SEARCH THIS SITE

Bible Reference Index

Diglot Editions

Dunash ben Labrat

Ali Ahmad Said

Verbal System of Ancient Hebrew

The Bible as seen through the eyes of . . .

« Why Theodicy is Misguided: Reframing the Debate | Main | Why Al-Qaeda is losing - according to Andrew Sullivan »

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

J. K. Gayle

John,
You rightly shoot us straight to Sumner’s 4 “bullets.” And I want to add that if we take her seriously, then each of her four suggestions may actually help us all get over and around something else.

That something else is the problem of epistemology. Unfortunately, the whole notion of “the church’s faithfulness to the Gospel” as the “test” is problematic. I think you’ve paraphrased Sumner there in a way that captures for us what she means.

May I quote her directly? Just before those 4 wonderful proposals, Sumner says this:

“[T]here are very important differences between these three things: opinions, interpretations of Scripture and biblical truth itself.

Opinions are subjective: whenever an opinion is a wrong one, it typically defies the rules of logic; if an opinion is right, then in the realm of theology, it is regarded as orthodox. (The word orthodoxy literally means “right opinion.”) By contrast, interpretations of Scripture are potentially less subjective insofar as they are guided—and guarded—by the tools of historical and literary analysis. And yet, as with opinions, interpretations can either be right or wrong, or a least better or worse. A wrong interpretation is a misunderstanding of the text. A right interpretation is an accurate understanding of the text. (Thus, as it turns out, having a right interpretation appears to be the same as having knowledge of the text.) Although right interpretations of Scripture are not themselves inspired, they are nonetheless Spirit-led insofar as God alone can unveil the interpreter’s mind (S Cor 4:3). I would, however, emphatically add that right interpretations of Scripture do not, and cannot, contradict biblical truth which, of course, is inherently reliable and inherently authoritative since it is inspired by God.”

John,
This and “a test” of “the church’s faithness to the Gospel” is an epistemology itself. Really, Sumner sounds like Aristotle in her distinguishing “very important differences between” opinions, interpretations, and truth itself.” She takes the next step with her binary definitions to “classify” a hierarchy of epistemologies. With at the top: “biblical truth . . . , of course, [as] inherently reliable and inherently authoritative since it is inspired by God.” The implication is that God washes out all opinion and interpretation of the text’s human authors then and all readers with and after them. I think Jesus, who is arguably a very clear egalitarian, would also have a problem with this reductive epistemology. He might say Sumner sounds like the legalists (i.e., the Mosaic law guardians who both dismissed women and also called themselves scribes and Pharisees).

Let’s shoot past such problematic means of knowing on to those great proposals. Each of Sumner’s wonderful suggestions endorses the Bible with and as not only our human opinions but also with and as our interpretations.

JohnFH

Hi Kurk,

thanks for your insights. I think the distinction between truth and opinion (even if it is the case - as it is ours, that we desire to have an ortho opinion) is important to keep in mind out of a sense that this issue is one on which reasonable people may differ.

In another essay in the same book, Timothy George quotes the staunchly conservative Roger Nicole - who is also an egalitarian - as saying that for true dialogue to take place, we must be able to pose the following question sincerely:

What can I learn from those who differ from me?

I concur with this principle.

Don

Can someone please explain what middle ground exists between those who believe the Biblical new covenant teaches an adult male is to be over an adult female in church and home and those who deny this, teaching that leadership is based on giftedness and both men and women can be leaders in church and the spouses are to be partners in the home.

I do not see any middle ground, so I do not see what ground Sumner is trying to stand on. What am I missing?

 JohnFH

Don,

Perhaps the best answer to your question is: read more than my own summaries of Sarah's positions. She is a clear writer and has published much already in this regard.

I think you risk skewing the discussion from the outset by summarizing matters in terms of one gender being "over" another within so-called patriarchal frameworks. Societal hierarchies - and our own society is full of hierarchy, in the workplace, the home, in politics, in religion, in the armed forces, both in the good and the bad senses of that word - are misunderstood if they are thought of primarily or only in terms of one piece of the equation being "over" the other. It's not just Christian moralists in patriarchal cultures that express themselves with more nuance and less one-sidedly than that. Moralists in general do (see Andrew Lincoln's work on the NT household codes for references). I say "so-called" patriarchy because it has been shown that patriarchy in the sense of generalized male dominance is not an accurate description of even famously patriarchal cultures like that of antique Rome.

