By Our Friends at Carta Jerusalem An accomplished graphic artist, Ada Yardeni (1937–2018) joined CARTA in 1969. Half a century later Ada had gradually become a widely recognized and much respected authority on Semitic languages and paleography. Her expertise in that rarefied field was amplified exponentially by her unique artistic and graphic talents; yet, to … Continue reading In Memory of the Venerable Ada Yardeni
This volume is another of the outstanding, profusely illustrated resources published by Carta. At this point, they have several of these large paged (9 X 12”) in a similar design that will provide the opportunity for much pleasurable study for Bible students. This new volume by Menashe Har-El is a fascinating treatment that will open up your thinking to all kinds of new things you didn’t know. The author is a biblical geography expert who has taught and written widely. This work illustrates several biblical passages that only gets a cursory look in other volumes. The word “fascinating” is not an exaggerated description.
The subtitle “Boundaries and Surrounding Nations” articulates the value of this book. After a broad introduction, the geographical division of the land among the tribes at the time of Joshua is explained. Some boundaries were natural landmarks while others were erected with piles of stones or fences. There’s…
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By Tirzah Frank, Assistant Editor How was everyone’s year with Keep Up Your Biblical Greek/Hebrew in Two Minutes a Day, Volume 1? I’m going to take your silence as a sign that it was perfect and you’re ready for volume 2. The second volumes are just like the first ones, but with the next 365-most-frequent … Continue reading One Year Later: It’s Time for Keep Up Your Biblical Languages Volume 2s!
Andy Walsh is hands-down the best and most fascinating polymath I’ve read since Aristotle. Yes, that is a huge compliment to give anybody, but once you’ve read Faith Across the Multiverse (published by Hendrickson Publishers), you will understand why I say that.
Author Thomas Jay Oord describes the book as a ‘category breaker’, and I think there is no better way to describe it. Combining insights from mathematics, physics, biology, and computer science with illustrations from pop culture (including films, TV shows, comic books, and novels), Dr. Walsh presents deep theological truths in a manner that is both intellectually stimulating yet comprehensible for the layperson. He writes with wit and humour, yet displaying an incredible amount of reverence and understanding towards the heavy topics that he attempts to engage with. The result is a well-written and informative book that leaves you in awe of the amount of knowledge and wisdom that…
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By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant As someone whose interests have tended toward the arts and humanities for most of her life, I admit I was somewhat skeptical of the technical nature of the scientific concepts discussed in Andy Walsh’s book Faith across the Multiverse: Parables from Modern Science. What I was surprised to … Continue reading How Science and Faith Coexist: A Review of Faith across the Multiverse
“It is a consistent challenge to bring fresh insights to the study of the biblical text without drifting away from orthodoxy. I thought these articles a good example of scholarship that flourished within that tension.”
Read the rest of Bob Trube’s review of Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline here:
Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline, Meredith D. Kline (Foreword, Tremper Longman II; Biography, Meredith M. Kline; Introduction, Jonathan G. Kline). Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2017.
Summary: A collection of articles by Meredith Kline spanning Genesis to Revelation, and the author’s academic career characterized by biblical insight and theological integrity within a Reformed perspective.
Meredith G. Kline (1922-2007) was a professor of Old Testament perhaps best known for one of his early works, Treaty of the Great King (1963). Drawing on discoveries in Hittite treaty forms, he contended that the structure of Deuteronomy reflects the structure of treaty covenants of the Second Millennium BC, lending support for traditional dating as opposed to a late date at the time of Josiah’s kingship. He was also author of The Structure of Biblical Authority (1975), an important contribution to the discussion of the doctrine of scripture.
This new collection of articles…
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Science is often presented as a set of propositions to affirm. On those terms, the existence of God becomes yet another such proposition, and all science can offer is a yes or a no. Andy Walsh thinks science offers more. In Faith across the Multiverse, Walsh writes, Telescopes made it possible to explore the profoundly … Continue reading Getting to Know God Through Science: 10 Questions about Faith across the Multiverse for Andy Walsh
As is well known in the field of Septuagint studies, certain books developed over time into distinct textual forms. That is, in some cases there are what look like two different Greek versions of the same book in the Septuagint corpus. In such cases, the manuscript evidence preserves two textual traditions that are substantially different enough that Rahlfs decided to differentiate them in his edition of the Septuagint.* Since we decided to use Rahlfs-Hanhart as a base text, when it came to producing the Reader’s Edition we had to ask ourselves how we would handle these “double texts,” as they are often called.
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Kline, Jonathan G., Keep Up Your Biblical Aramaic in Two Minutes a Day. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2017. 384 pp.; Hb. $39.95. Link to Hendrickson
Talk to anyone who studied Biblical languages during their education and I guarantee they will attest to the difficulty of retention post-schooling. Whether at Bible College or Seminary, past or present, it is nigh-impossible to maintain the fundamentals and vocabulary without daily engagement. This becomes more difficult as time grows in scarcity, feeling like you have to relearn the language all over again. What is even more difficult is when one is just getting their bearings with a new language entirely. This is where I’m at with Biblical Aramaic. In all the volumes of the Two Minutes a Day series from Hendrickson, Kline clearly emphasizes that this is not meant to replace a grammar, but supplement it. Because I am not taking Aramaic until the…
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