Jul 25, 2009

Syntactical Diagram of 1 Peter 2 and 3:13-22 and 4:1-19

For those who have facility with Greek, Daniel Doleys has posted his syntactical diagram of 1 Peter 4 (he also has posted chapters 1-3) here.

Polygamy in the Old Testament

See here for V. Philips Long's thoughts on polygamy in the Old Testament.

Jul 24, 2009

Hamilton on the Canon of Scripture

Jim Hamilton has an article entitled Scripture: The Evangelical View, or, The Sixty Six Books of the Protestant Canon Are Inspired by the Holy Spirit and Therefore Inerrant." I have not read the article, but I have found that Jim Hamilton is usually worth reading. You can access the article

HT: Justin Taylor

Jul 23, 2009

Sermon Conclusions

Cal Habig has two nice posts on sermon conclusions. He starts off with a recent personal experience that many preachers can say, been there; done that, followed by some helpful words of advice. Read Cal's posts
here and here.

Jul 22, 2009

Blomberg on Why He is a Calminian

Craig Blomberg discusses why he is neither a Calvinist or Arminian but a Calminian. You can read it here.

Animated Dead Sea Map

A. D. Riddle and David Parker have produced a nifty animated map of the Dead Sea in Israel. Check it out

HT: Mark Hoffman

Four Reasons Not to Give a Altar Call

Larry Moyer has written a thought-provoking piece on altar calls, whether one believes in using them or not. Check it out here.

Preaching the Macro Frame

See Peter Mead's helpful
reminder here to note and preach the macro frames of Bible books.Bible exposition properly done should present both the forest and the trees.

Jul 21, 2009

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews that may be of interest from a Bible Exposition perspective include:

Peter Bouteneff
Beginnings: Ancient Christian Readings of the Biblical Creation Narratives
Reviewed by Korinna Zamfir

Tamara Cohn Eskenazi and Andrea L. Weiss, eds.
The Torah: A Women's Commentary
Reviewed by Amelia Devin Freedman

Frank Holzbrecher
Paulus und der historische Jesus: Darstellung und Analyse der bisherigen Forschungsgeschichte
Reviewed by Edwin Broadhead

H. A. G. Houghton
Augustine's Text of John: Patristic Citations and Latin Gospel Manuscripts
Reviewed by Craig R. Koester

Patrick Hunt
Poetry in the Song of Songs: A Literary Analysis
Reviewed by Stefan Fischer

Mark J. Keown
Congregational Evangelism in Philippians: The Centrality of an Appeal for Gospel Proclamation to the Fabric of Philippians
Reviewed by James Miller

John S. Kloppenborg
Q, the Earliest Gospel: An Introduction to the Original Stories and Sayings of Jesus
Reviewed by Christopher Tuckett

Bruce J. Malina and John J. Pilch
Social-Science Commentary on the Book of Acts
Reviewed by Kenneth D. Litwak

Vanessa R. Sasson
The Birth of Moses and the Buddha: A Paradigm for the Comparative Study of Religions
Reviewed by Marco Frenschkowski

James T. Sparks
The Chronicler's Genealogies: Towards an Understanding of 1 Chronicles 1-9
Reviewed by Gershon Galil

Oda Wischmeyer and Stefan Scholz, eds.
Die Bibel als Text: Beiträge zu einer textbezogenen Bibel-Hermeneutik
Reviewed by Mark W. Elliott