Apr 6, 2020

Advice to Younger and Older Pastors

Jimmy Draper has some good advice for younger pastors here and older preachers here.

Apr 5, 2020

Archaeology and Judges 4-5

Here is a decent article on the archaeological support for the events in Judges 4-5.

Apr 4, 2020

The Latest Issue of the Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below but unfortunately you must be a SBL member.

Christa Clamer, Kay Prag, and Jean-Baptiste Humbert, eds., Colegio del Pilar: Excavations in Jerusalem, Christian Quarter
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Alex Damm, ed., Religions and Education in Antiquity: Studies in Honour of Michel Desjardins
Reviewed by Allison L. Gray

Susan Docherty, The Jewish Pseudepigrapha: An Introduction to the Literature of the Second Temple Period
Reviewed by Olivia Stewart Lester

Emran Iqbal El-Badawi, The Qur’ān and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions
Reviewed by Abdulla Galadari

Martin Friis, Image and Imitation: Josephus’ Antiquities 1–11 and Greco-Roman Historiography
Reviewed by Jan Willem van Henten

J. J. Johnson Leese, Christ, Creation, and the Cosmological Redemption: A Study of Pauline Creation Theology as Read by Irenaeus and Applied to Ecotheology
Reviewed by S. Aaron Son

Scot McKnight and Greg Mamula, eds., Conflict Management and the Apostle Paul
Reviewed by Adam White

Marcus A. Mininger, Uncovering the Theme of Revelation in Romans 1:16–3:26: Discovering a New Approach to Paul’s Argument
Reviewed by David Neville

John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton, The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context
Reviewed by William S. Morrow

Alexander Weidner, Das Ende Deuterojesajas: Eine literarkritische und redaktiongeschichtliche Studie zur Entstehung von Jes 40–66
Reviewed by Marvin A. Sweeney

Apr 3, 2020

Free Access to 'Atiqot

JSTOR is providing free access to all issues of the Israel Antiquities Authority's journal 'Atiqot (1955-2019). You can access issues here.

HT: Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society

Apr 2, 2020

Leviticus and Critical Scholarship: A Jewish Perspective

Here is an interesting article by a rabbi trying to reconcile critical scholarship and more traditional readings and understandings of Scripture, specifically here Leviticus.

Apr 1, 2020

Free Logos "Book" for April: "Faith Working Through Love" by N.T. Wright

The free Logos Book for the Month is not a book but rather a video course, "Faith Working Through Love," taught by N. T. Wright. You can also purchase the "Lord's Supper," "Paul and His Letter to the Philippians," and "Acts of the Apostles" all taught by Wright for $9.99, $19.99, and $34.99. You can also register for a chance to win the 51-volume N. T. Wright Collection. For all these offers, go to the Logos' Free Book of Month page here.

Mar 31, 2020

The Book of Exodus in a Secular Age

Kevin Halloran post here on how the book of Exodus confronts our secular age.

Mar 30, 2020

Crucified Man's Heel Bone

I have been to the Israel Museum a number of times and one of the stops is usually a heel bone of a man who had been crucified in the first-century AD (see a picture below). But now I learn from Carl Rasmussen here that the artifact in the museum is in fact a replica. I will need to remember than next time I am talking folks through there.