Tag Archives: Jesus Christ

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas: Epiphany

I think some of us Western “low church” Christians (speaking for myself, at least) have always wondered what the “twelve days” of Christmas were all about. I admit that I used to think it must be referring to the twelve days leading up to Christmas. Well, lo, and behold, it is actually the twelve days […]

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SBL 2010: LDS and the Bible, Session 2

Okay, here are my notes from the second and last session of the Latter-day Saints and the Bible unit, which took place on Tuesday, 23 November 2010 at the SBL Annual Meeting in Atlanta. This session was also meant to focus on the legacy left by the late BYU professor Hugh W. Nibley. John Hall, […]

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William Hamblin: New NT Research

In case you are not aware of it, BYU Professor William Hamblin has recently been doing some exciting new research on some interesting topics involving the New Testament. The first is an exploration of the sign of the cross in ancient Israelite and early Christian temple symbolism (this is not strictly a “New Testament” study, […]

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The Temple Studies Group Symposium IV: John W. Welch

Adam in the New Testament: Echoes of Eden and the Temple — John W. Welch Verbal Echoes of Genesis 1-3 in the New Testament —Ordinary words; distinctive words; quoted words; Temple-related words.  There are many words in the Greek New Testament that seem to have been deliberately given preference (over other alternatives) to emphasize a […]

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Professor Jim Davila on Christology: Son of God and Son of Man

The title of this post may be somewhat misleading, as what I am posting here is actually Professor Davila’s brief response to Mark D. Roberts’ recent blog posts on Christology at Beliefnet.com.  However, although not extensive in length, his comments are insightful and I thought they’d be interesting to post here.  Following Davila’s comments, I […]

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Full Text of N.T. Wright’s Recent St Andrews Lecture

With permission, it is my great pleasure to give you the full text of Professor N.T. Wright’s first address as professor at the University of St Andrews. My own notes from this lecture were previously posted on this blog, here. St Andrews University: Distance Learning Programme ‘The Bible and the Contemporary World’ Special Lecture by […]

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“How Beautiful Upon the Mountains”: Some Thoughts on OT Lesson 39

Isaiah 50-53 In 1979, a biblical scholar named John Eaton published a work entitled Festal Drama in Deutero-Isaiah. Eaton, following the work of Ivan Engnell and others, saw in the “Servant Songs” and other themes of chapters 40-55, 60-62 of Isaiah allusions to the themes of the Ancient Israelite New Year Festival (which I’ve so […]

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“Beside Me There is No Saviour”: Old Testament Lesson 38

Isaiah 40-49 Sorry for the dearth of posts recently — the semester at St Andrews has now started up and I have found myself overwhelmed trying to set a new schedule and routine for myself.  Among the various things I’m doing this semester, I am very excited about sitting in on Jim Davila’s Book of […]

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