This is very timely, to say the least. Prof. Mark Goodacre of Duke University (a friend to those of us at Logos) will be delivering a paper on the 1 Cor 11:15 “testicle” reading. Mark does not think the word peribolaion should be translated “testicle.”  The article he is challenging is one of those that I used to start out inspiration / inerrancy discussion. Hopefully Mark will be good enough to send along a copy of the paper when it’s ISBL time, since I’m not planning on going to Rome in July. You can be sure I will ask for it!

Here is Mark’s abstract for the paper. I can see where he would contest the first passage used by T. Martin, but the second seems like well-known erotic imagery.  We’ll see what he has to say come July!