Monday, January 10, 2011

Mike Holmes Makes History

“Everything I’ve done for 35 years has led up to this,” said Bethel Professor Mike Holmes, reflecting on the online and print release of the new edition of the Greek New Testament that he recently completed. Holmes, professor of biblical studies and early Christianity, spent his yearlong sabbatical leave working as sole editor on the new edition.

The project began on April 1, 2009, Holmes received an email from the editorial director of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) asking if he would be interested in editing a new edition of the Greek New Testament. After reading the email for the unusual opportunity, Holmes said, “I half thought it was an April Fool’s joke.”

Read the whole story here.


Michael F. Bird said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer or more productive guy!

Timo Flink said...

A job well done, indeed!

Wieland Willker said...

Well, the job has just started, I would say.

Timo Flink said...

Depends on the point of view, Wieland :) Of course there is room for improvements. Maybe a Scholar's Edition of some sort. I was referring to the completion of what might be called "phase one".