The Mens Bible

If you've been thinking that Christian men need a project that turns the Bible into a self-help guide, a collection of individualistic "tools" with just the right amount of machismo and moral shaming, then I have good news for you. Presenting, the Men's Bible.. They say in the title, "Why…

SBL Meeting Participation

Recently, Russell McCutcheon asked on Facebook whether SBL members should be limited to one slot on the program, in order to make room for more participation especially among non-tenured scholars. That's not a bad idea, especially if a member could make more than one proposal and have only one accepted.…

SBL2015 Paper Proposals

I'm happy that I have had two paper proposals accepted for the 2015 SBL meeting in November. Both are related to my new monograph project on the ideology of English Bible translation, and you will notice the connection between them. The first is for the Metaphor Theory and the Hebrew…

Beyond Equivalence

I am working on a journal article that sets the groundwork for my monograph project next year. I'm calling it "Beyond Equivalence: Ideology and Power in Biblical Translation," and it presents my argument for moving beyond the traditional spectrum of "dynamic equivalence" and "formal correspondence" translation. Another common (but slightly…

Accordance, DCH, and Turbans

I'm researching the topic of "head-dresses" in the Hebrew Bible for an encyclopedia entry, and was having trouble keeping all the various types of turbans and crowns straight in my head. This is an image of an Accordance workspace with several views of the Dictionary of Classical Hebrew, the standard…

OOTLE 2015

I am looking forward to an experimental course this semester called the "Open Old Testament Learning Event," coordinated by the brilliant Brooke Lester, Assistant Professor of Hebrew and the Director for Emerging Pedagogies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. I'm not sure what all will happen, but I know there will be…

can u just not?

On FB, Timothy Michael Law shared a link to a hilarious post translating "Thou shalt not" in biblical commands as "can u just not?". By all means go read it. Consider this: *Exodus 20:17 * “Can u not covet thy neighbour’s house, can u not covet thy neighbour’s…

Can a genre be errant?

Carlos Bovell has written a very nice guest post on the blog of Peter Enns, titled "Does an inerrantist culture 'do good or do harm?'" His argument is that evangelicals need to reframe and decenter the notion of inerrancy in their conception of biblical authority: One concern I have…

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