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.
Παραλειπομένων is the Old Greek title for 1–2 Chronicles. The term designates things that are omitted or, more colloquially, the “left-overs.”
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
- Christoph Dohmen, Studien zu Bilderverbot und Bildtheologie des Alten Testaments, reviewed by Sven Petry
- Jan Joosten, The Verbal System of Biblical Hebrew: A New Synthesis Elaborated on the Basis of Classical Prose, reviewed by Jerome Lund
- Granville J. R. Kent, Say It Again, Sam: A Literary and Filmic Study of Narrative Repetition in 1 Samuel 28, reviewed by Andrew Steinmann
- Yoo-Ki Kim, The Function of the Tautological Infinitive in Classical Biblical Hebrew, reviewed by Hubert James Keener
- R. Reed Lessing, Isaiah 40–55, reviewed by Alphonso Groenewald
- Rüdiger Lux, Hiob: Im Räderwerk des Bösen, reviewed by Urmas Nommik
- Andrew G. Shead, A Mouth Full of Fire: The Word of God in Jeremiah, reviewed by Hallvard Hagelia
New Testament and Cognate Studies
- Larry R. Helyer, The Life and Witness of Peter, reviewed by Timothy P. Henderson
- Matthias Henze, ed., Hazon Gabriel: New Readings of the Gabriel Revelation, reviewed by Aaron Koller
- Mark W. Elliott, The Heart of Biblical Theology: Providence Experienced, reviewed by Mark McEntire
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.
Tom Wright and James White on Justification
HT: Brian LePort
Pope Benedict XVI to Resign on February 28
After about an 8-year term, Pope Benedict XVI is apparently set to resign on February 28, citing health difficulties. For more information and the NBC report from earlier this morning, see here.