Oct 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. 

Stéphanie Anthonioz
Le Prophétisme biblique: De l’idéal à la réalité
Reviewed by Michael S. Moore

Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
The Ten Lost Tribes: A World History
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

A. J. Culp
Puzzling Portraits: Seeing the Old Testament’s Confusing Characters as Ethical Models
Reviewed by Joel Stephen Williams

J. Christopher Edwards
The Ransom Logion in Mark and Matthew: Its Reception and Its Significance for the Study of the Gospels
Reviewed by Austin Busch

Joseph Fitzpatrick
The Fall and the Ascent of Man: How Genesis Supports Darwin
Reviewed by Paul Korchin

Nijay K. Gupta
Prepare, Succeed, Advance: A Guidebook for Getting a PhD in Biblical Studies and Beyond
Reviewed by Michael K. W. Suh

J. Todd Hibbard and Hyun Chul Paul Kim, eds.
Formation and Intertextuality in Isaiah 24–27
Reviewed by Andrew T. Abernethy
Reviewed by Jordan M. Scheetz

Stephen D. Moore
The Bible in Theory: Critical and Postcritical Essays
Reviewed by Ginny Brewer-Boydston

Christopher D. Stanley
Paul and Scripture: Extending the Conversation
Reviewed by Nijay Gupta

Oct 3, 2014

Farming Under the Mosaic Law

If you want to know how Law-observant Israelis farm in Israel today see this USA Today article.

Top Ten Books for Elders

David Murray posts his top ten books for elders here.

Oct 2, 2014

The Genealogies of Matthew and Luke

Danny Zacharias has a nice video with his explanation of the differences between Matthew's and Luke's genealogies here.

Oct 1, 2014

Free Josephus Audio

This is not not new news, but you can download free audio books of some of Josephus' works at LibriVox. Currently available are The Antiquities of the Jews (in four volumes), The Wars of the Jews, and  Minor Works of Josephus which includes Against Apion, Discourse To The Greeks Concerning Hades, and The Life of Josephus. You can use this general link or the individual links below for the zip files. 

The Antiquities of the Jews, volume 1

The Antiquities of the Jews, volume 2

The Antiquities of the Jews, volume 3

The Antiquities of the Jews, volume 4

The Minor Works of Josephus 

The Wars of the Jews

You can also access the audio of Antiquities on YouTube here, although I am not sure why one would want to do that. Audio of Wars can be accessed here but it looks like you have to register to download.

Sep 30, 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. 
George J. Brooke, Daniel K. Falk, Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, and Molly M. Zahn, eds.
The Scrolls and Biblical Traditions: Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the IOQS in Helsinki
Reviewed by Andrea Ravasco

Douglas Estes
The Questions of Jesus in John: Logic, Rhetoric and Persuasive Discourse
Reviewed by Cornelis Bennema

Amos Frisch
Torn Asunder: The Division of the Kingdom Narrative in the Books of Kings [Hebrew]
Reviewed by David A. Glatt-Gilad

Isaac Kalimi
Das Chronikbuch und seine Chronik: Zur Entstehung und Rezeption eines biblischen Buches
Reviewed by Ralph W. Klein

Mark C. Kiley
Gospel Essays: Frontier of Sacred and Secular
Reviewed by Douglas A. Hume

Carol Meyers
Rediscovering Eve: Ancient Israelite Women in Context
Reviewed by Marianne Grohmann
Reviewed by Aren M. Maeir

David W. Pao
Colossians and Philemon
Reviewed by James P. Sweeney

Jonathan Stökl and Corrine L. Carvalho, eds.
Prophets Male and Female: Gender and Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Ancient Near East
Reviewed by John W. Hilber
Reviewed by Ryan N. Roberts

Sep 29, 2014

In One Week: 2014 Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop

There is still time to sign up for this year's Advanced Expository Preaching Workshop scheduled for Monday, October 6, 2014 in The Riley Center on the campus of Southwestern Seminary. The focus of this workshop will be the book of Jonah. Registration, including lunch, is only $25. For more information go here or call 1.877.474.4769. You can also email at RileyCenterCalendar@swbts.edu.

Sep 28, 2014

How to Benefit from Reading Bible's Genealogies

Matthew Holst has six suggestions on how to benefit from reading the biblical genealogies here. Make sure to read the entire post, but here are Holst's six points.
1. Read Them
2. Pay Attention to Every Word
3. Pay Attention to Every Missing Word
4. Consider How They Remind Us of Life and Death
5. Consider How They Present to Us to Two Seeds
6. Consider How They Present to Us a Faithful, Promise-Fulfilling, Covenant Keeping God

HT: David Murray