Amateur theologian and amateur linguist • Retired
- I've finished reading this, and recommend it to all. It gave me an impression that communal reading based on written sources was indeed common. Therefore I think it was totally possible, even probable, that there were short written documents already in Jesus' lifetime that were read communally for those interested, all over the Roman empire.
- I have read many of this book's articles, according to my current interests. The articles provide good definitions and all the basic information of the subjects and is up to date. The articles are of adequate length: not too long, not too short, and provide good bibliographies for further reading. This book provides a good overview of Greek and related linguistics, and also relations to the neighboring languages during the historical time period.
- I enjoy the synthetic view in "Jesus Feeds Five Thousand". This is one of the few books I've been reading thoroughly this year. I've been in Africa and often when listening to a narrative the story goes kind of jumping from the western point of view, because the storyteller describes the event from different viewpoints so that the audience can construct the whole situation in their minds. The modern 3D photography is a bit similar: taking pictures of the object at different angles produces bitmaps and the computer can combine them to a 3D representation. I assume that early Christians wanted to give different eyewitness viewpoints by providing the four Gospels, and we can do the synthetic approach like detectives, and thus I feel the geographic commentary is an exciting approach! I get the feeling that this resource is still "under construction", which is ok. Some links don't work and the links in the bibliography section do not open the book. Also some Bible references seem to be out of place, those should be checked that they relate to the content.
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- I know already some Hebrew but now I decided to read this kind of an introductory book because of the discourse analysis approach and I was not disappointed. After reading this, this was also first time when I felt comfortable with the Hebrew verb system. This also works well with the WIVU moprphology and with WIVU constiruency trees https://www.logos.com/product/55088/stuttgart-scholarly-editions-core-bundle
- The Atlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land by George Adam Smith has many detailed maps. The books have lots of information. They are outdated, but the point is that the maps were made before the modern development