In a previous article the authors discussed all relevant references to tithing in Scripture and concluded that the continuation of a tithing requirement can not be adequately supported by the exegesis of individual texts. In the present essay they assess the applicability of tithing in light of pertinent systematic issues. Following a discussion of the… Read More
Is tithing, that is, giving ten percent of one’s income, obligatory for Christians? This first in a series of two articles investigates this question by studying all references to tithing in Scripture. The discussion commences with Old Testament references to tithing prior to the giving of the Mosaic Law, the Mosaic Law, and the historical… Read More
The author, who teaches historical theology at Candler School of Theology and Emory University, seeks to provide a new narrative of the Trinitarian and Christological disputes of the fourth century A.D. Ayres contends that simplistic east/west divisions are to be avoided and that even post-Nicean, pro-Nicean theologies are characterized, not by a monolithic orthodoxy, but… Read More
The present reference tool is part of Brill’s New Testament Tools & Studies series, which previously featured the same author’s Index to Periodical Literature on Christ and the Gospels (Brill, 1998), which in turn was based on Bruce Metzger’s book with the same title (Brill, 1961, 1966, updated 1988) and other similar works. The bibliography… Read More
How does the New Testament echo the Old? Which versions of the Hebrew Scriptures were authoritative for New Testament writers? The appearance of concepts, images, and passages from the Old Testament in the books of the New raises important questions about textual versions, allusions, and the differences between ancient and modern meaning.