Winner of the “Interpreting the Word of God” article vote

I recently asked for readers of my blog and the members of my Facebook Group to vote for which chapter of the Steven Barabas FS they would like to see online. I had a large number of responses and a clear favourite soon appeared. I am pleased to be able to publish the “winning” article. I hope it was the one that you voted for:

 

Thanks again to Moody Press for this permission to use the chapter and to one of my supporters for donating the book.

“Interpreting the Word of God: FS for Steven Barabas.” One chapter to go on-line – please help to choose which one

One of my supporters kindly sent me a copy of the following book in the hope that I would be able to place one chapter from it on-line:

 

Samuel J. Schultz & Morris A. Inch, eds., Interpreting the Word of God. Festschift in honor of Steven Barabas. Chicago: Moody Press, 1976. Hbk. pp.281.

 

Moody have kindly given me permission for me to do this, but there remains the problem of deciding which article to use, as all are on interesting subjects. So I am asking my readers to vote for the chapter they would most like to see on-line. Anyone can vote, but I will give extra weighting to those who have read the article and can say why it is still useful today. I look forward to reading the comments. Here is the list of articles:

J.E. Jennings, “Ancient Near Eastern Religion and Biblical Interpretation,” 11-30.

Alfred J. Hoerth, “Archaeology and the Christian Mind,” 31-45.

S.J. Schultz, “Old Testament Prophets in Today’s World,” 46-59.

C. Hassell Bullock, “Entrée to the Pentateuch Through the Prophets: A Hermeneutics of History,” 60-77.

Donald A. Hagner, “The Old Testament in the New Testament,” 78-104.

Gordon Fee, “The Genre of New Testament Literature and Biblical Hermeneutics,” 105-127.

Alan Johnson, “History and Culture in New Testament Interpretation,” 128-161.

Morris Inch, “The Place of the Incarnation in Biblical Interpretation,” 162-177.

Donald Lake, “The Reformation Contribution to the Interpretation of the Bible,” 178-198.

Robert Webber, “Biblical Authority: A Study in History,” 199-216.

Herbert Jacobson, “On the Limitations of Hermeneutics,” 217-237.

Steven Barabas, “Bibliographic Tools of Biblical Interpretation,” 238-272.

Wayne Grudem on “Does kephale (“Head”) Mean “Source” Or “Authority Over” in Greek Literature? A Survey of 2,336 Examples”

The following article is now on-line in PDF:

Wayne Grudem, “Does Kephale (“Head”) Mean “Source” or “Authority Over” in Greek Literature? A Survey of 2,336 Examples,” Trinity Journal ns 6.1 (Spring 1985): 38-59.

This is an important article for those interested in the role relationships of men and women because it fatally undermines the oft-repeated and unfounded argument that kephale means ‘source’ and not ‘head’ in the NT. Grudem’s later article on this subject is also available on-line:

Wayne Grudem, “The Meaning Of kephale (‘Head’: ‘An Evaluation Of New Evidence, Real And Alleged,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 44.1 (2001): 25-65.

I have recently added another article that addresses the issue from a complimentarian position that is worth a read:

The New Testament Teaching on the Ministry of Women (P.G. Nelson)