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page and the papers it contains reflect my understanding at the time at which
they were written. They may or may not reflect my current thinking or
understanding of the topic. Any constructive criticism on these papers will be
appreciated. You may direct your comments to
philipbrown at apbrown2.net.
All papers are Microsoft Word documents or Adobe .pdf.
Old Testament Theology (Top)
Biblical Theology and Holiness (Top)
categorizing the OT and NT data regarding the glory of God along with some
initial thoughts about the use of the phrase ‘glory of God.’ (Word version)
sermon sketch (not full text) on the glory of God and prayer. The proposition
developed from Matt.
6:9 is that God wants His glory to be our first priority in
notes from my Principles of Christian Life class on what it means to love God. Note:
These notes have been significantly expanded and enhanced into a quarter’s
worthy of Sunday School lessons are now available through Amazon.com.
Holiness: Filtering our Past and Focusing our Present with a
(A paper presented 8/7/99 Louisville,
KY. The paper charts the
distinctions between Biblical Theology and Systematic Theology and then
suggests what aspects of Holiness Theology, as propagated through the
Conservative Holiness Movement, are systematic theology, which are biblical
theology, and which are erroneous theology.)
- The Ethic of Love by
Dr. Randy Leedy. Biblical Viewpoint 30 (1996). © 1996 Bob Jones
(This article’s discussion of the meaning of love and its relationship to
holiness provided the impetus and initial direction for my own thinking in
New Testament Studies (Top)
- Exegeting a Pauline Assessment of Cultural Change: Idol
Sacrifice in 1 Cor. 8-10
A paper presented at the 2014 Aldersgate
Forum. The paper presents an exegesis of 1 Corinthians 8-10 as one NT
example of how we should evaluate the meaning and morality of a disputed
cultural practice. I will argue that at the core of Paul’s approach lie
the glory of God and the good of others, i.e., love for God and others.
Paul uses theological and “sociological” analysis to apply these guiding
principles to three issues revolving around “meat offered to idols”:
eating at a pagan temple (1 Cor. 8:1-3), eating meat from the market (1
Cor. 10:23-26), and eating with unbelievers (1 Cor. 10:27-30).
John 3:6,9—Are Believer’s Characterized by Sin?
In March 2002
at the Evangelical Theological Society’s southwestern regional meeting, James
Erwin presented a paper entitled “Perfection and Sinlessness: A Survey of
Approaches to 1
John 3:6, 9.” This is a partial response to that paper,
specifically addressing whether Erwin is correct that arguments by Dodd,
Fanning, and Marshall have demonstrated that the present tense verbs in 1 John 3:6, 9 cannot be
interpreted as customary presents.
Others When They Sin
These are my current (1/22/05) lecture notes on how love for others
motivates us to get involved in their lives when they sin to restore them
to usefulness in God’s kingdom. I am not finished working on them, and
will update them as my understanding develops.
Miscellaneous Studies (Top)
& Massey versus Chrysostom
& Epiphanius: Long Hair Prohibited as Covering in 1 Cor 11:4, 7
This essay, presented at the 2012 Bible Faculty Leadership Summit, argues
1) that Witherington and Massey have misread the extra-biblical data, 2)
that examples of κόμη
as the object of ἔχω highlight the viability of taking κόμη as the implied object of
ἔχων in 1 Cor 11:4, 3) that two significant church fathers understood
the covering to which Paul refers to be or include κόμη
, and 4) that data in the context of 1 Cor 11:2-16 better supports
as the covering Paul has in mind.
to Avoid When Discussing Divorce and Remarriage
Presented at the 2008 Fall Aldersgate Forum, this paper identifies
twenty mistakes to avoid when discussing the issue of divorce and
remarriage. It also seeks to address two key questions regarding those who
are divorced and remarried: 1) are such persons living in adultery, and 2)
is it God's will that such persons separate from their second partner and
return to their first partner where possible.
of Truth vs. Categories of Exegetical Certainty: What really matters and
how much does it matter?
This paper was presented at the Bible Faculty Leadership Summit of
fundamental seminaries and colleges held at Detroit Baptist Theological
Seminary, August 4-6, 2005. It is a response to Dr. Kevin Bauder’s AACCS
address entitled “A Fundamentalism Worth Saving.” The paper addresses
three issues: hermeneutical transparency in formulating and applying the
biblical doctrine of separation, a framework for evaluating applications
of the biblical doctrine of separation, and pedagogical suggestions for
refreshing the fundamentalist classroom ethos.
Systematic, and Consensual Theology
These are my thoughts regarding how Wesleyans should do theology. They
diverge significantly from the standard presentations on this topic,
calling us away from our preoccupation with staying within the bounds of
our tradition to a preoccupation with fidelity to and comprehensive
engagement with God’s word.
Book Reviews (Top)
Brown born October 2, 2008! 6.12oz, 19.25in. Pictures
Daniel Mark Brown
born September 19, 2006! 8.3oz, 20.5in. For
pictures, check out Marianne’s blog
Philip Brown III born April 7, 2004! 7.13oz, 21in. For baby pictures, click here.
More up to date pictures found on Marianne’s blog.
residing in Cincinnati, OH. Current home address: 1815 Josephine St. Cincinnati, OH 45219. School email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Home: 513-684-0359; Office:
513-721-7944 ext. 1341.
Graduated! May 4,
2002 from Bob Jones University
with PhD in OT Interpretation. Picture
Married! July 28,
2001 in New Columbia, PA. to Marianne Slagenweit from Martinsburg, PA.
