5 Quotes about Peace, Grace, and Thanksgiving from the English Puritans

By Meg Rusick, Marketing & Communications Manager Looking to the Past As we approach our American Thanksgiving, I’m reminded of those who struggled in the past to ensure our religious freedom to celebrate national holidays. Before the first New England colonists even shared a meal with their Native American neighbors in the early seventeenth century, … Continue reading 5 Quotes about Peace, Grace, and Thanksgiving from the English Puritans

New Book: A Book-by-Book Guide to Septuagint Vocabulary

Septuaginta: A Reader's Edition

We are pleased to announce that our new book, A Book-by-Book Guide to Septuagint Vocabulary (Hendrickson), is releasing in the coming weeks. It is currently on pre-order sale for 50% off as well!

What Is It?

LXXVocabThis book fills an important gap in the market by providing a tool to help those reading the Septuagint “get up the learning curve” with Septuagint vocabulary. Surprisingly, there’s no comparable resource out there in an accessible form.

The book consists of 28 chapters that present vocabulary lists for specific sections of the Septuagint corpus. Within each chapter, vocabulary is arranged according to frequency for that section of the Septuagint, which allows users to focus on the most important words (by frequency) within sections of most importance to them. Each list consists of twenty words, which we deemed to be an ideal size for memorization. And each chapter includes enough lists (typically over a…

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4 Tips for Reading the Book of Proverbs in Biblical Hebrew

By Meg Rusick, Marketing & Communications Manager Even for those who know ancient Hebrew well, the book of Proverbs can be a difficult one to read. Its short and pithy sayings are at best mysterious, and at worst confusing. It doesn’t always seem to follow a logical stream of consciousness, and at times seems to … Continue reading 4 Tips for Reading the Book of Proverbs in Biblical Hebrew

What’s the difference between the NA28 and the UBS5? Plus a FREE printable resource.

by Meg Rusick, Marketing & Communications Manager Recently we attended Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s orientation week, to meet with students and showcase our array of biblical studies and language reference books. One of the most common questions we heard was about the main differences between the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece (NA28) and Greek New Testament, 5th Revised … Continue reading What’s the difference between the NA28 and the UBS5? Plus a FREE printable resource.

“It is time to give!”: How Disability in Mission Strives to Empower Those with Disabilities

Nathan G. John* is a missionary/university professor and I, Dave C. Deuel, am a pastor/seminary professor. Between us, we hope that we have enough in-reach to local church and missions leadership. We enjoy a close rapport with our colleagues in churches and missions organizations whom we want to challenge with the message of Disability in … Continue reading “It is time to give!”: How Disability in Mission Strives to Empower Those with Disabilities

Living All of Life to the Glory of God: Herman Bavinck’s Theology of Confession

By Levi Bakerink, Academic Sales Representative The concept of “confession” usually carries negative connotations. We confess feelings of guilt and shame to one another. If a defendant pleads guilty, it’s a confession of their crime. Within religious contexts, confession might bring images of cathedrals, booths, and acts of penance. Even the Foo Fighters’ confession in … Continue reading Living All of Life to the Glory of God: Herman Bavinck’s Theology of Confession

The Problem of Suffering: Excerpts from Job: The Faith to Challenge God

By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Academic Sales Manager, Key Account Sales Rep, and Acquisitions Editor, and Jocelyn Lee, Editorial/Marketing Intern In our darkest moments, our instinct is to reach for answers. Even veteran Christians sometimes struggle to reconcile the truths they’ve learned about God in the Bible with the suffering they see in their own lives. For … Continue reading The Problem of Suffering: Excerpts from Job: The Faith to Challenge God

Interview with Jonathan G. Kline about A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew

Jonathan G. Kline’s 2 Minutes a Day Biblical Language Series is well known for its accessible and attractive content and formatting. His latest project is A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew, a book/devotional designed to help readers of all levels of Hebrew competence meditate on and understand the concise and sometimes mysterious sayings found in … Continue reading Interview with Jonathan G. Kline about A Proverb a Day in Biblical Hebrew

Why Your Joy Matters: What Donald Bloesch’s Book Taught Me

By Chelsea Gonzalez, Marketing, Sales, and Rights Assistant The Christian Life, a Contradiction The title The Paradox of Holiness caught my eye because the idea of contradiction, especially as it refers to Christian life, is intriguing to me. Apparently the cherished theologian Donald Bloesch believed the same, which is why he dedicated one of his … Continue reading Why Your Joy Matters: What Donald Bloesch’s Book Taught Me

Translating Herman Bavinck: A Q&A with the Editors of The Sacrifice of Praise

Dutch theologian Herman Bavinck (1854–1921) is widely celebrated as one of the most eloquent divines in the Reformed tradition. Thanks to Cameron Clausing and Gregory Parker's hard work, we now have a brand new English translation of one more of Bavinck's esteemed works: The Sacrifice of Praise. Including a new introduction and scriptural citations, The … Continue reading Translating Herman Bavinck: A Q&A with the Editors of The Sacrifice of Praise