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Mark 2:16 – “Scribes” of the Pharisees – Did They Exist?

καὶ οἱ γραμματεῖς τῶν Φαρισαίων⸃ ἰδόντες ⸄ὅτι ἐσθίει⸅ μετὰ τῶν ⸂1ἁμαρτωλῶν καὶ τελωνῶν⸃⸌ ἔλεγον τοῖς μαθηταῖς αὐτοῦ· ⸀ὅτι μετὰ τῶν τελωνῶν καὶ ἁμαρτωλῶν ⸁ἐσθίει; (NA28) When the scribes of the Pharisees saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, they said to his…

James Dunn on NT Interpretation as Dialogue

I was skimming through a book I had read a while back and rediscovered this quote that adequately sums up my perspective on the importance of reading the New Testament through “1st-century eyes” before we seek to apply it to our current context. “New…

How To Talk To People That You Disagree With

Assurance and Loving Others

When asked about the importance of assurance in the Christian life, Douglas Campbell, a brilliant and faithful biblical scholar, responds in this way: “One of the things that we are delivered from is introversion and narcissism. And God doesn’t want us wandering around worrying about…

Reading Whole Books… As Intended

I found this pretty neat chart that shows you how long it takes (on average) to read through an entire book of the Bible. (From 3 Tips For Better Bible Reading) And here’s the response that Andy Naselli gives to a common objection against…