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Scripture and Hermeneutics/Doctrine Seminar Event Information

St. George’s Centre for Biblical and Public Theology is putting on two events plus a dinner on November 20–21.

The first is the annual Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar on November 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm. The topic this year is “Worldview and the Old Testament.”

The second event is the inaugural meeting for the Scripture and Doctrine seminar, which will meet on November 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm followed by a dinner at 7:15. The topic is “Divine Fatherhood and Sonship” with presentations from Scott Hahn, Craig Bartholomew, and Daniel Keating.

Information

Event: Scripture and Hermeneutics Seminar
Date: Friday, Novemeber 20, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:45 pm
Location: Marriott Hotel (Atlanta, Georgia)

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Event: Scripture and Doctrine Seminar
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 4:00 pm – 6:45 pm
Location: Hyatt Hotel (Atlanta, Georgia)

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Register for the dinner here

Hope to see everyone there!

QOTD: Nonnus of Nisibis on John 6:58

Nonnus of Nisibis commenting on John 6:58:

For just as the food was the cause of the death of the original man, likewise food became for us the cause of eternal life. And just as the food, although it became the cause of death, did not kill us for the reason that it was fatal by nature, but because Adam ate it believing in Satan’s promises—in the same way this food grants eternal life, not by possessing naturally the power of immortality, but through faith in the Savior’s promises and hope in his words. In this way through the opposites he destorys our opposites, making life spring up in us who worthily communicate in the vivifying body and blood of the Son of God.

Nonnus of Nisibis. Commentary on the Gospel of Saint John. Translated by Robert W Thomson. Writings from the Islamic World 1. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014, 146–147.

∞ Searchable SBL Abbreviations

Danny Zacharias has put together a helpful searchable database for SBL abbreviations for journals and series titles.

Check it out here

Book Reviews to Note in the Latest RBL Pertaining to NT Studies

In the latest RBL there are several book reviews to note pertaining to New Testament studies:

Early Judaism: A Comprehensive Overview edited by John J. Collins and Daniel C. Harlow

“…what makes this volume so valuable is a condensation of some of the best scholarly reflections on early Judaism. Prior readers of the larger textual ancestor will not want to duplicate their purchase. However, it presents a viable academic Cliff Notes option for newer lay readers where less may indeed be more.” – David M. Maas

Colossians in the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary Series by Nijay K. Gupta

“…for the person who desires a commentary that gives a responsible overview of the flow and meaning of the biblical text, while also providing suggestive theological reflection to inform one’s teaching and preaching, then one would be well-served by this commentary.” – Brian Small

Two reviews of The New Testament: A Historical and Theological Introduction by Donald A. Hagner

“This comprehensive introduction to the New Testament is intended mainly for students, but it will also be useful for scholars of any theological field. In all likelihood, Hagner’s (conservative) views with regard to the authorship or the recipients of many of the books of the New Testament will limit its broad acceptance. Nevertheless, his work will be a useful tool, as he includes an extensive part of the history of previous research in this field.” – Moschos Goutzioudis 

The Son of Man as the Last Adam: The Early Church Tradition as a Source of Paul’s Adam Christology by Yongbom Lee

“…I found the majority of Lee’s work exceedingly insightful and consider it a new approach that provides a helpful contribution to discussions regarding the Adam Christology present in Paul and other New Testament writers and discussions based in issues of source and redaction criticisms, particularly within and among New Testament documents.” – Haley Goranson

Canonizing Paul: Ancient Editorial Practice and the Corpus Paulinum by Eric W. Scherbenske

“Scherbenske supports a new direction of textual criticism that tries to understand the history of the New Testament as the history of an edition rather than the history of a disembodied text. I commend him for this approach, and I hope this book will encourage colleagues also to engage in this new line of study.” – David Trobisch

 

New to the SBLAAR App?

The SBLAAR 2013 app is out and once again it looks to be extremely helpful again this year in planning your conference and navigating it while you are there. I thought I would highlight some of the app’s features if you are not already familiar with it.

App store screenshot

App store screenshot

Once you download and open the app you have to go through two loading screens (somewhat annoying but the app is still well worth it).

Loading screen 1

Loading screen 1

Loading screen 2

Loading screen 2

Once you are into the app you are presented with a variety of options: 

Main screen

Main screen

  • Build your schedule
  • Browse sessions by track
  • Browse speakers
  • Browse exhibitors
  • Search
  • View event maps
  • Links to the AAR and SBL websites
  • Twitter feed that shows all the #SBLAAR13 hashtags

If you are unsure what you are looking for you can browse by speakers or sessions. 

Browse by sessions

Browse by sessions

Browse by speaker

Browse by speaker

But the most helpful way to find what you are looking for is the search feature. This allows you to search the whole program in the palm of your hand. You can search by keyword, speaker, programs, and more.  

Search by speaker

Search by speaker

Search by session keyword

Search by session keyword

If you click on a particular session it will bring you with a variety of information and options.  

If you add notes to several sessions you can email them to yourself, which is helpful if there is a handful of sessions you are debating on going to. In order to email them click the more  option in the bottom right and click email notes . 

Some other handy features include maps of the convention center, twitter feed for the #SBLAAR13 hashtag, and your schedule. 

Maps of the convention center

Maps of the convention center

Twitter feed (looks like Jim was already advertising the app's release!)

Twitter feed (looks like Jim was already advertising the app’s release!)

You're personal program schedule

You’re personal program schedule

Best part of all the app is free in the iOS store!