Crossing the Red Sea, Rothschild Haggadah, ca. 1450 We’re having a sermon series from the book of Exodus in evening services at Emmanuel Church, Loughborough, and I had the privilege of preaching on the crossing of the sea (Exodus 14:5-22) on Sunday 28 May. Here are my slides—alas, no video recording this time because of technical problems. Thoughts and comments welcome!
I’m preaching again this coming Sunday (7 November) for my church, All Saints, Ealing, and am speaking from the Old Testament reading, Jonah 3. I’ve focused my talk(s) around the way God is portrayed in the passage, seen through the eyes of Jonah and the people of Nineveh. Below are the two parts of the sermon, respectively 13 mins and 10 mins. Comments are most welcome!
Butticaz, Simon, Luc Devillers, James M. Morgan & Steve Walton, eds.Le corpus lucanien (Luc-Actes) et l’historiographie ancienne: Quels rapports?Berlin: LIT Verlag, 2019. ISBN 978-3-643-90954-1. €39.90. I’m delighted to announce the publication of a valuable book which I’ve co-edited on Luke-Acts and historiography. Here’s the brief description: In biblical research, consensus is rare. Formulated by Dibelius at the beginning of the 20th century, the thesis that Luke is “the first Christian historian” is one such. Among the authors of the New Testament, Luke is alone in tracing Continue reading →
It is my custom to read the whole Bible every year in my daily Bible reading, and I try to ring the changes on the system I use to do that each year. Over the year recently ended (I am not good at beginning exactly on 1 January!) I was using a reading system set up by a particular organisation and I became irritated by the devotional comments provided with the readings—some were just plain wrong, and lots were at best poor exegesis of the Continue reading →
My good friend Will Ross, a Cambridge PhD student working on the Septuagint, has provided a ‘first thoughts’ review of Takamitsu Muraoka’s new grammar of Septuagint Greek, A Syntax of Septuagint Greek (Leuven: Peeters, 2016). Muraoka is a master of Greek, especially on the LXX, and has already provided us with a superb lexicon (see Will’s video introduction) and Hebrew-Greek index of the LXX, both of which must be considered the ‘state of the art’. Here’s the ‘blurb’ on the book: This is the first ever comprehensive Continue reading →