Monthly Archives: December 2009

Ken Schenck on Mutiny in Galatia

Ken Schenck is back with another article on Galatians. This one is part one and deals with the setting of Galatians, including the dating and circumstances of the Galatian letter. It is a good introduction to the issues at stake and interacts with scholars such as F. F. Bruce.

The second post is here.
and the third here.

Peterman on Galatians 2:16

The latest issue of NTS (which is available for free online) has this article by Gerald Peterman

Gerald W. Peterman, “Δικαιωθῆναι διὰ τῆς ἐκ Χριστοῦ πίστ1ως: Notes on a Neglected Greek Construction.” New Testament Studies. 56:1 (2010): 163-168.

Of interest to us is his concluding question and statement: “If, in Gal 2.16 for instance, Paul had wanted to speak, not of faith in Christ, but rather of Christ’s faithfulness, why did he not say καὶ ἡμεῖς εἰς Χριστὸν Ἰησοῦν ἐπιστεύσαμεν, ἵνα δικαιωθῶμεν διὰ τῆς ἐκ Χριστοῦ πίστεως? Such wording would spark debate as to whether ἐκ Χριστοῦ indicates the subject of πίστις or its source, but Christ as object of πίστις in Gal 2.16 would be excluded from consideration” (168).

Zeigan’s work on Galatians 2:1-10 on sale

The really dedicated among you might be interested to note that Eisenbrauns is having a 1/2 off sale. Now only $59 is

Zeigan, Holger. Aposteltreffen in Jerusalem. Eine forschungsgeschichtliche Studie zu Galater 2,1-10 und den möglichen lukanischen Parallelen. (Arbeiten zur Bibel und ihrer Geschichte, 18). Leipzig, Evangelische Verlagsanstalt, 2005. 3374023150, 9783374023158.

Cracked the Top 100

The Biblioblog Top 50 has posted November’s statistics and this blog managed to just crack the top 100 at position 99. If I was silly enough to install Alexa on my own computer I’m sure I would push it higher ;-).