I am more familiar with the status questionis in my field, that of ancient Israel, on which see the nuanced research of Carol Myers introduced elsewhere on this blog.

 JohnFH

Don,

I also wish to ask, now that I see that you are an administrator of Equality Central Forum (at least I think that deduction is correct) on which another administrators claims that I misrepresent egal beliefs, that examples thereof be offered, so that I can make the necessary corrections.

Don

John,
I have read Sumner's book with limited success. Being able to dink the proponent's of both sides does not mean one is on a middle ground. I am an equal opportunity dinker also but am egal.

On Comp-egal, it might be due to lack of quote marks that is causing some confusion.

On Eq Central, what is the post? I will check. You have my email I assume as this is your blog.

Don

 JohnFH

Don,

The guy goes by TL as in the byline to his comment in which he accuses both Sarah Sumner and yours truly of various high crimes and misdemeanors:

Today at 02:34:36 PM by TL

Thanks for looking into this. I am open to correction, but I need "chapter and verse" to be cited.

Don

I have told her you want to discuss what she meant. Since she wrote it, I am not sure.

 JohnFH

Thanks, Don. That's very helpful.

Don

http://equalitycentral.com/forum/index.php

is the website and you can send her a private message.

Martin

Thank you for the question John. One thing that is going to hamper this, is that apparently you have deleted many comments on the Sarah Sumner discussion posts on this forum. So now I will have to find the posts on the CBE Scroll which I thought were troublesome, and that may take more time.

That said…. This excerpt is from the post “The Comp Egal Debate: What does it mean that “the husband is the head of his wife”?”
1. “Another way of putting what I'm trying to say: I think that you, as an egal, may not be critical enough of your framework of choice. It too stands under the judgment of God in specific ways both in theory and in practice.” ... A comment to Don

It seems this general thought that egals are sloppy scholars (I know you didn’t say that precisely here, but to my recollection you have suggested such at different times) came up from you also on the CBE Scroll a few times. I think what you are missing in this thinking is that most all Christians who believe in Biblical Equality have come to this belief through much double, quadruple and more checking and rechecking of their thinking with Scripture, commentaries, Biblical scholars, pastors, friends, and numerous studies coupled with abundant prayer. One does not generally join the team of the less respected unless he really thinks they are right.

As for myself, I argued with God. I wanted to be pleasing to men and approved by authorities. But when God showed me that Biblical equality was the truth, then I could not fight that truth. My only question was what to do about it.

 JohnFH

Martin,

Thanks for asking me to qualify statements I have made in the past that cause you to question my even-handedness or objectivity.

I stand by my statement to Don, but you're right, if I had intended to suggest that your journey or anyone else's into biblical egalism was anything less than genuine, anything less than a response to God's call on your life as you understand it, I would have been in the wrong, big time.

I have not deleted any comments to my posts regarding Sarah Sumner, nor to my follow-up post to the CBE thread on Sarah and Jim Sumner's book, which has now appeared. You will find some heated comments on my part in those two threads. At the time, I was exasperated by the way what was meant as a discussion of my series on the Sumner book became an exercise in labeling Sarah Sumner in disregard of her habits of self-identification, an airing of pet peeves and pet hypotheses (excuse my bluntness) unrelated to my series, etc.

In retrospect, I regret my exasperation, but perhaps you, too, have felt bad when what could have been an amicable and charitable discussion of the review of a work you consider valuable - in my case the Sumners' approach to a difficult topic - degenerates into a series of belligerent attacks. Perhaps I am exaggerating, but that is how it felt at the time.

I can certainly understand those feelings John. Felt the same myself at times.

But seems I recollect there was some post you had over a hundred responses to, in which you shut down the comments. Which one was that.

Don

FWIIW, I am egal, so Martin may be thinking of another Don. I put Lincoln's book on my Amazon want list due to your recommendation, thanks.

