Review of the R. L. Allan ESV Single Column Reference Bible (Black Highland Goatskin)

When I found out that I would be receiving my first R. L. Allan Bible from the U. K., I was ecstatic.  I eagerly awaited its arrival, which, for an international shipment, was very prompt.  R. L. Allan is a Glasgow-based Scottish bindery renowned in the Bible-nerd community.  They don’t print Bibles.  They don’t publish … More Review of the R. L. Allan ESV Single Column Reference Bible (Black Highland Goatskin)

Review of Acts (ZECNT) by Eckhard Schnabel

The new series, Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament (ZECNT), has loads of promise.  I haven’t interacted with enough of the volumes yet to be sure, but my premonition is that it may “take the cake” for general usefulness of a commentary set, both for nonspecialists and specialists, parishioners, pastors, and scholars.  All will … More Review of Acts (ZECNT) by Eckhard Schnabel

Introduction to Mark, Part 3: Origin, Purpose, & Audience

This will be  a quick post- mostly a few quotes from scholars- to help orient you to some of what may be considered the “predominant” views on these highly debatable issues.  None of these are paramount for understanding the Gospel of Mark, which is why we won’t expend much energy here! Origin/Authorship “The tradition of … More Introduction to Mark, Part 3: Origin, Purpose, & Audience