Feb 26, 2011

Fee on How to Read the Bible Better

See this post which summarizes an article by Gordon Fee on how to read the Bible better. I wholeheartedly concur with Fee's suggestions.

HT: Todd Bolen

Feb 25, 2011

Outreach Resources of the Year

Some might be interested in this list of the best outreach resources of 2010.

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:

Matthew E. Carlton
Translator's Reference Translation of the Gospel of Luke
Reviewed by Sylvie Raquel
Youn Ho Chung
The Sin of the Calf: The Rise of the Bible's Negative Attitude toward the Golden Calf
Reviewed by Raz Kletter
Werner H. Kelber and Samuel Byrskog, eds.
Jesus in Memory: Traditions in Oral and Scribal Perspectives
Reviewed by Stephan Witetschek
Michael Lattke
The Odes of Solomon
Reviewed by Majella Franzmann
Adrian Long
Paul and Human Rights: A Dialogue with the Father of the Corinthian Community
Reviewed by Ronald R. Clark
Mark Allan Powell, ed.
Methods for Matthew
Reviewed by InHee Cho
Thomas Römer, ed.
The Books of Leviticus and Numbers
Reviewed by William A. Tooman
David Rosenberg
A Literary Bible: An Original Translation
Reviewed by John Engle
Gerd Theißen
Erleben und Verhalten der ersten Christen: Eine Psychologie des Urchristentums
Reviewed by Wayne Coppins
Ellen van Wolde
Reframing Biblical Studies: When Language and Text Meet Culture, Cognition, and Context
Reviewed by Frank Polak 

Feb 24, 2011

Slinging: This Way or That?

Seth Rodriquez, has a fascinating guest post at Todd Bolen's excellent BiblePlaces blog on ancient slinging technique. By the way, I recently made a sling in preparation for an upcoming presentation of the David and Goliath story but I haven't tried it out. I think that it would be wise to hide the women and children regardless of which technique I use!

Feb 23, 2011

Michael Vlach Has a Blog

If you have appreciated the work of Michael Vlach as I have you might be interested to know that he has a blog which can be found here.

Feb 22, 2011

Varner on Lessons Learned in the Study of the Psalms

William Varner has a nice post on the lessons he learned in his study of the psalms. Check it out here.

Feb 21, 2011

Timothy Keller's New Book King's Cross 60% Off

I don't know much about the book, but Timothy Keller's King's Cross is on sale for one week only (Sale Ends Monday, Feb. 28th) at 60%  off (or $10.38) at the Westminster Book store. Go here. You can browse the book here.

Feb 20, 2011

A Comparison of the Healing Accounts in Acts 9:32-43

I was looking through some of my files and came upon this table I created several years back. Maybe it will be of interest to someone.
Acts 9:32–35
Acts 9:36–43
Peter comes to Lydda on his own
Peter asked to come to Joppa
Miracle occurs in Lydda
Miracle occurs in Joppa
A certain man
A certain female disciple
Nature of the problem: paralysis
Nature of the problem: death
No prayer mentioned
Prayer mentioned
Both miracles involve Peter
Peter addresses both people by name
Peter tells both people to arise
Both are restored immediately
Both miracles result in people being converted