Suzanne

I have not deleted any comments to my posts regarding Sarah Sumner,

John,

I have saved the deleted comments, both mine and yours. Would you like them resurrected?

I did not label Sumners or say anything negative about her at all. I did write on the CBE scroll,

I do not feel that Sumners interacts with the fact that kephale in Greek at that time did not have the meaning “authority over.”

I also wrote,

I think Sumner’s fails in limiting the wife’s refusal to submit only to things that are morally wrong or physical abuse.

This was a very careful and restrained response to Sumners article, in which she says some very negative things about egals. She writes,

Egalitarians would do well to rededicate themselves to careful exegesis ...

Where is her evidence?

I won't include a link but this can all be found in the first few comments on the post about John on the CBE scroll.

Frankly on rereading her article, I am not surprised that egalitarians have been upset.

 JohnFH

Anonymous,

That would be the post entitled:

The Comp Egal Debate and the Fallacy of the Undistributed Middle

You can easily find the post through googling. But have no fear! I promised to reopen that debate some day, and I plan to do so this Fall. I miss Tiro3 and Wyn who are excellent debaters.

BTW, I do not usually accept anonymous posts. Please give your usual web moniker and/or blog link in the future.

Don,

Andrew Lincoln's commentary is indeed excellent. I trust it will continue to sell well.

Suzanne,

Welcome back. I forgot that the comments I deleted that time were on a Sarah Sumner thread. It seems to me that you posted them on your blog - which is your right: you are free to provide the link.

For my part, I will continue to argue that the general response by egals on the CBE thread dedicated to Sarah Sumner's attempt to forge a middle way was disappointing. That applies to your response as well.

It's not only what you do say. It's what you don't say.

Charity on your part might have led you to say something like this, "I don't agree with every detail in Sarah and Jim Sumner's approach on matters of interest in the comp-egal debate, but in my view the approach represents a vast improvement over that of Sarah's doctoral advisor, Wayne Grudem."

But you never did, though I think such a statement would have been natural from your side.

In general, you have no patience with those on the non-comp part of the comp-egal spectrum who point out weaknesses and shortcomings in egal theory and practice. You seem to regard this as treason. With all due respect, that is not necessarily the case.

It is also wrong to suggest that Sarah Sumner does not back up her statement that egalitarian exegesis sometimes involves special pleading. She does so, however, according to a common practice among scholars. Rather than take issue directly with that exegesis, she presents her own. It is my considered conclusion that her exegesis is careful and balanced. If so, a great deal of evangelical-style egalitarian exegesis needs qualification.

If the exegetical debate interests you, we can pick up where we left off on previous threads. In that case, I might take what I've previously written on NT household codes, the kephale-soma metaphor, and so on, in comments and other posts, and reshape it into a new post. Then you and anyone else will be free to comment away.

Indeed, I will do that whether you think much of the idea or not, but probably not until mid-Fall.

Martin

Suzanne,
"I won't include a link but this can all be found in the first few comments on the post about John on the CBE scroll."

Where is that post on CBE. Do you have a link.... or even the month it was originally posted?

JohnFH

Martin,

I can answer your question as well. The post on CBE is dated July 3, 2008.

The comments to this entry are closed.

