Jun 9, 2012

Forthcoming Simon Gathercole and Alan Millard Lectures

Those who are in the Houston area might want to mark their calendars for two free upcoming lectures at the Lanier Theological Library.

A lecture by Simon Gathercole on "Jesus in the Canonical and Apocryphal Gospels" (Sept 8, 7-9 PM). You can access more details here.

A lecture by Alan Millard on "Did Moses Know the Alphabet? Was there writing in Ancient Israel?" (Nov. 3, 7-9 PM). You can access more details here.

Jun 8, 2012

Interview with Matti Friedman on the Aleppo Codex

You can listen to a podcast of Krys Boyd's interview of Matti Friedman and his book The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible here. The interview in question is dated to 6/6/2012 and entitled "The Pursuit of an Ancient Bible."

Jun 7, 2012

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.

Kenneth E. Bailey
Paul through Mediterranean Eyes: Cultural Studies in 1 Corinthians
Reviewed by Jack Barentsen
Katell Berthelot and Thierry Legrand, eds.
Torah: Exode, Lévitique, Nombres
Reviewed by Eibert Tigchelaar
Martinus C. de Boer
Galatians: A Commentary
Reviewed by James D. G. Dunn
Reviewed by Martin Meiser
Bruce Chilton and Deirdre J. Good
Studying the New Testament: A Fortress Introduction
Reviewed by Moschos Goutzioudis
Antonios Finitsis
Visions and Eschatology: A Socio-Historical Analysis of Zechariah 1-6
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
Lester L. Grabbe, ed.
Israel in Transition 2: From Late Bronze II to Iron IIA (c. 1250-850 BCE): The Texts
Reviewed by Aren Maier
Timothy Jay Johnson
Now My Eye Sees You: Unveiling an Apocalyptic Job
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore
Richard N. Longenecker
Introducing Romans: Critical Issues in Paul's Most Famous Letter
Reviewed by Akio Ito
Ben Witherington III
What's in the Word: Rethinking the Socio-Rhetorical Character of the New Testament
Reviewed by Vernon K. Robbins

Jun 6, 2012

Free Loeb Classical Library Volumes

Back in 2010 I noted here that some of older (i.e. out of copyright) volumes of the Loeb Classical Library were available as free downloads. Here is another site that also makes some of the volumes available for free.

HT: Stephen Cook

Free Downloads of the CEB

The full version of the Common English Bible and Common English Bible with Apocrypha will be available for free download for Kindle and Nook. This offer is for two days only, starting today. I would recommend that you get the version with the added Apocrypha since both versions are free.

Here are the links for the Common English Bible.



Here are the links for the Common English Bible with Apocrypha.




Note: For some reason the Nook folks haven't received the memo and still show a price for both versions, at least when I checked. UPDATE: The Nook link appears to have been corrected.

Jun 5, 2012

Free Logos Book of the Month: H. A. Ironside's Four Hundred Silent Years

This might be a bit late, but some of you may not have heard that the Logos free book of the month for June is H. A. Ironside's Four Hundred Silent Years. You can get the details here.

Introductory Issue of the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament

The first issue of the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament is now out. It looks to contain several interesting articles. You can access the journal here.

Jun 4, 2012

Scot McKnight on Attending Seminary

Yes Virginia, there might still be reasons to attend seminary. You can find Scot McKnight's reasons here.

Jun 3, 2012

Free Bibleworks 9 Contest

Jim Barr at Bibleworks is offering two copies of Bibleworks 9 to celebrate the company's 20th anniversary. Bibleworks 9 is a great Bible study resource. You can access details of the contest here.