Oxyrhynchus Papyri Transcriptions from the Paulines

Geoffrey Smith has made available offprints of new transcriptions for 5258 (132), containing fragments of Eph 3:21–4:2, and 5259 (133), containing fragments of 1 Tim 3:13–4:8. Dated to the third century, 5259 (133) is the earliest published witness to 1 Timothy.

HT: Andreas Köstenberger, Brice JonesRick Brannan

Qumran Cave 12: Update

Since my previous post about Qumran Cave 12, a few other noteworthy articles have cropped up, including on:

Much of what is in these articles about the new find is also in other reports. But, the Times piece confirms that

Experts at the Dead Sea Scroll Laboratories in Jerusalem … plan to carry out multispectral imaging of the [apparently blank parchment fragment] to reveal any ink invisible to the naked eye.

Such plans weren’t entirely clear from what I’d seen thus far, though it would seem to be a logical step for the sake of thoroughness. Kudos to Jim Davila for his correct prior speculation about how to interpret some of the previous and seemingly more ambiguous comments touching these plans.

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55, no. 3

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The Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55, no. 3 includes:

  • David W. Chapman and Andreas Köstenberger, “Jewish Intertestamental and Early Rabbinic Literature: An Annotated Bibliographic Resource Updated (Part 2)
  • Abraham Kuruvilla, “The Aqedah (Genesis 22): What Is the Author Doing with What He Is Saying?”
  • Greg Goswell, “The Temple Theme in the Book of Daniel”
  • Charlie Trimm, “Did YHWH Condemn the Nations When He Elected Israel?: YHWH’s Disposition toward Non-Israelites in the Torah”
  • Steve Walton, “What Does ‘Mission’ in Acts Mean in Relation to the ‘Powers That Be’?”
  • Michael D. Fiorello, “The Ethical Implications of Holiness in James 2”

Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 55, no. 2

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The latest issue of the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society arrived in yesterday’s mail and includes the following:

  • David Chapman and Andreas Köstenberger, “Jewish Intertestamental and Early Rabbinic Literature: An Annotated Bibliographic Resource Updated (Part 1)”
  • Armin Baum, “A Theological Justification for the Canonical Status of Literary Forgeries: Jacob’s Deceit (Genesis 27) and Petr Pokorný’s Sola Gratia Argument”
  • Walter Kaiser Jr., “Is It the Case that Christ is the Same Object of Faith in the Old Testament? (Genesis 15:1–6)”
  • Josh Chatraw, “Balancing Out (W)Right: Jesus’ Theology of Individual and Corporate Repentance and Forgiveness in the Gospel of Luke”
  • Stanley Porter and Bryan Dyer, “Oral Texts?: A Reassessment of the Oral and Rhetorical Nature of Paul’s Letters in Light of Recent Studies”
  • Adam Hensley, “Σιγάω, λαλέω, and ὑποτάσσω in 1 Corinthians 14:34 in Their Literary and Rhetorical Context”
  • Victor Rhee, “The Author of Hebrews as a Leader of the Faith Community”
  • Russell Moore, “The Kingdom of God in the Social Ethics of Carl F. H. Henry: A Twenty-first Century Evangelical Reappraisal”