Jason M. Silverman, University of Helsinki Recently the field of Hebrew Bible has been rocked by another scandal, following closely on the heels of allegations of theft and smuggling of ancient manuscripts. Yet I was still shocked by the recent revelation that Jan Joosten, the now suspended professor of Hebrew at Christ Church, Oxford, was […]
Their Eyes Swell Out With Fatness: Metaphor and Emotion in Psalm 73
Their eyes swell out with fatness;their hearts overflow with follies. Psalm 73:7 (NRSV) Richard Liantonio, University of Manchester Gorged-out eyes, fat bulging between eye and socket, a horrifying gaze, an evil scheme. The picture is stark and perhaps shocking, but a reasonable first impression from the line their eyes swell out with fatness. This expression […]
Take My Unicorns But Leave the Hyssop
by Steven Bishop, PhD, Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, TX Students gaze at me in wide wonder when I tell them that unicorns are in the Bible, at least in certain translations of the Bible. To add to their wonder, I tell them that the 1928 Book of Common Prayer has unicorns in three Psalms […]
New Lent Study Course
The Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland has released another Lenten Bible study course, this year on “Caring for the Garden of the Earth”. It is available for free from here. This is their tenth Lenten course offering.
Exploring the Markan Jesus’ “Sea” Crossings
While Mark’s geographical knowledge has been questioned in 21st-century terms, I am convinced that he expected the audience to understand, in 1st-century terms, the ethnography indicated by the geographical references.
New AABS Project: Blog Posts
Coming in 2019, AABS will start short, bi-monthly blog posts on topics of relevance for the AABS membership. Six steering committee members have volunteered to write the first blogs over the course of 2019. If these prove useful, the series will be continued and opened up to the membership. Stay tuned!
2019 Annual Meeting
The AABS meeting will be in San Diego, 22 November 2019. All parts of the AABS Friday meeting will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral (Episcopal), 2728 Sixth Avenue, San Diego, CA 92103 (619-298-7261), https://www.stpaulcathedral.org/. (We are hopeful that we will be able to arrange bus transportation from the convention center.) All are welcome to […]
New Lenten Bible Study Announced
The Biblical Association for the Church of Ireland has announced the topic of its most recent free Lenten Bible Study resource. The topic for 2019 is “Transforming Repentance: Coming Home to God.” This is the 8th such Lenten study produced by the group. The 2019 study is available here. The list of previous studies is […]
2019 Annual Meeting News forthcoming
The 2019 meeting of the Anglican Association of Biblical Scholars will be held on Friday, November 22 off site in San Diego. We are hopeful that we will be able to arrange bus transportation from the conference center. All are welcome to join us from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for fellowship, Holy Eucharist, dinner (reservations […]