3 Observations about First-Century Oral Culture and Biblical Studies

If the New Testament was composed in a predominately oral-aural Mediterranean culture of the first century - then why is there an almost obsessive, reliance on print methods not found in the first century? This, and other, questions rise as I dig deeper in my research. Here are three initial observations in my research: 1. … Continue reading 3 Observations about First-Century Oral Culture and Biblical Studies

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Paying attention to “sounds”

I am reading through the Gospel of Mark in the Greek  in preparation for writing my dissertation. I have noticed something new in my appreciation of the text and the implied author's narrative voice. The "sounds" of the text. Too often I read the Biblical text with an eye for grammatical constructions and sentence structure, … Continue reading Paying attention to “sounds”