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The personal blog of pastor, grammarian, and runner Brent Niedergall

Take up and listen

Take up and listen

My posting frequency has been rather low lately, but there are some book reviews and others posts in the works. In this post, I'm just sharing three podcast recommendations. OnScript I've been listening to OnScript for years, now. Intelligent hosts interview scholars,...

Amos: A Handbook on the Greek Text

Amos: A Handbook on the Greek Text

A Book Review Amos: A Handbook on the Greek Text by W. Edward Glenny is the second release in the Baylor Handbook on the Septuagint Series (BHLXX). Glenny is an accomplished Septuagint scholar who has authored four volumes in Brill’s “Septuagint Commentary Series”...

Epigraphs and Coinage

Epigraphs and Coinage

I wrote a 5-lesson study on discipleship and coinage in the Gospels called Uncommon Currency. One of the many enjoyable aspects of production was choosing epigraphs for each of the five lessons. Each epigraph is a short quotation from a beloved early-church figure....

A Greek Reader

A Greek Reader

A Book Review Mark Jeong’s A Greek Reader: A Companion to A Primer of Biblical Greek is a great new book for beginning Greek students, those who want to sharpen their reading skills, and those who enjoy Greek and want something fun to try. Designed to complement N....

An Authentic Logion

An Authentic Logion

In 1943, a classics professor at Princeton named P. R. Coleman-Norton—according to his article in a peer-reviewed theology journal—visited a Moroccan mosque, where he saw “a single unnumbered page of Greek” (439). He quickly identified the parchment as a portion of an...

Guide to Biblical Coins

Guide to Biblical Coins

A Book Review David Hendin’s Guide to Biblical Coins (6th ed.) is the latest expansion of a book first published in 1976 as Guide to Ancient Jewish Coins. It is a detailed numismatic reference work covering Judaean coins dating from the 4th century BC to the 2nd...

Covenantal and Dispensational Theologies

Covenantal and Dispensational Theologies

A Book Review If we possessed all the satisfying answers, what would we talk about and ponder? I was recently listening to a podcast, on which the two hosts were talking about their shared obsession with Twin Peaks. The show is over 20 years old and it ran for two...

James—Big Greek Idea

James—Big Greek Idea

A Book Review Herb Bateman and Will Varner have written James: An Exegetical Guide for Preaching and Teaching as part of Kregel’s “Big Greek Idea Series.” It’s a commentary that emphasizes Greek grammar, but does not ignore textual exposition. In other words, you can...

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