Friday, December 30, 2016

Hebrews in Syriac

Hebrews & General Epistles According to the Syriac Peshitta Version with English Translation. English Translation by Daniel King & J. Edward Walters; Text Prepared by George Anton Kiraz.

"This volume is part of a series of English translations of the Syriac Peshitta along with the Syriac text carried out by an international team of scholars. Dan King and J. Edward Walters have translated the text, while Kiraz has prepared the Syriac text in the west Syriac script, fully vocalized and pointed. The translation and the Syriac text are presented on facing pages so that both can be studied together. All readers are catered for: those wanting to read the text in English, those wanting to improve their grasp of Syriac by reading the original language along with a translation, and those wanting to focus on a fully vocalized Syriac text."

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Hebrews Written Before 70 AD?

Jonathan Bernier has put forth an argument (originally argued by John A. T. Robinson) that he thinks is decisive for placing the dating of Hebrews before 70 A.D. I find this interesting. While I lean towards a pre-70s date, I have encountered many Hebrews scholars who favor a post-70s date. What do you think about his argument?

Deal of the Day!

Eisenbrauns is advertising my book for the deal of the day. Half price this day only. What a steal!


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

New Book on the Melchizedek Passages in the Bible

I just found out about this new book:

Alan Kam-Yau Chan. Melchizedek Passages in the Bible: A Case Study for Inner-Biblical and Inter-Biblical Interpretation. De Gruyter.

"Adopting discourse analysis and text-linguistic approaches, Chan attempts to tackle the Melchizedek texts in Genesis 14, Psalm 110, and Hebrews 5-7. This study illustrates how the Melchizedek is understood and interpreted by later biblical writers. Using the blessing motif as a framework, Chan also argues that Numbers 22-24, 2 Samuel 7 and the Psalter: Books I-V (especially Psalms 1-2) provide a reading paradigm of interpreting Psalm 110."


Friday, December 2, 2016

Whitfield Reviews Wisdom Commentary on Hebrews

Bryan Whitfield reviews the Wisdom Commentary on Hebrews for Review of Biblical Literature.

I hope to have my review of the book up by the end of the month.