Apr 4, 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. 

Angelika Berlejung and Michael P. Streck, eds.
Arameans, Chaldeans, and Arabs in Babylonia and Palestine in the First Millennium B.C.
Reviewed by John MacGinnis

David Alan Black
Paul, Apostle of Weakness: Astheneia and Its Cognates in the Pauline Literature
Reviewed by H. H. Drake Williams III

James M. Bos
Reconsidering the Date and Provenance of the Book of Hosea: The Case for Persian-Period Yehud
Reviewed by Pamela J. Scalise

J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays
Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible
Reviewed by Frank England

Sebastian Fuhrmann and Regina Grundmann, eds.
Martyriumsvorstellungen in Antike und Mittelalter: Leben oder sterben für Gott?
Reviewed by Thomas J. Kraus

Mercedes L. García Bachmann
Women at Work in the Deuteronomistic History
Reviewed by Ralph K. Hawkins

Joel B. Green, ed.
Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics
Reviewed by Kevin Jung

Kyoung-Shik Kim
God Will Judge Each One according to Works: Judgment according to Works and Psalm 62 in Early Judaism and the New Testament
Reviewed by Travis B. Williams

Dominik Markl, ed.
The Decalogue and Its Cultural Influence
Reviewed by Bernhard Lang

David T. Runia and Gregory E. Sterling, eds.
Studia Philonica Annual: Studies in Hellenistic Judaism, Volume XXII, 2010
Reviewed by John Martens

Apr 3, 2014

Herod Agrippa I at the Eretz Israel Museum

A few days ago, I posted about a Sidonian coin that was on display at the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv. Today, I will post about another item at the museum. It is a bust of King Herod Agrippa I. This sculpted head was prepared by the Israel Museum Restoration Laboratories in which a three dimensional head was created from a coin containing Agrippa's likeness. Among other things, King Agrippa I (AD 41-44) was the notorious king who put the apostle James to death and had Peter imprisoned (Acts 12:1-4).

Apr 2, 2014

Hurtado on N. T. Wright's Discussion of Paul's Eschatology

Larry Hurtado has some interesting and insightful comments here related to N. T. Wright's treatment of Paul's eschatology in his Paul and the People of God.

Mar 31, 2014

Reading Fiction and Preaching

See this helpful post entitled "How to Read Fiction and Become a More Interesting Preacher." One might be able to adapt some of these thoughts as it relations to movies and music as well.