June 2012

My colleague David Capes, who has been instrumental in helping direct the translation of The Voice, recently passed along these clips of readings from the new translation:

Ecclesiastes 1


Psalm 23


Psalm 150

The latest volume of NTS is now available online. Note especially the interesting articles touching on Paul and politics, including:

  • Jeffrey A. D. Weima, “‘Peace and Security’ (1 Thess 5.3): Prophetic Warning or Political Propaganda?”
  • Julien M. Ogereau, “The Jerusalem Collection as Κοινωνία: Paul’s Global Politics of Socio-Economic Equality and Solidarity”

Also of political interest is the article by Lukas Bormann, “‘Auch unter politischen Gesichtspunkten sehr sorgfältig ausgewählt’: Die ersten deutschen Mitglieder der Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas (SNTS) 1937–1946.” Here is the abstract:

The fact that many of the initial German members of the Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas were also supporters of the NS regime and among the authors of scholarly antisemitism (G. Kittel, K. G. Kuhn, W. Grundmann) is one that requires proper examination. This paper uses relevant archival material, such as previously unexplored documents from the Reich Ministry of Education (Reichserziehungsministerium), to explain this perceived link, demonstrating how Professor Gerhard Kittel (1888-1948) from Tübingen used his political power to control the selection of the first German scholars in the Society.


Looks like new Greek homilies of Origen have been discovered: Spektakulärer Fund: Griechische Originalpredigten des Origenes von Alexandria entdeckt

I’ll leave it to Google Translate to give you more details. : )

For those who haven’t seen it yet, Joel Willitts has listed the programme for the short papers for the St. Andrews Conference on Galatians in July. The programme for the main speakers is available on the St. Andrews website (here). I just wish that I could attend, but I’ll have to wait for the book.