My Photo

Google Blogrolls

a community of bloggers

  • Abnormal Interests
    Intrepid forays into realia and texts of the Ancient Near East, by Duane Smith
  • After Existentialism, Light
    A thoughtful theology blog by Kevin Davis, an M. Div. student at University of North Carolina-Charlotte
  • AKMA's Random Thoughts
    by A. K. M. Adam, Lecturer in New Testament at the University of Glasgow
  • alternate readings
    C. Stirling Bartholomew's place
  • Ancient Hebrew Grammar
    informed comment by Robert Holmstedt, Associate Professor, Ancient Hebrew and Northwest Semitic Languages, Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, University of Toronto, and John Cook, Associate Professor of Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary (Wilmore KY)
  • Antiquitopia
    one of the best blogs out there, by Jared Calaway, assistant professor in the Department of Religion at Illinois Wesleyan University.
  • Anumma - Hebrew Bible and Higher Education
    by G. Brooke Lester, Assistant Professor in Hebrew Bible, and Director for Emerging Pedagogies, at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston IL)
  • Awilum
    Insightful commentary on the Bible and the Ancient Near East, by Charles Halton
  • AWOL - The Ancient World Online
    notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, by Charles Jones of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University
  • Balshanut
    top-notch Biblical Hebrew and Semitics blog by Peter Bekins, Ph. D. student, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati OH, faculty member, Wright State University (archive)
  • Believing is Knowing
    Comments on things like prophecy, predestination, and reward and punishment from an orthodox Jewish perspective, by David Guttmann
  • Ben Byerly's Blog
    thoughts on the Bible, Africa, Kenya, aid, and social justice, by Ben Byerly, a PhD candidate at Africa International University (AIU), in Nairobi, Kenya working on “The Hopes of Israel and the Ends of Acts” (Luke’s narrative defense of Paul to Diaspora Judeans in Acts 16-20)
  • Berit Olam
    by a thoughtful Matt Morgan, Berkeley CA resident, grad student in Old Testament at Regent University, Vancouver BC (archive)
  • Better Bibles Blog
    Discussion of translation problems and review of English Bible translations by Wayne Leman, Iver Larsen, Mike Sangrey, and others
  • Bibbia Blog
    A Bible blog in Italian and English by former students of the PIB and PUG
  • Bible Background research and commentary
    by Craig Keener, professor of New Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary
  • Bible Design & Binding
    J. Mark Bertrand's place
  • BiblePlaces Blog
    a spotlight on the historical geography of the Holy Land, by Todd Bolen, formerly, Assistant Professor at the Israel Bible Extension campus of The Master's College, Santa Clarita CA
  • Biblicalia
    The riches of orthodoxy brought online by Kevin Edgecomb, a seminarian at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology (Brookline MA)
  • Biblische Ausbildung
    by Stephen L. Cook, professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible at Virginia Theological Seminary
  • C. Orthodoxy
    Christian, Contemporary, Conscientious… or Just Confused, by Ken Brown, a very thoughtful blog (archive). Ken is currently a Dr. Theol. student at Georg-August-Universität in Göttingen, part of The Sofja-Kovalevskaja Research Group studying early Jewish Monotheism. His dissertation will focus on the presentation of God in Job.
  • Catholic Bibles
    a thoughtful blog about Bible translations by Timothy, who has a degree in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Angelicum) and teaches theology in a Catholic high school in Michigan
  • Chrisendom
    irreverent blog with a focus on the New Testament, by Chris Tilling, New Testament Tutor for St Mellitus College and St Paul's Theological Centre, London
  • Claude Mariottini
    a perspective on the Old Testament and current events by a professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Chicagoland, Illinois
  • Codex: Biblical Studies Blogspot
    by Tyler Williams, a scholar of the Hebrew Bible and cognate literature, now Assistant Professor of Theology at The King's University College in Edmonton, Alberta (archive)
  • Colours of Scripture
    reflections on theology, philosophy, and literature, by Benjamin Smith, afflicted with scriptural synaesthesia, and located in London, England
  • Complegalitarian
    A team blog that discusses right ways and wrong ways Scripture might help in the social construction of gender (old archive only; more recent archive, unfortunately, no longer publicly available)
