Book Reviews, Greek

Going Deeper with New Testament Greek

One of the distinct deficits in seminary training has long been the methodology employed in teaching the Biblical languages. Introductory materials are numerous, but advanced studies often rely heavily upon resources that are either out of reach for the average student or are inadequate for the task by virtue of their simplicity. In reality, most… Continue reading Going Deeper with New Testament Greek

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Ancient History, Greek, History, Theology

Some Background on Gedara and the Windstorm

Jesus' encounter with the demonic forces on the Lake Gennesaret (Sea of Galilee) occurs as he is trying to get to the region of Gedara. The name of the city itself means "border country" and it is essentially the eastern edge of Jewish influence. Beyond Gedara was the Decapolis, an entirely new municipality founded by… Continue reading Some Background on Gedara and the Windstorm

History, Preaching

A Little Bit About Galilee

Sunday, I taught the latter half of Luke 4. After Jesus leaves his hometown of Nazareth, he travels to the town of Capernaum where he casts out the spirit of a defiling demon, heals a fever and spends an evening healing people before heading south toward Judea. All of these place names can get very… Continue reading A Little Bit About Galilee

Ancient History, Church, History, Ministry Connections, Theology

A Closer Look: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament

***This is a repost of an excellent article from Ed Stetzer. You can find the original here.*** One of the great benefits of the articles in found in the HCSB Study Bible is the high academic quality of the content. These articles aren't fluff. They are seminary-lecture-quality articles. Last week's hermeneutical look at the word… Continue reading A Closer Look: The Historical Reliability of the New Testament