Feb 25, 2012

An Online Coversation with Michael Williams

You can join an online conversation with Michael Williams on his book How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens that is happening March 6 at 8:00 PM EST. You can access the conversation at www.livestream.com/Zondervan

Get a reminder when you RSVP at the above address, or better yet, visit the event page on Facebook.

If you're in the Grand Rapids-area you can join the discussion onsite. Details here.


Feb 24, 2012

Goodacre on Historical Jesus Criteria

Mark Goodacre has posted another of his New Testament audio "pods" here discussing some of the historical Jesus criteria.

Latest Issue of Review of Biblical Literature

The latest issue of Review of Biblical Literature is out. Reviews can be accessed by clicking the links below.

Reinhard Achenbach and Martin Arneth, eds.
»Gerechtigkeit und Recht zu üben« (Gen 18,19): Studien zur altorientalischen und biblischen Rechtsgeschichte, zur Religionsgeschichte Israels und zur Religionssoziologie: Festschrift für Eckart Otto zum 65. Geburtstag
Reviewed by John Engle

Paul N. Anderson
The Riddles of the Fourth Gospel: An Introduction to John
Reviewed by Cornelis Bennema

Blane Conklin
Oath Formulas in Biblical Hebrew
Reviewed by Yael Ziegler

Esther J. Hamori
"When Gods Were Men": The Embodied God in Biblical and Near Eastern Literature
Reviewed by Michael B. Hundley

André LaCocque
The Captivity of Innocence: Babel and the Yahwist
Reviewed by Richard S. Briggs

Michael R. Licona
The Resurrection of Jesus: A New Historiographical Approach
Reviewed by Daniel A. Smith

Jonathan Wyn Schofer
Confronting Vulnerability: The Body and the Divine in Rabbinic Ethics
Reviewed by Phillip Sherman

Adiel Schremer
Brothers Estranged: Heresy, Christianity, and Jewish Identity in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Peter J. Tomson

Christopher D. Stanley, ed.
The Colonized Apostle: Paul in Postcolonial Eyes
Reviewed by Matthew Forrest Lowe

Robert Titley
A Poetic Discontent: Austin Farrer and the Gospel of Mark
Reviewed by Richard Pervo

Feb 23, 2012

Theology and Exegesis

Kevin DeYoung has a good post here discussing the positive role that one's systematic theology can have in the exegetical process.

What are the Top 10 Books for NT Graduate Students?

For four answers to this question see this post.

Feb 22, 2012

Galatians 3

I have been teaching through Galatians recently. In the following table In the following table I have tried to summarize what I think are some of the main concepts or themes in chapter 3. Any thoughts?

Key OT Figure
Key Concept
Curse / No Justification
Blessing / Justification

Feb 19, 2012

2012 Expository Preaching Workshop Deadline

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is hosting an expository Preaching Workshop on March 5-6, 2012. This Expository Preaching Workshop will aid you in clearly communicating the message of Scripture to your congregation while keeping them engaged at every turn. Early registration for the workshop is only  $25 for students and $50 for non-students but it ends tomorrow, February 20. After tomorrow, registration fees increase to $50 for students and $75 for non-students. Study materials and one meal are included. This year's speakers include Bryan Chapell, Jerry Vines, Paige Patterson, and David Allen.

Go here to get more information and registration.