Clint Burnett (PhD, Boston University) joined David Capes on “The Stone Chapel” to talk about his new book Interpreting the New Testament through Inscriptions (Hendrickson Academic, 2020). Dr. Burnett discusses what inscriptions are, what they tell us about the world of the New Testament, and how scholars go about dating them to the period. There are a lot of places where the New Testament and inscriptions come together and Burnett covers them in his book. Inscriptions related: to the title “Lord;” ancient banquets; imperial oaths and decrees from Caesar; benefactors/benefactresses and overseers; and—everyone’s favorite—calculating numbers and in particular 666 as the number of a man in Revelation. There are over half a million inscriptions so far discovered in the ancient world and they tell us about the lives of the average individual.
To listen to the podcast (22 min) click here.
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