothing had happened. Our best year of friendship was 2001, during which, over many meals […]
In this episode, I discuss rhetorical features in the Greek Pentateuch based on James Aitken’s 2011 article. These examples are used to further the argument in the last episode concerning the translators’ knowledge of Greek. This is the second of the series examining questions such as: Is “Septuagint Greek” a dialect? How proficient in Greek were the […]
In the second episode of The Septuagint Sessions, I talk about the impressions of the translators’ skills many gain from the peculiar style of the Septuagint translation. Does the Greek of the Septuagint betray translators ignorant of the Greek into which they attempted to render their Hebrew texts? This is the first of a new series that […]
If you’ve ever wanted to study the Bible in an academic context, now’s your chance to do it at no cost. The first Bible course will be made available on Coursera from Emory University and Jacob Wright. What’s great about this one is the combination of political and biblical-theological concerns. Americans are especially attuned to […]
I’ll be tag-teaming with James Crossley at the Birmingham conference (see the Call for Papers). Will this be the baddest duo since Outkast retired?
This is a superb comment by Hartmut Gese from his 1977 article, ”Das biblische Schriftverständnis.” Man muß darauf hinweisen, daß die reformatorische Kirche mit ihrer Aussonderung der Apokryphen einer Gesamtsicht biblischer Tradition keinen Dienst geleistet hat … Seit den historischen Entdeckungen des 19. Jh. und vollends nach der Qumrans haben wir keinen wissenschaftlichen Grund mehr, die […]
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Let the good times roll. Amy-Jill Levine at Vanderbilt reviews WGSG in this month’s CHOICE Magazine.
Excerpting very nice praise found in the London Review of Books today for my book, which you can find here: Law thus brilliantly turns accepted wisdom about the nature of biblical text on its head. [He is] aware that good history is a solvent for lazy and often harmful promulgations…[He writes] with an implicit moral purpose. […]