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Latest Faculty Publication: Baugh on Ephesians

VFT
WSC's latest faculty publication is Dr. Baugh's exegetical commentary on Ephesians. The commentary appears in the Logos e-book commentary series, Evangelical Exegetical Commentary. If you own the Logos system, you can purchase the commentary and start reading it today. Dr. Baugh tells us that Logos will be publishing a dead wood…
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A Pastor’s Reflections: What Should I Read to Prepare for Seminary?

VFT
Among the many questions I’ve heard over the years, a slew of them deal with preparing to go to seminary. One of the most common is, “What should I read to prepare for seminary studies?” There are certainly a lot of theological works that a person can read to get…
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Meditations on the Larger Catechism, pt. 22

Danny Hyde
One Bible, Two Testaments Q&A 33-35 For many of us who have discovered the Reformed expression of the Christian faith after years in other traditions, “covenant theology” was one of the most eye-opening facets of it. It was more than just another part of theology, though. It was like getting…
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Is the Bible Reliable?

VFT
A recent article appeared over at MSNBC and it's certainly provocative. You can find the article here. The basic contention of the article is that the Old Testament's reliablity has been brought into question because of the latest findings of a small group working at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The…
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Words and Things Part 8

S. M. Baugh
Linguists have provided significant help to biblical scholars, not the least in the area of lexical semantics. “Lexical” here means words and phrases and “semantics” deals with meanings, so that “lexical semantics” is the study of how words mean. One area of particular help is that linguists posit that individual…
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Words and Things Part 7

S. M. Baugh
Last time, I mentioned that the great Aaronic benediction in Num. 6:22-27 concludes with the wonderful line: “So shall they put my name upon the people of Israel, and I will bless them.” The notion of God putting his name upon someone is an interesting one. One passage that has…
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Words and Things Part 4

S. M. Baugh
  Last time, we looked at the difference between glosses and word meanings. A gloss is an English word substitute and is of concern primarily to translators, while meaning is a brief description of a word’s referent. I illustrated this difference with some rather simple nouns, but now let’s look…
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Words and Things Part 3

S. M. Baugh
  When working with foreign words, we should be aware of a very important distinction: the distinction between meaning and gloss. For our purposes, a gloss is an English word substitute for a Greek word. In simple cases, a gloss is perfectly satisfactory to get the job done. For example,…
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Words and Things Part 2

S. M. Baugh
  I corresponded with John Hughes recently and complimented him on a detailed scholarly article he wrote some years ago where he gave a most helpful treatment of Heb. 9:15-22. He mentioned in return that it was disappointing that his work seems to have made no impression on English translations…
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Words and Things Part 1

S. M. Baugh
  Word studies dominate the resources available for Christians. Some are good and some, well, not so good. With all the word pictures, Strong’s numbers, footnotes in translations, study Bibles and more, you would think that there’s nothing more that can be said about word studies in the Bible. I’m…
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