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Submissions from 2021

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Laodicea at Bethel Dear Church, Learning from the Seven Letters Written to the Churches in Revelation Part 8, Juan Hernandez Jr
Dr. Juan Hernandez, Jr. gives a lecture in Bethel's Chapel on the text of Revelation 3:14-21 for the last of an eight part series on the letters to the churches in Revelation. He reads the passage with some minor changes addressing the lett...

Submissions from 2020

Recovering Revelation’s Forgotten Textual History: Josef Schmid’s Magnum Opus for the Twenty-First Century Dr. Juan Hernández | The Reverend Alexander Thompson, D.D. Memorial Lecture, Juan Hernandez Jr

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 1 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 2 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 3 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 4 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Studies in Revelation: Observations on 1:1-20 - Part 5 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
This series focuses on the book of Revelation in the New Testament to review is contents and its meaning, especially in the origninal context as an apocalyptic letter written to Christians of the 1st century. With this foundation in biblica...

Submissions from 2019

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Luke and John Part 5 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

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Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Mark and Matthew Part 3 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

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Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Matthew and Luke Part 4 of 5 Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Part 1 of 5 Introduction Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits Second Edition Part 2 of 5 Mark Morning Bible Hour Okoboji Bible Conference, Juan Hernandez Jr
Christ Through Four Gospel Portraits will explore the distinct historical, literary and theological contributions of each of the New Testament Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) to the question of the identity and mission of Jesus for ...

Submissions from 2016

"Remember that During Your Life You Had Good Things..." For Philando Castille, Juan Hernandez Jr
This is the text and audio of an address given to Bethel University's College of Arts and Sciences community during the first Convocation Chapel of the Year by Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Juan Hernandez. Hernandez explain...

Submissions from 2014

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The creation of a fourth-century witness to the andreas text type: A misreading in the apocalypse's textual history, Juan Hernández Jr
The publication of Josef Schmid's landmark work on the textual history of the Apocalypse seemingly established the Andreas Text Type as a fourth-century product. The primary evidence for Schmid's claim came from the fourth-century correctio...

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Walking with the Mud Flower collective: God's Fierce Whimsy and dialogic theological method, Stina Busman Jost
Arguing for a retrieval of the landmark work, God’s Fierce Whimsy, Stina Busman Jost establishes the critical importance of this volume for the construction of a dialogic theological method. This is accomplished through a close reading of G...

Submissions from 2013

The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research: Essays on the Status Quaestionis, Bart D. Ehrman and Michael W. Holmes
The Text of the New Testament in Contemporary Research provides up-to-date discussions of every major aspect of New Testament textual criticism. Written by internationally acknowledged experts, the twenty-four essays evaluate all significan...

Modern critical editions and apparatuses of the Greek new testament, Juan Hernández Jr

From "Original Text" to "Initial Text": The Traditional Goal of New Testament Textual Criticism in Contemporary Discussion, Michael W. Holmes
This essay focuses on this second set of issues arising out of the current discussion about the meaning and status of the term “original text.” Following a brief introduction to recent discussion, the essay will sketch usage of the term “or...

Reasoned Eclecticism in New Testament Textual Criticism, Michael W. Holmes
New Testament textual critics work with two categories of evidence, conventionally designated as “external” (provided by the manuscripts themselves, including relative age, geographic distribution, and relative weight of the witnesses) and ...

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Vietnamese Religions, Asian Studies, and the Rule of Law, James Lewis
While the topic of human rights has become more prominent in studies of Southeast Asia, systematic research on religious freedom and rule of law has been difficult in Vietnam. After the economic liberalization of 1986, scholars saw new tren...

Submissions from 2012

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The Early Text of Luke, Juan Hernández Jr
This chapter examines six pre-fourth-century papyri containing Luke's Gospel: P4, P7, P45, P69, P75, and P111. The individual scribal habits, textual relationships, and transmission and social histories of each manuscript are considered. Ed...

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Vietnam's Christians: a Century of Growth in Adversity, Jim Lewis
Until now, a substantive chapter on Protestant Vietnam has been missing from standard histories of Asian continental Christianity. No longer, thanks to the work of Reg Reimer. Written to celebrate the hundred-year saga of Vietnam's evangeli...

Submissions from 2011

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The relevance of Andrew of Caesarea for new testament textual criticism, Juan Hernández Jr

Books from 2010

Re-imagining African Christologies: Conversing with the Interpretations and Appropriations of Jesus Christ in Contemporary African Christianity, Victor I. Ezigbo
"Who do you say that I am" (Mark 8:29) is the question of Christology. By asking this question, Jesus invites his followers to interpret him from within their own contexts-history, experience, and social location. Therefore, all responses t...

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A scribal solution to a problematic measurement in the apocalypse, Juan Hernández Jr
Orthographic variation within the manuscripts of the Greek NT is seldom a cause célèbre beyond the ranks of diehard textual critics. Even among these most will concede that orthographic irregularities amount to little more than evidence of ...

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Reconstructing the Text of the New Testament, Michael W. Holmes

Submissions from 2009

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Recovering a “Lost” author: Marcion of Smyrna, Michael W. Holmes
The Martyrdom of Polycarp, traditionally treated as an anonymous document, is not: it was composed by Marcion of Smyrna. A writer of no small ability, he argues for a particular view of martyrdom on the basis of a sophisticated interpretati...

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The Biblical Canon, Michael W. Holmes
Christianity has, for much of its history, worked with a closed canon of scripture, 'canon' in the sense of a clearly defined and authoritative list of writings considered to be scripture. In such circumstances, every document that is viewe...

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Buddhism: A Christian Exploration and Appraisal, Jim Lewis

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Christianity and Human Rights in Vietnam: The Case of Ethnic Minorities, 1975-2007, Jim Lewis
"Those who protest injustice are people of true merit."-Ho Chi Minh 1 The Socialist Republic of Vietnam (SRV) is a signatory of the Universal De­claration of Human Rights and has constitutional articles regarding freedom of religion. Since...

Submissions from 2008

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The apocalypse in codex alexandrinus: Its singular readings and scribal habits, Juan Hernández Jr

Submissions from 2006

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Polycarp of Smyrna, Letter to the Philippians, Michael Holmes
The Letter to the Philippians penned by Polycarp of Smyrna is sometimes dismissed as an example of a proof-texting moralism, indicative of the post-apostolic church's fall from the heights of Pauline Christianity. Read on its own terms, thi...

Submissions from 2004

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Global Religions: An Introduction, Jim Lewis
Ten essays contextualize Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, African Religion and Local Religious Societies within the category globalism. The “bookends” are a prefatorial introduction followed by three concluding chapters on ...

Submissions from 2003

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Christianity at the Religious Roundtable: Evangelicalism in Conversation with Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, Jim Lewis and Micah A, Thompson
Reminiscent of E. Stanley Jones's technique of utilizing a roundtable for religious dialogue, Timothy C. Tennent's Christianity st the Religious Roundtable seeks to engage Hindu, Buddhist, and Muslim ideas on issues he regards as central to...

Submissions from 1997

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A Note on the Text of Polycarp Philipplans 11.3, Michael W. Holmes

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Christianity and the Religions in the History of the Church, Jim Lewis
The history of Christian religious other interaction is more than the history of how thinkers, churches and communities have viewed the discrete religions. It is also a history of how Christians have come to understand religion as a human p...

Submissions from 1986

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The Text of Matthew 5.11, Michael W. Holmes