An Ancient Syriac Bible Found?

Reuters is reporting that a Syriac Bible has recently been found in a raid conducted by authorities in Northern Cyprus.  For more on this story see the following link:


It will be interesting to have the date of this text confirmed, which I am sure will happen in the coming months.  I will try to keep [...]

New Commentaries on Proverbs

I just found out through Best that there are a couple forthcoming commentaries on my favorite biblical book, Proverbs.  The International Critical Commentary series is retiring Crawford H. Toy’s volume and will be replacing it with a new volume from Jan Joosten.  I am unfamiliar with Jan’s work, but I look forward to develing [...]

CBD Spoils

I thought I would share with you guys my recent purchases from the CBD warehouse sale this weekend.

Botterweck, G. Johannes, and Helmer Ringgren. Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament. Grand Rapids, MI.: Eerdmans , 1978. 15 Vols. $220.00

Davies, Philip R. Scribes and Schools: The Canonization of the Hebrew Scriptures. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox [...]

A Sneak Peak at Michael Fox's New Commentary

John Hobbins over at Ancient Hebrew Poetry has a great sneak peek of what I am sure will be “the greatest” commentary on Proverbs 10-31 in the English language, Michael V. Fox’s Anchor Yale Bible Commentary. Hobbins provides Fox’s comments on Proverbs 22:6. If you haven’t had the chance to read [...]

The Confessions of Saint Augustine: Free Audio Book

In the past, I have shared deals from ChristianAudio has many great audio books available for downloading at a reasonable price.  However, once a month, they decide to give a book away.  This may be one of the best free titles that they have offered thus far.  This month, as mentioned in the title, [...]

Online Reading: Benefits and Dangers

I just came upon a great little article from the New York Times. The article discusses books, literacy, and online reading. It is an interesting article that I would suggest reading.

A few thoughts on the article (which I accessed online, how ironic). One of the problems of the online reading trend is [...]

I Own James Crenshaw's (Former) Books

I am a big fan of James Crenshaw.  I have collected several of his books and have many of his articles (either bound or in a pdf format).  His writings have helped me to better understand the Wisdom Literature of the 1st Testament, while helping me clarify some of my own thoughts. (on a side [...]

Humbling Words of Wisdom from a Departed Giant, David Noel Freedman

I picked up volume two of Divine Commitment and Human Obligation: Selected Writings of David Noel Freedman, which focuses on Poetry and Orthography, and encountered humbling words about what this giant had learned over the past fifty prolific years as a Biblical scholar.

“What have fifty years of activity in this field taught me about the [...]

What is this in Wright's Study?

I was looking at the blogs that I usually frequent, and I found a great picture of N.T. Wright at work in his study (I love seeing people’s work spaces) on Ben Witherington’s blog.    The reason I am reposting this picture is because I want to know about the device that Wright is using [...]

Anchor "Yale" Bible Commentary News.

If you remember from a previous post, I was hoping with Yale’s acquisition of the famed commentary series that we would see more titles being printed with higher frequency. This appears to be the case, see below:

I have recently found out that ANE scholar Jack Sasson will be contributing to another volume in [...]