Dec 22, 2012

Upcoming Lectures at the Lanier Theological Library

Those in and around Houston, Texas might be interested in three upcoming free lectures at the Lanier Theological Library in 2013.

January 29, 2013: Paige Patterson speaking on "The Expectation of the Reign of Christ on a Millennial Earth"

March 23, 2013: Alister McGrath speaking on "C.S. on Lewis and the Post Modern Generation: His Message 50 Years Later"

April 27. 2013: D. A. Carson on a topic not yet announced

You can see more about the lectures and register to attend here.

Dec 21, 2012

Audio: Moo on Romans

Readers of this blog know that I have highlighted the work of It is a great resource. They have just announced the release a course by Doug Moo on Romans. All Biblical Training courses are free but you have to register. You can check out the Romans course here.

Dec 20, 2012

Top Ten End of the World Songs

In honor of all the hype about tomorrow, you can find suggestions for the top ten end of the world songs here, here, and here.

Dec 19, 2012

New Resource: Treaty, Law and Covenant in the Ancient Near East

A recent Tyndale House email noted the publication of Treaty, Law and Covenant in the Ancient Near East by Kenneth A. Kitchen and Paul J. N. Lawrence. The following is the publisher's description:

"This work presents a far-reaching social profile of life in the Ancient Near East, based on its wealth of law-collections, treaties and covenants through three millennia. Volume 1 sets out a uniquely comprehensive corpus of over 100 such documents in 10 languages, mostly displayed in facing-page transliterations and English translations with individual bibliographies. Volume 2 provides essential philological and background commentary to the texts, fully indexes their subject-matter, and concludes with a revolutionary and innovative series of full-colour diagrams of every text, vividly highlighting variations through the centuries. Finally, Volume 3 outlines the flowing interplay of political history, changing social norms and varying documentary formats throughout the whole period. Taken together, this tryptich offers a striking and indispensable new overview of its multifaceted world for Ancient Near-Eastern and biblical studies."

This looks like a wonderful resource but will beyond the budget of most folks. But perhaps your favorite university or seminary library will get a copy.

Dec 18, 2012

Wallace's Take on Nestle-Aland 28

Dan Wallace has provided one of the more comprehensive and interesting evaluations of the new 28th edition of Nestle-Aland that I have seen online. You can read it here.

Dead Sea Scrolls Online

A new website created jointly by Google and the Israel Antiquities Authority has now made thousands of Dead Sea Scroll fragments as high-resolution images available online.You can visit the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library here.


Dec 17, 2012

Top 12 Biblical Counseling Books of 2012

Counseling is not my area of specialty so I cannot vouch for this list, but it looks like there are some good resources here.

Dec 16, 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.

Moshe Bar-Asher and Devorah Dimant, eds.
Meghillot [Hebrew]: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls, VIII-IX
Reviewed by George Brooke
Radcliffe G. Edmonds III, ed.
The "Orphic" Gold Tablets and Greek Religion: Further along the Path
Reviewed by Timothy Pettipiece
Craig A. Evans, ed.
The World of Jesus and the Early Church: Identity and Interpretation in the Early Communities of Faith
Reviewed by Judith Lieu
Jonathan Knight
Reviewed by Michael Naylor
Te-Li Lau
The Politics of Peace: Ephesians, Dio Chrysostom, and the Confucian Four Books
Reviewed by Minna Shkul
Abigail Pelham
Contested Creations in the Book of Job: The-World-as-It-Ought- and-Ought-Not-to-Be
Reviewed by Norman Habel
Michael Peppard
The Son of God in the Roman World: Divine Sonship in its Social and Political Context
Reviewed by Matthew Forrest Lowe
Daniel B. Wallace, ed.
Revisiting the Corruption of the New Testament: Manuscript, Patristic, and Apocryphal Evidence
Reviewed by J. K. Elliott
Beat Weber
Werkbuch Psalmen III: Theologie und Spiritualität des Psalters und seiner Psalmen
Reviewed by Mark Elliott
Ina Willi-Plein
Das Buch Genesis: Kapitel 12-50
Reviewed by Wolfgang Zwickel