  • Connected Christianity
    a place to explore what it might be like if Christians finally got the head, heart, and hands of their faith re-connected (archive)
  • Conversational Theology
    Smart and delightful comment by Ros Clarke, a Ph.D. student at the University of the Highlands and Islands, at the (virtual) Highland Theological College (archive)
  • Daily Hebrew
    For students of biblical Hebrew and the ancient Near East, by Chip Hardy, a doctoral student at the University of Chicago
  • Daniel O. McClellan
    a fine blog by the same, who is pursuing a master of arts degree in biblical studies at Trinity Western University just outside of Vancouver, BC.
  • Davar Akher
    Looking for alternative explanations: comments on things Jewish and beyond, by Simon Holloway, a PhD student in Classical Hebrew and Biblical Studies at The University of Sydney, Australia
  • Deinde
    News and Discussion by Danny Zacharias
  • Discipulus scripturae
    Nathan Stitt's place
  • Dr. Claude Mariottini
    balanced comment by a professor of Old Testament at Northern Baptist Seminary, Lombard IL
  • Dr. Platypus
    insightful comment by Darrell Pursiful, editor at Smyth & Helwys Publishing, on the New Testament faculty of Mercer University
  • Dust
    A diary of Bob MacDonald's journey through the Psalms and other holy places in the Hebrew Bible
  • Eclexia
    The heart and mind of this Bible and theology blogger sing in unison
  • Eat, Drink, and be Merry
    The journey of a grad student with a love for ancient languages at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (archive)
  • Elizaphanian
    Rev Sam tussles with God, and limps away
  • Emerging from Babel
    Stephen investigates the potential of narrative and rhetorical criticism as a tool for expounding scripture
  • Evangelical Textual Criticism
    A group blog on NT and OT text-critical matters
  • Evedyahu
    excellent comment by Cristian Rata, Lecturer in Old Testament of Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology, Seoul, Korea
  • Exegetica Digita
    discussion of Logos high-end syntax and discourse tools – running searches, providing the downloads (search files) and talking about what can be done and why it might matter for exegesis, by Mike Heiser
  • Exegetisk Teologi
    careful exegetical comment by Stefan Green (in Swedish)
  • Exploring Our Matrix
    Insightful reflections by James McGrath, ass't. professor of religion, Butler University
  • Faith Matters
    Mark Alter's place
  • Ferrell's Travel Blog
    comments of biblical studies, archaeology, history, and photography by a tour guide of Bible lands and professor emeritus of the Biblical Studies department at Florida College, Temple Terrace (FL)
  • Fors Clavigera
    James K. A. Smith, professor of philosophy at Calvin College, thinks out loud.
  • Friar's Fires
    an insightful blog by a pastor with a background in journalism, one of three he pens
  • Gentle Wisdom
    A fearless take on issues roiling Christendom today, by Peter Kirk, a Bible translator
  • Giluy Milta B‘alma
    by Ezra Chwat and Avraham David of the Institute of Microfilmed Hebrew Manuscripts, Jewish National and Hebrew University Library, Jerusalem
  • He is Sufficient
    insightful comment on Bible translations, eschatology, and more, by Elshaddai Edwards
  • Higgaion
    by Chris Heard, Professor of Religion, Pepperdine University
  • Idle Musings of a Bookseller
    by James Spinti of Eisenbrauns
  • if i were a bell, i'd ring
    Tim Ricchiuiti’s place
  • Imaginary Grace
    Smooth, witty commentary by Angela Erisman (archive). Angela Erisman is a member of the theology faculty at Xavier University
  • James' Thoughts and Musings
    by James Pate, a doctoral student at HUC-JIR Cincinnati
  • Jewish Philosophy Place
    by Zachary (Zak) Braiterman, who teaches modern Jewish thought and philosophy in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University
  • kata ta biblia
    by Patrick George McCollough, M. Div. student, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena CA
  • Ketuvim
    Learned reflection from the keyboard of Jim Getz
  • Kilbabo
    Ben Johnson’s insightful blog
  • Kruse Kronicle - contemplating the intersection of work, the global economy, and Christian mission
    top quality content brought to readers by Michael W. Kruse
  • Larry Hurtado's blog
    emeritus professor of New Testament Language, Literature & Theology, University of Edinburgh
  • Law, Prophets, and Writings
    thoughtful blogging by William R. (Rusty) Osborne, Assistant Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies as College of the Ozarks and managing editor for Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament
