Category Archives: NT Texts

Vienna, Venio

The International Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature is in Vienna this year. I couldn’t pass up the chance to combine a visit to this world-class city with participation in a world-class biblical studies conference, so I’m excited to … 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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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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“Full of Grace” (Or, Was Mary a Hottie?)

Luke 1:28 and The Message Luke 1:28 records Gabriel’s greeting to Mary, χαῖρε, κεχαριτωμένη. In a recent conversation, someone brought up Eugene Peterson’s Message translation of the passage: Good morning! You’re beautiful with God’s beauty, Beautiful inside and out! God be with you. … Continue reading

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