Sep 8, 2012

Engaging the Bible

According to a recent study performed by LifeWay Research only 19% of churchgoers read the Bible everyday and 18% "rarely/never" read the Bible. You cab access an article on the study here and a PDF infographic here.

Sep 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.

Richard S. Briggs and Joel N. Lohr, eds.
A Theological Introduction to the Pentateuch: Interpreting the Torah as Christian Scripture

Reviewed by Thomas Dozeman

N. Clayton Croy

Prima Scriptura: An Introduction to New Testament Interpretation

Reviewed by Craig Blomberg

Roger Good

The Septuagint's Translation of the Hebrew Verbal System in Chronicles

Reviewed by Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton

Norman K. Gottwald; ed. Rebecca J. Kruger Gaudino

The Hebrew Bible: A Brief Socio-Literary Introduction

Reviewed by Steven L. McKenzie

Innocent Himbaza, Adrien Schenker, and Jean-Baptiste Edart

The Bible on the Question of Homosexuality

Translator(s): Benedict M. Guevin
Reviewed by Stuart Macwilliam

Alexander Kulik

3 Baruch: Greek-Slavonic Apocalypse of Baruch

Reviewed by Daniel C. Harlow

Curtis Mitch and Edward Sri

The Gospel of Matthew

Reviewed by Warren Carter

David M. Moffitt

Atonement and the Logic of Resurrection in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Reviewed by Kenneth D. Litwak

Roger Pearse, ed.

Eusebius of Caesarea: Gospel Problems and Solutions

Reviewed by Charles Bobertz

Frank Thielman


Reviewed by Nijay K. Gupta

Sep 6, 2012

The Ecclesiology of Acts

Sage Publications has free access to C. Kavin Rowe's article on "The Ecclesiology of Acts" from the July 2012 edition of Interpretation available here. I am not sure how long this will be available so you might want to download the PDF soon.

Sage also has Francis Moloney's article from the June Expository Times entitled "Recent Johannine Studies: Part Two: Monographs" available for free here as well.

Sep 5, 2012

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre: Two Online Resources

ATS pro Terra Sancta have a couple of publications that they have placed online related to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem.

The Holy Sepulchre: The Pilgrim's New Guide. This is a small book containing some attractive pictures and helpful diagrams. You can access it here. I have included a screen capture of one of the book's diagrams below.

The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. This short four-page flyer can be accessed here.

Sep 4, 2012

A Resource on the Historical Reliability of Acts

See this post by Ferrell Jenkins and his link to a free 24-page PDF document.

Sep 3, 2012

Anything You Wanted to Know About Tefillin Straps and Were Afraid to Ask

Tefillin straps are the straps that are attached to phylacteries, black leather boxes containing verses from the Torah used by Jews during prayer. Although I am not Jewish, I found this article on the minutia of tefillin straps fascinating. 

Sep 2, 2012

Models of Noah's Ark

I was recently cleaning up my internet bookmarks when I found this link to people who have built scale models of Noah's Ark.