Category: Pauline Studies

Greek Vocabulary List for Romans

For the last five years, I have been going through the Greek text of Romans (the focus of my M.Th./Ph.D. research) with a fine-tooth comb. I have worked through the text of Romans so much that I feel like it is my own kid!

I decided some time ago to compile a sequential vocabulary list for every word that appeared in Romans, complete with glosses, etc. After spending a few time-consuming weeks on it, I discovered that I could do the same thing with no more than three clicks through Logos Software. The advantage of technology.  🙂

So, if you are interested in diving into the Greek text of Romans (a venture I highly recommend–just make sure you handle φύσις in Rom 2:14 with care!), then feel free to download and print off the list: Greek Word List__Romans

NB: The words listed are sequential (in the order they appear in the text), and I have not yet taken the time to insert the chapter/verse notations (empty space in the far right column). I plan to do that at a later date, as well as fix a few formatting issues. At any rate, if you see anything missing or errors in general, please let me know. 

Quote: Richard Hays on the Relationship between Paul’s Gospel and his Hermeneutic

“There is no possibility of accepting Paul’s message while simultaneously rejecting the legitimacy of the scriptural interpretation that sustains it. If Paul’s way of reading the testimony of the Law and the Prophets is wrong, then his gospel does constitute a betrayal of Israel and Israel’s God, and his hermeneutic can only lead us astray. If, on the other hand, his material claims are in any sense true, then we must go back and learn from him how to read Scripture.”

Richard B. Hays, Echoes of Scripture in the Letters of Paul (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 1989), 182.

Academic Review of N.T. Wright’s “Paul and the Faithfulness of God”

A couple of years ago, Prof N.T. Wright came to Oklahoma Christian University to give several talks to the faculty, staff, students, and community. I had the privilege of hearing the public lecture and the academic review of his recent book, Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Fortress Press, 2013). The video below is a recording of the academic review, with talks given by N.T. Wright, Richard Hays, and others. It was a fabulous time; check it out!