Friday, September 26, 2008

Hebrew Tutor Transliteration Font problem

If anyone else has been problems with Parson's Hebrew Tutor displaying unusual transliterations, I have found out that it is because the CD-rom (or at least the one I have) has a faulty transliteration font on it.

I found a new download of the font here, with instructions on how to install it.


Saturday, September 20, 2008

John Owen Hebrews commentary download

As I preach through the book of Hebrews, I have been consulting most of the top commentaries. They all have their strengths and weaknesses. Some are stronger on the Greek text, but less on the explanation of the text, or the application.

John Owen's Hebrews commentary however has been a joy to consult. His commentary not only examines the Greek text, but also the logic of the author's arguments, and makes good observations and applications on these.

You can get hold of this commentary the following ways:

1) Purchase the 7 vol book set somewhere.

2) Download free scanned pdfs of it:

3) Purchase Owen's whole collection as a pdf for £8 from:
This is much easier to search through than the free scanned pdfs - but doesn't give you orignal page numbers.

4) Purchase it through logos (I think its on pre-pub at the moment).

Of all these, I like the pdfs the best, because now with acrobat reader you can highlight and underline text. Plus I find Libronix gets busy enough with all the things I have running on it, so I like to have Owen open in a seperate application.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

My favourite Greek Study Bible

Okay, technically its not a Bible, just a New Testament. But its Greek, which is what I've been wanting for a long time.

The Expositor's Greek Testament was published (I think) between 1897 and 1910. With then intention "to do for the present generation the work accomplished by Dean Alford's in the past." W. Robertson Nicoll (gen ed.)

It contains 5 volumes spanning the entire New Testament. The Greek text at the top of the page, with cross references in the margin, and text critical notes beneath the Greek text. Underneath the text critical notes, are in depth notes on the text.

D. A Carson has this to say about these volumes:
"Though seriously dated, the five volumes of the old "Expositor's Greek New Testament" are still worth owning and reading, along with more recent works. Pick it up secondhand, as it is again out of print."
Carson. New Testament Commentary Survey. 2001, p.22

I love using it. For a long time I've wanted a study Bible where the notes were specific to the Greek text. The notes in this volume cover grammar, syntax, word studies, LXX similarities, and theology.

I've been reading through Hebrews with this, and God has used it to open my eyes wider to the great high priest we have in Christ.

I bought my copies through amazon, but you can also order them pre-pub in Logos at the moment. However, they are also available for free in pdf format at these links:
vol 1
vol 2
vol 3
vol 4
vol 5

One caveat: You may want to use a NA27 or UB4 alongside this, as the textual data does not include the papyri found since publication.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Our Church website had been updated

Elliot Wilsher of Calvary Design has just updated our Church website.

You can watch all our of sermons and stuff from there.

We'' be putting mp3 up there too over the next few months, plus our new series in Hebrews.


Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Essentials Teaching Video Series

After some problems with google video, we now have the essentials series back online.
You can watch the series here. We will update this from time to time, so you might want to bookmark this blog entry.
The 'Essentials' series are Bible teachings that we believe are essential to the growth of Christians in our local community. We invite you to search the scriptures to see if these teachings are true (Acts 17:11).

Essentials 01: The Purpose of Life

Essentials 02 What's man's problem?

Essentials 03 The Substitute

Essentials 04 Redemption

Essentials 05 Justified

Essentials 06 Adoption

Essentials 07 Conversion

Essentials 08 Unable to come

Essentials 09 Drawn by the Father

Essentials 10 Chosen by Grace

Essentials 11 New Life

Essentials 12 Baptism

Essentials 13 NOT MADE YET

Essentials 14 NOT MADE YET

Essentials 15 The Trinity

Essentials 16 Did Jesus claim to be God:

Essentials 17 NOT MADE YET

Essentials 18 Evangelism

Essentials 19 Church Membership

Essentials 20 NOT MADE YET

Essentials 21 Providential Preparation

Monday, September 01, 2008

Matt 26:1-56 The Centrality of the Cross

The cross is the central theme of our faith, and Christ is the hero, not us.