  • Lingamish
    delightful fare by David Ker, Bible translator, who also lingalilngas.
  • Looney Fundamentalist
    a scientist who loves off-putting labels
  • Menachem Mendel
    A feisty blog on rabbinic literature and other Judaica by Michael Pitkowsky, Rabbinics Curriculum Coordinator at the Academy for Jewish Religion and adjunct instructor at Jewish Theological Seminary (New York)
  • mu-pàd-da
    scholarly blog by C. Jay Crisostomo, grad student in ANE studies at ?
  • Narrative and Ontology
    Astoundingly thoughtful comment from Phil Sumpter, a Ph.D. student in Bible, resident in Bonn, Germany
  • New Epistles
    by Kevin Sam, M. Div. student at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Saskatoon SK
  • NT Weblog
    Mark Goodacre's blog, professor of New Testament, Duke University
  • Observatório Bíblico
    wide-ranging blog by Airton José da Silva, Professor de Bíblia Hebraica/Antigo Testamento na Faculdade de Teologia do CEARP de Ribeirão Preto, Brasile (in Portuguese)
  • Observatório Bíblico
    Blog sobre estudos acadêmicos da Bíblia, para Airton José da Silva, Professor de Bíblia Hebraica / Antigo Testamento na Faculdade de Teologia do CEARP de Ribeirão Preto, SP.
  • Occasional Publications
    excellent blogging by Daniel Driver, Brevard Childs' scholar extraordinaire
  • old testament passion
    Great stuff from Anthony Loke, a Methodist pastor and Old Testament lecturer in the Seminari Theoloji, Malaysia
  • Old Testament Pseudepigrapha Blog
    A weblog created for a course on the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, by James Davila (archive)
  • On the Main Line
    Mississippi Fred MacDowell's musings on Hebraica and Judaica. With a name like that you can't go wrong.
  • p.ost an evangelical theology for the age to come
    seeking to retell the biblical story in the difficult transition from the centre to the margins following the collapse of Western Christendom, by Andrew Perriman, independent New Testament scholar, currently located in Dubai
  • PaleoJudaica
    by James Davila, professor of Early Jewish Studies at the University of St. Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland. Judaism and the Bible in the news; tidbits about ancient Judaism and its context
  • Pastoral Epistles
    by Rick Brannan and friends, a conceptually unique Bible blog
  • Pen and Parchment
    Michael Patton and company don't just think outside the box. They are tearing down its walls.
  • Pisteuomen
    by Michael Halcomb, pastor-scholar from the Bluegrass State
  • Pseudo-Polymath
    by Mark Olson, an Orthodox view on things
  • Purging my soul . . . one blog at a time
    great theoblog by Sam Nunnally
  • Qumranica
    weblog for a course on the Dead Sea Scrolls at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, taught by James R. Davila (archive)
  • Ralph the Sacred River
    by Edward Cook, a superb Aramaist
  • Random Bloggings
    by Calvin Park, M. Div. student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton MA
  • Resident aliens
    reflections of one not at home in this world
  • Revelation is Real
    Strong-minded comment from Tony Siew, lecturer at Trinity Theological College, Singapore
  • Ricoblog
    by Rick Brannan, it's the baby pictures I like the most
  • Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
    Nick Norelli's fabulous blog on Bible and theology
  • SansBlogue
    by Tim Bulkeley, lecturer in Old Testament, Carey Baptist College (New Zealand). His Hypertext Commentary on Amos is an interesting experiment
  • Ancient Near Eastern Languages
    texts and files to help people learn some ancient languages in self study, by Mike Heiser
  • Midrash, etc.
    A fine Hebrew-to-English blog on Midrash, by Carl Kinbar, Director of the New School for Jewish Studies and a facultm member at MJTI School of Jewish Studies.
  • Phil Lembo what I'm thinking
    a recovering lawyer, now in IT, with a passion for a faith worth living
  • Roses and Razorwire
    a top-notch Levantine archaeology blog, by Owen Chesnut, a doctoral student at Andrews University (MI)
  • Scripture & Theology
    a communal weblog dedicated to the intersection of biblical interpretation and the articulation of church doctrine, by Daniel Driver, Phil Sumpter, and others
  • Scripture Zealot
    by Jeff Contrast
  • Serving the Word
    incisive comment on the Hebrew Bible and related ancient matters, with special attention to problems of philology and linguistic anthropology, by Seth L. Sanders, Assistant Professor in the Religion Department of Trinity College, Hartford, CT
