Jan 5, 2013

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.

Eberhard Bons and Jans Joosten, eds.
Septuagint Vocabulary: Pre-history, Usage, Reception
Reviewed by Francis Dalrymple-Hamilton
Reviewed by Daniel M. O'Hare

Deborah O'Daniel Cantrell
The Horsemen of Israel: Horses and Chariotry in Monarchic Israel
Reviewed by Raz Kletter

Daniel R. Driver
Brevard Childs, Biblical Theologian: For the Church's One Bible
Reviewed by Philippus J. Botha

Peter Enns
Reviewed by Gert T. M. Prinsloo

Daniel C. Harlow, Karina Martin Hogan, Matthew Goff, and Joel S. Kaminsky, eds.
The "Other" in Second Temple Judaism: Essays in Honor of John J. Collins
Reviewed by James D. G. Dunn

Bruce W. Longenecker
Hearing the Silence: Jesus on the Edge and God in the Gap-Luke 4 in Narrative Perspective
Reviewed by Michal Beth Dinkler

Stéphane Saulnier
Calendrical Variations in Second Temple Judaism: New Perspectives on the 'Date of the Last Supper' Debate
Reviewed by Helen Jacobus

Karlheinz Schüssler, ed.
Biblia Coptica: Die koptischen Bibeltexte. Vollständiges Verzeichnis mit Standorten. Band 4/Lieferung 4: sa 721-780
Reviewed by Blossom Stefaniw

Jarvis J. Williams
Maccabean Martyr Traditions in Paul's Theology of Atonement: Did Martyr Theology Shape Paul's Conception of Jesus's Death?
Reviewed by Jan Willem van Henten

Jan 4, 2013

Free Logos Book for January: Jonathan Edwards’ A Treatise concerning Religious Affections

The free Logos Book for January is Jonathan Edwards’ A Treatise concerning Religious Affections. You can also enter to win the entire Works of Jonathan Edwards. Go the Logos' Free Book of Month page to enter and download your free book today!

Jan 3, 2013

Hebrews Resources

Nicholas Batzig has a helpful collection of links to various resources for the book of Hebrews. You can the list here.

Jan 2, 2013

Westminster Clearance Sale

The Westminster Bookstore has placed a number of books on clearance at 60% off. Here is a select list of titles which might be of interest.

Matthew 1–13, Ancient Commentary on Christian Scripture by Manlio Simonetti. @ $20 (60% off)

Matthew 14–28, Ancient Commentary on Christian Scripture by Manlio Simonetti. @ $20 (60% off)

Luke, Ancient Commentary on Christian Scripture by Arthur A. Just Jr. @ $20 (60% off)

Romans, Ancient Commentary on Christian Scripture by Bray, Gerald @ $20 (60% off)

Letters and Homilies for Hellenized Christians: A Socio-Rhetorical Commentary on Titus, 1-2 Timothy And 1-3 John by Ben Witherington III @ $16.00 (60% off)

Ecclesiastes and the Song of Songs, Apollos Old Testament Commentaries by Daniel C. Fredericks and Daniel J.Estes @ $16.00 (60% off)

1 Chronicles, Word Biblical Commentary by Roddy L. Braun @ $20 (60% off)

Ezekiel 1–19, Word Biblical Commentary by Leslie C. Allen @ $20 (60% off)

Ecclesiastes, Word Biblical Commentary by Roland E, Murphy @ $20 (60% off)

New Bible Atlas by John Bimson @ $12 (60% off)

Studying the Historical Jesus: A Guide to Sources and Methods by Darrell L. Bock @ $9.60 (60% off)

It’s Still Greek to Me: An Easy-To-Understand Guide to Intermediate Greek Grammar by David Alan Black @ $8.80 (60% off)

Calvin and the Biblical Languages by John D.Currid @ $6.80 (60% off)

Historical Reliability of John’s Gospel: Issues & Commentary by Craig Blomberg @ $10.40 (60% off)

How Biblical Languages Work: A Student's Guide to Learning Hebrew and Greek by Peter James Silzer and Thomas John Finley @ $8.00 (60% off)

The Historical Jesus of the Gospels: Jesus in Historical Context by Craig S. Keener @ $24.00 (60% off)

Hermeneutics: An Introduction by Anthony C. Thiselton @ $12.80 (60% off)

The Background of the New Testament and its Eschatology by W. D. Davies and D. Daube @ $28.80 (60% off)

You can access all of the clearance items here.

Jan 1, 2013

Wallace (and Sprinkle) on the New Persprective

Dan Wallace interacts here with Preston Sprinkle's challenge of a key point in the New Perspective on Paul. 

Dec 31, 2012

Theology as a Work in Progess

"What we call “theology” is a work in progress. It is not a fixed body of knowledge that can never grow or develop; it continues to expand as our relationship with God deepens. At the same time, it does not change, because God does not change. Theologians may have to express themselves in new ways when challenged by fresh discoveries that raise questions our ancestors never dreamed of. We may have to adapt our language to different circumstances and present the age-old message of Christ in ways previously unknown. Many theologians are goats, who relish these opportunities and use them to take the church away from its foundations. This has given theology a bad name in many circles. But these are false teachers who must be exposed and avoided. True theologians are sheep who hear their Shepherd’s voice and interpret his words for the benefit of the rest of the flock. In this task, theology will continue until the time comes when it will no longer be needed. When that happens we shall know all things, and be enfolded forever in the unchanging and all–encompassing love of God."

Gerald Bray, God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology (Wheaton: Crossway, 2012), 27.

Dec 30, 2012

Wallace: Five More Myths about Bible Translations

A few months ago I posted a link to fifteen myths about Bible translations from Dan Wallace (go here). He has now posted five more myths here.