Daily Gleanings (2 May 2019)

I recently did a blog post series on expanding your research materials.

In this same vein, Mark Hoffman discusses the “Library Extension” for Chrome and Firefox. As Mark summarizes,

Once you add the extension in either of the those browsers, an icon appears in the toolbar. Click it on to select your available public library and some educational institution ones. If your library system offers it, it will also allow you to connect to Hoopla and OverDrive.

It’s not a perfect system. Depending on which edition or version of a book you select, you will get different results. And your public library probably doesn’t carry that technical volume on an advanced biblical topic.

In any case, this is a handy way to see if your local library has a book you can check out, and sometimes it is even available as an eBook or an audiobook.

I’ve just installed the extension myself and am interested to see what it may turn up.

HT: Kirk Lowery


Michael Kruger abstracts a longer essay of his and concisely discusses the possibility that 1 Timothy quotes Luke.

For the full essay, see Louis Dow, Craig Evans, and Andrew Pitts, eds., The Language and Literature of the New Testament: Essays in Honor of Stanley E. Porter’s 60th Birthday (Brill, 2016), 680–700.

To do so and still afford to read anything else, perhaps interlibrary loan of this one chapter might be a good option. 🙂

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