  • Singing in the Reign
    NT blog by Michael Barber (JP University) and Brad Pitre (Our Lady Holy Cross)
  • Stay Curious
    excellent comment on Hebrew Bible and Hebrew language topics, by Karyn Traphagen, graduate, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia PA (archive)
  • Sufficiency
    A personal take on the faith delivered to the saints, by Bob MacDonald, whose parallel blog on the Psalms in Hebrew is a colorful and innovative experiment
  • The Sundry Times
    Gary Zimmerli's place, with comment on Bible translations and church renewal
  • Sunestauromai: living the crucified life
    by a scholar-pastor based in the Grand Canyon National Park
  • ta biblia
    blog dedicated to the New Testament and the history of Christian origins, by Giovanni Bazzana
  • Targuman
    by Christian Brady, targum specialist extraordinaire, and dean of Schreyer Honors College, Penn State University
  • Targuman
    on biblical and rabbinic literature, Christian theology, gadgetry, photography, and the odd comic, by Christian Brady, associate professor of ancient Hebrew and Jewish literature and dean of the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State
  • The Biblia Hebraica Blog
    a blog about Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, the history of the Ancient Near East and the classical world, Syro-Palestinian archaeology, early Judaism, early Christianity, New Testament interpretation, English Bible translations, biblical theology, religion and culture, philosophy, science fiction, and anything else relevant to the study of the Bible, by Douglas Magnum, PhD candidate, University of the Free State, South Africa
  • The Forbidden Gospels Blog
    by April DeConick, Professor of Biblical Studies, Rice University
  • The Naked Bible
    by Mike Heiser, academic editor at Logos Bible Software
  • The Reformed Reader
    by Andrew Compton, Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (focus on Hebrew and Semitic Languages) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • The Sacred Page
    a blog written by three Catholic Ph.D.s who are professors of Scripture and Theology: Michael Barber, Brant Pitre and John Bergsma
  • The Talmud Blog
    a group blog on Talmud News, Reviews, Culture, Currents, and Criticism
  • Theological German
    a site for reading and discussing theological German, by Mark Alter
  • theoutwardquest
    seeking spirituality as an outward, not an inward quest, by David Corder
  • This Lamp
    Incisive comment on Bible translations in the archives, by Rick Mansfield
  • Thoughts on Antiquity
    By Chris Weimer and friends, posts of interest on ancient Greek and Roman topics (archive). Chris is a graduate student at the City University of New York in Classics
  • Threads from Henry's Web
    Wide-ranging comment by Henry Neufeld, educator, publisher, and author
  • Tête-à-Tête-Tête
    smart commentary by "smijer," a Unitarian-Universalist
  • Undeception
    A great blog by Mike Douglas, a graduate student in biblical studies
  • What I Learned From Aristotle
    the Judaica posts are informative (archive)
  • Bouncing into Graceland
    a delightful blog on biblical and theological themes, by Esteban Vázquez (archive)
  • Weblog
    by Justin Anthony Knapp, a fearless Wikipedian (archive)
  • Writing in the Dust
    A collection of quotes by Wesley Hill, a doctoral student in New Testament studies at Durham University (UK), and a Christian who seeks the charism of chastity
  • גֵּר־וְתוֹשָׁב
    by David Miller, Associate Professor of New Testament and Early Judaism, Briercrest College & Seminary, Caronport, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • ואל-תמכר
    Buy truth and do not sell: wisdom, instruction, and understanding - a blog by Mitchell Powell, student of life at the intersection of Christ, Christianity, and Christendom
  • משלי אדם
    exploring wisdom literature, religion, and other academic pursuits, by Adam Couturier, M.A. in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary)

Viewing Documents

  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
    To view the documents on this blog you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this, download it from the link above.
Blog powered by Typepad

Technorati

Terms


  • Ancient Hebrew Poetry is a weblog of John F. Hobbins. Opinions expressed herein do not reflect those of his professional affiliations. Unless otherwise indicated, the contents of Ancient Hebrew Poetry, including all text, images, and other media, are original and licensed under a Creative Commons License.

    Creative Commons License

    Copyright © 2005 by John F Hobbins.