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Dr. Dvorak

Dr. Jim Dvorak is Assoc. Dean for Teaching and Learning at Oklahoma Christian University and Professor of Greek and New Testament in OC's College of Biblical Studies.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone! 1 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And everyone went to their own...

10 things I wish students would understand about exegesis - #8

#8 Lexicons are limited in their usefulness διακρίνω in BDAG - click for larger viewLexicons (i.e., dictionaries) are an indispensable tool in exegesis. Even seasoned scholars reach for their LN, LSJ, or BDAG, even if only occasionally. But young ...

Conference Season is Here

On Friday of this week (11/18), I will be traveling to San Antonio for the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). This year, I have the good fortune and pleasure of my wife traveling with me. My parents are coming early for Th...

Look what popped up today

Google Scholar alerted me of this today (if you're not seeing an embedded item below, click here):

For those interested in Linguistics

For those of you who are interested in the linguistics of biblical languages or just Linguistics as a discipline of study, do yourselves a favor and get, if you can, Halliday's book, Explorations in the Functions of Language. If you can't find it ...

Pillars in the the History of Biblical Interpretation (vol. 1)

In this volume is my article on Martin Dibelius and Rudolf Bultmann. I received my personal copy today! Click the image below to get yours! I have an article in volume 2, too, so when it comes out I'll let you know.

Another reason to love Glympse

Glympse is an app that allows a person to share their location on a map, and even follow them live for a specified span of time. A while back, I wrote about Glympse over the theFAQs.net, where I shared a scenario where the app is useful. Now I hav...