Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages (#3): Darrell Bock

Darrell Bock

In a prior post (see here), I announced a new blog series designed to address problematic passage in the Bible.  This new series will feature guest posts from other evangelical scholars and is largely a response to the series by Peter Enns’ entitled, “Aha moments: biblical scholars tell their stories.”

The contributor for this installment is Darrell Bock (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen).  Darrell is the Senior Research Professor of New Testament Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and the author of numerous books.  A few notables are:  Who Is Jesus?, Acts (Baker Exegetical Commentary), and Luke (Baker Exegetical Commentary).

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Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages (#2): Craig Blomberg

Craig Blomberg

In a prior post (see here), I announced a new blog series designed to address problematic passage in the Bible.  This new series will feature guest posts from other evangelical scholars and is largely a response to the one by Peter Enns’ entitled, “Aha moments: biblical scholars tell their stories.”

The contributor for this installment is Craig Blomberg (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen).  Craig is the Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Denver Seminary, and the author of numerous books.  A few notables are: The Historical Reliability of the Gospels, Jesus and the Gospels: An Introduction and Survey, and Can We Still Believe the Bible? (the …

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Maybe a Rock Really Did Move in the Desert

Rock in desert

This week there has been a lot of conversation about the first installment of the new series Does the Bible Ever Get it Wrong? Facing Scripture’s Difficult Passages.  In that post, Greg Beale interacts with Peter Enns over the issue of whether Paul (in 1 Cor 10:4) believed a rock really moved in the desert after the Israelites.

Both sides of the discussion agree that a rock never really “followed” the Israelites in the desert.  But, Enns argues that Paul believed that one did (based on Jewish tradition in his day), and Beale argues that Paul did not believe this (he contests whether Paul was referring to this …

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Where Are They Now? RTS Charlotte Alumnus Jordan Olshefski

Jordan Olshefski

While God sends RTS Charlotte grads all over the world, sometimes he calls them to stay right here in Charlotte.  When he does so, it gives us a chance to watch their ministries grow and develop in our own city.

This is the case with the next individual in the Where Are They Now? series: Jordan Olshefski.  Jordan was my TA at the seminary and also my intern at my church (Uptown PCA)–duties which he (incredibly) upheld at the same time.  It has been a blessing having him stay around.

Jordan gets the award for the most thorough answers (so far) to the interview questions (which is no surprise if …

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