Daily Gleanings: Scriptures (12 November 2019)

Forthcoming from Westminster John Knox in fall 2020 is Ancient Jewish and Christian Scriptures, co-authored by John Collins, Craig Evans, and Lee Martin McDonald.

Apparently, as of this writing, this release date is too far out even for WJK to have the volume on their website (!).

According to WJK’s most recent print catalog, however:

Ancient Jewish and Christian Scriptures examines the writings included in and excluded from the Jewish and Christian canons of scripture and explores the social settings in which some of this literature was viewed as authoritative and some was viewed as either uninspired or heretical, and how those noncanonical writings demonstrate the historical, literary, and religious aspects of the culture that gave rise to the writings. John J. Collins, Craig A. Evans, and Lee Martin McDonald also show how literature excluded form the Jewish and Christian canons of scripture remains valuable today for understanding the questions and conflicts that early Jewish and Christian faith communities faced. Through this discussion contemporary readers acquire a broader understanding of biblical scripture and of Jewish and Christian faith inspired by scripture. (p. 14)

Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture at the 2019 Stone-Campbell Journal Conference

The Jewish Scripture as Christian Scripture (JSACS) study group is pleased to welcome proposals for papers for the Stone-Campbell Journal Conference.

The conference is set to be hosted by Johnson University in Knoxville, TN, on 5–6 April 2019. Conference details are available on the Stone-Campbell Journal website.

The group’s interest is intentionally broader than the issue of “the use of the Old Testament” in the New, in the history of Christian biblical interpretation, etc. Projects are welcome to focus on either the Hebrew Bible or related versions (especially Greek) and to consider these textual traditions’ relevance for Christian interpreters, past or present.

To propose a paper for the JSACS group, please review and complete the proposal form below by the end of the day 1 December.

Soon after this time, final decisions will be made and communicated about what papers will be included in the study group’s program. Any promising proposals that the group is not able to accommodate in its program will be considered for addition to the general SCJC program.

If you have any questions, please feel free to post in the comments area below. If you have colleagues with interest in the group’s area of study, please feel free to forward this post link to them.

We look forward to seeing your proposals and to a wonderful session at the 2019 meeting!

Seitz, Christian Scripture (Excerpt)

Baker has kindly provided a substantial PDF excerpt from Christopher Seitz’s The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two-Testament Bible (2011). Besides front matter, the excerpt includes the book’s introduction and first chapter, which account for 74 pages of text.