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“Hebert Translation” — Wha?

1 March 2009 Biblical Studies

You may have noticed that in recent translations I’ve started using the “Hebert Translation” of the Bible. What is this?

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Tabor on the Gospel of Peter; Hebert on the Gospel of Peter.

16 July 2007 Biblical Studies

James Tabor, the Jesus Dynasty guy, posted a quick look at some features of the Gospel of Peter (G. Peter) on The Jesus Dynasty Blog: “Evaluating the Lost Gospel of Peter.” Tabor is mostly interested, for the purposes of that post, with the chronology of the last days of Jesus’ life as presented by G. […]

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5 Keys to Picking the Best Bible Translation For You

7 February 2007 Biblical Studies

Because I love Bible translation, people often ask me: “What do you look for in a translation?” This is a difficult question to answer because it’s such a personal thing. You can take the following 5 items with a grain of salt. But, deep down, you know I’m right! 1. Readability By far, the most […]

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A Trustworthy Word (2 Tim 2.11-13)

2 April 2010 Biblical Studies

Earlier this week, I briefly discussed the poem in 2 Tim 2.11–13 in my post about parathēkē. Here, I’d like to explore this passage a bit more, line-by-line. First, let’s set the context. The purpose for 2 Timothy, predominantly, is to encourage a co-worker in Christ to continue to preach boldly the gospel, and to avoid apostasy at all cost.

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Parathēkē: The Beautiful Thing Entrusted to You (Part Two)

31 March 2010 Biblical Studies

In a previous post, I made the point that the parathēkē (παραθήκη), the beautiful thing that God has entrusted to us (in the parlance of the epistles of to Timothy), is not necessarily the Gospel, but really a certain kind of doctrine or orthodoxy — right teaching. First, in order to understand this, we must understand the difference between Gospel and Orthodoxy or Gospel and Teaching.

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Treasure in a Field: Thoughts on Matthew 13.44

21 March 2010 Biblical Studies

I thought it would be nice to take a moment to look at the two possible interpretations of the parable in Matthew 13.44. I am indebted to Jack Wisdom, elder at Ecclesia and all-around exegetical ninja, whose sermon this morning highlighted two different interpretations of this parable.

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The Psychology of Abraham (Genesis 22)

16 July 2009 Biblical Studies

When considering Genesis 22, I am most intrigued by the psychology of Abraham. God (Elohim) comes to him and commands that he sacrifice Isaac. Now, Isaac, of course, was the fulfillment of God’s promise. Through Isaac and his offspring Abraham was supposed to be come a great nation. After so many years of waiting and hoping, he and Sarah finally have this promised child. Now, God is asking that Abraham trust him in a rather insane way. How can Abraham possibly do this? What mental hoops must he jump through?

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7 Jul 2009: John 6:44

7 July 2009 Biblical Studies

As Christians we often put the onus of God’s power on our shoulders without realizing it. We think that it is our job to go out and save the world from all of its evils. I’ve got two things to tell you: (1) We are part of the world’s evil, so good luck saving ourselves, and (2) That’s just not our job.

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6 Jul 2009: John 6:38–40

6 July 2009 Biblical Studies

Amidst a discussion in which Jesus tells the crowd that he is the bread of life, that those who approach him will never go hungry or have thirst, he makes it very clear that he has come to do the will of the one who sent him. The one who sent him is his father, and his father’s will is also made known in John 6:40.

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5 Jul 2009: John 6:27-33: Bread and Freedom

5 July 2009 Biblical Studies

Today, John 6:27–33 was my charge. This is not an obvious text to be reading on the 4th of July, but it’s the text that came up, and it served admirably as a backdrop for some of the thoughts I’ve been having lately about freedom, democracy, the United States, and Christianity.

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