While we were in the UK, I had the privilege of sitting near Dr. Osvaldo Padilla at the Tyndale House when he was there on sabbatical. Osvaldo teaches NT at Beeson Divinity School (from which RTS-O just hosted Timothy George for our Spring lecture series). Our families go to know one another during their stay—their son was our daughters’ “boy-friend,” as they would say. We were sad to see them depart after their short stay.
At long last, the dissertation is complete! It has morphed in seemingly innumerable ways since I began in 2013, such that it is completely unrecognizable with regard to the original research proposal I submitted to Cambridge aeons ago. But it is ready to mail in all its tree-killing glory.
The lineup of scholars for the Cambridge New Testament Seminar from October through December has just been posted. Quite a diverse mix of topics this term.
On July 10–11, a massive Greek nerdfest is being held in Cambridge (at Tyndale House) on Linguistics and the Greek Verb. The conference is being chaired by a friend of mine, Chris Fresch (who will soon be taking a teaching post in Australia after completing his PhD at Cambridge), and Steven Runge (from Logos).
The focus of the conference is, in effect, to shed some light on the latest things happening in the study of the Greek verbal system. It may look like arcane stuff, but much of it will be informing your Bible translations for years to come. So even if you don’t know or care what aspect-prominence or grounding mean, in years to come your handy thinline or study Bibles will be impacted by this kind of research.
I am attending (most of) the conference and will post a summary of the major points in the papers I attend below. Fortunately, the papers from the conference will be published soon enough in The Greek Verb Revisited.
The lineup of scholars for the Cambridge New Testament Seminar from May through June has just been posted. I’m particularly excited about the first and second presentations.
The agenda for the Oxbridge Biblical Studies Conference on May 1, 2015, is set. We have a great group of presenters and an interesting faculty discussion on the schedule, as well as a “field trip” to visit a collection of ancient manuscripts.
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In the fall/winter term of last year, I had the privilege of serving as proofreader, editing assistant, bibliographer, etc. for Dr. Jim Aitken for his book, T&T Clack Companion to the Septuagint, which has recently been released. Continue reading New Introduction to the Septuagint
This year’s Oxbridge Biblical Studies Conference will be held on May 1, 2015, at the University of Cambridge. This conference is a great forum for Oxford/Cambridge graduate students and faculty working in the areas of Old Testament or New Testament (and related fields) to interact with each other’s research and build relationships.
The Lent Term (January through March) began last week, and the schedule for the New Testament Seminar at Cambridge has just been posted. We will be hosting two British scholars, one American (though now in Britain), and one from Finland—covering Acts, Mark, John the Baptist, and Philippians.
The new academic year is upon us, and the schedule for the New Testament Seminar at Cambridge has just been posted. We will be hosting three visiting scholars as well as one of our own. The lineup is as follows: