Sacred Texts and Paradigmatic Revolutions

The latest Bloomsbury Highlights notes the newly available volume 16 in the T&T Clark Jewish and Christian Texts Series. The volume is a revision of my 2011 dissertation at Southeastern Seminary and primarily explores paradigmatic, or presuppositional, aspects of the hermeneutics at play in Romans and some of the Qumran sectarian texts. Bloomsbury presently has the […]

Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter (October 31, 2012)

The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include: New Testament and Cognate Studies Jo-Ann A. Brant, John, reviewed by Matthew Gordley Bart B. Bruehler, A Public and Political Christ: The Social-Spatial Characteristics of Luke 18:35–19:43 and the Gospel as a Whole in Its Ancient Context, reviewed by John Cowan Jaime Clark-Soles, Engaging the Word: The […]

Kindling Cave 4?

Amazon’s selection of texts available for the Kindle platform occasionally includes some interesting oddities. For instance, those who really want to do so can apparently read the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert volumes 10 (4QMMT) and 16 (cave 4 calendrical texts) on Kindle for a mere $239.20 and $254.34 respectively, without print-equivalent page numbers. Or, […]

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

It has taken some time, but in cooperation with Google, the Israel Museum has now released the Digital Dead Sea Scrolls. The website presently has five scrolls available: the Great Isaiah Scroll, the War Scroll, the Pesher on Habakkuk, the Temple Scroll, and the Community Rule. Here is the introductory video clip with voice overs […]

A Selective Summary of Fields, “The Dead Sea Scrolls Today”

Last evening, I was privileged to attend the second annual Prentice Meador Lecture at Lipscomb University. There, Weston Fields, the Executive Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Foundation, addressed what seemed very nearly to be a full house on the topic “The Dead Sea Scrolls Today.” Overall, most of Fields’ lecture surveyed certain notable features […]