TDOT for Accordance Bible Software

The Theological Dictionary of the Old Testament (TDOT) stands out from other Old Testament lexical works in at least three important ways: TDOT provides a responsible discussion of the etymology and ancient Near Eastern background of most biblical Hebrew words — it doesn't just list related words (cognates). TDOT is much more thorough than the similar … Continue reading TDOT for Accordance Bible Software

Michael Bird’s Prolegomena to Evangelical Theology

Michael Bird compares the writing of theological prolegomena to clearing one's throat, so I considered titling this post something like "clearing your throat with the gospel," "a gospel throat-clearing," or better, "gargling with the gospel." Bird does not begin his systematic theology in the typical way—there is no philosophical defense of the existence of God … Continue reading Michael Bird’s Prolegomena to Evangelical Theology

Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible as a Reference Work

Sometimes a different description, new terminology, is all it takes for understanding to click. This is one reason I find it helpful to turn to the Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible (LDHB) as a reference tool. As I read Genesis 41:39 recently, I was puzzled by the use of אחרי. After looking over the entries in … Continue reading Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible as a Reference Work

Redundant Quotative Frames in Jonah

Steve Runge and Josh Westbury recently released the electronic Lexham Discourse Hebrew Bible (6 vols). One of the 6 volumes is an introduction to their function-based approach to Hebrew grammar. For Hebrew grammar this is the best complement to Runge's Discourse Grammar of the Greek New Testament, available electronically or in print. The introduction included in … Continue reading Redundant Quotative Frames in Jonah