Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Be careful little lips . . .

James 1:19 - "Therefore, my beloved brethren, let everyone be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to get angry."

Speaking of 'slow to speak', here are a couple of links relevant to the pros and cons of 21st century (cyber) communication.  First, a helpful blog post entitled "Shallow Knowledge" deals with the way we learn.  As a Bible/Greek student, I find this post highly relevant to Bible Software programs as well.  Second, "John Mark Reynolds, public speaker and director of the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University," addresses the problems of internet discourse and what bloggers can do to raise the level of conversation on the internet in this mp3.  

The cliff notes: It seems that for the first time in history, we have a form of communication which is both highly informal and highly permanent.  Our 'online' conversations may be with us forever, viewed by anyone (friend or enemy), and left in an obscure corner of cyberspace without any good context.  

Be careful little lips what you say!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

List of Helpful (or free) Resources

This is a rough draft which will probably be trimmed up a bit.  Some of the resources are less helpful than others but may be free to access.  

Journals (compiled by the Divinity School at Vanderbilt)

The Bible Today. 

The Bible Translator. 


Biblical Interpretation: A Journal of Contemporary Approaches. 

Biblical Research. 

Biblical Theology Bulletin. 

Biblische Zeitschrift. 

Cahiers De Biblia Patristica. 

Catholic Biblical Quarterly. 

Elenchus Bibliographicus Biblicus. 


Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses Elenchus Bibliographicus. 

Etudes Bibliques. 

Expository Times. 

Foundations and Facets Forum. 

Havard Theological Review. 

Horizons in Biblical Theology. 

Index to Book Reviews on Religion. 


Journal of Biblical Literature. 

Journal of New Testament Studies. 

Literature and Theology. 

New  Testament Studies. 

New Testament Abstracts. 

Novum Testamentum. 

Religion Index One. 

Religion Index Two:Multi-Author Works (Rit). 

Religious Index Two: Festschriften 1960-1969. 

Religious Studies Review.

Review and Expositor. 

Revue Biblique. 

Rhetorica:  A Journal of the History of Rhetoric. 


Society of Biblical Literature Seminar Papers. 

Tyndale Bulletin. 

Vetus Testamentum. 

Zeitschrift Fur Die Neutestamentliche Wissenschaft Und Die Kunde Der Alteren Kirche (Znw).


*Excerpted a Vanderbilt Divinity School bibliography, revised 2003.  [http://divinity.library.vanderbilt.edu/bibliographies/new_testament.pdf]



Misc. Resources for NT studies:


Aufstieg und Niedergang der romischen Welt (ANRW – “The Rise and Decline of the Roman World).  This is actually a series of books which contain various essays by experts on the subject.  It contains articles in English among other languages.  You may be able to search the index here: http://www.uky.edu/AS/Classics/biblio/anrw.html.   Also, Rodney Decker has a running bibliography of relevant articles within this series.  You can retrieve this as a .pdf file at: http://www.ntresources.com/documents/ANRW_bibliog.pdf


Australian Biblical Review.  Table of Contents and book reviews available at website. [http://www.fbs.org.au/abr.html]


*The Bible and Critical Theory.  Published online. [http://publications.epress.monash.edu/loi/bc/index.html]


*Biblica.  Full text .pdf files available. Published by the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome [http://www.bsw.org/project/biblica/].


*The Denver Journal.  Published by Denver Seminary.  Available online. [http://www.denverseminary.edu/resources/the-denver-journal/]


*FilologĂ­a Neotestamentaria.  Volumes 7-19 available online. [http://www.bsw.org/project/filologia/index.php]


*Journal of Biblical Literature.  Quarterly publications can be accessed online as far back as 2003.  [http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/journals_JBL_backissues.aspx]


*Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism.  Current year available online; past years available in print through Sheffield press.  RSS feed available.  [http://jgrchj.net/home].


Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (SEG).  Bibliography of Greek inscriptions updated each year. 


* = Available online in part or whole.


Web Resources

http://www.ntresources.com Many resources from Dr. Rodney Decker.  Very useful.


http://www.NTGateway.com Mostly links and references for New Testament studies.


http://www.perseus.tufts.edu  Texts, maps, and archeology.


http://www.tlg.uci.eduThesaurus Lingua Graecae.


Duke Papyrus Archive: http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/papyrus/.


Oxyrhynchus Papyri.  Online at: http://www.papyrology.ox.ac.uk/POxy/papyri/the_papyri.html


Pseudepigrapha online at: http://ocp.acadiau.ca/


List of Papyri links at: http://members.tripod.com/~papyri/links-2.html - Collections.


Images of inscriptions at http://epigraphy.packhum.org/inscriptions/ (Packard Humanities Institute – PHI).


Bibliographic Information:

The Denver Journal publishes a NT Bibliography every year. [http://www.denverseminary.edu/article/new-testament-exegesis-bibliography-2008/]


Glynn, John.  Commentary and Reference Survey.  Grand Rapids: Kregal, 2007.  Very useful.


Bibliography from Vanderbilt Divinity School, revised 2003.  [http://divinity.library.vanderbilt.edu/bibliographies/new_testament.pdf]

Monday, September 1, 2008

Free Resource

I have subscribed (via RSS) to a great online journal.  Check it out if you haven't already.  Much of today's scholarship is becoming available via the web or digitization.  I'm sure there will be disadvantages to this trend, but in the mean time, our self-expectations in scholarship must rise with the opportunities that we now have.