Nov 15, 2008
Patrick George McCullough has a helpful post on "Defining Apocalypse, Apocalypticism, and Apocalyptic Eschatology." I don't agree with all the conclusions but it is a decent summary of the state of scholarship is on the issue. Read it here.
Nov 14, 2008
Rodney Decker as posted H. Wayne House's paper and responses to it that are scheduled to be delivered at this year's Dispensation Study Group meeting at ETS. You can access it as well as papers from previous years here.
What if Martin Luther Had Read the Dead Sea Scrolls? Historical Particularity and Theological Interpretation in Pauline Theology: Galatians as a Test
Michael Bird has made a draft of his forthcoming ETS paper entitled "What if Martin Luther Had Read the Dead Sea Scrolls? Historical Particularity and Theological Interpretation in Pauline Theology: Galatians as a Test Case" available here.
Nov 13, 2008
West Wickham has noted a new resource for those doing research in the book of Esther. Edith Lubetski and Meir Lubetski, The Book of Esther: A Classified Bibliography. Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2008.
According to the blurb at the publisher's website,
This comprehensive bibliography to scholarly works on the biblical book of Esther contains over 1800 references. It includes titles of books, collected works, Festschriften, theses, journal articles, essays in collections, encyclopaedia and dictionary articles, and online material. It is a classified bibliography, arranged in three main categories -- commentaries, biblical chapters and verses, and subject headings in alphabetical order.
The scope of the bibliography is international, and its focus is on research from the last hundred years. Scholars, students, clergy, and librarians -- among them literary scholars, psychologists, sociologists, historians, linguists, art historians, political scientists, feminists, and Christian and Jewish scholars -- will find this unique volume an indispensable resource and stimulus to further research. A special feature of the bibliography is its extensive coverage of Jewish sources.
Nov 12, 2008
Matthew D. Montonini has a nice review of Walter C. Kaiser Jr., Darrell L. Bock, Peter Enn's book Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament. You can read it here.
Nov 11, 2008
Although the site appears to be in process, some might be interested in visiting a new website devoted to biblical Hebrew poetry. You can visit the site here.
Thanks to John Hobbins for the heads-up.
Nov 10, 2008
Some might be interested in this film which is scheduled to air on November 18 on PBS. The following is the blurb from thew website (view here) which also includes a couple of short clips.
Providence Pictures has been working hard for years to produce The Bible's Buried Secrets, which premieres November 18th at 8:00 pm on NOVA. We scouted and filmed at archaeological sites throughout the Middle East—including
In July 2008, NOVA showcased a 4-minute trailer to The Bible's Buried Secrets for a gathering of media from around the country. As soon as they started blogging about it, the public response was swift and impassioned. Attacks and a petition drive to defund PBS were launched by one organization that describes their mission "to change the culture to reflect Biblical truth" and that "God has communicated absolute truth to man through the Bible." They condemned the film without even seeing the trailer, let alone the film. We'd love to know what you think. Check out the trailer and feel free to join the discussion! And be sure to watch the broadcast November 18 on PBS.