Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Web Watch

Every once in a while, I like to talk about websites that most visitors to this blog are going to like. Here are a couple of my favorite recent discoveries:

1. Many serious Bible students recognize the name Harold Attridge. The Dean of Yale Divinity School, Attridge is one of today's top biblical scholars. He specializes in New Testament studies and has written one of the very best commentaries on the book of Hebrews.

Those who read in the area of New Testament and homiletics likely know the name David L. Bartlett. For many years, Bartlett was a professor of Christian Communication at Yale.

Anyway, recently the Congregational Church of New Canaan, Connecticut arranged for Attridge and Bartlett to discuss a few books of the New Testament. The sessions were taped, and the DVDs were used in the church's small-group Bible studies as a sort of primer to Bible reading and discussion within the group. In addition to the video sources, there are also some print resources. You might enjoy what they're calling the Yale Bible Study.

2. One of the better places for reading about the Bible and Religion on the Web is the site hosted by Hebrew Bible scholar Ehud Ben Zvi. Check it out. (Note: I have found a few dead links at this site, but most of them are good links to good sites).


Carisse said...


Frank, this is a very fine central site from which to find many excellent resources. Charles Bellinger, the theological librarian at TCU, is the author of the site.

Frank Bellizzi said...

Thanks, Carisse. I'll be sure to look around there.

Anonymous said...

plan on focusing on Greek in 2009, may be emailing you often with questions...

are you going to tulsa?

Frank Bellizzi said...

Hi Brian.

Would love to make it to Tulsa this year. Just haven't figured out the first few months for next year just yet.

I might be a little help for Hebrew, but you'll want to ask someone else about Greek. I try to specialize in Jesus' Bible, not that recent commentary. ;-)

Anonymous said...

while at harding, when they had the bible majors banquet, Don Shackleford would get up before present awards for top Hebrew students and say, "now for those students not content to learn only one third of God's revelation in the orginal language..."

always got laughs

Anonymous said...

May your life be filled with happiness as you daily experience the blessings of God in the New Year!

bill @ a spiritual oasis

Anonymous said...

Hey, Frank -

How were your holidays? Went well, I hope.

I've got a favor. Go to my blogroll and look up Susan Campbell's blog (and website - www.datingjesus.net). I just read her brand new book that came out last week ("Dating Jesus: A Story of Fundamentalism, Feminism, and the American Girl") - got it through Amazon.

You MUST read her book. Very compelling and disturbing, but probably for the good in the long run. I contacted her by email Saturday and we've been corresponding the past two days, which has been very interesting.

She lives and works as a Journalist in Hartford, Connecticut and I think you would be a great person for her to get to know. I'm trying to introduce her to some of my favorite and most erudite Christian (CofC) blog friends as she is "dyed in the wool" cofC, but currently (and for quite a while) "unchurched" because of her horrid rigid upbringing, with which I can most definitely identify!

Anyway - check her out, read her book, and let's get a good dialogue going with her so that we all might grow in grace and faith and come to a richer and deeper understanding of God's love in our lives.



Frank Bellizzi said...

Hi Dee.

Because I lived in CT for many years, I became well acquainted with Susan Campbell. She is a former member of the Manchester (CT) CofC, where my father-in-law has been an elder for a long time.
I saw her book and have been meaning to get a copy. Just haven't yet. Once, several years ago, one of her articles was a little too much for me. I wrote a short response which the Hartford Courant published.