TED curator Chris Anderson has an article in Harvard Business Review (2013) that seeks to digest key presentation advice derived from the past several decades of TED’s work. Perhaps not all Anderson’s advice is appropriate to the genre of the academic conference paper, but doubtless a good many would substantially benefit from a healthy dose of some of the advice he offers.
In late March, N. T. Wright lectured at Oklahoma Christian University about his new Paul and the Faithfulness of God and engaged a further panel discussion with Richard Hays, Jerry Sumney, and James Thompson.
To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Version in 2011, Crossway released an edition of the English Standard Version’s Gospels illuminated by Makoto Fujimura (cloth, leather). A short introduction to the project is available below (HT: Bryant Owens):
The latest reviews from the Review of Biblical Literature include:
Jewish Scriptures and Cognate Studies
- Christoph Dohmen, Studien zu Bilderverbot und Bildtheologie des Alten Testaments, reviewed by Sven Petry
- Jan Joosten, The Verbal System of Biblical Hebrew: A New Synthesis Elaborated on the Basis of Classical Prose, reviewed by Jerome Lund
- Granville J. R. Kent, Say It Again, Sam: A Literary and Filmic Study of Narrative Repetition in 1 Samuel 28, reviewed by Andrew Steinmann
- Yoo-Ki Kim, The Function of the Tautological Infinitive in Classical Biblical Hebrew, reviewed by Hubert James Keener
- R. Reed Lessing, Isaiah 40–55, reviewed by Alphonso Groenewald
- Rüdiger Lux, Hiob: Im Räderwerk des Bösen, reviewed by Urmas Nommik
- Andrew G. Shead, A Mouth Full of Fire: The Word of God in Jeremiah, reviewed by Hallvard Hagelia
New Testament and Cognate Studies
- Larry R. Helyer, The Life and Witness of Peter, reviewed by Timothy P. Henderson
- Matthias Henze, ed., Hazon Gabriel: New Readings of the Gabriel Revelation, reviewed by Aaron Koller
- Mark W. Elliott, The Heart of Biblical Theology: Providence Experienced, reviewed by Mark McEntire
According to the New York Times,
Random House and Penguin completed their planned merger Monday morning, creating the biggest and most powerful book publisher in the world.
The new company, called Penguin Random House, will control more than 25 percent of the trade book market in the United States, giving it unmatched leverage against Amazon.com, a growing force in the industry.
For the complete story, please see here.
HT: Brian LePort
Logos Bible Software is now taking $0.00 pre-orders for their upcoming edition of Codex Bezae. Among the manuscript’s noteworthy characteristics,
It is the oldest-known manuscript containing the story of the adulterous woman found in John 7–8, as well as a longer ending of the Gospel of Mark. There are also several apparent additions, including a story found nowhere else of Jesus addressing a man found working on the Sabbath.
For more information and to pre-order, please see here.
After several years’ blogging at ntinterpretation.wordpress.com, the site has now moved into its own domain at jdavidstark.com. All of the site’s links and RSS feeds should redirect automatically. But, you may see somewhat faster service by coming directly to jdavidstark.com or subscribing directly to jdavidstark.com/feed/rss/.
The Twitter handle has moved from @ntinterp to @jdavidstark, and the Tumblr feed has moved from ntinterp.tumblr.com to jdavidstark.tumblr.com. If we’ve connected on one of these networks, we should still be connected, but please look for future updates in the updated feeds. Facebook, LinkedIn, and Yahoo connections remain just as they have been.
Over the past several years, I have played with the language of “New Testament interpretation” in various ways on the About page. The new site refresh should embody much the same impetus but do so more cleanly and straightforwardly.
Thanks so much for visiting, and I hope you’ll take the opportunity to do so again soon.