I have recently completed writing a book in which I attempt to see whether a structural analysis of 1 Cor. 11:2-16 can help us understand what Paul is teaching in this passage – in particular about the topic of women’s… Read More ›
Some Thoughts on the Raising of Eutychus in Acts 20:7-12
The account in Acts Ch. 20 of Paul’s visit to Troas on his way to Jerusalem includes the remarkable events involving a young man, Eutychus, who, falling into a deep sleep falls from a window on the third floor and… Read More ›
Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26: Structure and Exegesis – Part 5
Here are the remaining chapters from “The Restoration of All Things in Acts 3:21 – a Structural Analysis of Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26”. I hope that you are finding these chapters from my forthcoming book interesting, and I look… Read More ›
Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26: Structure and Exegesis – Part 4
I have been posting chapters from my forthcoming book “The Restoration of All Things in Acts 3:21 – a Structural Analysis of Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26”. The chapters in the previous post were quite “technical” and detailed, so I… Read More ›
Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26: Structure and Exegesis – Part 3
Here are the next chapters from “The Restoration of All Things in Acts 3:21 – a Structural Analysis of Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26”. There are a lot of chiasms here!
Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26: Structure and Exegesis – Part 1
I have recently completed a book on Peter’s Sermon in Acts 3:11-26 in which I propose an interpretation of the expression “the restoration of all things” (in v. 21) which is somewhat at variance with the views put forward in… Read More ›
A Note on “Pastors and Teachers” in Eph. 4:11. Can Structural Analysis Help?
There is a continuing and long-standing debate about the relationship between the gifts/persons of pastors and teachers in Eph. 4:11. In particular, grammatical arguments are sometimes put forward to the effect that they should be combined in the single gift/person… Read More ›
A Chiastic Analysis of Acts 1:9-11. Is the Angelic Promise of v. 11 Past or Future?
Acts 1:11 is widely interpreted as referring specifically to a still future return of Jesus Christ at the end of history, or a return which inaugurates a series of eschatological events still in the future. In this article, the view… Read More ›
Jesus’ Sea Voyages in the Gospel of Mark
In this article, I attempt to show that there is a pattern or structure to Jesus’ six sea journeys across the Sea of Galilee recorded in Mark’s Gospel. This pattern includes not just the geographical aspects of the journeys themselves,… Read More ›
Living Stones – a Chiastic Analysis of 1 Peter 2:1-12
A chiastic structure to 1 Peter 2:1-12 is becoming more widely recognised and this article is an attempt to contribute to that work. An important theme of 1 Peter 2:1-12 is the pattern of Christ’s Person and work being reproduced… Read More ›