What’s in a Name?
Welcome to the debut of The newest department in an evolving BR. While the core of the magazine will not change—we will continue to bring you the best in contemporary Bible studies, festooned with beautiful art that not only pleases the eye but also illuminates the article that it accompanies—we are adding some new features that we hope will increase your enjoyment of the magazine.
Jots & Tittles will provide some light fare—short news items, occasional odd-ball pieces, museum listings, cartoons—to balance our meatier feature articles. On the last page of this issue, you will find another new department: Detail. We will zoom in on a great piece of art and explain the significance of a small part of it. We hope you will learn something about both the artwork and the biblical scene that it illustrates.
If you’ve been with us for the past few issues, you will have noted the arrival of three new columnists. N. T. Wright (Tom to his friends), Tony Saldarini and Ron Hendel have already made their debuts; we hope to feature other new voices as guest columnists as well. And we have one other department still in the works. Called Insight, it will allow leading Bible scholars to share with us things they have noticed about a Bible story or character—things we may have never noticed, which will enrich our understanding of our civilization’s richest text.