Mar 21, 2015

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. 

Alex Damm
Ancient Rhetoric and the Synoptic Problem: Clarifying Markan Priority
Reviewed by C. Clifton Black

Michael Fieger, Jutta Krispenz, and Jörg Lanckau, eds.
Wörterbuch alttestamentlicher Motive
Reviewed by Trent Butler

John Harrison and James D. Dvorak, eds.
The New Testament Church: The Challenge of Developing Ecclesiologies
Reviewed by Robert Matthew Calhoun

Knut Martin Heim
Poetic Imagination in Proverbs: Variant Repetitions and the Nature of Poetry
Reviewed by Bálint Károly Zabán

Rüdiger Jungbluth
Im Himmel und auf Erden: Dimensionen von Königsherrschaft im Alten Testament
Reviewed by Sven Petry

Ian Christopher Levy, Philip D. W. Krey, and Thomas Ryan, eds.
The Letter to the Romans
Reviewed by Anders Runesson

Herbert Marks, ed.
The English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament
Reviewed by David G. Burke

Francis J. Moloney, SDB
Love in the Gospel of John: An Exegetical, Theological, and Literary Study
Reviewed by Catrin H. Williams

JoAnn Scurlock and Richard H. Beal, eds.
Creation and Chaos: A Reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel’s Chaoskampf Hypothesis
Reviewed by Craig W. Tyson

Christopher R. Seitz
The Character of Christian Scripture: The Significance of a Two-Testament Bible
Reviewed by Stephen J. Andrews

Anna Rebecca Solevåg
Birthing Salvation: Gender and Class in Early Christian Childbearing Discourse
Reviewed by Sarah E. Rollens

Michael D. Swartz
The Signifying Creator: Nontextual Sources of Meaning in Ancient Judaism
Reviewed by Joshua Schwartz

Abraham Terian, trans.
Magnalia Dei: Biblical History in Epic Verse by Grigor Magistros
Reviewed by Adam Carter McCollum

Benyamim Tsedaka and Sharon Sullivan, eds.
The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah: First English Translation Compared with the Masoretic Version
Reviewed by James R. Blankenship

J. Ross Wagner
Reading the Sealed Book: Old Greek Isaiah and the Problem of Septuagint Hermeneutics
Reviewed by Johann Cook

Mar 20, 2015

Those who do not read have no advantage over those who cannot read”

Don McMinn has a well-written and thought-provoking exhortation to be a reader here. You might want to bookmark Don's blog as well.

Mar 19, 2015

Free Download of Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul's Theology in the Pastoral Epistles

B&H Academic is offering free downloads of Entrusted with the Gospel: Paul's Theology in the Pastoral Epistles in MOBI format if you sign up to receive their updates. You can check it out here.

Mar 17, 2015

Five Lessons on Writing a Dissertation

Jonathan Warren at the Emerging Scholars Blog has a three-part post on what he learned from writing a dissertation here, here, and here. I would echo Warren's points.

Mar 16, 2015

Eerdmans Inventory Reduction Sale

Eerdmans is offering select titles at a 50% discount until April 15. I did not find many titles of interest or ones that I did not already have but you might. You can access the sale here.

John Broadus

Today is the 120th anniversary of the death of John Broadus, the well-known Baptist professor of homiletics. Bible students might be most familiar with his commentary on Matthew or his book, A Treatise on the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons. Church History has an interesting article on the life of Broadus here.