Jul 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. 

Harold W. Attridge
The Acts of Thomas
Reviewed by James F. McGrath

George E. Demacopoulos
The Invention of Peter: Apostolic Discourse and Papal Authority in Late Antiquity
Reviewed by Matthew R. Crawford

Katie B. Edwards
Admen and Eve: The Bible in Contemporary Advertising
Reviewed by Cynthia M. Baker

Eric J. Gilchrest
Revelation 21–22 in Light of Jewish and Greco-Roman Utopianism
Reviewed by Thomas Hieke

Tremper Longman III
Reviewed by Richard G. Smith

Donald P. Moffat
Ezra’s Social Drama: Identity Formation, Marriage and Social Conflict in Ezra 9 and 10
Reviewed by Hannah K. Harrington

Daniel C. Owens
Portraits of the Righteous in the Psalms: An Exploration of the Ethics of Book I
Reviewed by Beat Weber

Daniel Patte and Cristina Grenholm, eds.
Modern Interpretations of Romans: Tracking Their Hermeneutical/Theological Trajectory
Reviewed by I. Howard Marshall

Franz Sedlmeier
Das Buch Ezechiel: Kapitel 25-48
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Stefan Seiler
Text-Beziehungen: Zur intertextuellen Interpretation alttestamentlicher Texte am Beispiel ausgewählter Psalmen
Reviewed by Gert T. M. Prinsloo

Jul 3, 2014

Annotated Bibliography for Preachers

David Allen has produced a 168-page PDF annotated bibliography for every book of the Bible. This resource is geared specifically towards preachers but all students of the Bible would likely benefit. You can check out the section on Galatians here. You can also download the entire document and two other books by signing up to receive emails from Theological matters here.

Jul 2, 2014

Allen on Outlining and Acts 2:41-47

David Allen continues to put good stuff on his blog. Check out this post on sermon outlining and his example using Acts 2:41-47.

Jul 1, 2014

Free Logos Book for July: The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther

The free Logos Book for July is The Righteousness of Faith according to Luther by Hans J. Iwand. Here is a description of the book. 
Hans Joachim Iwand’s 1941 monograph, The Righteousness of Faith According to Luther, is an important contribution to contemporary appreciation of Luther’s theological significance. Although Iwand wrote his study three decades after the beginning of the Luther Renaissance, it nevertheless developed some of the central insights of Luther scholarship during that period. Two concepts—in particular, promise and simultaneity—are crucial to an appreciative understanding of Luther’s doctrine of justification. The language of promise presents justification to the believer as a reality that has yet to arrive or is hidden under present reality. And the language of simultaneity attests that humans remain throughout their lives one in the same, sinner and saint. This beautiful translation by Randi H. Lundell makes Iwand’s down-to-earth presentation of the doctrine at the heart of Luther’s theology, at long last, available to English-language readers.
You can also enter to win the entire 15-volume Select Studies in Martin Luther's Life and Influence. Go the Logos' Free Book of Month page to enter and download your free book today!

Jun 30, 2014

The "New" Holman Bible Atlas

Sometime back I posted on the Holman Bible Atlas (see here). In that post I expressed my uncertainty as to whether this was a revision or reformatting of the content. Now that I have a copy of the "new" version, it appears that it has merely been reformatted. In fact, even though the publisher lists a 1998 and 2014 edition and two different size and page numbers (see here), the table of contents of both books list the same number of pages. So, if you have the original edition you do not appear to need the "2014" edition unless you just can't live without the new cover design.

As an aside, I like the atlas, although it is not my favorite Bible atlas. I do wish that the atlas would have page numbers on the pages. This would make studying and referencing this work much easier. maybe this will change when this atlas is truly revised.