She graduated with a M.Ed. from BJU on May 4, 2002. She is currently an adjunct
instructor in the College.
Professional Experience & Publications
- 2013, “Chrysostom and Epiphanius: Long Hair Prohibited as Covering
in 1 Corinthians 11:4, 7” Bulletin
for Biblical Research 23.3 (2013): 365-376.
- 2010, October. Presented the Chamberlain Holiness Lectures along
with my father, Dr. Allan P. Brown, at Wesley Biblical Seminary.
- 2010, February. A
Reader’s Hebrew and Greek Bible published by Zondervan.
- 2009, June. Fourth printing of A
Reader’s Hebrew Bible. Most of the errata I’ve found and that has
been reported to me is corrected in this printing. See here
for a complete list.
- 2009, February. Hope
Amidst Ruin: A Literary and Theological Analysis of Ezra. This is
a slightly edited version of my dissertation now published by Bob Jones
University Press. BJU Seminary is publishing what they consider their
best dissertations in a monograph series.
- 2008, May. A
Reader’s Hebrew Bible. Bryan Smith
and I contracted with Zondervan Publishing Company to publish a companion
volume to A Reader’s Greek New Testament. This volume includes the
entire masoretic text of the Old Testament from the Leningrad Codex. All
words (actually, lemmas) that occur less than 100 times are glossed from
HALOT & BDB, and at times The
Dictionary of Classical Hebrew. Includes two appendices: a glossary
of Hebrew words occuring more than 100x, and a list of all known
differences between BHS and RHB. Preview available here.
Errata list available here.
- 2006, March. I
Believe: Fundamentals of the Christian Faith. Cincinnati:
Revivalist Press, 2006. Contributed three chapters to this book. Chapter
5—Sin: The Root of Every Problem; Chapter 9—Salvation: God’s Provision;
Chapter 10—Salvation: God’s Work and Our Response. This book is an
excellent resource for young people who want to understand the
fundamentals of the Christian Faith.
If college freshman came into our Bible colleges knowing what this
book teaches, we would be able to start them near where we now graduate
- 2006, March. Loving
God: The Primary Principle of the Christian Life. Cincinnati:
Revivalist Press, 2006. This series of 12 lessons explores what it means
to love God totally. For a look at the cover and table of contents, click
- 2005 Four article series "Studies in the Book of Ezra" in
the 2005 Bibliotheca Sacra series.
Entire dissertation published on Bible.org.
- 2004, August. Taught 16 hour seminar in Biblical
Hermeneutics in Banaue, Philippines for the Shepherd’s Institute,
a ministry of the Philippines
Associate Professor at God’s Bible School and
College in Cincinnati, OH.
Assistant Professor at God’s Bible
School and College in Cincinnati, OH.
- Fall Classes: Greek I, Pentateuch, Prison
Epistles, Advanced Homiletics, Principles of Christian Life I, Pastoral
- Spring Classes: Greek I, Greek II, General
Epistles, Principles of Christian Life II, Life of Christ
- 1998-2002. Full-time staff member at Bob
Jones University. I graded
tests, managed databases, and programmed VBA applications for the Office
of Extended Education. Occasionally had the privilege of substitute
teaching in the Seminary (Old Testament Theology, New Testament Theology,
2 Corinthians in Greek, Revelation in Greek, Aramaic).
- 1999, January -- Taught a 20-hour seminar in Old
Testament Theology in the Dominican
- 1997-1998, Summers -- Wrote a 13-lesson
college-level Sunday School series: "Developing
Biblical Interpersonal Relationships." Published by Bob Jones University
- 1993-1998 -- Greek graduate assistant in
Elementary and Intermediate Greek. Co-editor along with Bryan Smith of the third edition of Bob Jones University’s
Handbook of New Testament Greek. In addition to refining the 1st
year material, the third edition significantly expanded the second year
material, providing fuller explanations and examples.
o 2009 Summer Evangelist
for Great Lakes Bible Methodist Conference camp in Rock Lake, MI.
o 2008 Summer Lectured
in Grand Cayman at the Wesleyan
on Loving God: The Primary Principle of the Christian Life.
o 2007 Summer Lectured
in Isabella, Philippines on “Loving God: The
Primary Principle of the Christian Life” at the Shepherd’s Institute.
o 2007 Spring Held
Lifestyle Summit for Les Roberts in Idaho.
o 2006 Summer Served
as an evangelist at Ontario Holiness Association campmeeting and Mode Camp in Illinois.
o 2005 Summer
Lectured in Nairobi,
Kenya on Loving
God & Holiness at the “Beauty of Holiness” conference for Kenyan ministers.
o 2003-present Young
Adult SS teacher at Burlington
o 2002-present Serving
as small group discipleship mentor on GBS’ campus
o 2002 Ordained
as an elder in the Alabama Bible Methodist Connection of Churches
o 1997-2002 Associate
pastor at Easley Bible Methodist
o 1997-2002 Young
Adult SS teacher at Easley
o 1993-2002 Member
of Easley Bible
o 1991-1992 Assistant
to the chaplain at Glades Correctional Institute, Belle Glade, FL
- OT Interpretation Ph.D., 2002, Bob Jones
- M.A. in Bible, 1995, Bob Jones
- B.A. in Ministerial Studies, 1993, Hobe Sound Bible
- Chinese studies at Peking
University, Beijing, China
Literary and Theological Analysis of the Book of Ezra
The complete dissertation is available online at Bible.org.
Published in 2009 as Hope
Amidst Ruin (Bob
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