Oct 10, 2009
Just in case you are interested, this is the 1,000 post for this blog.
Also falling under the category of just in case your interested, I am currently reading and reviewing four books, two for this blog and two for a journal. The four books are: Samuel Meier, Themes and Transformations in Old Testament Prophecy; Adela Yarbro Collins, Mark; Thomas Phillips, Paul, His Letters; and Acts, and Ben Witherington III, The Indelible Image.
Oct 9, 2009
Phillip Long has a succinct but helpful post outlining the various options for Paul's imprisonment referred to in Philippians. For what it is worth I affirm the traditional Roman imprisonment view. In any case read Phillip's post here.
The Biologos Foundation has posted a paper by Bruce Waltke entitled "Barriers to Accepting the Possibility of Creation by Means of an Evoluyionary Process." You can access the article here.
HT: Koinonia blog
Oct 8, 2009
Hear free audio from the recent Advanced Expository Preaching Conference held lat month at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The four messages posted are:
Craig Blaising – Exegetical Foundations for Preaching the Psalms
Steven Smith Strategies for Preaching Through the Psalms
David Allen Psalm 1 and Using Hebrew
Calvin Pearson Psalm 46 and Using Art in Preaching
You can access these messages here.
Oct 7, 2009
Oct 6, 2009
Fuller Theological Seminary has posted three of John Goldingay's seminary courses for free download online using the iTunes format.
The Pentateuch (20 tracks)
The Prophets (22 tracks)
Biblical Hermeneutics (22 tracks)
You can access the materials here.
HT: Nijay Gupta
Oct 5, 2009
The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews that may be of interest from a Bible Exposition perspective include:
Lars Aejmelaeus and Antti Mustakallio, eds.
The Nordic Paul: Finnish Approaches to Pauline Theology
Reviewed by Erik Heen
Sandra Gravett, Karla Bohmbach, F. V. Greifenhagen, and Donald Polaski
An Introduction to the Hebrew Bible: A Thematic Approach
Reviewed by J. Dwayne Howell
Hellenistisches Christentum: Schriftverständnis-Ekklesiologie-Geschichte
Reviewed by Friedrich Reiterer
M. Sydney Park
Submission within the Godhead and the Church in the Epistle to the Philippians: An Exegetical and Theological Examination of the Concept of Submission in Philippians 2 and 3
Reviewed by Mark A. Jennings
Jonathan T. Pennington and Sean M. McDonough
Cosmology and New Testament Theology
Reviewed by Michael J. Lakey
Enno Edzard Popkes
Die Theologie der Liebe Gottes in den johanneischen Schriften: Zur Semantik der Liebe und zum Motivkreis des Dualismus
Reviewed by Jan G. van der Watt
Gershom M. H. Ratheiser
Mitzvoth Ethics and the Jewish Bible: The End of Old Testament Theology
Reviewed by Ben Ollenburger
Von Jesus zum Neuen Testament: Studien zur urchristlichen Theologiegeschichte und zur Entstehung des neutestamentlichen Kanons
Reviewed by Nils Neumann
David Sim and Boris Repschinski, eds.
Matthew and His Christian Contemporaries
Reviewed by Glenna Jackson
Lawrence M. Wills
Not God's People: Insiders and Outsiders in the Biblical World
Reviewed by Lara van der Zee-Hanssen
Configurations of Rape in the Hebrew Bible: A Literary Analysis of Three Rape Narratives
Reviewed by Susanne Scholz
Oct 4, 2009
Frank Thielman suggests that there are three approaches that interpreters generally understand Luke’s view of the Law in Luke–Acts. He writes,
“Many interpreters claim that Luke's approach to the law is consistently conservative. Jewish Christians are required to keep it, and Gentile Christians, although not obligated to become Jewish proselytes, are brought under the Law's requirements by means of the Apostolic Decree in Acts 15. Some interpreters think that for Luke the law was the divinely sanctioned way of life for God's people until the introduction of a new era with the coming of Christ. Luke faithfully records in his two volumes that gradual acceptance among Jesus’ followers of the notion that a new age had dawned. One interpreter thinks Luke is anti-Semitic, and that his account of the abandonment of the Jewish law among the early Christians serves his attempt to show that the separation of Christianity from Judaism was the fault of the Jews.”
Frank Thielman, The Law and the New Testament: The Question of Continuity (New York: Crossroad, 1999), 136.