When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

Psalm 11:3

Biblical Foundations Best Books in Biblical Studies 2016

The past year has been a particularly fruitful year in biblical studies, including scholarship on the Gospels, Paul, NT Greek, and other topics. Listed in alphabetical order by author’s last name, here are the Biblical Foundations™ awards for 10 best books in Biblical Studies for 2016. Following this list, I have taken the liberty to provide a list of my own books published in 2016. Craig L. Blomberg, The Historical Reliability of the New Testament: Countering the Challenges to Evangelical... Read More

Jesus’s Evangelistic Strategy

In his encounter with the Samaritan woman, Jesus revealed himself as the Messiah and Savior of the world. John wrote down this account so that people would believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God (2:30-31). Chapters 2-4 of John’s Gospel show Jesus on a mission tour from Jerusalem (2:13-3:21) to Judea (3:22-36) to Samaria (4:1-42) to Gentile territory (4:43-54). In this way, we see that the early church’s mission (Acts 1:8) was grounded in Jesus’ own mission... Read More

God’s Gift to the World (John 3:16)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16), writes the fourth evangelist, drawing out the implications of Jesus’s encounter with Nicodemus (with the majority of commentators, I take John 3:16-21 as the explanatory words of the evangelist rather than the words of Jesus). While Nicodemus is struck by Jesus’s miracles (John 3:2), Jesus announces to him the arrival of God’s Son who... Read More

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