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Billy Still, MDiv ’78, Publishes New Book

Alumnus Billy Still introduces his new publication: The Jawbone of a Carnivore: Praying the Pathway to Peace. Here is a summary:

“The Jawbone of a Carnivore will fill your imagination with tales of adventure, friendship, eccentric people, success and failure, as well as encounters with life and death. While I explore the adventurous life and the pathway to peace that can come from it, I do not offer instructions on how to pray. I will encourage you to believe that the way we live can become a prayer. This memoir of life on the edge of the unknown trusts that you will strike out on your own audacious exploration of the world and the spirit that surrounds it. Perhaps, through this, you will identify your pathway to peace and in so doing find yourself saying on some cold and snowy morning, ‘This is a prayer.'”

His book is available on Amazon.


Mark Awabdy, a 2012 Asbury PhD and Biblical Studies Graduate, Publishes New Commentary on the Greek Text of Leviticus

Alumnus Mark Awabdy introduces his new commentary: Leviticus: A Commentary on Leueitikon in Codex Vaticanus. Here is a summary:

“In Leviticus Awabdy offers the first commentary on the Greek version of Leviticus according to Codex Vaticanus (4th century CE), which binds the Old and New Testaments into a single volume as Christian scripture. Distinct from other LXX Leviticus commentaries that employ a critical edition and focus on translation technique, Greco-Roman context and reception, this study interprets a single Greek manuscript on its own terms in solidarity with its early Byzantine users unversed in Hebrew. With a formal-equivalence English translation of a new, uncorrected edition, Awabdy illuminates Leueitikon in B as an aesthetic composition that not only exhibits inherited Hebraic syntax and Koine lexical forms, but its own structure and theology, paragraph (outdented) divisions, syntax and pragmatics, intertextuality, solecisms and textual variants.”

All interested in the Torah/Pentateuch, and in interpreting the Greek version of Leviticus on multiple levels: translational, syntactical and lexical, inner-biblical, theological, New Testament exegetical and Patristic.

His commentary is available on Brill.


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