Cognitive bias in biblical interpretation

In the last 2016 issue of the Bulletin for Biblical Research, Aaron Chalmers has an interesting essay on “the influence of cognitive biases on biblical interpretation” (467–80). Chalmers approaches the question from the perspective of cognitive psychology and focuses on “five key cognitive biases”—namely, “confirmation bias, false consensus effect, in-group bias, functional fixedness, and the illusory […]

Bulletin for Biblical Research 24, no. 4

The Bulletin for Biblical Research 24, no. 4 contains: John C. Poirier, “An Ontological Definition of ‘Canon’?” Jason S. DeRouchie, “The Heart of YHWH and His Chosen One in 1 Samuel 13:14” Richard Whitekettle, “Like a Fish and Shrimp Out of Water: Identifying the Dāg and Remeś Animals of Habakkuk 1:14″ E. Ray Clendenen, “Salvation by […]

Bulletin for Biblical Research 23, no. 2

The latest issue of the Bulletin for Biblical Research arrived in yesterday’s mail and includes: Joseph Kelly, “The Ethics of Inclusion: The גר and the אזרח in the Passover to Yhwh” Rahel Schafer, “Rest for the Animals?: Nonhuman Sabbath Repose in Pentateuchal Law” Amy Peeler, “Desiring God: The Blood of the Covenant in Exodus 24” Ray […]

Bulletin for Biblical Research 23, no. 1

The latest issue of the Bulletin for Biblical Research arrived in yesterday’s mail and includes: Joshua Philpot, “Exodus 34:29–35 and Moses’ Shining Face” Edward Bridge, “The Metaphoric Use of Slave Terms in the Hebrew Bible” Gregory Goswell, “Joshua and Kingship” Gregory Wong, “A Farewell to Arms: Goliath’s Death as Rhetoric against Faith in Arms” David DeSilva, “The […]

Bulletin for Biblical Research 22, no. 2

The latest issue of the Bulletin for Biblical Research arrived in yesterday’s mail and includes: Beat Weber, “Toward a Theory of the Poetry of the Hebrew Bible: The Poetry of the Psalms as a Test Case” Grant LeMarquand, “The Bible as Specimen, Talisman, and Dragoman in Africa: A Look at Some African Uses of the Psalms and […]

Bulletin for Biblical Research 22.1

The latest issue of the Bulletin for Biblical Research includes: Edward Glenny, “The Septuagint and Apostolic Hermeneutics: Amos 9 and Acts 15” Joel Willitts, “Matthew and Psalms of Solomon‘s Messianism: A Comparative Study in First-Century Messianology” Preston Massey, “Disagreement in the Greco-Roman Literary Tradition and the Implications for Gospel Research” Nijay Gupta, “What ‘Mercies of God’?: Oiktirmos in […]