Monday, January 09, 2006

Carson in JBL

The latest issue of the Journal of Biblical Literature is out, i.e. volume 124.4 (2005). It contains the following article by D.A. Carson (pp. 693-714):

'Syntactical and Text-Critical Observations on John 20:30–31: One More Round on the Purpose of the Fourth Gospel'.


  1. It has the advantage of taking place in the context of debate.

    Carson's original article was 'The Purpose of the Fourth Gospel: John 20:30–31 Reconsidered', JBL 106 (1987) 639–51. Fee responded in 'On the Text and Meaning of John 20,30–31', in The Four Gospels 1992: Festschrift Frans Neirynck (ed. F. van Segbroeck et al.; BETL 100; Leuven: University Press, 1992) 2193–2205, repr. in Fee's To What End Exegesis? Essays Textual, Exegetical, and Theological (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2001).

    If you want to know more, you'll have to get a copy of JBL from downstairs.

  2. Somehow our JBLs are not arriving very promptly at the moment.

  3. Go to the SBL web site (, log in as a member and go to publications, then journals and then jbl and you can download all the articles in the present issue - and lots of past ones - in pdf.

  4. I don't know of you other SBL members, but I get an e-mail anouncement from SBL of the new issue of JBL with a list of contents, and then just click on the title of interest and the download is executed... very convenient.