Exegesis

Greenville-Area BibleWorks Seminar

I will be putting on an area-wide BibleWorks seminar at Morningside Baptist Church. There will be two sessions: Beginner-Intermediate (Feb 11, 9:30 am–12:00 pm) Gain a solid understanding of how to use BibleWorks in real-life exegesis and sermon prep. I assume you...

Truth and Beauty

Derek Kidner is a commentator who writes not just insightfully but beautifully. Don't miss his commentaries on Genesis, Psalms (vol. 1 and vol. 2), Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes. They are gifts to the church. I'm not familiar with Stephen Motyer (a relation to J. Alec, I...

Context, Context, Context!

Oops! Check out my review of this unfortunate Christian tchotchke! Update: There’s more!

“God’s Purpose According to Election”

“Be not highminded, but fear” (Rom 11:20 KJV). That’s the verse I think of as I anticipate posting the following little thought that came to me as I studied Genesis for Bible Truths B, the 8th grade Bible textbook I’m now rewriting: If you think about it, God could...

Genesis 15 and 17

Do Genesis 15 and 17 constitute two related but distinct Abrahamic covenants? Yes Paul R. Williamson, in his very helpful and thorough NSBT volume Sealed with an Oath argues that Genesis 15 and 17 constitute separate (though obviously related) covenants. Here are his...

NICOT and NICNT for Logos

The most valuable commentary set on the planet (by some estimates) is again available at the cheapest price Logos has ever given for it, $1,000.

Top Five Reasons Why the BibleWorks 9 Upgrade is Worth $159

You should get the brand new BibleWorks 9. Let me give a count-down of the reasons: 5. Barry Beitzel’s Moody Atlas of the Bible. This is a quality resource. 4. The Use tab. BW9 automatically looks up all the occurrences of any word you have highlighted. Handy, because...

Another Problematic KJV Rendering

“The wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.” All modern translations render that last phrase with another word: “who suppress the truth.” In contemporary English, to “hold the...

May 21, 2011

It's not clear to me exactly what Harold Camping is predicting, but it is very, very sad. And wrong—though I wish he were right. Mark 13 admonishes readers against attempts at constructing timetables and deciphering signs of the Parousia. Disciples are admonished to...

Three Answers to the Application Question

I am reading Putting the Truth to Work: The Theory and Practice of Biblical Application by Dan Doriani. After just the introduction and first chapter, I am impressed. He has put his finger on questions I have asked; he then asked and answered them better than I ever...

The Rosary

I read the Sermon on the Mount often as a child—mainly because I thought it was cool that it was the biggest stretch of red letters I could find in the New Testament. But Jesus’ teaching there is so simple and powerful that, despite my inane motivation, Jesus’ famous...