Jan 24, 2014

Ray Clendenen’s Old Testament Bibliography

You can access Ray Clendenen’s recently revised 385-page Old Testament bibliography here. Note: you have to have an account with academia.edu to access it but if you don't already have an account,signing up is free.

HT: Rusty Osborne

Jan 23, 2014

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.

Wendy J. Cotter
The Christ of the Miracle Stories: Portrait through Encounter
Reviewed by Teresa Okure

Zev Garber, ed.
The Jewish Jesus: Revelation, Reflection, Reclamation
Reviewed by J. Edward Wright

Jaco Gericke
The Hebrew Bible and Philosophy of Religion
Reviewed by Steven Dunn

Christine Hayes
Introduction to the Bible
Reviewed by James Bos

Jens Kamlah, ed.
Temple Building and Temple Cult: Architecture and Cultic Paraphernalia of Temples in the Levant (2.–1. Mill. B.C.E.). Proceedings of a Conference on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Institute of Biblical Archaeology at the University of Tübingen (28th–30th of May 2010)
Reviewed by Jeffrey L. Morrow

Hanna Liss and Manfred Oeming, eds.
Literary Construction of Identity in the Ancient World: Proceedings of the Conference Literary Fiction and the Construction of Identity in Ancient Literatures: Options and Limits of Modern Literary Approaches in the Exegesis of Ancient Texts, Heidelberg, July 10–13, 2006
Reviewed by Jean-François Racine

Melvin K. H. Peters, ed.
XIV Congress of the International Organization for Septuagint and Cognate Studies: Helsinki, 2010
Reviewed by Sean Adams

Ludger Schwienhorst-Schönberger and Elisabeth Birnbaum
Das Buch Kohelet
Reviewed by Detlef Dieckmann

Peter Spitaler, ed.
Celebrating Paul: Festschrift in Honor of Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P., and Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.
Reviewed by Nijay K. Gupta

Jonathan Stökl
Prophecy in the Ancient Near East: A Philological and Sociological Comparison
Reviewed by J. H. Price

Jozef Tino
King and Temple in Chronicles: A Contextual Approach to Their Relations
Reviewed by César Melgar

Jan 22, 2014

Pastor or Professor?

David Murray lists 21 reasons to choose the pastorate over professorship here. There are some very good points made here but I am not sure that professors have to lose as much as is suggested. That being said, these thoughts are worth pondering.

Also, lest one think that David is against the teaching ministry, he identifies 10 benefits of being a professor here.

Jan 21, 2014

Landing the Theological Airplane

Marc Cortez uses the analogy of landing an airplane as a helpful reminder of reaching theological conclusions and taking theological stands here.

Jan 20, 2014

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Dunn on the Oral Gospel Tradition

The Eerdword blog (the blog for Eerdmans) has posted an interview with James Dunn related to the oral gospel tradition.

Jan 19, 2014

Free Daniel and Romans Commentaries

You can download a free 84-page PDF copy of the Daniel and Romans commentaries from the forthcoming Moody Bible Commentary (release date: Feb. 1, 2014). The Daniel commentary is written by Michael Rydelnik and Romans is written by Michael Vanlaningham. You can get the PDF here.