Brent Niedergall

A FEATHER IN YOUR THEOLOGICAL CAP

Birds, Bats, Hearts, and Love

Birds, Bats, Hearts, and Love

An early Valentine’s dinner last night led to chicken parmigiana on the table. When you’re eating chicken parm, you probably don’t give lots of thought to the reality that you’re eating a dead bird. What other birds have you eaten before? Turkey, maybe duck, pheasant....

He or She? The KJV, the MT, and Gender Mismatch

He or She? The KJV, the MT, and Gender Mismatch

Who is he, he is she, and me is who. That’s a phrase Hebrew students learn to remember how the Hebrew word pronounced WHO means “he,” the Hebrew word pronounced HE means “she,” and the Hebrew word pronounced ME means “who.” Slightly confusing (and this is probably the...

Book Review: Introduction to the Septuagint

Book Review: Introduction to the Septuagint

We just can’t seem to get enough of the Septuagint. It appears to be approaching the levels of demand usually reserved for stuff like coffee, chocolate, friendship, and sunlight. It’s fair to say that I own more Septuagint-related books than I reasonably require. And...

Friday Favorites (31 JAN 20)

Friday Favorites (31 JAN 20)

Findings From Around The Web to Butter Your Grits Joey McCollum offers an introduction to his work of producing an open-source implementation of the Coherence-Based Genealogical Method (CBGM) in a guest post at Evangelical Textual Criticism.  The Biblical Studies Blog...

Friday Favorites (31 JAN 20)

Friday Favorites (24 JAN 20)

Findings From Around The Web to Butter Your Grits Timothy N. Mitchell at The Textual Mechanic explains how an ancient author could exercise control over a message by tasking their messenger to deliver an oral message along with their letter.  Clint Archer at The...

Book Review: Preaching for a Verdict

Book Review: Preaching for a Verdict

After reading Preaching for a Verdict: Recovering the Role of Exhortation by J. Josh Smith, I have a new criterion for evaluating preaching. Is the preacher urging his hearers to action? On Sunday, I listened to two sermons. This morning, I read over my manuscript for...

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