J. David Stark https://www.jdavidstark.com Hone Your Craft as a Biblical Scholar Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:57:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://i2.wp.com/www.jdavidstark.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/cropped-David-Stark-bw-2.jpg?fit=32%2C32&ssl=1 J. David Stark https://www.jdavidstark.com 32 32 103400790 Why You Need to Budget Your Time https://www.jdavidstark.com/why-you-need-to-budget-your-time/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=why-you-need-to-budget-your-time https://www.jdavidstark.com/why-you-need-to-budget-your-time/#comments Mon, 14 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=21123 Do you really need to budget your time in the first place? There are at least 4 very good reasons the answer is a firm "Yes."

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Research on (Re)writing Prophets in the Corinthian Correspondence https://www.jdavidstark.com/research-on-rewriting-prophets-in-the-corinthian-correspondence/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=research-on-rewriting-prophets-in-the-corinthian-correspondence Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?page_id=21094 If hermeneutics of "rewritten Bible" are highlighted, it's easier to compare these texts and their hermeneutics with Paul’s interpretive work.

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Confused or Intrigued with Second Temple Hermeneutics? https://www.jdavidstark.com/confused-or-intrigued-with-second-temple-hermeneutics/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=confused-or-intrigued-with-second-temple-hermeneutics https://www.jdavidstark.com/confused-or-intrigued-with-second-temple-hermeneutics/#respond Mon, 31 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=21105 "Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions" illustrates how modern readers can work to recover Second Temple interpretive contexts.

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How to Budget Your Time If It’s Regular and Irregular https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-regular-and-irregular/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-regular-and-irregular https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-regular-and-irregular/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=21053 If your schedule is both regular and irregular, you can budget your time by combining approaches for regular and irregular time.

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6 Reasons You Should Read Your Bible https://www.jdavidstark.com/reasons-you-should-read-your-bible/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=reasons-you-should-read-your-bible https://www.jdavidstark.com/reasons-you-should-read-your-bible/#comments Mon, 17 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=18503 Nothing can substitute for critical biblical scholarship. But even when you do this, you still need to read your Bible. Here are 5 reasons why.

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How to Budget Your Time If It’s Irregular https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-irregular/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-irregular https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-irregular/#comments Mon, 10 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=21051 Having an irregular schedule doesn’t mean you can’t budget your time. It just means you need to focus on the commitments that are most important.

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How to Budget Your Time If It’s Regular https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-regular/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-regular https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-budget-your-time-if-its-regular/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=21049 Whether you budget your regular time with blocks or something else, you’re deliberately planning how you’ll use your time.

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Audience and Predestination in the Letter to the Romans https://www.jdavidstark.com/audience-and-predestination-in-the-letter-to-the-romans/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=audience-and-predestination-in-the-letter-to-the-romans https://www.jdavidstark.com/audience-and-predestination-in-the-letter-to-the-romans/#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=20968 A perennial question in the interpretation of Paul’s letter to the Romans is what testimony the letter bears on the issue of predestination. Especially in the last few decades, the identity of the letter’s implied audience has also become more of a live question. Discussing These Difficulties I recently had the opportunity to sit down […]

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Growth in the Land(s) Promised to Abraham https://www.jdavidstark.com/growth-in-the-lands-promised-to-abraham/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=growth-in-the-lands-promised-to-abraham https://www.jdavidstark.com/growth-in-the-lands-promised-to-abraham/#respond Mon, 20 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=20797 Scholars often connect Ben Sira and Paul when discussing Abraham as "heir of the world." But other Second Temple interpreters use the same reading strategy.

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How to Time Block with Todoist and Google Calendar https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-time-block-with-todoist-and-google-calendar/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-time-block-with-todoist-and-google-calendar https://www.jdavidstark.com/how-to-time-block-with-todoist-and-google-calendar/#comments Mon, 13 Jul 2020 12:00:00 +0000 https://www.jdavidstark.com/?p=20902 Time blocking can be hugely helpful for planning your days. And by using Todoist's Google Calendar integration, it can be pretty seamless too.

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