New Testament Background | Paul

Francis Lyall on Roman Law in the Writings of Paul

The following article is now available on-line in PDF. Francis Lyall, “Roman Law in the Writings of Paul – Aliens and Citizens,” Evangelical Quarterly 48.1 (Jan.-Mar. 1976): 3-14. My thanks to Professor Lyall for his kind permission. The themes explored in this article are developed more fully in Francis Lyall, Slaves, Citizens, Sons. Legal Metaphors in…

Slavery | Translation

Bible Translators Debate Slavery in the Bible

Here is a clip from a BBC program featuring the translation committee for the ESV at one of its meetings at Tyndale House in Cambridge. Those present include Peter J. Williams, Gordon Wenham, Wayne Grudem and the remarkably spry-looking Jim Packer. A very interesting debate. I have replaced the original video with a YouTube version…

F.F. Bruce

F.F. Bruce: A Life – A Book Review

There has long been a need for a full biography of the F.F. Bruce, a scholar whose work proved deeply influential on the development of the Evangelical church in the 20th Century. For that reason I was delighted when Paternoster sent me a review copy of Tim Grass’s F.F Bruce: A Life Having spent a considerable…