TEDification How To

TED curator Chris Anderson has an article in Harvard Business Review (2013) that seeks to digest key presentation advice derived from the past several decades of TED’s work. Perhaps not all Anderson’s advice is appropriate to the genre of the academic conference paper, but doubtless a good many would substantially benefit from a healthy dose of some of the advice he offers.

Fujimura's Illuminated Gospels

To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Version in 2011, Crossway released an edition of the English Standard Version’s Gospels illuminated by Makoto Fujimura (cloth, leather). A short introduction to the project is available below (HT: Bryant Owens):

On February 18, 2011, Fujimura discussed the project in an interview on Fox News (beginning ca. 1:04). Samples of the work are also available via the Crossway website (cloth, leather).

Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (August 6, 2013)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include:

Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies

New Testament and Cognate Studies


Penguin-Random House Merger

According to the New York Times,

Random House and Penguin completed their planned merger Monday morning, creating the biggest and most powerful book publisher in the world.

The new company, called Penguin Random House, will control more than 25 percent of the trade book market in the United States, giving it unmatched leverage against Amazon.com, a growing force in the industry.

For the complete story, please see here.

Get Codex Bezae for Free in Logos

Codex Bezae, contains text Luke 23:47-24:1 (pa...
Codex Bezae with text Luke 23:47–24:1 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Logos Bible Software is now taking $0.00 pre-orders for their upcoming edition of Codex Bezae. Among the manuscript’s noteworthy characteristics,

It is the oldest-known manuscript containing the story of the adulterous woman found in John 7–8, as well as a longer ending of the Gospel of Mark. There are also several apparent additions, including a story found nowhere else of Jesus addressing a man found working on the Sabbath.

For more information and to pre-order, please see here.

New Testament Interpretation Has Moved

After several years’ blogging at ntinterpretation.wordpress.com, the site has now moved into its own domain at jdavidstark.com. All of the site’s links and RSS feeds should redirect automatically. But, you may see somewhat faster service by coming directly to jdavidstark.com or subscribing directly to jdavidstark.com/feed/rss/.

The Twitter handle has moved from @ntinterp to @jdavidstark, and the Tumblr feed has moved from ntinterp.tumblr.com to jdavidstark.tumblr.com. If we’ve connected on one of these networks, we should still be connected, but please look for future updates in the updated feeds. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yahoo connections remain just as they have been.

Over the past several years, I have played with the language of “New Testament interpretation” in various ways on the About page. The new site refresh should embody much the same impetus but do so more cleanly and straightforwardly.

Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you’ll take the opportunity to do so again soon.