Jan 19, 2013

Limited Free Access to Theological Journals through JSTOR

JSTOR's archives of more than 1,200 journals is now open for limited free access. Anyone can sign up for a JSTOR account and read up to three articles for free every two weeks. This could be a helpful resource for last minute research or for those who lack easy access to major libraries. You can read more about it here or register with JSTOR here.

HT: Michael Heiser

Jan 18, 2013

A Dramatic Presentation of Acts

You can read about a new dramatic presentation of the book of Acts that is being performed at various locations in the US here. Or you can visit the "Acts, the 3-man show" website here. I have not seen it but it looks interesting.

Jan 17, 2013

Understanding Biblical Theology

I recently worked my way through Klink and Lockett's Understanding Biblical Theology: A Comparison of Theory and Practice. I was planning to blog some of my thoughts on this helpful resource but Trevin Wax has beaten me to it. He has a basic summary of the five views presented in the book here and a conversation with the authors here.

Jan 16, 2013

Old Testament Studies in the Digital Age

Tyndale Tech has a very helpful discussion of the basic issues and tools associated with studying the Old Testament, and Hebrew in particular, in various digital formats. Check it out here.

Jan 15, 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.

Daniel Boyarin
The Jewish Gospels: The Story of the Jewish Christ
Reviewed by Mark A. Matson

Katharine J. Dell, Brian A. Mastin, and James K. Aitken, eds.
On Stone and Scroll: Essays in Honour of Graham Ivor Davies
Reviewed by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer

Matthias Henze, ed.
Hazon Gabriel: New Readings of the Gabriel Revelation
Reviewed by Ian Young

Craig S. Keener
Acts: An Exegetical Commentary, vol. 1: Introduction and 1:1-2:47
Reviewed by Richard I. Pervo
Reviewed by Daniel L. Smith
Reviewed by Joseph B. Tyson

John S. Kloppenborg and Judith H. Newman, eds.
Editing the Bible: Assessing the Task Past and Present
Reviewed by Marcus Sigismund

Lester Ruth, Carrie Steenwyk, and John D. Witvliet
Walking Where Jesus Walked: Worship in Fourth-Century Jerusalem
Reviewed by Amy Donaldson

Matthew R. Schlimm
From Fratricide to Forgiveness: The Language and Ethics of Anger in Genesis
Reviewed by Phillip Sherman

Robert H. Stein
A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules
Reviewed by Bálint Károly Zabán 


Jan 14, 2013

The Bible Miniseries

The History Channel is planning to air a 10-hour miniseries containing select biblical stories from Noah to the resurrection.The first episode is scheduled for March 3 and the last episode for March 31, Easter Sunday. The series trailer can be viewed below.

Studies on Roman Emperor Cult and Early Christianity

Larry Hurtado has a helpful discussion and summary of some recent studies on Roman Emperor cult and early Christianity here.

Jan 13, 2013

Top 20 Biblical Archaeology Events and Discoveries of 2012

Last week I posted on a top ten list for biblical archaeological discoveries for 2012. Now Biblical archaeology Review has posted a "Top 20 Biblical Archaeology Events and Discoveries of 2012" here.