Author Archives: Daniel R. Streett

About Daniel R. Streett

Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Houston Baptist University

Where to Buy a Combined Greek NT and LXX?

Wouldn’t it be convenient to have a combined Greek NT and LXX? Well, last year the German Bible Society published one. You can buy it on Amazon here: LXX-NA28 Greek Bible (Biblia Graeca). It will cost you a pretty penny, … Continue reading

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Did Enoch Die? (LXX, Philo, Hebrews)

The Biblical notice of Enoch is brief and tantalizing: “When Enoch had lived sixty-five years, he became the father of Methuselah. Enoch walked with God after the birth of Methuselah three hundred years, and had other sons and daughters. Thus all the … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Go to Hades?

Last week, I was commenting to my elementary Greek class on the need to be aware of some simple linguistic data when dealing the topic of ‘hell’ and the NT. Older translations of the NT (like the KJV) typically translated … Continue reading

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When did Death Come into the World?

I received the new IVP Academic catalog today and the new book by Ronald Osborn, Death Before the Fall, caught my attention. It deals with the question of death, the fall, and our hermeneutics in reading Genesis. I’ve recently run across … Continue reading

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Are the Dead Raised as Angels? (Phun with Philo)

Luke 20 adds several elements to the Markan version of Jesus’ discussion with the Sadducees: οἱ δὲ καταξιωθέντες τοῦ αἰῶνος ἐκείνου τυχεῖν καὶ τῆς ἀναστάσεως τῆς ἐκ νεκρῶν οὔτε γαμοῦσιν οὔτε γαμίζονται·οὐδὲ γὰρ ἀποθανεῖν ἔτι δύνανται, ἰσάγγελοι γάρ εἰσιν καὶ υἱοί … Continue reading

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Who is the Son of Man in Psalm 80?

I’m very proud to announce the publication of my younger brother’s (Andrew Streett) doctoral thesis, The Vine and the Son of Man: Eschatological Interpretation of Psalm 80 in Early Judaism. It is part of Fortress Press’s prestigious new peer-reviewed monograph series, The … Continue reading

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How I Became a Real Blog

Somewhere along the line, during this blog’s “hibernation” last year, we passed 100K hits. In celebration of this, I skimped and saved,

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Was there Natural Evil in Eden? (Phun with Philo)

In Questions on Genesis 1.14 Philo addresses the question of why the garden Paradise was in need of a man to cultivate it and guard it (Gen 2:15, ἐργάζεσθαι αὐτὸν καὶ φυλάσσειν) since it was, after all, planted by God … Continue reading

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My Paper at the HBU Conference on Paul and Judaism

I’m pleased to announce that my paper proposal was accepted for the Houston Baptist University conference on Paul and Judaism, which will be happening March 19-20. Keynote speakers include NT Wright, Beverly Gaventa, and Ross Wagner. There will be breakout … Continue reading

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Philo’s no Feminist (or, Φιλων Μισογυνης)

Since my research currently has me reading through the Philonic corpus, I thought it would be fun to blog some of the more interesting tidbits I run across. We can call this series, which I hope will be a regular … Continue reading

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