Humor in the New Testament

On the Oxford University Press’ blog: For many people, religion is serious business which rules out any positive connection between belief and humor. For them, humor connected to religion is humor directed, in a negative and derisive manner, against religion. If this is true for religion in general, then the disconnect between the Bible and…

An Advent Calendar of NT Greek

This is well done – a few days in, but you’ll catch up. Some important vocab. for reading the birth narratives of Matthew and Luke (this version does not include chocolates): A NT Greek Advent. HT  

The Jewish Annotated New Testament

Coming this month: Published by Oxford University Press, here is the product description: Although major New Testament figures–Jesus and Paul, Peter and James, Jesus’ mother Mary and Mary Magdalene–were Jews, living in a culture steeped in Jewish history, beliefs, and practices, there has never been an edition of the New Testament that addresses its Jewish background…