Tag Archives: Paul

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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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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